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Committee of the Whole Meeting July 19, 2010. District Enrollment Remains Strong. 18.5% Gain. District-wide. 23.8% Gain. Key Issues Influencing Budget Development. Federal and State academic achievement requirements increase 4% to 5% each year in reading and math.

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key issues influencing budget development
Key Issues Influencing Budget Development
  • Federal and State academic achievement requirements increase 4% to 5% each year in reading and math.
state revenue
State Revenue

$340 million

  • Majority of the state revenue is raised through sales and income tax.
  • Districts receive monthly payments from the state, but this past year most have been delinquent--$41 million in June.
  • Base state aid (which funds regular education for the majority of our students) is provided on a per pupil basis by law. Since Jan. 09, base state aid has been cut 5 times by a total of $421 per student or 9.5%.
  • Additional funds are provided for vocational, bilingual, at-risk and low income students. Professional development and capital outlay state aid were eliminated in 2009. Funds other than base state aid & LOB are restricted.
local revenue
Local Revenue

$ 157 million

  • Local revenue is predominantly raised by local property taxes. Assessed valuations have decreased the past two years.
  • However, the district proposes a flat mill levy for next year.
  • Property tax revenues are received primarily two times per year (January and June).
  • Includes property taxes for the LOB, Capital, and Bond Funds, which can’t be used for any other purpose.
federal revenue
Federal Revenue

$82 million

  • USD 259 receives federal funds for bond interest payments, meal programs (breakfast and lunch), special education, and Title funds.
  • All federal funds are restricted sources of revenue.
  • Stimulus funds designated for Title I and special education are scheduled to expire in 2011.
how we spend our money 631 million
How We Spend Our Money$631 Million
  • Only 38% of the district’s budget is unrestricted and available to be spent on any cost associated with regular K-12 education.
how we spend our money
How We Spend Our Money

General & Supplemental General Fund Expenditures

key issues influencing budget development1
Key Issues Influencing Budget Development
  • As authorized by the 2008 bond election, the bond and interest fund budget will increase by $12 million this year due to the issuance of $320 million of bonds over the past 14 months. Federal ARRA funds will support $5 million of the new bond interest payments.
key issues influencing budget development2
Key Issues Influencing Budget Development
  • Other cost increases for 2010-11 include fuel increases, retirement, contractual obligations, liability insurance, bilingual and special education services.
  • These increased costs must be funded by cuts elsewhere in the unrestricted budgets.
cost savings programmatic changes
Cost-Savings Programmatic Changes
  • Elimination of remaining four middle school resource officers.
  • Metro Midtown Alternative High School program will be eliminated.
  • Elimination of the Driver Education program.
  • Change start times at eight elementary/pre-K school buildings to save transportation costs.
staffing reductions
Staffing Reductions
  • Elimination of 42.9 instructional and instructional support positions.
  • Elimination of 74.2 administrative and operational positions.
  • 55% reduction in temporary/relief custodians.
  • Elimination of job share elementary teaching positions.
other budget reductions
Other Budget Reductions
  • Reduction of teacher and administrator meeting, conference, & workshop expenses.
  • 50% Reduction of employee overtime.
  • Reduction of computer purchases required to support the 5-year technology plan.
  • Reduce employee in-district mileage reimbursements.
  • Suspend new appointments to the Grow Your Own Teacher program.
other budget decisions
Other Budget Decisions
  • Freeze salary schedules for all employee groups for 2009-10 and 2010-11.
  • Increase Student fees by 5%.
budget process timeline
Budget Process Timeline
  • January-March Site council meetings
                • (Current budget overview, process for 10-11)
  • January 25 Board established budget parameters
  • Feb, March, April Stakeholder committee meetings
  • May Legislature set funding for 10-11
  • July 29 Proposed 10-11 budget published
  • August 9 Budget hearing and adoption