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  1. Jefferson Township Public School District Proposed 2011-12 Budget March 24, 2011

  2. What are the numbers? • Budget: • Is FLAT – NO 2% CAP Increase • NO request for adjustment for cost of benefits • NO request for a cap waiver • General fund budget for 2011-12= $52,939,229

  3. With a flat budget what is the savings? NO 2% tax levy increase = $714,325 savings for taxpayers

  4. What has impacted revenue sources? • State Aid 2011-12: $ 14,574,220 increase of $531,417

  5. Priorities considered as the budget was developed… • Instruction and Student Achievement • State Mandates • Safe and Secure Schools • Efficiency and Savings

  6. This is a “Maintenance” budget… • Strives for a level of service consistent with 2010-11 • Many items cut from the 2010-11 budget not restored (e.g. non-competition field trips, high school rotating block schedule, district support staff, elementary guidance, middle school vice principal)

  7. What staffing needs are included in the proposed budget? • Middle School • 4 Teachers - $ 186,860 - 7th Grade (Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science) –restoration of 3rd team based upon enrollment • Special Education • LLD class at middle school and MD class at high school $93,430 - To meet state mandate • Job coaches/MD transition program at high school $32,000 –To meet state mandate • In Class Support (p/t) at Middle School - $23,357 – To meet state mandate • High School • Assistant Coaches – Ice hockey, wrestling, indoor track $10,617 • Elementary • Librarian $46,715

  8. What are the elementary class sizes? Elementary Schools Proposed 2011-12 class sizes: K @Briggs = 5/23 K Milton = 6/21 1stBriggs = 6/21 1stCozy Lake = 6/22 2ndBriggs = 6/22 2ndCozy Lake = 5/23 3rdStanlick = 7/20 3rdWhite Rock = 6/21 4thStanlick = 5/23 4thWhite Rock = 6/23 5thStanlick = 6/21 5thWhite Rock = 6/24

  9. What program needs are being addressed? • District • New Social Studies textbooks/materials • Elementary • NO impact on class size • RESTORATION of librarian • Middle School • RESTORATION of 3rd team for Grade 7 • High School • ADDITION of American Sign Language, Psychology AP, Family and Consumer Finance (with existing staffing)

  10. What are some program needs that will have to wait? • No rotating block schedule - HS – cut in 2010-11 • No restoration of elementary guidance counselor - cut in 2010-11 • Technology • No restoration of field trips (non-competitive) - cut in 2010-11

  11. What are some of the facilities needs included in the budget? • Middle School - Roof repairs – $297,000 • Milton – Window replacement - $374,456 district cost 60% = $224.674 (state grant) • District– Replacement of • 4 Buses $348,000 • 2 Vans $125,000 (lease purchase of buses annual cost over 3 years $121,220)

  12. What impact does the relocation and renovation of board offices to Drummond have on this budget? • NO funding is allocated in the 2011-12 budget (or in this year’s budget) • “Rent” money used to pay this debt over a 15 year period • District currently pays $107,000 rent and taxes per year.

  13. What are some projects that will have to wait? • Replacement of 300 Student Lockers – HS $60,000 • Replacement of HS auditorium house lights - $65,000 • Refurbish PE lockers – MS $90,000

  14. Some critical points to consider about this budget… • Budget is FLAT -NO 2% tax levy increase =$714,325 Savings for Taxpayers • “Maintenance” budget - addresses critical district issues/needs • Budget still impacted - $2.6M loss in state aid and additional $300K cut last year • Budget has NO impact - courtesy busing • Budget includes NO “pay to participate” fees for athletics or clubs & activities and restores assistant coaching positions - ice hockey, wrestling, and indoor track • Budget has NO impact - elementary class size and restoration of elementary librarian • Budget includes restoration - 7th grade middle school team and athletics/clubs restored last year remain in place.

  15. Budget Vote - April 27th (polls open 2-9PM)