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  1. Farmington Public Schools Board of Education Recommended BudgetMarch 12, 2009 2009-2010

  2. Farmington Public Schools

  3. BUDGET PRIORITIES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET

  4. BUDGET PRIORITIES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET

  5. Farmington Public Schools: A Record of Achievement and Success

  6. Farmington Public Schools are Award Winning Schools • Newsweek Magazine recognized Farmington High School as one of the Top 200 High Schools in America and as the Top Ranked High School in Connecticut. • U.S. News and World Report ranked Farmington High School as one of the Top High Schools in the Nation in the 2009 Rankings of Best High Schools in America. • Connecticut Magazine, November 2008, rated Farmington High School as one of the Top Ten High Schools in Connecticut.

  7. FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLSU.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT 2009 RANKING College Readiness Index* To be in Top 100 High Schools → Index is 61.2 *A measure of the degree to which students master some college level material.

  8. Award Winning Schools and Staff • All K-4 Elementary Schools and Irving A. Robbins School are Blue Ribbon, Nationally Recognized Schools by the U.S. Department of Education • Dr. Breslin named Principal of Year 2009 by the Connecticut Association of Schools • Mr. Galluzzo, 2004 Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools • Highly qualified, skilled and educated award winning faculty

  9. Results – Selected Indicators of AchievementFHS CLASS OF 2008(342 students) • 91 FHS students qualify as Advanced Placement Scholars and • Scholars “with Honor” • 54 FHS students qualify as AP Scholars “with distinction” • 16 FHS students identified as NATIONAL AP SCHOLARS • 6 FHS seniors qualify as National Merit Finalists • 16 FHS seniors qualify as National Merit Commended Students • More than 62% of the 2008 graduating class participated in one or more Advanced Placement courses prior to graduation

  10. College Acceptances: Mission in Action 54 % of FHS Seniors accepted at colleges ranked Most, Highly or Very Competitive

  11. Class of 2008 (342 Students) Acceptances at Most Competitive Colleges or Universities • FHS prepares all students for post high school education • 169 “acceptances” at colleges ranked Most Competitive • 290 “acceptances” at colleges ranked Highly Competitive

  12. Additional Achievement Results • Connecticut Academic Performance Test (Grade 10) 2008: • 356 students took CAPT with more than 57% meeting standard in all four subject areas, a general trend upward since 2001 (39% meeting goal in all four subjects). • In both mathematics and science, over 40% of the students were at the advanced level of performance.

  13. Additional Achievement Results SAT I: • Farmington students’ average scores in the critical reading portion are 47 points higher than the national average and 40 points higher than the Connecticut average. • In mathematics, FHS students average 46 points higher than the national average and 48 points higher than the Connecticut average. • In the new writing section of the SAT, FHS students average 66 points higher than the national average and 47 points higher than the Connecticut average.

  14. Additional Achievement Results • Connecticut Mastery Test Results 2008 (DRG B): • More than 80% of students met or exceeded goal in reading, writing, and mathematics in grades 5, 7, and 8. • Rankings in DRG B: • Ranked 1st in Grade 5 Reading • Ranked 2nd Grade 5 Science • Ranked 4th in Grade 5 Writing & Math • Ranked 4th in Grade 4 Writing • Ranked 4th in Grade 3 Reading & Writing

  15. SPORTSMANSHIP • FHS Athletic Program recognized: Central Connecticut Conference Fall Sportsmanship Award, 2008 • 2008-09 CCC Fall West Division Champions: Girls Field Hockey, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming & Diving, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer • 2008-09 State Champions: Girls Swimming & Diving Class L, Boys Soccer Class LL Approximately 64% [867 out of 1360] of FHS students will participate in one or more of 32 interscholastic athletic programs this year. • FHS FIRST Robotics Team awarded National Recognition for “Inspiration in Engineering” 2006 and 2007 (For 2008-09, there are 30 student participants.)

  16. Performance Benchmarks: Student Achievement • Districtwide Music Program • 600 FHS students participate in FHS music program • 556 students in grades 2, 3, 4 participated in the Strings program • 957 students in grades 2-12 will participate in the April 2009 Districtwide String Festival • 70 FHS students selected for Northern Regionals (2009) • 45 FHS students selected for All-State Auditions (2009) • 22 FHS students selected for American Choral Directors Honors Choir and CMEA Honors Band • 71 IAR & WWUES students selected for Northern Regionals (2009)

  17. Farmington Public Schools 2009-2010 BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGET

  18. BUDGET PRIORITIES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET

  19. BUDGET PRIORITIES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET

  20. FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLSSTORY OF THE 2009-2010 BUDGET • 2009-2010 Budget was prepared in the context of an unprecedented economic situation in our nation and world. • 2009-2010 budget is built off of this year’s appropriation of a .64% increase over the 2007-2008 budget • A great effort was made by all staff to aggressively contain costs (lowest principal requests) • Budget forecast of 8.51% required aggressive cost containment measures. • The Board’s Self-Insurance Fund is a major factor driving the 2009-2010 budget increase. • Special education costs (occupational therapy, tuition and nursing services) also exert pressure on the proposed budget.

