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Orange County Public Schools. District 3 Town Hall Meeting Pine Castle Elementary School February 11, 2009. Agenda. Orange County district highlights The Budget crisis State revenue update Orange County district budget General Fund and revenue forecast Questions and answers

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orange county public schools

Orange County Public Schools

District 3 Town Hall Meeting

Pine Castle Elementary School

February 11, 2009

agenda
Agenda
  • Orange County district highlights
  • The Budget crisis
    • State revenue update
  • Orange County district budget
    • General Fund and revenue forecast
  • Questions and answers
  • What you can do
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District Grade: A

  • 126 A and B schools
  • Highest FCAT Reading and Math scores in district history
  • 13 of Newsweek’s “America’s Best High Schools”
  • Graduation rate: 74.6%
  • Dropout rate is 1.5%, half the state average
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Back-to-back state Teacher of the Year finalists

  • Superintendent Blocker a community leader
    • Winner of 2009 EDC Chairman Award
    • #9 most powerful, Orlando Magazine
    • #25 most powerful, Orlando Sentinel panel
  • OCPS is a “Best Place to Work,” (OBJ)
  • Building Program - every 2002 county school will be replaced or renovated by 2018
florida education
Florida Education
  • National Grade/Rank B- 10th
    • K-12 Achievement C 7th
    • Standards/Assessment A- 12th
    • Teachers B 4th
    • School Finance C- 39th
      • Spending F

“Quality Counts,” Education Week, Jan. 2009

what is the problem
What is the Problem?
  • State revenues are down
    • Housing market continues decline
    • Sales tax receipts dropping
  • Financial markets unstable
  • Unemployment rising
  • Utility costs rising
  • Property tax reform negative effects
state revenue shortfall 2008 09
State Revenue Shortfall2008-09
  • June - estimated $1 billion short
  • August - estimated $1.5 billion short
  • November - estimated $2.2 billion short
  • December – estimated $2.3 billion short
  • 2009-10 Projection - $5.8 billion short
how does it affect ocps
How does it affect OCPS?
  • School district funding is controlled primarily by the State Legislature
  • The millage rate for property taxes is set by the State Legislature
  • What is not funded by local property tax the state provides from their general fund
  • OCPS has very limited control over either funding source
two major funds
Two Major Funds
  • General (Operating)

-Salaries and benefits

-Materials and supplies

-Utilities, fuel, etc.

  • Capital Projects

-New schools

-Renovations and remodeling

-Long-term debt payments

budget constraints
Budget Constraints
  • Operating vs. Capital
  • Recurring vs. Non-recurring
  • Class Size reduction
  • Restricted funds
    • Instructional materials, transportation, etc.
  • Florida Lottery
    • Discretionary
    • School recognition
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How many days of the school year do you think Florida Lottery proceeds pay for in the operation of Orange County public schools?

Quiz Question

  • 1
  • 16
  • 25
  • 30
general fund

General Fund

Operating Budget

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About how much do you think OCPS receives from property taxes and the state to spend on each student in the classroom?

Quiz Question

  • $10,300
  • $7,500
  • $6,900
what percentage of operating revenue do you think is budgeted directly to schools
What percentage of operating revenue do you think is budgeted directly to schools?

Quiz Question

  • 99%
  • 88%
  • 77%
  • 66%
ocps budget cuts
OCPS Budget Cuts
  • This year $70 million
      • Mid-year adjustments paid from reserves
  • Next year $102 million more

$172 million is the equivalent of

2,867 teachers! (23% of all teachers)

