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WATERTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS FY2010 Budget Proposal. June 29, 2009. FY2010 Budget Process. Superintendent Overview – January 5 School Committee Review Curriculum - presentations on progress of task forces Budget and Finance Subcommittee Meetings

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fy2010 budget process
FY2010 Budget Process
  • Superintendent Overview – January 5
  • School Committee Review
    • Curriculum - presentations on progress of task forces
    • Budget and Finance Subcommittee Meetings
    • Working to Develop Level Service, Level Dollar, and Alternative Budgets
  • Public Hearing – March 30
  • Subsequent Budget Meetings – April 13 and 16
  • School Committee Vote – April 27
  • Town Council Hearing – June 4
  • Town Council Vote – June 29
fy2010 budget chronology
FY2010 – Budget Chronology
  • FY2009 Town Appropriation $31,846,000
  • FY2010 Level Service $34,079,836
  • Superintendent’s Recommended Budget $33,119,840
    • Increase of $1,273,840 (4%) from FY2009 Budget
    • Decrease of $ 959,996 Below Level Services
  • School Committee Approved Budget $32,992,456
    • Increase of $1,146,456 (3.6%) from FY2009 Budget
    • Decrease of $1,087,380 Below Level Services
    • Recommendation to Seek Additional Revenues
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FY2010 – Budget Chronology
  • Town Manager’s Original Recommended Budget $32,773,708
    • Increase of $927,708 (2.9%) from FY2009 Budget
    • Decrease of $1,306,128 Below Level Services
  • Town Manager’s Amendment $32,927,708
    • Added $154,000 to help offset Circuit Breaker Loss
    • Approved by Town Council June 29
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FY2010Adjustments to Reach School Committee 3.6%
  • IDEA Stimulus funds (IDEA + Prek) 384,000
  • Freeze Non-SPED Materials & Services 90,000
  • Position Attrition 4.1 356,933
  • Salary freeze for Principals & Administrators 45,000
  • Introduce Activity Fees 50,000
  • Custodian 1.0 43,000
  • Supt turnover 30,000
  • T-1 Stimulus 90,000

TOTAL 5.1 1,088,933

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FY2010Adjustments to Reach Town Manager’s Budget 2.9%
  • Additional Retirement savings 35,000
  • Minuteman Tuitions 100,000
  • Utilities 75,000
  • TOTAL Reductions from Level Service 5.10 1,298,933
fy 2010 circuit breaker 101
FY 2010Circuit Breaker 101
  • Program began in FY2004; intended to reimburse school departments for high cost special education students, either in or out of district
  • Formula driven based on prior year actual costs.
  • Legislation funds 75% of town’s cost over a threshold (currently around 38k)
  • Most years had been funded at 72%
  • Watertown budgeted FY2010 conservatively at 65%
  • State budget is funded at 42%

$400,000+ Shortfall

fy2010 additional reductions circuit breaker loss
FY2010Additional Reductions - Circuit Breaker Loss
  • Non CBA increases 0% 30,000
  • IA’s (attrition) 3.0 70,000
  • Secretary 2.0 50,000
  • Office Aides (Low & Cun) 0.4 20,000
  • HS extra sections 12,000
  • MS Leadership Stipends 22,000
  • T-1 Stimulus 2nd half 61,000

TOTAL 5.4 265,000

TOTAL REDUCTIONS FROM LEVEL SERVICE

10.5 1,563,933

key financial issues for present future budgets
Key Financial Issues for Present & Future Budgets
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Economic Instability
  • Uncertain Local, State & Federal Revenue
  • Special Education
    • Circuit Breaker
    • Special Education Tuition Exposure
    • Transportation Collaborative
fy2010 building for the future
FY2010Building for the Future
  • Curriculum – task forces ongoing
  • Curriculum Leadership – 6-12 coordinators in place (Eng, Math, SS, Sci)
  • Technology – 500k of 1M
  • 21st Century Schools - ongoing
  • Special Education – ongoing
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