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MAYFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Past, present and future
Our goal is to maintain the high academic standards of our district. We are all in this together…
$16,989,363 total Approved by a vote of 395 to 189 Eliminated 9.5 full-time staff, which resulted in two layoffs Carried a tax levy increase of 2.85% State aid accounted for 56.5% of revenue State aid cut $1,200,000 to MCS The 2010-11 budget
Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget includes cuts of $1.5 billion in state aid to schools
Circumstances driving up costs • Healthcare costs for employees are up 16.5 %. The district will pay $800,000 more in 2011-12 • District contributions to pension plans will account for an increase of $270,000
Circumstances driving up costs • Salaries for teachers and professional staff will increase nearly $430,000 • The HRBRRD (the district’s largest taxpayer) owes the district two years of property taxes, plus penalties totaling more than $700,000
The projected loss in state aid is $1.36 million • Under the Governor’s proposed budget Mayfield CSD will lose 13.89% or $1,359,808 • The Gap Elimination Adjustment is $1,876,460. Last year, federal monies helped offset that loss • Federal stimulus funds have ended
The projected loss in state aid is $1.36 million • Mayfield would lose $1,919 per student • Other districts in HFM would lose $1,136 • Statewide the loss would be $1,117 • A similar school to MCS in Westchester would lose $492
The latest news • A one percent tax levy increase generates $63,000 in revenue. • To make up $1.6 million without cuts, the tax levy would have to increase 25.4% • Gov. Cuomo’s two percent property tax cap has passed the Senate and could be implemented in 2012-13
What we heard from you…. • Reduce staff: Admin.,Teachers, Aides, Bus Drivers, Custodian, Secretaries • Eliminate Summer Programs • Find less expensive Health Care Plan • Eliminate Department Heads
What we heard from you…. • Reduce the number of Clubs • Reduce transportation runs • Improve Heating Controls • Reduce the sports program
Where we are today • The elimination of 11.5 full-time positions brings us to a 13% tax levy increase • We still need to cut $492,341 to get to a 3.9% tax levy increase • We would have to cut $738,041 more to reach a 0% increase
We need your help • Contact our local legislators • Send us feedback on our website or note cards