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Mendham Township School District . 2011-2012 Preliminary Budget March 2, 2011. Current Constraints. State Aid Reduced Special Education Funding NJ Extraordinary Aid reduction (10/11) $90,000 Escalating Insurance Premiums Health insurance 25% $302,986 Dental 11% $20,345

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Mendham township school district

Mendham Township School District

2011-2012

Preliminary Budget

March 2, 2011


Current constraints
Current Constraints

  • State Aid

  • Reduced Special Education Funding

    • NJ Extraordinary Aid reduction (10/11) $90,000

  • Escalating Insurance Premiums

    • Health insurance 25% $302,986

    • Dental 11% $20,345

    • Property and casualty 4% $5,113

    • Workman’s comp 7% $8,243

  • Escalating Utility Costs

    • Estimated 15% increase $43,200


Achieved efficiencies

  • Renegotiated health insurance with MTEA cost avoidance of $1,300,000

  • Transportation revenue $798,722

  • Energy savings program $105,000/yr

  • Insurance jointure/coop $47,048

  • Contract services/vendors $40,000+

    • ESC transportation maintenance $30,000

    • Trash, legal, auditor $10,000+

  • Purchasing cooperatives $23,570

  • Shared services $20,000

    • Teaching staff (Mandarin) $20,000+

    • Professional development $530+

  • Refinanced debt $16,000/yr

  • Paperless BOE meetings $12,000/yr

  • ERATE services $3,700

AchievedEfficiencies

Since 2008, MTSD has been replete with initiatives to reduce costs to operate as efficiently as possible.


Budget constraints
Budget Constraints of $1,300,000

To advance all programs and services currently offered, the budget would be approximately $557,000 over the maximum 2% increase.

Through a thorough analysis of the 2010/2011 budget nearly 1% ($133,000) of the District budget has been reduced and resulted in the following budgetary scenarios.

Levy Increase% Overage

2.0% $417,633

1.0% $556,583

0.0% $695,533


Budget development process
Budget-Development Process of $1,300,000

Site-based review (school and department)

+

District-level review

+

Board of Education review

+

Public input

=

Informed, student-centered decision making


Student centered decision making

Ensure of $1,300,000achievement progresses

Provide support programs

Offer rich, high quality experiences

Guarantee 21st century learning preparation

Maintain safe, efficient facilities

Creative, enriching learning environment

Student-Centered Decision Making


Operational administrative savings
Operational & Administrative Savings of $1,300,000

  • Operational expenditures:

    • Delay purchase of 1 school bus $17,000

    • Eliminate precautionary special ed. funds $180,000

      Operational subtotal $197,000

  • Administrative reorganization

    • Implement new leadership structure

    • Reduce 1 administrative position $100,000

      Administrative subtotal $100,000


School based savings
School-Based Savings of $1,300,000

Reduction of staff to reflect enrollment decline at MTES

  • 2 classroom teaching positions

    • Optimal class sizes remain for instruction $130,000

  • 1 special education position

    • Reduction in IEP required services $70,000

  • New world language program model

    • More robust language program , Rosetta Stone $25,000

    • Continued focus on technology integration/21st century skills

    • Available online tutorials for families in 25 languages

    • Addition of one computer lab

    • Year 2 savings greater than $60,000

      MTMS Reductions:

  • 1 physical education teacher

    • Effective and safe PE class sizes will remain $63,000

      School-based subtotal $288,000


Summary of budgetary savings
Summary of Budgetary Savings of $1,300,000

2011/2012 Proposed budget savings:

Operational expenditures: $197,000

Administrative reorganization: $100,000

School-based savings: $288,000

State aid $110,533

Total budgetary reductions: $695,533


2011 2012 proposed budget impact
2011/2012 Proposed Budget Impact of $1,300,000

0% Tax Levy Increase

  • Budget contains the maintenance of:

    • Highest-quality academic programs

    • Guidance counseling program

    • Gifted and talented program

    • Extracurricular and co-curricular programs

    • Investment in facilities

      • Capital reserve expenditures:

        Middle School gym lighting replacement $28,000

        Middle School portico ceiling repair                      $25,000

        ES exterior door replacement                                  $4,000

        ES painting of exterior trim                                      $5,200

        Total                                                                              $62,200

  • Banking of unused budget cap


2011 2012 budget question
2011/2012 Budget Question of $1,300,000

Dependant upon County DOE Approval

0% Tax Levy Increase

Resolved, That there should be raised for the General Fund $13,895,226.00 for the ensuing School Year 2011-2012.


Vote on April 27, 2011 of $1,300,000

7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thank you


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