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HUMBOLDT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. Fall 2009-2010 Budget Update. “WHAT’S PAST IS PROLOGUE…” The Tempest, Shakespeare. REVIEW OF 08-09 DISTRICT BUDGET STRATEGIES. COST SAVINGS EFFORTS DIVIDED INTO TWO TIERS

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humboldt unified school district

HUMBOLDT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Fall 2009-2010

Budget Update

review of 08 09 district budget strategies
REVIEW OF 08-09 DISTRICT BUDGET STRATEGIES

COST SAVINGS EFFORTS

DIVIDED INTO TWO TIERS

TIER I -- District budget reductions regardless of 09-10 budget-- based on declining enrollment and prudent fiscal management.

TIER II – Identified 09-10 budget M&O reductions to implement in “worse-case” scenario

tier i total m o savings 1 500 000
TIER I Total M&O Savings~$1,500,000
  • Eliminated District Office support staff (2)
  • Eliminated administrator performance pay for 09-10
  • Eliminated building administrative positions (2)
  • Reduced administrative cell phone costs
  • Changed health care eligibility requirements for part-time staff
  • Eliminated mail delivery position & maintenance staff (4)
  • Eliminated high school copy center position (1)
  • Reduced district-wide substitute spending in 2008-09 by $298,862 (from 07-08)
  • Adjusted class sizes, reduced teacher positions through attrition (14)
  • Reduced ELL teacher positions due to high reclassification rates (4)
  • Reduced SPED/ELL aide positions based on class needs (8)
  • Revised stipend schedule
  • Reduced M&O spending for athletics, increased pay-to-play, tax credit $ to cover High/Middle/Elementary stipends
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TIER I I IDENTIFIED POTENTIAL 09-10 CUTSIN CASE OF “WORSE-CASE” SCENARIO

  • Fee-based full-day kindergarten
  • 175-day school year (requires State action)

►Adjust administrator wages

►Adjust certified/classified wages

  • Reduce elementary specials staffing (e.g. music, P.E., library, computer)
  • Reduce nursing services & other library services

► Additional certified & classified staff reductions

  • Possible salary reductions and/or furlough days

► Employee contribution towards health premiums

NONE OF THESE CUTS HAVE COME TO PASS!!!!!!!!

furlough days
FURLOUGH DAYS
  • MEET AND CONFER GROUPS (BASED ON SPRING SURVEY INPUT FROM ALL STAFF) RECOMMENDED 2 FURLOUGH DAYS, IF ADDITIONAL 09-10 SAVINGS BECOME NECESSARY.
  • ON AUGUST 4TH, BOARD TABLED DECISION TO APPROVE FURLOUGH DAYS UNTIL SECOND MEETING IN OCTOBER
  • TWO STAFF FURLOUGH DAYS WOULD SAVE THE DISTRICT ~ $250,000.
  • HOW IT WOULD AFFECT,
      • CERTIFIED---Give up a full-day in service and 2 hours of pay on 4 early release days
      • CLASSIFIED---Lose two paid holidays
what we can celebrate
WHAT WE CAN CELEBRATE…
  • SPRING 09 RIF --

EVERY HUSD EMPLOYEE ON LIST WAS OFFERED A DISTRICT POSITION

  • 08-09 HAD HIGHEST STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN HISTORY OF HUSD
  • BOND PROJECTS --

NEARLY ALL COMPLETED. DOLLARS SAVED DUE TO OPTIMAL VALUE PRICING WILL BE REALLOCATED BY GOVERNING BOARD TO OTHER WORTHY DISTRICT PROJECTS.

state economic condition affecting district financial future
STATE ECONOMIC CONDITIONAFFECTING DISTRICT FINANCIAL FUTURE

Source of information: ASU Dept of Economics---economist.asu.edu

  • AZ SUFFERING WORST ECONOMIC RECESSION IN POST-WAR PERIOD
  • AVERAGE RECESSION DURATION HAS BEEN 10 MONTHS. THIS ONE HAS LASTED 23 MONTHS, MAY LAST UNTIL 2012.
az economy continued
AZ ECONOMY--CONTINUED
  • AZ COFFERS DOWN 40% IN APRIL/MAY 09
  • AZ IN A “CONSUMPTION DEPRESSION.” AFFECTS STATE ECONOMY BECAUSE WE ARE SO RELIANT ON CONSUMER SPENDING AND SALES TAXES FOR REVENUE.
  • AZ LEADS NATION IN JOB LOSSES
impact of decreased sales tax revenue on proposition 301
IMPACT OF DECREASED SALES TAX REVENUE ON PROPOSITION 301 $$

REMEMBER!!!!!!

