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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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Watertown public schools fy2010 budget proposal

WATERTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLSFY2010 Budget Proposal

June 29, 2009


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


Fy2010 budget chronology1

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


Fy2010 adjustments to reach school committee 3 6

FY2010Adjustments to Reach School Committee 3.6%

  • IDEA Stimulus funds(IDEA + Prek) 384,000

  • Freeze Non-SPED Materials & Services 90,000

  • Position Attrition4.1 356,933

  • Salary freeze for Principals & Administrators 45,000

  • Introduce Activity Fees 50,000

  • Custodian1.0 43,000

  • Supt turnover 30,000

  • T-1 Stimulus 90,000

    TOTAL5.1 1,088,933


Fy2010 adjustments to reach town manager s budget 2 9

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 circuit breaker reduction

FY2010 Circuit Breaker Reduction


Fy2010 additional reductions circuit breaker loss

FY2010Additional Reductions - Circuit Breaker Loss

  • Non CBA increases 0% 30,000

  • IA’s(attrition)3.0 70,000

  • Secretary2.0 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

    TOTAL5.4265,000

    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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