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2010-2011 School Year Budget Presentation


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The Rockaway Township School District Mission Statement

United with our community’s commitment to excellence, the Rockaway Township School District inspires all children to strive to meet their fullest potential by providing a nurturing and challenging environment.

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Rockaway Township Board of Education

Presenters:

Dr. Gary J. Vitta, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Deborah Grefe, Asst. Supt. of Schools for Curriculum/Instruction & Professional Development

Dr. James P. Verbist, Business Administrator/Secretary

Mr. Michael Valle, Director of Technology

Contributors:

Principals, Supervisors, Directors, Teachers and the School Community

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Just a reminder that…

Rockaway Twp. School District is K-8 ONLY

Copeland MS

6-8

916 Students

Built 1969

C.A.

Dwyer

K-5

301

Students

Built in 1971

K.D. Malone

K-5

295 Students

Built 1952

D. B. O’Brien

K-5

340

Students

Built in 1952

Birchwood

K-5

345 Students

Built 1958

Stonybrook

K-5

405

Students

Built in 1962

6 Schools and out of District Placements

2,630 Students – 10/15/09 ASSA Report


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What is a School Budget?

Your School’s Fiscal Year (July 1st - June 30th)It’s Developed August - February of the preceding yearSubmitted to you for review in March/April

Needs &

Priorities


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District Accomplishments

Implementation of the newly adopted Language Arts Literacy Curriculum (Story Town Grades K-3 & NovelStudies 3-5).

Development of Math Benchmarks & Units for each grade level.

Focus on Early Intervention (Grades K-2).

Action research in the area of Writing (K-5).

Ongoing research/development of new reporting system (report card K-5).

Implementation of formative assessments at each grade level.

Ongoing research in the area of Response to Intervention (RTI).

Development of an ELL Magnet School.

Ongoing collaboration with the Local Professional Development Committee & School Based Professional Development Committee.

Involvement in the District’s Technology Committee (3 Year Technology Plan).

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District Accomplishments

  • Ongoing Professional Development in the areas of:

    • Language Arts Literacy

    • Differentiated Instruction

    • Test Taking Skills & Strategies

    • Technology Integration (i.e. use of

      Starboards to enhance a lesson)

  • Ongoing curriculum/grade level articulation

  • Parent Outreach

    • NJASK Parent Informational Evenings

    • Family Science & Family Math

    • Kindergarten Parent Informational Sessions

    • Family Life Evening Informational Session

    • ELL Parent Informational Sessions

  • Future Collaboration with Montclair State University

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    District Accomplishments Continued

    Professional Development Day led by District Staff

    Fully integrated technology for large group instruction with the use of LCD projectors

    120 State of the Art Starboards

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    District Accomplishments Continued

    Laptop Computers as an Educational tool to provide individualized instruction

    Kean University Graduate Site

    Realtor Breakfast – Showcase Schools

    Senior Citizen Awareness Day

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    District Accomplishments Continued

    Mandated Summer Reading Program

    Awesome Adventure – Expanded PE Program

    Intensive Project Read Professional Learning Program

    Webinar-Online Professional Development

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    2010-2011 Budget Highlights: Improving Rockaway Township’s Schools

    Over the past four years we have experienced the following savings:

    Approximate savings of $1,300,000

    Reduction of printing costs

    Elimination of MS VP stipends

    Ongoing PNC Bank Donations

    PNC Sponsorships

    Consolidation in Central Office

    Eliminate of 2 CST Support Staff

    Eliminate Staff Developer

    Liability Insurance Reductions

    Hep. B Training Costs

    Eliminate Asst. B&G Supv.

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    2010-2011 Budget Highlights: Improving Rockaway Township’s Schools

    Over the past four years we have experienced the following savings continued:

    Reduction in Admin. Costs – Transp.

    Ed. Data/ Cooperatives

    Medical/Dental Savings

    Reduction – Speech/Lang. Specialist

    Replacement of Supv. of B&G

    Replacement of Transportation Supv.

