d. Budget Update - Kindergarten
428 students in K, moving to half day would be counted as 214 FTE
enrollment decreases by half, determines the foundation budget
$3.4 million for full day, $1.7 million for half-day or tuition based
Foundation budget - Req'd Local Contribution = Chap 70 Aid
Impact of moving to half-day would not be seen until FY 2013
Shifts the burden of a currently state funded program to the local taxpayers
Cafasso - this is an issue that has been kicked around, the analysis shows over the long run, it is loser. With a working community like Franklin, there would be reputational damage.
Rohrbach - we have batted this idea around a lot. We had two first graders who showed us what kindergarten can do for us.
Roy - the evidence is overwhelming, we just can't do this in a prudent way. Thank you for doing this early in the process. I'd rather know this up front.
Sabolinski - this would create another structural deficit down the road.
Glynn - why does another district do this?
Goodman - they may be starting from nothing and going to half day, where we would be loosing the foundation budget as I noted earlier. Other districts may not be in the same situation
Financial Impact of Half Day or Tuition Based K