Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Live reporting - FY 2011 Preliminary Budget Discussion

Maureen Sabolinski, Sally Winslow, Miriam Goodman

The State numbers are not yet available, these factors will change over time
The goal for tonight is to provide a historical overview, where we are, and where we would like to be

teachers peaked at 517 - 2006, now down to 399 for 2010

110 FTE since FY 06
administrative 3 asst principals, 4 central office administrators

K-5 Spanish reduced to 1x a week
Elimination of French at the Middle School
K-5 health eliminated
K-5 PE reduced
Grade 4-5 instrumental eliminated

Curriculum and instructional services
Textbook line item elminiated, rely on capital to obtain books
Eliminated 10 custodial positions cut (separately from the Facilities transfer to DPW)

Pay to ride fees ass and increased
Sports fees added and increased

Per pupil expenditures  $9,751    State avg $12,449

good chart comparing us to 20 other districts of similar enrollment (i.e. 5,000 to 7,000 students)
we are in the middle of the districts on school size, we are on the bottom of this set on per student spending

Special Education costs have increased from 16% in 1998 to 21% in 2010

FY 2000 to FY 2003 health increased at 13.86%, however we have done better in avoiding rising costs as much as possible. The increase was only 3.91% FY 2004 to FY 2010

saved tens of thousands of dollars in printing and ink costs by going electronic where ever possible

FHS Wireless Technology helps to allow students to bring their own systems into the school environment

Edline K-5 report cards being piloted
ConnectEd software enhanced communications to parents, reduced flyers

Food service point of sale program now more accurate and accountable

In house special education programing, slows the rate at which the budget needs to grow by servicing the students in house where possible

Chapter 70 funding - 56% in 2010, in 1998 only 28%

Potential, level service needs $53,500,000

The value of all of our homes is directly related to the school performance

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