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Blackstone-Millville RSD FY 15 Budget Hearing. March 12, 2014 7:00 PM Molony -Sullivan Auditorium Blackstone-Millville HS. Perry P. Davis, Ed.D Interim Superintendent of Schools. Mission, Vision and Core Values School Committee Budget Assumptions and Goals Student Learning Needs

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blackstone millville rsd fy 15 budget hearing

Blackstone-Millville RSDFY 15 Budget Hearing

March 12, 2014

7:00 PM

Molony-Sullivan Auditorium

Blackstone-Millville HS

perry p davis ed d interim superintendent of schools
Perry P. Davis, Ed.DInterim Superintendent of Schools
  • Mission, Vision and Core Values
  • School Committee Budget Assumptions and Goals
  • Student Learning Needs
  • Budget Background Data
  • Building Based Budgets
  • Budget Drivers and Savings
  • Budget Increase FY 14 to FY 15
  • State Aid and District Revenues
blackstone millville rsd
Blackstone-Millville RSD
  • Mission:
    • Our mission is to challenge students in a safe and stimulating environment where ideas are shared and change is embraced, good citizenship, and self-worth by providing flexible, supportive, and responsive learning environment characterized by high expectations. We are committed to the academic, social/emotional, and physical well-being of all.
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Blackstone-Millville RSD
  • Vision:
    • The Blackstone-Millville Regional School District embodies an appreciation of life-long learning; excellence in individual and educational programs; and shared accountability among students, staff, parents and citizens of the community. Everyone works together in an environment founded upon Trust, Integrity, Fairness, open-ended communication and the belief that all individuals can learn.
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Blackstone-Millville RSD
  • Core Values:
    • Academic Standards and Expectations
    • Leadership
    • Teaching and Professional Development
    • Climate and Learning Environment
    • Family and Community
    • Collaboration and Communication
school committee budget assumptions and priorities
School Committee Budget Assumptions and Priorities
  • Mission, Vision and Core Values
  • Need for highly qualified teachers and staff and to maintain current student to teacher ratios
  • Refinement of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment practices
  • Maintain educational resources and technology that supports student learning
  • Increase student achievement
school committee budget development goals
School Committee Budget Development Goals
  • Operating budget based on data to identify financial trends
  • Operating budget build based on student learning needs
  • DRAFT operating budget information shared with Blackstone and Millville asking for questions and feedback during the budget development process
  • Operating budget development that is transparent with full disclosure of fiscal information
student learning needs
Student Learning Needs
  • A budget is the financial articulation of student learning needs
  • Curriculum – What we teach?
  • Instruction – How we teach it?
  • Assessment – How do we know students are learning and showing mastery of the content?
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Student Learning Needs
  • Mastery of English language arts, reading, math, science, social studies, world languages, arts, physical education/health and technology
  • Focus on student development in three domains
    • Cognitive – Thinking
    • Affective – Social and Emotional
    • Psycho-Motor – Physical Development
  • Safe and supportive learning environment
budget background data
Budget Background Data
  • Student enrollment
    • NESDEC student enrollment – 10 year projections
    • Impact of school choice students leaving and entering BMRSD
    • Student to teacher ratios (class size)
  • History of budget expenditures
    • Reviewed three years of expenditure data
    • Budget increases and decreases
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Budget Background Data
  • Fiscal challenges
    • New mandates for student services without direct funding
      • ELL Learners and Homeless Students
    • Increasing special education population with more moderate learning needs
    • School Choice and loss of Chapter 70 Aid
  • Fixed costs
    • Personnel contracts
    • Benefits - insurance
    • Building costs – heat, electricity, maintenance and grounds
    • Student transportation
    • Student safety and building security
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Budget Background Data
  • Fiscal opportunities
    • Rental of space to BICO Collaborative
    • Expanding special education services in the District to reduce transportation costs
  • Balancing student learning needs with fiscal realities in Blackstone and Millville
    • Chapter 70 Aid
