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Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders. Dunellen Public Schools 2011-2012 Budget. Total Per Pupil Costs Middlesex County. DOE Comparative Spending Guide March 2010. Cranberry 17,750 New Brunswick 17,332 Perth Amboy 15,410

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Investing in tomorrow s leaders

Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders

Dunellen Public Schools

2011-2012 Budget


Total per pupil costs middlesex county

Total Per Pupil Costs Middlesex County

DOE Comparative Spending Guide March 2010

  • Cranberry 17,750

  • New Brunswick 17,332

  • Perth Amboy 15,410

  • Highland Park 14,294

  • Monroe 13,403

  • East Brunswick 13,263

  • Metuchen 12,946

  • South Amboy 12,913

  • Spotswood 12,761

  • Piscataway 12,666

  • Middlesex 12,574

  • South Plainfield 12,520

  • Milltown 12,358

  • South Brunswick 12,054

  • Edison 12,012

  • Old Bridge 11,985

  • North Brunswick 11,873

  • Carteret 11,505

  • Woodbridge 11,326

  • Dunellen 11,308

  • Sayreville 10,769

  • Jamesburg 10,581

  • South River 10,113

  • County Average 12,770

  • State Average 13,835


Major hurdles in creating budget

Major Hurdles in Creating Budget

  • $689,000 Loss in State Aid for 2010-11

  • $325,000 Defeated Budget Reduction

  • Use of $150,000 From Fund Balance

    Total- $1,164,000


Major factors impacting budget

MAJOR FACTORS IMPACTING BUDGET

  • Salaries 60%

  • Employee Benefits 15%

  • Energy costs 3%

  • Special Education Services 11%

    Total Percentage of Budget 89%


Reductions to get to cap

Reductions To Get To CAP

STAFFING

  • 25% Reduction In School Budgets

  • Reduction in Appropriation for New Textbooks

  • Reduction in Extra-Curricular Contests

  • Reduction for Professional Development

  • Reduction In Technology Budget

  • Two Special Education Teachers

  • One Instructional Aide

  • Part-Time Secretary

Other Reductions

Total Reduction- $306,780


Investing in tomorrow s leaders

One Time Revenues

To Get To CAP

  • Maintenance Reserve $80,000

  • Anticipated Surplus $70,229

  • Job Education Fund $178,000

Total One Time Revenues- $328,229


Controlling costs

CONTROLLING COSTS

  • Shared Services

    • After school program with Piscataway School District

    • Transportation through Middlesex County ESC, Somerset County ESC, and Piscataway School District

    • Use of Educational Data Services for classroom supplies

    • Northern Middlesex Alliance consortium

      • Special Education Placements

      • Staff Development

      • Diesel Fuel


Controlling costs1

CONTROLLING COSTS

  • Shared Services continued

    • MRESC gas and electric bids

    • Shared Athletic facilities and Field house/ senior center with the Borough of Dunellen

    • Shared part-time custodial and technology with borough

    • Use of E-rate for telephone and internet service for a 50% savings

    • Use of state contracts for purchasing maintenance vehicles and technology equipment

  • In-house snow removal

  • Tuition-Integrated Pre-School and Special Education Classes


Controlling costs2

CONTROLLING COSTS


Proposed budget

Proposed Budget

GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATIONS

2010-20112011-2012

Regular Education $4,335,810 $ 4,433,686

Special Education 2,413,502 2,608,250

Basic Skills/ESL 210,053 180,066

Athletics/Co-Curricular 324,546 320,720

Support Services 823,814 831,219

General/School Adm. 1,169,112 1,155,043

Operations/Maintenance 1,295,108 1,302,062

Transportation 463,836 518,038

Business/Info Tech 296,270 296,818

Charter Schools 7,109 7,388

SDA Assessment 50,056 29,110

Employee Benefits 2,175,1822,356,012

Total $ 13,564,398 $14,038,412


Anticipated revenues

Anticipated Revenues

GENERAL FUND

2010-20112011-2012

Local Tax Levy $8,543,395 $8,826,123

Maintenance Reserve 26,253 80,000

Surplus 150,229 70,229

Misc. Revenue 15,000 10,000

S.E.M.I. 5,143 7,319

Tuition 62,000 46,000

PY Encumbrances 79,628 0

Education Jobs Fund 0 178,025

State Aid 4,682,7504,820,716

Total $13,564,398 $14,038,412


Adequate spending

Adequate Spending

  • ADEQUACY SPENDING IS MADE UP OF 2 THINGS:

  • STATE AID

  • TAX LEVY


How many students participate in co curricular extra curricular activities

How Many Students Participate in Co-curricular & Extra Curricular Activities?

French Club

Transition

Basketball

Choir

Softball

85% of DHS Students

Baseball

Football

Spanish Club

Soccer

Track

75% of LMS Students

Student Council

Drama Club

65% of FABER Students

Marching Band

Art Club

Tennis


What colleges do our students attend

What Colleges Do Our Students Attend?

NYU

Harvard

UMASS

University of Maryland

Yale

NJIT

West Point

Penn State

Cal Tech

Georgetown

James Madison

Coast Guard Academy

University of Delaware

Brown

Clemson

Virginia Tech

James Madison

Princeton

Rutgers

George Washington

Haverford University

University of Georgia

Cornell

Michigan State

George Mason


Investing in tomorrow s leaders1

Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders

General Fund Question:

GENERAL FUND TAX IMPACT ON THE AVERAGE HOME IS $ 127


Please vote on april 27 th

PLEASE VOTE ON APRIL 27th

Polls Open from 2 PM - 9 PM

Please visit the

District website:www.dunellenschools.org

Voter Information,

Registration forms,

Absentee Ballot Forms and additional budget information


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