  21. FARMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLSEFFORTS BY ADMINISTRATION TO REDUCE2009-2010 SUPERINTENDENT’S BUDGET • Negotiated a Zero % Increase to the Transportation Contract • Negotiated a Reduction to the Environmental Contract • Negotiated a Reduction to the Ikon Copier Contract • Proposed a Zero % Increase for Central Office Leadership • Curtailed Certain Maintenance Contracts for 2009-2010 • Eliminated Summer Assistance for Custodians • Eliminated Summer Assistance for Audio-Visual Department • Planned Minimal Maintenance Projects for 2009-2010 • Reduced Equipment Needs Totaling $295,148

  22. Budget Summary (Superintendent’s Budget) 2009-2010February 7, 2009

  23. EFFORTS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REDUCE COSTS • Continued to reduce accounts • Negotiated wage freezes with three of four unions

  24. Preliminary 2009-2010 BOE Budget Summarysent to Town Council February 13, 2009

  25. Continued BOE Revisions to 2009-2010 Budget Summary: Including Wage FreezesAdjustments: March 4, 2009

  26. Efforts by the Board of Education to Reduce Costs • Reduced an additional 14.3 FTE in the operating budget for a total FTE reduction of 20.15 in the operating budget

  27. Continued Efforts to Reduce CostsBOE Actions on 3/9/09 • FHS reductions • Art teacher .7 FTE • Culinary Arts 1.0 FTE • Guidance .3 FTE • Library .5 FTE • Mathematics 1.0 FTE • Music .5 FTE • Health/Physical Education 1.0 FTE • Science 1.0 FTE • Social Studies 1.0 FTE • World Language 1.0 FTE (.6 Latin/.4 Spanish)

  28. BOE Actions on 3/9/09 • IAR Reductions • Gifted and Talented Resource position .2 FTE • Mathematics .4 FTE • Reading .5 FTE • Technology Application Specialist .5 FTE • Intramurals • WWUES Reductions • Grade Five teacher 1.0 FTE • Grade Six teacher 1.0 FTE • Gifted and Talented Resource position .2 FTE • General Music .8 FTE • Physical Education .5 FTE • Technology Application Specialist .5 FTE • Intramurals

  29. BOE Actions on 3/9/09 • Elementary Reductions • Physical Education .2 FTE • Art .2 FTE • Music .2 FTE • Intramurals • Central Office Reductions and other • Math specialist .1 FTE • Accept early retirement incentive • Reduction in curriculum • Institute “pay to participate” for interscholastic sports ($75.00 per sport per season)

  30. Continued BOE Revisions to 2009-2010 Budget Summary: Including Additional Salary ReductionsMarch 9, 2009

  31. Salaries - 100 • Provides funding for 509.73 school district employees including 329.65 teachers. • Account reflects salary and wage freezes agreed to by school administrators, CILU, Nurses and all unaffiliated employees. • Account reflects elimination of summer custodial employees and the elimination of audio-visual summer assistants. • Account provides for contracted nursing services for two (2) special education students enrolled in the district as of January 2010. • Account reflects reduction in the number of drivers due to attrition.

  32. Benefits - 200 • Significant Increase in funding due to use of reserve last year, enabling Town and Board to reduce FY 2009 budget • Provides 100% of Expected Paid Claims and Administration of Employee Health Insurance • Farmington ranks 161st out of 169 towns in Cost of Employee Benefits • Farmington Employee Utilization of Health Care Services is significantly below industry average. Medical Claims Paid Per Member: Industry Average: $3,497 Farmington: $2,799 Emergency Room Claims Per Visit: Industry Average: $629 Farmington: $396

  33. Services - 300 • Consultation Services, including Occupational and Physical Therapy for Special Service students, have had a significant impact on budget. • Transportation Contract was negotiated to provide a 0% increase in 2009-2010. In addition, one bus route was eliminated. • Account provides for Professional Development Programs to Improve Teaching and Learning • District took advantage of Dual Fuel Capacity to limit energy costs. • Account provides for Building Repairs to Address the Needs of 668,155 Square Feet of Town/School Buildings. Specific projects were reduced for FY 2010 due to budget constraints. • Renegotiated Telephone Contracts provide for a significant reduction in cost. • Centralized Postage Services for Town and Board

  34. Supplies - 400 • Curriculum Development, Textbooks and Library Books have been drastically reduced in response to the severe economic downturn. • Switch to Natural Gas and a reduction in Fuel price from $3.53 to $2.45 has significantly decreased this account. • 400 Series: This section reflects a decrease of $144,005 (9.12%)

  35. Equipment - 500 • The Equipment section reflects a 14.43% reduction in the account. • The Section has been reduced to two (2) priorities: 1) 80 computers to replace the 8 year old machines which will be redistributed to the elementary schools. 2) Three (3) servers allowing technicians to consolidate services and streamline backup procedure.

  36. Dues and Fees - 600

  37. BOE Proposed Budget 2009-2010