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Mendham Township School District

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  1. Mendham Township School District 2011-2012 Preliminary Budget March 2, 2011

  2. Current Constraints • State Aid • Reduced Special Education Funding • NJ Extraordinary Aid reduction (10/11) $90,000 • Escalating Insurance Premiums • Health insurance 25% $302,986 • Dental 11% $20,345 • Property and casualty 4% $5,113 • Workman’s comp 7% $8,243 • Escalating Utility Costs • Estimated 15% increase $43,200

  3. Renegotiated health insurance with MTEA cost avoidance of $1,300,000 • Transportation revenue $798,722 • Energy savings program $105,000/yr • Insurance jointure/coop $47,048 • Contract services/vendors $40,000+ • ESC transportation maintenance $30,000 • Trash, legal, auditor $10,000+ • Purchasing cooperatives $23,570 • Shared services $20,000 • Teaching staff (Mandarin) $20,000+ • Professional development $530+ • Refinanced debt $16,000/yr • Paperless BOE meetings $12,000/yr • ERATE services $3,700 AchievedEfficiencies Since 2008, MTSD has been replete with initiatives to reduce costs to operate as efficiently as possible.

  4. Budget Constraints To advance all programs and services currently offered, the budget would be approximately $557,000 over the maximum 2% increase. Through a thorough analysis of the 2010/2011 budget nearly 1% ($133,000) of the District budget has been reduced and resulted in the following budgetary scenarios. Levy Increase% Overage 2.0% $417,633 1.0% $556,583 0.0% $695,533

  5. Budget-Development Process Site-based review (school and department) + District-level review + Board of Education review + Public input = Informed, student-centered decision making

  6. Ensure achievement progresses Provide support programs Offer rich, high quality experiences Guarantee 21st century learning preparation Maintain safe, efficient facilities Creative, enriching learning environment Student-Centered Decision Making

  7. Operational & Administrative Savings • Operational expenditures: • Delay purchase of 1 school bus $17,000 • Eliminate precautionary special ed. funds $180,000 Operational subtotal $197,000 • Administrative reorganization • Implement new leadership structure • Reduce 1 administrative position $100,000 Administrative subtotal $100,000

  8. School-Based Savings Reduction of staff to reflect enrollment decline at MTES • 2 classroom teaching positions • Optimal class sizes remain for instruction $130,000 • 1 special education position • Reduction in IEP required services $70,000 • New world language program model • More robust language program , Rosetta Stone $25,000 • Continued focus on technology integration/21st century skills • Available online tutorials for families in 25 languages • Addition of one computer lab • Year 2 savings greater than $60,000 MTMS Reductions: • 1 physical education teacher • Effective and safe PE class sizes will remain $63,000 School-based subtotal $288,000

  9. Summary of Budgetary Savings 2011/2012 Proposed budget savings: Operational expenditures: $197,000 Administrative reorganization: $100,000 School-based savings: $288,000 State aid $110,533 Total budgetary reductions: $695,533

  10. 2011/2012 Proposed Budget Impact 0% Tax Levy Increase • Budget contains the maintenance of: • Highest-quality academic programs • Guidance counseling program • Gifted and talented program • Extracurricular and co-curricular programs • Investment in facilities • Capital reserve expenditures: Middle School gym lighting replacement $28,000 Middle School portico ceiling repair                      $25,000 ES exterior door replacement                                  $4,000 ES painting of exterior trim                                      $5,200 Total                                                                              $62,200 • Banking of unused budget cap

  11. 2011/2012 Budget Question Dependant upon County DOE Approval 0% Tax Levy Increase Resolved, That there should be raised for the General Fund $13,895,226.00 for the ensuing School Year 2011-2012.

  12. Vote on April 27, 2011 7:00 am – 9:00 pm Thank you