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1. 2 Budget Totals $1.6 billion Budget increase9.2 percent Requested increase in county transfer: 12.7 percent (One percent transfer increase equals $10.8.

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2 2 Budget Totals $1.6 billion Budget increase9.2 percent Requested increase in county transfer: 12.7 percent (One percent transfer increase equals $10.8 million.) Total requested county transfer: $1.2 billion County Guideline6.46 percent Budget Totals $1.6 billion Budget increase9.2 percent Requested increase in county transfer: 12.7 percent (One percent transfer increase equals $10.8 million.) Total requested county transfer: $1.2 billion County Guideline6.46 percent FY 2003 Proposed Budget Facts:

3 3 JLARC study confirms state underfunds public education in Virginia.

4 4 FY 2003 Proposed Operating Revenue ($ in millions) State Aid $205.6 State Aid $205.6 Sales Tax $107.2 Sales Tax $107.2 County Transfer $1,217.4 County Transfer $1,217.4 Federal Aid $31.0 Federal Aid $31.0 Beginning Balance $10.0 Beginning Balance $10.0 City of Fairfax 27.4 $27.4 City of Fairfax 27.4 $27.4 Other Revenue $8.6 Other Revenue $8.6

5 5 New state Local Composite Index (LCI) reallocates Northern Virginia tax dollars to downstate school divisions. State Funding Issues

6 6 Another revenue source dwindles: Loss of revenue from sales tax: $10 million

7 7 FY 2003 Proposed Expenditures ($ in millions) Instruction $1,367.3 Instruction $1,367.3 Transportation $80.9 Transportation $80.9 Facilities Management $81.6 Facilities Management $81.6 General Support $77.4 General Support $77.4

8 8 FY 2003 Authorized Positions 13,040.8 School-Based Teachers 13,040.8 School-Based Teachers State/Federal Projects State/Federal Projects 1,626.8 Nonschool- Based Positions 1,626.8 Nonschool- Based Positions 1,357.0 School Custodians 1,357.0 School Custodians 2,223.7 Instructional Assistants 2,223.7 Instructional Assistants Psychologists, Social Workers, and Instructional Specialists Psychologists, Social Workers, and Instructional Specialists School-Based Administration School-Based Administration 1,396.5 School Office Personnel 1,396.5 School Office Personnel

9 9 Why has the Superintendents FY 2003 proposed budget increased by $136 million?

10 10 Growth in Student Membership 2,959 new students expected Compensation$19.5 Materials6.3 Temporary buildings2.0 $27.8 2,959 new students expected Compensation$19.5 Materials6.3 Temporary buildings2.0 $27.8 $ in millions

11 11 Competitive Compensation Employee steps$ 30.2 Salary adjustment (2%) 24.8 $55.0 Average proposed compensation increase is 4.6 percent, including step increases. Employee steps$ 30.2 Salary adjustment (2%) 24.8 $55.0 Average proposed compensation increase is 4.6 percent, including step increases. $ in millions

12 12 Health care rate increases $18.8 ERFC rate increase2.6 VRS life rate increase 1.1 $22.5 Health care rate increases $18.8 ERFC rate increase2.6 VRS life rate increase 1.1 $22.5 Competitive Compensation $ in millions

13 13 Preparing Students to Succeed Excel (8 schools) $6.7 Success by Eight (6 schools).8 Modified Calendar (2 schools).1 Student Accountability2.0 $9.6 Excel (8 schools) $6.7 Success by Eight (6 schools).8 Modified Calendar (2 schools).1 Student Accountability2.0 $9.6 $ in millions

14 14 Additional Major Cost Increases Summer school $5.5 Debt service $5.7 Turnover and vacancy costs, inflation, textbooks and supplies, etc.$9.9 Summer school $5.5 Debt service $5.7 Turnover and vacancy costs, inflation, textbooks and supplies, etc.$9.9 $ in millions

15 15 FCPS: Efficient and Cost- effective Low per-pupil cost Resources going to classrooms Significant budget cuts Cost-saving initiatives Grant funding, partnerships Low per-pupil cost Resources going to classrooms Significant budget cuts Cost-saving initiatives Grant funding, partnerships