    • Regional Transportation
    • School Choice ( + and – of Chapter 70 Aid)
    • Out of District Special Education placements
    • Out of District Vocational Education
building based budgets
Building Based Budgets
  • High School
    • New personnel
      • 2.4 FTE – World Language, Information/Library and Physical Education (athletics)
    • Textbooks and Instructional supplies
    • NEASC Accreditation Process
  • Middle School
    • Commitment to Middle School Concept – Teacher Teams
    • Textbooks and Instructional supplies
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Building Based Budgets
  • JFK/AFM – Blackstone
    • Literacy Professional Development
    • Textbooks and Supplies
    • Maintain current class size ratios
  • Millville Elementary
    • Literacy Professional Development
    • Textbooks and Supplies
    • Maintain current class size ratios
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Building Based Budgets
  • Student Services
    • New Personnel
      • 1.6 new teachers (.6 High School and 1.0 Elementary)
    • Out of district placements
      • Tuitions – (Applied SPED Circuit Breaker Aid)
    • Transportation
      • Out of district transportation
    • Contracted services
      • Specialized services to meet the needs of students
    • Support Staff
      • Applied Federal Special Education Grant Funds
building based budget
Building Based Budget
  • Professional Development
    • Literacy Initiative – 2nd of a 3 year program
    • Tuition reimbursement for teacher licensure
    • Instructional strategies to improve student learning
  • Technology
    • Maintain current level of technology support and infrastructure
    • Replace technology, as needed
    • No new major Technology Initiatives
budget drivers
Budget Drivers
  • Contracted Salaries
  • Student Services
  • New Teaching Positions
  • Textbooks and Instructional Supplies
  • Information Technology
  • Athletics
  • Building Maintenance
budget savings
Budget Savings
  • Heat and Electricity – (3 yr. average expenses)
  • Employee Benefits – Health Insurance
  • Networking – Telecommunications
    • No new major initiates in FY 15
draft fy 15 budget compared to fy 14 budget
DRAFT FY 15 Budget Compared to FY 14 Budget
  • Regular Education
    • FY 14 - $17,378,246
    • FY 15 - $17,837,834
    • Difference - $459,588 (2.6%)
  • Student Services
    • FY 14 - $3,987,004
    • FY 15 - $4,253,145
    • Difference - $266,141 (6.7%)
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Draft FY 15 BudgetCompared to FY 14 Budget
  • Total FY 15 Budget
    • $22,090,979 from $21,365,250
    • $725,729
    • 3.4% increase
district funds
District Funds
  • Certified E&D Fund 529,044
  • MGL allows up to 5% of the budget to be in the E&D
  • BMRSD currently is at 2.5% of the FY 14 budget in E&D
  • E&D Fund is to provide for unanticipated or emergency expenses during the FY
  • E&D Fund is used to establish a bond rating along with the towns
expenses vs revenue
Expenses Vs. Revenue
  • Operating Budget
    • 3.4% increase (725,729)
  • State Aid
    • 10,802,974 increase of 130,103
  • District Revenue
    • Decrease of (- 655,693)
  • Revenue Deficit
    • (- 525,590)
capital costs
Capital Costs
  • Middle School Bond
  • Sewer Bond
  • JFK/AFM Roof Bond
  • High School Roof Bond
fy 15 assessment deficit
FY 15 Assessment Deficit
  • Proposed FY 15 Budget 22,090,979
  • Less State Aid 10,802,974
  • Less Community Contributions 9,657,337
  • Less District Funds - 164,000
  • Assessment Deficit -1, 466,668
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FY 15 Assessment Deficit
  • No funds in the E&D account to lower the assessment to the Towns
  • Loss of Chapter 70 Aid for school choice students
  • Increased cost in student services (mandated)
fy 15 impact on students
FY 15 Impact on Students
  • Reductions in teaching and support staff positions
  • Reductions in instructional supplies
  • Reductions in professional development
fy 15 budget dilemma
FY 15 Budget Dilemma
  • The proposed operating budget, revenue deficit and its impact on the Regional Assessments?
  • It is all about the Assessment number.
  • How to fund the modest increase in the operating budget?
  • How to deal with the major deficit in District revenue to balance the FY 15 budget?
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FY 15 Budget Dilemma
  • What staff and programs will be reduced to address the revenue deficit and its impact on the Regional Assessment to each Town?
  • What funding options need to be discussed with Blackstone and Millville?
  • How to develop a long term plan to address the District Revenue Deficit?
fy 15 budget decisions
FY 15 Budget Decisions
  • How to balance the operating budget to assessments to Blackstone and Millville?
  • What budget reductions need to be discussed and considered?
  • What is the impact on student learning?
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