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Our 2013-2014 Proposed Budget

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  1. Our 2013-2014 Proposed Budget March 26, 2013 RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOLS

  2. 2013-2014 Proposed Budget Developing annual school budgets that reflect the values and priorities of our students and our taxpayers has always been the priority of our Board of Education.

  3. 2013-2014 Proposed Budget Under the 2% mandated cap: • The proposed budget maintains current programs and extra-curricular activities. • It also includes new curricular and educational initiatives.

  4. New Curricular Initiatives • Adding third year World Language HonorsClasses (French, Spanish and Italian) • Adding the Chinese Language to our course offerings • Adding Honors Level Music (by audition) RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOLS

  5. District and Board of Education Technology Committees Both committees have been meeting since 2011 Discussed where we are now and where we want to be- • Visited districts and researched successfully implemented technology initiatives • Evaluated our infrastructure and determined what we needed to do to be prepared to move our technology into the 21st century RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOLS

  6. As a result of our research over the past two years… In districts that have implemented one-to-one technology initiatives: • Students seemed more engaged in student-centered activities. • Students seemed more involved in project-based learning. • There was an increase in collaborative learning. • There was more active in-group work but also more self directed work. RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOLS

  7. 1:1 Laptop Program Initiative “If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” John Dewey RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOLS

  8. Its time to take teaching and learning above and beyond It’s Time to Bring Our Schools to the Next Level!

  9. Our Educational Landscape is Changing! Student Educator Tools

  10. Framework for a 21st Century Education

  11. Through technology we… • Access and consume information. • Develop creativity and innovation tools. • Communicate/collaborate within the school community as well as globally. • Develop critical thinking, and real world problem solving skills.

  12. The cost of a student laptop –necessary! “You have a textbook that is 5 years old.” “I will access up-to-date information.” “You will do the odd problems.” “I will see math problems in 3D.” The cost of a college and career ready Ramapo Indian Hills Student? PRICELESS! “You have the entire class period.” “I will have 24/7 access.” “Your information will be printed and photocopied.” “I will access the most dynamic information.” “I will communicate with leaders and experts.” “You will wait for Friday’s speaker.” “You will use the teacher’s favorite style.” “I will select my learning style.” “You will collaborate with the peers in your classroom.” “I will collaborate with my peers from around the world.” “I will take my learning as far as I want.” “You must wait for the rest of the class.”

  13. TEACH A STUDENT FACTS AND HE WILL REMEMBER THEM FOR A DAY! TEACH A STUDENT TO LEARN AND HE WILL BECOME A LIFELONG LEARNER!

  14. Infrastructure Improvements Made To Support the 1-to-1 Initiative • Revamped our wireless infrastructure • Increased wireless coverage throughout campus • Implemented a virtualized server platform • Deployed new content filter • Increased Internet bandwidth • Expanded usage of cloud-based services

  15. Chosen Device for Our 1-to-1 Initiative • Apple’s 11” MacBook Airs • - 11.6-inch high-resolution screen • - 1.7 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 • - 128 GB Solid State Flash Storage • - 4 GB RAM • - Weight: 2.38 lbs. • - Dimensions: .68” (height) x 11.8” (width) x 7.56” (depth)

  16. Our 2013-2014 Proposed Budget March 26, 2013 RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOLS

  17. Comparison – Indicator 1Total Comparative Cost Per Pupil Cost Saving Based on Per Pupil Cost = $6.5M Comparison is based on 47 Regional High School Districts Source: State of NJ - Taxpayers Guide to Education Spending May 2012

  18. What’s Driving the Budget?Expenses • Salaries ($26.8 million) $ 340,000 • Out of District Tuition $ 122,000 (including Charter Schools) • 1:1 Student Laptop Initiative $ 287,000 • Utilities Savings $ (60,000) • Transportation Savings $(102,000) • Increase in Capital Accounts $ 315,000

  19. Expenditures

  20. What’s Driving the Budget?Revenues • State Aid -Entitlement under funding formula (SFRA): $ 2,313,238 -Actual 2013-2014 Aid (same as 2012-2013): $ 1,204,270 -State Aid Shortfall (direct property tax impact): $(1,108,968) • Miscellaneous Revenues Increase (Tuition and Monopole) : $ 60,000 • Tax Levy: - 1st Increase in 3 Years - $ 2.37 Million Under Aggregate 2% Cap

  21. Revenue - Sources of Funds Total Budget: $51,037,271

  22. Capital Projects For 2013-2014, the district is continuing the need to invest in our facilities. $1,346,800 will be spent on improvements pursuant to our Long Range Facilities Plan. • RHS Roof Recoating $200,000 • RHS Retaining Wall Improvement $427,000 • IHHS Bathroom Upgrades $109,800 • RHS Window & Door Replacement $610,000 (Partial 200 Wing) Total $1,346,800

  23. Summary Total Tax Increase $ 849,274 Total Tax Increase Percentage 1.86% Monthly Impact for an Average Homeowner: Franklin Lakes $ 6.37 $ 1,033,000 Oakland $ 2.28 $ 408,700 Wyckoff* $ (0.47) $ 811,800 (Calendar Year Basis) RAMAPO INDIAN HILLS *To date, tax data has not been certified. Tax impact calculation is based on 2012 tax data. HIGH SCHOOLS

  24. Your Input Is Valued • Monthly Board Meetings • Strategic Planning Committee • Email Address for budget questions: budgetqa@rih.org

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