16 16 Per Pupil Cost FY 2002 Source: Metropolitan Area Boards of Education (MABE) Guide, FY 2002 Falls Church Arlington Alexandria Montgomery Fairfax Manassas Loudoun Prince William Prince Georges $12,000 $10,000 $8,000 $6,000 $4,000 $2,000 $0

17 17 Positions Allocated to Schools 87% % 25% 150% 75% 100%

18 18 Comparing Administrative Costs Source: Metropolitan Area Boards of Education (MABE) Guide, FY % Regional Average.94 %.50% 1.00% 1.50% 2.00% FCPS

19 19 The Stark Reality Loss of revenue $36.0 Membership growth cost 27.8 Net impact $ 63.8 Loss of revenue $36.0 Membership growth cost 27.8 Net impact $ 63.8 $ in millions

20 20 So, why not make cuts? ( We have.) FY 2001 cut$30 FY 2002 Approved cut30 FY 2002 Midyear cut10 TOTAL CUTS $ 70 FY 2001 cut$30 FY 2002 Approved cut30 FY 2002 Midyear cut10 TOTAL CUTS $ 70 $ in millions

21 21 Without additional funding, we face… Increased class size Loss of salary competitiveness Loss of instructional programs Aging classroom technology Increased class size Loss of salary competitiveness Loss of instructional programs Aging classroom technology

22 22 Over and over, Fairfax County has made the commitment to provide a quality education for all its children. Over and over, Fairfax County has made the commitment to provide a quality education for all its children.

23 23 The commitment has paid big academic dividends. 67.6% graduates with Virginia advanced studies diploma Highest graduation rate for minority students in national study SAT average scores higher than Virginia, US 92% to post-secondary education 46.9% juniors, seniors complete IB/AP course(s) 67.6% graduates with Virginia advanced studies diploma Highest graduation rate for minority students in national study SAT average scores higher than Virginia, US 92% to post-secondary education 46.9% juniors, seniors complete IB/AP course(s)

24 24 The community has benefited. FCPS has a national reputation for academic excellence. Real estate values remain high. Schools and businesses work as partners. Schools attract industry. Graduates return to become Fairfax County taxpayers. FCPS has a national reputation for academic excellence. Real estate values remain high. Schools and businesses work as partners. Schools attract industry. Graduates return to become Fairfax County taxpayers.

25 25 What happens next? January 17 School Board budget work session January 29School Board public hearing January 31 School Board budget work session February 7 FY 2003 advertised budget adopted April 8School Board presents budget to Board of Supervisors (BOS) (tentative) January 17 School Board budget work session January 29School Board public hearing January 31 School Board budget work session February 7 FY 2003 advertised budget adopted April 8School Board presents budget to Board of Supervisors (BOS) (tentative)

26 26 What happens next? April 8-10BOS budget public hearings April 22BOS sets transfer to schools May 6School Board budget work session May 13School Board public hearing May 20School Board budget work session May 23School Board adopts FY 2003 approved budget April 8-10BOS budget public hearings April 22BOS sets transfer to schools May 6School Board budget work session May 13School Board public hearing May 20School Board budget work session May 23School Board adopts FY 2003 approved budget

27 27 Communicating with State Legislators To find out who your state representative is, contact the Fairfax County Voter Registration office at Links to representatives are available on the FCPS web site Your representatives address, telephone, fax number, and address can be obtained either at the above telephone number or on the Fairfax County web site and go to voting. To find out who your state representative is, contact the Fairfax County Voter Registration office at Links to representatives are available on the FCPS web site Your representatives address, telephone, fax number, and address can be obtained either at the above telephone number or on the Fairfax County web site and go to voting.

28 28 Citizen Participation To sign up to speak at School Board public hearings, call To sign up to speak at Fairfax County Board of Supervisors public hearings, call The Superintendents FY 2003 proposed budget is available at To sign up to speak at School Board public hearings, call To sign up to speak at Fairfax County Board of Supervisors public hearings, call The Superintendents FY 2003 proposed budget is available at

29 29 Fairfax County Public Schools Page Avenue Fairfax, Virginia January Page Avenue Fairfax, Virginia January 2002


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