2008 2009 budget cuts
2008-2009 Budget Cuts
  • District Budgets – 7%
      • Facilities, $2.8 million - Operations, $5.4 million Curriculum, $820,000 - Finance $605,000, among others
  • School Budgets – 6%
      • Elementary, $200,000 - $300,000
      • Middle, $350,000 - $450,000
      • High, $700,000 - $1,300,000
what ocps is doing
What OCPS is Doing
  • Superintendent’s Budget Study Committee
      • Report by end of February
  • Cost-savings ideas from the public, students and employees
budget study topics
Budget Study Topics
  • Reduce learning communities (6 to 5) $680,000
  • Reduce courier service $160,000
  • De-centralize/consolidate Maintenance $2.8M
  • Merge small elementary schools (close 5-8) $5M to $8M
  •  Close Robert Hungerford Prep early $1.2M
  •  Limit summer school to recovery classes $1.05M 
budget study topics27
Budget Study Topics
  • Shift administrators to 11-mo. contracts $4.1M
  • Reduce summer extended contracts for teachers $1.35M
  • Eliminate district-funded “special” field trips $882,690
  •  Reduce/eliminate Athletics $7.3M
  •  Furlough administrators $607,000
  •  Increase class size formula by two students $30M
budget study topics28
Budget Study Topics
  • Reorganize Human Resources $939,000
  • Postpone language arts textbook adoption $9.0M
  • Eliminate elementary school magnet busing $800,000
  • Adjust employee benefits TBD
  • Eliminate elem. and middle media specialists $10.6M
  • Eliminate social workers, district-wide $3M
    • To be continued
where to cut an ocps elementary budget
Where to cut an OCPS Elementary Budget?

Instructional Support

Media Specialist 67,632

Guidance Counselor 64,233

Guidance Clerk 21,118

Resource Teacher 65,573

Resource Teacher CCT/Reading 65,573

ESE Staffing/Placement (.5) 32,915

Technology Support Rep 50,155

Administration

Principal 110,939

Secretary/Bookkeeper 45,344

Registrar 37,330

School Clerk 31,156

Instruction

Classroom Teachers (25) 1,474,675

PE (1), Music (1), Art (1) 176,961

Basic Paraprofessionals (3) 59,259

ESOL Paraprofessional 19,753

Supplements 19,607

Substitutes 30,000

Copier 6,000

Supplies 25,000

Technology and repair 7,000

Contingency 35,375

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Where to cut an OCPS Elementary Budget?

Summary

Instructional $1,853,630

Instructional Support 367,199

Administration 224,809

Operations 284,077

Restricted Categoricals 529,644

TOTAL $3,259,319

Operations

Custodians (3 basic, 1 resident) 114,726

Health Assistant 21,706

Utilities 145,645

Supplies 2,000

Restricted Categoricals

Class size teachers (7)/subs 421, 178

Instructional materials 56,416

DARE 5,500

Resource Teacher-Reading (.5) 32,787

SAI 7,877

School Improvement 5,886

which of these has the least severe impact on student education
Which of these has the least severe impact on student education?

Quiz Question

  • Cut Elementary magnet busing
  • Limit summer school
  • Cut district sponsored field trips
which of these has the least severe impact on student education32
Which of these has the least severe impact on student education?

Quiz Question

  • Increase class size by 2 or 3
  • Cut district sponsored field trips
  • Cut Elementary magnet busing
which of these has the least severe impact on student education33
Which of these has the least severe impact on student education?

Quiz Question

  • Merge small elementary schools
  • Reduce/cut Athletics
  • Increase class size by 2 or 3
recap
Recap

The bucks stop here

in Orange County

They start in Tallahassee

needed from legislators37
Needed from Legislators
  • Support flexibility and adequate funding in the education budget
  • Support local control for school boards
  • Suspend unfunded or underfunded mandates that are not critical to classroom
  • Support school-wide averages in Class Size Reduction requirements
    • Support penalty waivers for two years
what you can do
What You Can Do

Write – Call – Email – Visit

your legislators

www.leg.state.fl.us

Be courteous and respectful

  • Support your school in any way you can
  • Share your concerns with others and advocate together to preserve Orange County’s A-rated school system
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Thank you for your attention!

E-Mail: Judge.Roach@ocps.net

Public Information: 407.317.FIND (3463)

www.ocps.net