    Replacement of Dir. of Pupil Services

    Replacement of Assistant Superintendent

    Participating in Bus. Educ. Alliance

    Eliminate Public Relations position

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    2010-2011 Budget Highlights: Improving Rockaway Township’s Schools

    1. Staffing

    2. Curriculum

    3. Technology

    4. Building Improvements

    5. Equipment

    6. Transportation

    7. Miscellaneous

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    Staffing

    • Moving Toward New Jersey Department of Education Efficiency Standards

    • Sufficient staffing to continue to support District class size initiative.

    • Sufficient staffing in the areas of Guidance, G&T and Educational Technology

    • Effective and Efficient Administration Staffing

    • Effective and Efficient Secretarial Staffing

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    2010-11 Reductions

    • Elimination of security staff

    • Elimination of 1 ELL position (attrition)

    • Elimination of 1 Psychologist position (attrition)

    • Elimination of 12 aides

    • Elimination of 1 speech position

    • Elimination of 4.5 Special Education positions

    • Reductions in substitute costs

    • Reductions in supplies-Instructional and non-instructional

    • Elimination of field trip support

    • Elimination of co-curricular and after school programs

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    • 2010 Reductions – continued

    • Elimination of G&T staff

    • Elimination of 12 elementary teaching positions

    • (resulting in 9 actual staff members being reduced)

    • Elimination of 2 elementary guidance positions

    • Elimination of permanent substitutes

    • Elimination of 1 custodian

    • Elimination of Summer Developmental Program

    • (Services to be provided through Federal Programs)

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    • Mandated Reductions – as per NJDOE

    • Elimination of 1 Librarian

    • Elimination of 3 elementary world Language positions

    • (elementary programs to be provided using DVD)

    • Elimination of 1 custodian position

    • Elimination of .5 Curriculum Supervisor

    • Elimination of 2 secretarial positions

    • Elimination of 1 special education position

    • Reduction of Capital Outlay

    • Elimination of 1 guidance counselor

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    Curriculum & Instruction

    • The proposed budget for curriculum, instruction and professional development is in alignment with the following:

    • The Mission Statement of the Rockaway Township School District

    • No Child Left Behind

    • Academic excellence and accountability as identified by the mandated NJ Assessments

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    Quality Single Accountability ContinuumQSAC

    Continuous process to review

    district data to maintain academic

    excellence, individualized

    programs for all children, and

    professional development for

    instructional staff.

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    Curriculum & Instruction

    New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards –Revisions(2010-11)

    Staff Development initiatives as identified in the Rockaway TownshipProfessional

    Development Plans

    NJDOE

    Mandated Professional Development Programs

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    Curriculum & Instruction

    • Compliancewith the mandated five-year cycle for curriculum review/revision/implementation.

    • Developmentof instructional support materials in programs to support academic excellence-

      • District Initiatives/Assessments

      • Instructional Practices

      • Textbooks & Materials

      • Information Outreach

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    2010-2011Twenty-First Century Skills

    Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

    Creativity & Innovation

    Collaboration, Teamwork, Leadership

    Cross-Cultural Understanding

    Interpersonal Communication

    Communication & Media

    Fluency

    Accountability, Productivity, & Ethics

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    2010-2011

    Development of instructional support materials

    Language Arts Literacy, Science, Social Studies & Math Benchmarks (formative assessments for grades K-8)

    Writing Program

    Sixth Grade Math Honors Program

    Programs to support academic excellence

    After Hours- individual diagnostic/prescriptive program

    Smart-Summer Math & Reading Tasks

    Achieve 3000 – Study Island

    Early Intervention Instruction

    Phonemic Awareness Instruction

    Project Read

    Action Research Projects

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    Maintain The Mandated 5 Year Cycle For Curriculum/Revision/Review/Implementation

    Art

    Language Arts Literacy

    Math

    Science

    Social Studies

    Technology

    World Language

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    Technology

    • Implementation

      • 2009 – 2010 will be the third year of the District Technology Plan

    • Network Capabilities

      • 23 Servers

      • 1400 Computers

      • High Speed Internet and network capabilities

      • Computer Labs in every building with Windows XP Computers

      • Wireless Capabilities at the Middle School

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    Technology

    Maintaining the Network

    Replacement switches/routers

    Large Group Instruction:

    LCD projectors maintenance

    Teaching tool to visit curriculum websites, use software, demonstrate search engines, model lessons, review activities, present math strategies, display student portfolios, and to allow students to make presentations.

