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  1. Maintaining Balance in Times of Stress Nassau PTA Legislation Roundtable Hofstra University March 3, 2013 Joseph C. Dragone Assistant Superintendent for Business Roslyn Public Schools

  2. Part I: State Aid

  3. The Governor’s Proposal on School Aid for 2013-14 (Exec Runs) • $550 million in “formula” aid changes including: • Foundation Aid (no change), Gap Elimination Adjustment Restoration ($321.5 million), High Tax Aid (-$50 million) • Expense Based Aids ($278.8 million) • $203 million in one-time “stress relief” (pensions, etc.) • $125 million in grant programs (extended day, performance, etc.)

  4. Devil in the details? • Foundation Aid and High Tax are flexible forms of aid • GEA reduces the amount of flexible aid available • Expense aid is reimbursement for textbooks, debt service, special education excess costs, transportation, etc. • 74% of statewide reduction in High Tax Aid is on LI!

  5. Differences across Counties • Nassau lost $9.2 million more in High Tax Aid than it received in Gap Elimination Adjustment Restoration • 94.9% of the increase in Suffolk County aid is explained by expense reimbursements

  6. A little bit of history… • When aid is increasing, LI receivesonly“its share” • When aid is decreasing, LI pays back more than “its share”

  7. Island Wide Data (117 Districts)

  8. Impact on LI Property Taxes

  9. Are LI Budgets out of control? • Measured in 1990 dollars • LI aid per pupil declined by 14%! • LI expense per pupil increased by only 1.3% per year!

  10. State Aid by County since 08-09 • The loss in aid over the past 5 years (Public SAMS)

  11. ARRA – EJF – Exec Proposal • To be fair – we did get some relief in 2010-11 and the proposal for 2013-14 does increase aid to Long Island

  12. Part II: Fund Balance

  13. A Tale of Two Districts • Roslyn is lucky to have significant resources, does not depend upon state aid, and a current budget that is sufficient to meet the needs of its pupils • Sachem has limited resources outside of state aid which has been cut drastically and a budget which has already been trimmed in response to taxpayer demands

  14. Where did the fund balance go?(percent changes from prior year)

  15. Did State Aid have any impact? • Data taken directly from Public SAMS

  16. Percentage Increases

  17. Fund Balance Impacts

  18. Island Wide Data

  19. Reserve Management • Assumptions • State Aid will continue to grow and be 12% of our budget even if our budgets increase • Assigned fund balance in year 1 is 2% of our budget • Unassigned fund balance in year 1 is 4% of budget

  20. Budget - Expense = Assigned

  21. Budget - Expense > Assigned CQ zone

  22. Budget - Expense < Assigned RP zone

  23. Can Nassau be far behind?

  24. Questions? • Please remember that the real expert in your district is your business official and your superintendent • If I could be of assistance, I would be happy to talk to them. I can be reached at Joseph C. Dragone Assistant Superintendent for Business Roslyn Union Free School District 300 Harbor Hill Road – Post Office Box 367 Roslyn, New York 11576 e: jdragone@roslynschools.org v:  (516) 801-5030 f:   (516) 801-5037 c:  (631) 512-1948