PROPOSITION 301 gives additional

money to Teachers, Librarians, Counselors, Speech Therapists & Nurses. It is distributed to districts by per-pupil allocations; all funds are directed to above groups, with the exception of $10 per student for staff professional development.

proposition 301 dollars distributed to husd teachers
PROPOSITION 301 DOLLARS DISTRIBUTED TO HUSD TEACHERS

04-05 = $3,908

05-06 = $5,735

06-07 = $5,533

07-08 = $5,756

08-09 = $5,050

09-10 = $2000-$3000

(October and December payments ~ $425)

so where does husd stand
SO…..WHERE DOES HUSD STAND?

STATE “WOES” MAKE

HUSD’S FINANCIAL POSITION

A MOVING TARGET…..

09 10 scenario
09-10 SCENARIO

Current 09-10 HUSD Budget has a ($134,670) gap:

Loss of ADM-190 students (wt’d & incL.Alternative Online Assessment) 190

Loss of Group B ADM (SPED, ELL, K) & Loss of BSL $$ 102

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$1,105,942.00

Loss of Excess Utilities Used by District $ 329,000.00

Add’l Utilities Required—Wide Area Network & 5% $ 360,000.00

Increase in Fuel Prices/Routes $ 180,000.00

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Current Deficit $ 1,974,942.00

Tier I Cuts $(1,500,000.00)

Reassignment/Offering of New Grt Positions)

(Title I—ARRA* enabled return of closed Grt) (14,160.00)

Reassignment/Offering of New Grt Positions

(SPED—ARRA*) (177,655.00)

E-Rate Utility Off-set (148,457.00)

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*American Recovery & Reinvestment Act GAP ($ 134,670.00)

09 10 scenario continued
09-10 SCENARIO CONTINUED….
  • SOFT CAPITAL FOR 09-10 HAS A BEEN FROZEN. HUSD WOULD HAVE GENERATED $1.3 MILLION IN SOFT CAP $$ BASED ON STUDENT COUNT. DUE TO STATE BUDGET REDUCTIONS, HUSD ALLOCATION FOR 09-10 IS ~ $200,000.
  • MONEY CANNOT BE USED FOR M&O
key events that could have a negative or positive impact on 09 10 husd budget
KEY EVENTS THAT COULD HAVE A NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE IMPACT ON 09-10 HUSD BUDGET
  • October 31—Over-Budget Aggregate Limit Letter, which may require a mid-year reduction of our budget—Remember, last year we had to return $818,000
  • Voters may pass 1% sales tax later in Dec. or spring to generate some revenue—just a temporary “band-aid” that would generate $1 billion, State has estimated $3.5 billion shortfall..could be more.
key events that could have a negative impact on 2010 2011 budget
KEY EVENTS THAT COULD HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON 2010-2011 BUDGET
  • Enrollment numbers are down by 142 students. Positive news is that we have captured 173 out-of-district students through aggressive marketing (we could have been down ~315 without those efforts).
what about stimulus
WHAT ABOUT STIMULUS $$$

Continued limitations because of “Supplement vs. Supplant” rules

  • SPED Grant Funds, $1,000,000
  • TITLE I--$595,000
  • State Fiscal Stabilization Fund—No clear information or decisions from the State on how this will offset State budget deficit
husd proactive strategies to continue preparing for budget challenges
HUSD PROACTIVE STRATEGIES TO CONTINUE PREPARING FOR BUDGET CHALLENGES

WHAT IS UNDER OUR CONTROL…….

  • Enrollment continues to be “bread and butter—”
      • Aggressive Marketing
      • Improved Customer Service
      • Collective commitment to individual site recruitment and retention plans
      • Continued path to academic excellence (attracts students)
  • Continually identifying additional cost-saving measures
  • Continued commitment to what is saving $$$
      • Substitutes—Continued cost containment. 08-09 Savings $298,862
      • Utilities—Continued conservation efforts—08-09 Savings $65,000
      • Monitoring expenses—”Needs VS. Wants”
still too many unknowns
STILL TOO MANY UNKNOWNS……..

“You never know who is swimming naked

until the tide goes out.”

Warren Buffet

rest of shakespeare s quote
…..REST OF SHAKESPEARE’S QUOTE

“WHAT TO COME…

IN YOURS AND MY DISCHARGE.”

It’s still “ALL OF US” against the problem… because there is great strength in unity!!!!

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