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“Building for the Future”. Lyme Central School 2014- 2015 Proposed Budget. How LCS Is Thriving in Difficult Times…. Working Together we are…. Using BOCES for all we can Sharing services with Town and Village Sharing Transportation/Bus Mechanic Services (Lyme/Thousand Islands)

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Building for the future

“Building for the Future”

Lyme Central School

2014- 2015 Proposed Budget



Working Together we are…

  • Using BOCES for all we can

  • Sharing services with Town and Village

  • Sharing Transportation/Bus Mechanic Services (Lyme/Thousand Islands)

  • Keeping Health Insurance costs down- self insured

  • Acquiring grants- STEM education, Greenhouse project, Recycling, Professional Dev. Grant


Per pupil expenditure

Per Pupil Expenditure

Per Pupil Expenditure

This District Similar Districts State Average

Total Expenditures Per Pupil: $19,985 $19,560$20,906

PK-12 Enrollment: 373

Attendance Rate: 97%


2014 2015 b udget by the numbers
2014-2015 Budget by the numbers…

2014-15 Revenues:

  • Total State Aid: $3,515,937

  • Other Revenue sources: $389,609

  • Fund Balance: $100,000

  • Reductions: $60,000

  • Local Tax Levy: $3,860,706


2014 2015 spending plan
2014-2015 Spending Plan

  • Total Budget: $7,866,252

  • Spending Increase: 2.0% or $153,922

  • Tax Levy Increase: 1.75% or $66,388 (est.)

  • Tax on true or tax/$1000: $9.82

    Approved Budget Proposition:

  • Buses: $151,313

  • Three BOE Seats

  • Annual Lyme Free Library: $37,500


Three part budget summary
Three-Part Budget Summary

Expenditures 2013-14 Budget 2014-15 Budget

Program Budget $5,465,852 $5,593,649

Admin. Budget $766,588 $786,192

Capital Budget $1,479,890 $1,486,411

Total Budget: $7,712,330 $7,866,252

2% increase from 2013-14


Gap elimination adjustment
Gap Elimination Adjustment

2010-2014 GEA is crushing school district programs, staff and fund balances

NYS had a 20 BILLION dollar deficit when implemented…NYS now has a 2 BILLION surplus

NYS schools have lost -$8,481,990,640 in state aid to date…


Unfunded mandates
Unfunded Mandates

  • “Dignity for All”- cyber-bullying legislation

  • New Teacher and Principal Evaluation System, Year 2

  • Race To The Top Initiatives, no new funding for new requirements

  • Unemployment for substitutes

  • Middle School Mandates

  • Grading of Exams- regional model

  • Printing Cost of Exams now a Districtresponsibility

  • More and more new mandated areas added each year


A way of life to fight for
A Way of Life to Fight for…

We are a school community that…

  • provides an excellent, affordable education for all

  • whose staff is compassionate, creative & student focused and

  • whose residents value & support

    Our School


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