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2010-2011 School Year Budget Presentation. The Rockaway Township School District Mission Statement.

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the rockaway township school district mission statement

The Rockaway Township School District Mission Statement

United with our community’s commitment to excellence, the Rockaway Township School District inspires all children to strive to meet their fullest potential by providing a nurturing and challenging environment.

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Rockaway Township Board of Education

Presenters:

Dr. Gary J. Vitta, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Deborah Grefe, Asst. Supt. of Schools for Curriculum/Instruction & Professional Development

Dr. James P. Verbist, Business Administrator/Secretary

Mr. Michael Valle, Director of Technology

Contributors:

Principals, Supervisors, Directors, Teachers and the School Community

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just a reminder that
Just a reminder that…

Rockaway Twp. School District is K-8 ONLY

Copeland MS

6-8

916 Students

Built 1969

C.A.

Dwyer

K-5

301

Students

Built in 1971

K.D. Malone

K-5

295 Students

Built 1952

D. B. O’Brien

K-5

340

Students

Built in 1952

Birchwood

K-5

345 Students

Built 1958

Stonybrook

K-5

405

Students

Built in 1962

6 Schools and out of District Placements

2,630 Students – 10/15/09 ASSA Report

what is a school budget
What is a School Budget?

Your School’s Fiscal Year (July 1st - June 30th)It’s Developed August - February of the preceding yearSubmitted to you for review in March/April

Needs &

Priorities

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District Accomplishments

Implementation of the newly adopted Language Arts Literacy Curriculum (Story Town Grades K-3 & NovelStudies 3-5).

Development of Math Benchmarks & Units for each grade level.

Focus on Early Intervention (Grades K-2).

Action research in the area of Writing (K-5).

Ongoing research/development of new reporting system (report card K-5).

Implementation of formative assessments at each grade level.

Ongoing research in the area of Response to Intervention (RTI).

Development of an ELL Magnet School.

Ongoing collaboration with the Local Professional Development Committee & School Based Professional Development Committee.

Involvement in the District’s Technology Committee (3 Year Technology Plan).

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District Accomplishments

  • Ongoing Professional Development in the areas of:
      • Language Arts Literacy
      • Differentiated Instruction
      • Test Taking Skills & Strategies
      • Technology Integration (i.e. use of

Starboards to enhance a lesson)

  • Ongoing curriculum/grade level articulation
  • Parent Outreach
      • NJASK Parent Informational Evenings
      • Family Science & Family Math
      • Kindergarten Parent Informational Sessions
      • Family Life Evening Informational Session
      • ELL Parent Informational Sessions
  • Future Collaboration with Montclair State University

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District Accomplishments Continued

Professional Development Day led by District Staff

Fully integrated technology for large group instruction with the use of LCD projectors

120 State of the Art Starboards

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District Accomplishments Continued

Laptop Computers as an Educational tool to provide individualized instruction

Kean University Graduate Site

Realtor Breakfast – Showcase Schools

Senior Citizen Awareness Day

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District Accomplishments Continued

Mandated Summer Reading Program

Awesome Adventure – Expanded PE Program

Intensive Project Read Professional Learning Program

Webinar-Online Professional Development

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2010-2011 Budget Highlights: Improving Rockaway Township’s Schools

Over the past four years we have experienced the following savings:

Approximate savings of $1,300,000

Reduction of printing costs

Elimination of MS VP stipends

Ongoing PNC Bank Donations

PNC Sponsorships

Consolidation in Central Office

Eliminate of 2 CST Support Staff

Eliminate Staff Developer

Liability Insurance Reductions

Hep. B Training Costs

Eliminate Asst. B&G Supv.

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2010-2011 Budget Highlights: Improving Rockaway Township’s Schools

Over the past four years we have experienced the following savings continued:

Reduction in Admin. Costs – Transp.

Ed. Data/ Cooperatives

Medical/Dental Savings

Reduction – Speech/Lang. Specialist

Replacement of Supv. of B&G

Replacement of Transportation Supv.

Replacement of Dir. of Pupil Services

Replacement of Assistant Superintendent

Participating in Bus. Educ. Alliance

Eliminate Public Relations position

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2010-2011 Budget Highlights: Improving Rockaway Township’s Schools

1. Staffing

2. Curriculum

3. Technology

4. Building Improvements

5. Equipment

6. Transportation

7. Miscellaneous

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Staffing

  • Moving Toward New Jersey Department of Education Efficiency Standards
  • Sufficient staffing to continue to support District class size initiative.
  • Sufficient staffing in the areas of Guidance, G&T and Educational Technology
  • Effective and Efficient Administration Staffing
  • Effective and Efficient Secretarial Staffing

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2010-11 Reductions

  • Elimination of security staff
  • Elimination of 1 ELL position (attrition)
  • Elimination of 1 Psychologist position (attrition)
  • Elimination of 12 aides
  • Elimination of 1 speech position
  • Elimination of 4.5 Special Education positions
  • Reductions in substitute costs
  • Reductions in supplies-Instructional and non-instructional
  • Elimination of field trip support
  • Elimination of co-curricular and after school programs

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2010 Reductions – continued

  • Elimination of G&T staff
  • Elimination of 12 elementary teaching positions
  • (resulting in 9 actual staff members being reduced)
  • Elimination of 2 elementary guidance positions
  • Elimination of permanent substitutes
  • Elimination of 1 custodian
  • Elimination of Summer Developmental Program
  • (Services to be provided through Federal Programs)

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Mandated Reductions – as per NJDOE

  • Elimination of 1 Librarian
  • Elimination of 3 elementary world Language positions
  • (elementary programs to be provided using DVD)
  • Elimination of 1 custodian position
  • Elimination of .5 Curriculum Supervisor
  • Elimination of 2 secretarial positions
  • Elimination of 1 special education position
  • Reduction of Capital Outlay
  • Elimination of 1 guidance counselor

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Curriculum & Instruction

  • The proposed budget for curriculum, instruction and professional development is in alignment with the following:
  • The Mission Statement of the Rockaway Township School District
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Academic excellence and accountability as identified by the mandated NJ Assessments

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quality single accountability continuum qsac

Quality Single Accountability ContinuumQSAC

Continuous process to review

district data to maintain academic

excellence, individualized

programs for all children, and

professional development for

instructional staff.

