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North Kingstown School Department. 2005-06 Budget. Commitment to Excellence. Systems for Continual Improvement Curriculum Improvement 7 Year Curriculum Cycle Instructional Improvement Professional Development, Evaluation & Support School Level Improvement Process.

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commitment to excellence
Commitment to Excellence

Systems for Continual Improvement

  • Curriculum Improvement

7 Year Curriculum Cycle

  • Instructional Improvement Professional Development, Evaluation & Support
  • School Level Improvement Process
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Commitment to Excellence

Systems for Continual Improvement

  • Standards Based Budgeting

Insures the equitable distribution of resources across the schools

  • Technology Supported Instruction
  • Capital Improvement & School Modernization Plans
  • High Achieving & Improving District
  • Grade Level Assessments (4th, 8th & 11th) among the highest in the state
  • All Schools have met or exceeded the 2011 requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind Act
  • State Sports Championships
  • All-State Bands & Orchestra
  • RI Scholastic Art Winners
  • Science & History Competition Winners
  • School Newspaper & Journalism Awards
  • Various corporate, and scholastic recognitions for student achievement
  • 2004 National Teacher of the Year
  • 2005 RI High School Principal of the Year
  • RI Middle School Principal of the Year
  • RI Elementary School Principal of the Year
  • Three RI Teachers of the Year
  • Various corporate, and scholastic recognitions for schools & educators
how we compare
How We Compare
  • Rank 18th out of 35 districts in per pupil spending
  • Slightly above state average

$11,482 per student, all expenditures

  • Below state average, excluding out-of-district costs
  • 9th largest enrollment in the state (4,680)

2004 In$ite Data, RI Department of Education

school budget impacts
School Budget Impacts
  • State mandated pension costs increase of $1,293,000
  • Contractual salary and benefits increase of $1,559,000
  • 10% increase in health and dental insurance costs ($598,892 after co-pay)
  • 83% of the school budget is dedicated to personnel
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School Budget Impacts
  • State Aid to Education continues to decrease relative to the total school budget
  • Enrollment continues to increase at the high school since the new building opened. 5% increase over last year
  • Special education population is increasing, particularly self-contained students and out of district placements.
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School Budget Impacts
  • Council’s spending cap increase for school department totals $2,026,540
  • Mandated and contractual increases total $3,450,892
  • Budget process begins in a deficit position of $1,424,352
  • Additional revenue sources may not be used to support expenditures beyond the cap.
superintendent s budget
Superintendent’s Budget

Original budget of $54,717,650 included:

  • All mandated and contractual obligations
  • Planned technology repair and replacement in schools
  • Planned curriculum cycle
  • Deferred building maintenance & repair
  • Increase in tuition & out of district placements (based on actual)
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Superintendent’s Budget

Also included a number of committee supported educational initiatives:

  • Full day Kindergarten
  • Continued expansion of SmART program (integrated arts, school reform)
  • Restored middle school sports, two librarians and a nurse cut from this year’s budget
reductions to meet the cap
Reductions to Meet the Cap
  • All new educational initiatives or expansions cut
  • No personnel restored from current year cuts
  • Continued deferral of plant and equipment maintenance and repair
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Reductions to Meet the Cap

Administration and Support

  • Personnel cuts:
  • Vice Principal at the High School responsible for Special Education Services & lower grade discipline issues ($121,497)
  • Human Resource Assistant responsible for professional development and personnel issues including leave time overages. ($95,763)
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Reductions to Meet the Cap

Administration and Support

  • Significant cuts to infrastructure:
  • Information &Technology ($459,624)
  • Curriculum Cycle ($100,000)
  • Maintenance/Operations ($150,000)
  • Professional Development ($50,000)
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Reductions to Meet the Cap

Schools & Direct Instruction

  • Reduce SmART program to one coordinator position (cuts 5.9 FTE)
  • Increase minimum class size at High School (cuts 4 FTE educators)
  • Eliminate 3 FTE library clerks
  • These are not vacant positions
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Reductions to Meet the Cap

Schools & Direct Instruction

  • Eliminate furniture budget ($45,550)
  • Cut book allowance in half ($22,775)
  • Reduce supplies by $5 per student ($22,775)
  • Rescinded grant reallocation that would have cut 3 literacy coaches
summary statements
Summary Statements
  • Approximately $584,000 in cuts are still needed to meet the cap
  • A consolidation of personnel & operating costs at the elementary school level (close a school & reconfigure the others) has been recommended, but the committee is working to cut other costs instead
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Summary Statements
  • Current cuts do not address the reduction in the School Capital Reserve Fund.
  • This reduction along with continued maintenance budget deferrals is not sound asset management
  • To restore the School Reserve Fund an additional $305,000 must be cut from the school operating budget.
future implications
Future Implications

The current expenditure cap does not:

  • Address the changing demographics & needs of our students
  • Reward the development of alternative funding sources
  • Adjust for unfunded federal mandates or state cost pass throughs
  • Maintain the current systems infrastructure to support student excellence
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Future Implications

We must work together to:

  • Address the need for a state aid formula & increased state aid for our schools
  • Reduce local costs through statewide pension reform, out of district transportation agreements and health and dental programs
  • Regionalize/consolidate purchasing and services as appropriate
our community s challenge

Our Community’s Challenge

North Kingstown’s children are the future of our community.

They deserve the best educational opportunities available to support their future success.