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Newaygo County RESA. STATE OF THE RESA April 2011. Our mission to: Support     Education         Responsibly, through             Visionary                 Innovative                     Cooperative                         Efforts. Instruction. Increased Rigor

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newaygo county resa
Newaygo County RESA


April 2011

Our mission to:Support    Education        Responsibly, through            Visionary                Innovative                    Cooperative                        Efforts


Increased Rigor

SmartBoard Implementation & Professional Development

All Elementary Teachers

Middle and High School Lead Teachers

Data to Influence Instruction

Common Assessments

Academic Interventions



Social Studies

ELA Curriculum Development

Middle School

6th Grade Science

ELA Curriculum Development

High School

Math Intervention

ELA 12

Financial Management

operations and personnel
Operations and Personnel
  • Bond Projects Throughout the District
    • Roofs, paving, energy systems
  • Student Records
    • Digitized records for better lookup
  • East China is The School of Choice
    • 203 students in from other districts…. Only 37 going to other districts
  • Wellness Program
    • Virgin Health Miles Program
    • Rewards – over 175 employees participating
teacher evaluation committee
Teacher Evaluation Committee
  • Evaluate teachers/administrators annually using multiple rating categories and data on student growth as a significant factor
  • Multiple ratings - Highly effective, effective and ineffective rubrics developed
  • Committee to make recommendation to respective bargaining teams so contract will comply with law.
governor s school aid proposal
Governor’s School Aid Proposal
  • Reduction 2010-11 - $300/pupil
  • Retirement Rate 3.8 points - $239/pupil
  • Reduction Projected - $539/pupil
  • Total cost to ECSD:

$2.5 million

approved by house
Approved by House

HB 4152

  • Wages and benefits frozen during contract negotiations (prohibiting step increases)
  • Any increase to health premium borne by employee
  • Prohibits retroactivity for wages or benefits
in house committee
In House Committee

HB 4306

  • Requires school districts to bid out support services including custodial, food service, and transportation
  • Other non-instructional services may be included as well including office and secretarial services
emergency financial manager
Emergency Financial Manager
  • Applies to school districts and cities
  • Allows EFM to be appointed by State Treasurer after certain criteria are met
  • Big changes in this law give the EFM much more power to eliminate deficit including canceling collective bargaining agreements
other proposals
Other Proposals

Tenure – Eliminate or Reform

  • Reduce standard for discipline or dismissal from just cause to arbitrary and capricious
  • Escrow salary instead of paid leave during period waiting for tenure hearing

Health Premium Cost Sharing

  • 20% co-pay from employee
  • $13,000 cap on employer share of premium
what is going on
What is Going On?
  • More accountability than ever
  • Huge downturn in Michigan economy
  • Politicians and public do not believe

K-12 education has sacrificed in comparison to everyone else

  • Little credit is given for adjustments

K-12 education has made


Michigan Per Capita Income Deviation From National Average


US Dept of Commerce

what does this mean
What Does This Mean?
  • The recession of 2001-2010 effectively “RESET” the income level of the average Michigan household.
  • Politicians do not believe the recession impacted the average ECSD or Michigan teacher/employee to the same degree
comparison of income
Comparison of Income
  • Michigan Median Household Income
  • 2000 $44,667
  • 2009 $45,255 + 1.3%
  • East China MA Teacher Salary
  • 2000 $63,044
  • 2009 $77,034 +22.2%

Michigan Data from U.S. Census Bureau, US Dept. of Labor

comparison of employer cost of employee health insurance
Comparison of Employer Cost of Employee Health Insurance

US Private Worker Increase

2000 to 2009 +84%

State/Local Government Worker

2000 to 2009 +96%

ECSD Teacher Increase

2000 to 2010 +138%

US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

compensation and funding
Compensation and Funding
  • ECSD MA Step 10 Teacher
  • 2000 $83,247
  • 2010 $118,042 + 41.8%
  • ECSD Per Pupil Funding
  • 2000 $6,602
  • 2010 $7,794 + 18.1%
  • ECSD Funding with Enrollment
  • 2000 @5,613 = $37.1 million
  • 2010 @4,959 = $38.6 million + 4 %
how have we survived without matching compensation to funding
How Have We Survived Without Matching Compensation to Funding?

Reduction of staffing by 31% across the district touching every area

Teachers Non-Teachers

2000 – 368 2000 – 214

2010 – 264 2010 – 135

Full Time Staff

2000 – 582

2010 – 399

major issues facing ecsd
Major Issues Facing ECSD
  • Declining Enrollment
  • Retirement Rate Charged by State
  • Health Premium Costs
  • Funding Provided by State
ecsd september enrollment
ECSD September Enrollment



why are there fewer students
Why Are There Fewer Students?
  • Michigan had153,000 live births in 1990 and 123,000 live births in 2007
  • 25 to 35 year old population has been relocating to other states for jobs
  • ECSD graduates about 500 students and will have 300 kindergartners
  • We bring in Schools of Choice and transfers, but not enough to overcome discrepancy between graduates and kindergartners
retirement rate factors
Retirement Rate Factors
  • Active workers decline from 327,000 in 2003 to 242,500 in 2010
  • Litigation over 3% charge for health care
  • 2008 stock market meltdown
    • Unfunded pension liability due to investment proceeds not meeting the projection
  • Cost of the 2010 retirement incentive
  • Increase in retirees
    • Over 167,000 retirees collecting pension
    • Average pension is $19,000
health care
Health Care
  • This is a huge issue for the district and employees
  • $5 million annual cost to the district
  • 138% increase in premium since 2000 compared to 23.9% Inflation as measured by CPI
  • We have 183 fewer full time staff members, but the cost of health care premiums has gone from $3.7 million to $5.0 million
health savings account plans
Health Savings Account Plans
  • High Deductible Health Plan coupled with a Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • HSA is similar to Flexible Savings Account
  • Deductible is owned by employee and unused balances roll over
  • Savings accounts are tax free and governed by IRS
  • Designed for employees to manage their health plan and its cost much more than the traditional health plan
comparison to private industry
Comparison to Private Industry

Nationally, the average monthly contribution to health insurance in 2010 is $75 single…$333 Family

This equates to 19% single coverage and 30% for family coverage

The employer pays $3,837 single $9,324 family

Kaiser Family Foundation – Employer Health Benefits 2010 Annual Survey

we will not be a deficit district
We Will Not Be a Deficit District
  • Any deficit in the 2011-12 budget will add to the 2012-13 financial problem
  • The funding model imposed by the state of Michigan will force school districts to change the compensation structure for employees.
we are in this together
We Are In This Together
  • We have managed this financial crisis for the past ten years
  • We need to work together and continue to be proactive – addressing issues early will help us stay in position to continue to thrive
  • We will not be discouraged, we are doing important work and we are valued by our community
what is next
What is Next?
  • Displacement Process for Teachers April 27
  • Layoff Notice for Teachers May 6
  • ECSD Budget Hearing May 9
  • State Revenue Update for 2010-11 May 15
  • Bargaining with ECEA May….
  • State Aid Act Target Approval June