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Curriculum & Instruction

New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards –Revisions(2010-11)

Staff Development initiatives as identified in the Rockaway TownshipProfessional

Development Plans

NJDOE

Mandated Professional Development Programs

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Curriculum & Instruction

  • Compliancewith the mandated five-year cycle for curriculum review/revision/implementation.
  • Developmentof instructional support materials in programs to support academic excellence-
      • District Initiatives/Assessments
      • Instructional Practices
      • Textbooks & Materials
      • Information Outreach

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2010-2011Twenty-First Century Skills

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Creativity & Innovation

Collaboration, Teamwork, Leadership

Cross-Cultural Understanding

Interpersonal Communication

Communication & Media

Fluency

Accountability, Productivity, & Ethics

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2010-2011

Development of instructional support materials

Language Arts Literacy, Science, Social Studies & Math Benchmarks (formative assessments for grades K-8)

Writing Program

Sixth Grade Math Honors Program

Programs to support academic excellence

After Hours- individual diagnostic/prescriptive program

Smart-Summer Math & Reading Tasks

Achieve 3000 – Study Island

Early Intervention Instruction

Phonemic Awareness Instruction

Project Read

Action Research Projects

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Maintain The Mandated 5 Year Cycle For Curriculum/Revision/Review/Implementation

Art

Language Arts Literacy

Math

Science

Social Studies

Technology

World Language

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Technology

  • Implementation
    • 2009 – 2010 will be the third year of the District Technology Plan
  • Network Capabilities
    • 23 Servers
    • 1400 Computers
    • High Speed Internet and network capabilities
    • Computer Labs in every building with Windows XP Computers
    • Wireless Capabilities at the Middle School

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Technology

Maintaining the Network

Replacement switches/routers

Large Group Instruction:

LCD projectors maintenance

Teaching tool to visit curriculum websites, use software, demonstrate search engines, model lessons, review activities, present math strategies, display student portfolios, and to allow students to make presentations.

  • Wireless keyboards / mouse capabilities in every classroom
  • Document Presenter / in every classroom

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4. Technology

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Emergency Notification System
  • Audio Visual Support
  • District Phone System
  • District Calendar
  • Newsletters
  • Public Relations
  • District Technology Purchasing
  • Technology Staff Development

TEAMWORK & TECHNOLOGY

M.I.S.

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Technology

Technology Plan Implementation:

  • Improve Communication: Voice Broadcasts, E-Boards, Intranet, Web Page
  • Distance Learning
  • Wireless Laptop Carts at CMS
  • Formative Assessments
  • Assessment Scanners in all Schools

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TechnologyTHE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP MAKES EVERY DOLLAR COUNT BY GETTING THE MOST OUT OF EVERY APPLICATION AND EVERY APPLICATION IS GUIDED BY THE TECHNOLOGY PLAN

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4. Technology

Managing Student Data

  • Demographics
  • Attendance
  • Scheduling
  • Grades
  • Discipline
  • Cafeteria
  • NJ SMART
  • Special Services
  • Assessment
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Building Improvements

Dennis B. O’Brien

Gym Floor Refinishing

Replace ceiling tile (where necessary)

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Building Improvements

Birchwood

Window shade replacement (where necessary)

Replace ceiling tiles (where necessary)

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Building Improvements

Katharine D. Malone

Gym floor refinishing

Replace ceiling tile (where necessary)

Window shade replacement (where necessary)

Pump Replacement

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Building Improvements

Catherine A. Dwyer

Window shade replacement (where necessary)

Replace ceiling tiles (where necessary)

Replacement refrigerator/freezer - Cafeteria

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Building Improvements

Stony Brook

Replace ceiling tile (where necessary)

Window shade replacement (where necessary)

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Building Improvements

Copeland Middle School

Gym floor refinishing

Door Refinishing

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UNFUNDED MANDATED PROGRAMS The State Requires Districts to Provide Services and Programs that are not funded by the State

For Example:

Mentoring for our new Professional staff (including New Teacher Orientation)

Early Intervention

Special Education Initiatives

Assessments

Health & Safety Programs

NJ Smart/State Data Base

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ADMINISTRATIVE COST LIMITATION

District is Consistently Below the Regional Limit

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BUDGETED UNDESIGNATED FUND BALANCE

The District has used “Undesignated Fund Balance” to help reduce the amount of money to be raised through Taxation. The appropriation of “Undesignated Fund Balance” has helped reduce the local taxes in the amount of $7,757,532.* This is a tax savings of over $694 for the owner of a home assessed at $258,000. *Source – NJ Dept. of Education

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SELECTED FIXED EXPENSES

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This budget accomplishes all of the following:

• Is educationally sound & fiscally responsible

• Meets the needs of our children

• Allows us to continue our pursuit of educational excellence in all areas

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Financial Impact of 2010-11 Budget

Bottom Line:

The District is at State Approved Tax Levy Cap

The average home assessed @ $258,000 will see a$144.64 increase in RT school taxes on your 2010 tax bill.

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In conclusion:

Think about the educational, social and safety needs of the children of Rockaway Township

Support Their Needs –

Support Your Schools!

2010-2011 School Year Budget Presentation