Presentation on theme: "Edgewater Board of Education Lorraine Cella, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Audrey Mioli, Business Administrator/Board Secretary March 27, 2013 2013-2014."— Presentation transcript:
Edgewater Board of Education Lorraine Cella, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Audrey Mioli, Business Administrator/Board Secretary March 27, 2013 2013-2014 Budget Presentation
Board of Education Mr. Thomas Quinton, President Mrs. Irene Pynn, Vice President Mrs. Patricia Dalton Mrs. Sandy Klein Mrs. Cristina Stefani-Rackow
Educational Focus Mission Statement With the belief that every child has the right to learn and to develop to his/her own potential, the Edgewater School District is committed to providing students with programs of academic excellence, emotional/social development, good citizenship, and life-long skills (determination and curiosity, for example) as they master the new Common Core State Standards.
State Changes Maintained The Governor imposed a 2% cap on property tax increases which has been maintained. School boards can use the health benefits waiver and the enrollment waiver to exceed cap, but still remain within the Governor’s guidelines. The Governor allowed school boards to move the election/budget votes from April to November if budgets stay within the cap after appropriate waivers are applied. Since our budget is within the cap guidelines, voting for the budget is eliminated. In November we will hold a vote for ONE open BOE seat.
Goal of the Edgewater Board of Education EBOE wishes to maintain the solid educational programs and continue to advance the integrity of the educational program particularly in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) AND remain financially responsible to the entire community.
NJ School Performance Report (previously call the NJ Report Card) The Edgewater School District met 100% of its targets in the area of Academic Achievement Student Growth Measured by the Language Arts Literacy and Math sections of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK).
The Proposed 2013-14 Budget Continues to Support: Full-day Kindergarten Reading and Writing Workshop Everyday Math and Holt Mathematics Hands on Science Activities Spanish Instruction in Grades 3 – 6 Integrated Spanish Instruction in K – 2 Comprehensive Support Staff BUSING
The Proposed 2013-14 Budget Continues to Support: Additional chorus and instrumental music Art instruction Automated and upgraded Media Center Enrichment and remedial programs Instructional aides Updates to technology and technology staff (Shared Service) Average class size 21 students
The Proposed 2013-14 Budget includes the following additions: Three new teaching positions for grades 1, 4 and 6 STEM supervisor /coordinator Guidance Counselor (primarily serving the emotional and social needs of the general education students) Behaviorist (primarily serving the needs of special education students) The Proposed 2013 – 2014 Budget recommends the reconfiguration of our Special Education Services
Other initiatives are supported by grants such as NCLB: iPads, staff development with a literacy consultant, specialty supplies and resources
Budgeted Revenue General Local Tax Levy 14,254,46915,632,668 Budgeted Fund Balance 426,434585,760 Miscellaneous32,00032,000 State Aid 1,046,4891,017,965 State & Federal Grants 333,756501,986 Withdrawal frm Cap Reserve – Local Share 82,677 Debt Service Local Tax Levy 1,140,0301,526,579 Debt Service Aid 77,54079,049 Debt Service Budgeted Fund 753,682137,249 Adjustment for Prior Yrs Encumbrances 71,288 2012-2013 2013-2014
Budgeted Appropriations Instruction3,527,4214,335,646 Instruction Support Services 1,089,073918,327 Tuition6,700,7226,371,533 Transportation1,036,9571,574,836 Administration Support Services 870,813884,833 Capital Outlay 100,21527,043 Operation & Maintenance of Plant 1,129,6581,116,245 Employee Benefits & Other Support Services 1,434,1412,031,063 State/Federal Grants 333,756501,986 Debt Service 1,971,2521,742,877 Transfer Funds to Charter Schools 24,3578,867 Total$18,218,365 $19,513,256 $19,513,256 2012-2013 2013-2014
The Proposed Budget reflects a 9.67% increase on the General Fund Tax Levy and remains within cap guidelines due to the waivers applied Monthly Tax Impact of Average Assessed Home of $433,000 requires an increase of $18.18 Our proposed budget was approved by the county office on March 16, 2013.
Senior citizens may be eligible for a tax freeze. Property Tax Reimbursement Program http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/ptr/index.shtml OR CALL 1-800-323-4400 For updated information on benefit amounts and payment information 1-800-882-6597 Property Tax Reimbursement HOTLINE
Where can I get more information? Visit us our web page www.edgewaterschools.org www.edgewaterschools.org The user friendly budget will be posted beginning on March 28 th. The Budget information will also be available at the following locations: Eleanor Van Gelder School Edgewater Free Public Library Edgewater Borough Hall
E-mail the Superintendent for more information email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Or the Business Administrator email@example.com