    • Wireless keyboards / mouse capabilities in every classroom

    • Document Presenter / in every classroom

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    4. Technology

    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Emergency Notification System

    • Audio Visual Support

    • District Phone System

    • District Calendar

    • Newsletters

    • Public Relations

    • District Technology Purchasing

    • Technology Staff Development

    TEAMWORK & TECHNOLOGY

    M.I.S.


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    Technology

    Technology Plan Implementation:

    • Improve Communication: Voice Broadcasts, E-Boards, Intranet, Web Page

    • Distance Learning

    • Wireless Laptop Carts at CMS

    • Formative Assessments

    • Assessment Scanners in all Schools

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    TechnologyTHE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP MAKES EVERY DOLLAR COUNT BY GETTING THE MOST OUT OF EVERY APPLICATION AND EVERY APPLICATION IS GUIDED BY THE TECHNOLOGY PLAN

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    4. Technology

    Managing Student Data

    • Demographics

    • Attendance

    • Scheduling

    • Grades

    • Discipline

    • Cafeteria

    • NJ SMART

    • Special Services

    • Assessment


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    Building Improvements

    Dennis B. O’Brien

    Gym Floor Refinishing

    Replace ceiling tile (where necessary)

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    Building Improvements

    Birchwood

    Window shade replacement (where necessary)

    Replace ceiling tiles (where necessary)

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    Building Improvements

    Katharine D. Malone

    Gym floor refinishing

    Replace ceiling tile (where necessary)

    Window shade replacement (where necessary)

    Pump Replacement

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    Building Improvements

    Catherine A. Dwyer

    Window shade replacement (where necessary)

    Replace ceiling tiles (where necessary)

    Replacement refrigerator/freezer - Cafeteria

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    Building Improvements

    Stony Brook

    Replace ceiling tile (where necessary)

    Window shade replacement (where necessary)

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    Building Improvements

    Copeland Middle School

    Gym floor refinishing

    Door Refinishing

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    UNFUNDED MANDATED PROGRAMS The State Requires Districts to Provide Services and Programs that are not funded by the State

    For Example:

    Mentoring for our new Professional staff (including New Teacher Orientation)

    Early Intervention

    Special Education Initiatives

    Assessments

    Health & Safety Programs

    NJ Smart/State Data Base

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    ADMINISTRATIVE COST LIMITATION

    District is Consistently Below the Regional Limit

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    BUDGETED UNDESIGNATED FUND BALANCE

    The District has used “Undesignated Fund Balance” to help reduce the amount of money to be raised through Taxation. The appropriation of “Undesignated Fund Balance” has helped reduce the local taxes in the amount of $7,757,532.* This is a tax savings of over $694 for the owner of a home assessed at $258,000. *Source – NJ Dept. of Education

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    SELECTED FIXED EXPENSES

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    This budget accomplishes all of the following:

    • Is educationally sound & fiscally responsible

    • Meets the needs of our children

    • Allows us to continue our pursuit of educational excellence in all areas

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    Financial Impact of 2010-11 Budget

    Bottom Line:

    The District is at State Approved Tax Levy Cap

    The average home assessed @ $258,000 will see a$144.64 increase in RT school taxes on your 2010 tax bill.

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    On the third Tuesday in April,you vote on your budget!!!

    Simple majority is needed to pass.


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    In conclusion:

    Think about the educational, social and safety needs of the children of Rockaway Township

    Support Their Needs –

    Support Your Schools!

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