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“Building for the Future”. Lyme Central School 2014- 2015 Proposed Budget. How LCS Is Thriving in Difficult Times…. Working Together we are…. Using BOCES for all we can Sharing services with Town and Village Sharing Transportation/Bus Mechanic Services (Lyme/Thousand Islands)

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building for the future

“Building for the Future”

Lyme Central School

2014- 2015 Proposed Budget

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Working Together we are…
  • Using BOCES for all we can
  • Sharing services with Town and Village
  • Sharing Transportation/Bus Mechanic Services (Lyme/Thousand Islands)
  • Keeping Health Insurance costs down- self insured
  • Acquiring grants- STEM education, Greenhouse project, Recycling, Professional Dev. Grant
per pupil expenditure
Per Pupil ExpenditurePer Pupil Expenditure

This District Similar Districts State Average

Total Expenditures Per Pupil: $19,985 $19,560$20,906

PK-12 Enrollment: 373

Attendance Rate: 97%

2014 2015 b udget by the numbers
2014-2015 Budget by the numbers…

2014-15 Revenues:

  • Total State Aid: $3,515,937
  • Other Revenue sources: $389,609
  • Fund Balance: $100,000
  • Reductions: $60,000
  • Local Tax Levy: $3,860,706
2014 2015 spending plan
2014-2015 Spending Plan
  • Total Budget: $7,866,252
  • Spending Increase: 2.0% or $153,922
  • Tax Levy Increase: 1.75% or $66,388 (est.)
  • Tax on true or tax/$1000: $9.82

Approved Budget Proposition:

  • Buses: $151,313
  • Three BOE Seats
  • Annual Lyme Free Library: $37,500
three part budget summary
Three-Part Budget Summary

Expenditures 2013-14 Budget 2014-15 Budget

Program Budget $5,465,852 $5,593,649

Admin. Budget $766,588 $786,192

Capital Budget $1,479,890 $1,486,411

Total Budget: $7,712,330 $7,866,252

2% increase from 2013-14

gap elimination adjustment
Gap Elimination Adjustment

2010-2014 GEA is crushing school district programs, staff and fund balances

NYS had a 20 BILLION dollar deficit when implemented…NYS now has a 2 BILLION surplus

NYS schools have lost -$8,481,990,640 in state aid to date…

unfunded mandates
Unfunded Mandates
  • “Dignity for All”- cyber-bullying legislation
  • New Teacher and Principal Evaluation System, Year 2
  • Race To The Top Initiatives, no new funding for new requirements
  • Unemployment for substitutes
  • Middle School Mandates
  • Grading of Exams- regional model
  • Printing Cost of Exams now a Districtresponsibility
  • More and more new mandated areas added each year
a way of life to fight for
A Way of Life to Fight for…

We are a school community that…

  • provides an excellent, affordable education for all
  • whose staff is compassionate, creative & student focused and
  • whose residents value & support

Our School

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