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  1. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NEW JERSEY Celebrate Success MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  2. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLSBOARD OF EDUCATION Dennis Roberts, President George DeLollis, Vice President Calvin Back Robert Bakley, II Burgess Hamer Linda Koch Andrew Melchiorre Patricia Taylor StephanieThomas Patricia Ziolkowski, Dennis Township Representative

  3. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET The primary issue in the development of the 2014-2015 budget was striking a balance between providing high quality educational programs for our students and the effect of the proposed budget on the taxpayers of Middle Township.

  4. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET These are some of the obstacles faced in the development of the 2014-2015 budget.

  5. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET Even with the new sending/receiving relationship with Woodbine the district only received a net increase in anticipated tuition of $5,496

  6. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET AVALON SCHOOL DISTRICT TUITION 2013-2014 2014-2015 $78,534 $ 163,006 INCREASE: $84,472

  7. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET DENNIS TOWNSHIP TUITION 2013-2014 2014-2015 $2,146,300 $1,748,311 DECREASE: ($397,989)

  8. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET STONE HARBOR DISTRICT TUITION 2013-2014 2014-2015 $182,996 $ 101,484 DECREASE: ($81,512)

  9. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET WOODBINE DISTRICT TUITION 2013-2014 2014-2015 (ANTICIPATED) $ -0- $ 400,525 INCREASE: $400,525

  10. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET Due to contractual obligations and increases in costs for health benefits and other insurances, the overall budget would need to be reduced by $1.6 million dollars if no tax increase was proposed.

  11. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET With a 2% tax increase and the increased state aid, the budget still needs to be reduced by $ 874,278.

  12. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET STATE AID ALLOCATIONS 2013-20142014-2015 $13,189,265 $13,485,581 INCREASE $296,316 School Choice Aid $251,196 PARCC Readiness Aid $ 22,560 Per Pupil Growth Aid $ 22,560

  13. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET To maintain the educational programs that will permit our students to be college and career ready, the proposed budget calls for a 2% tax increase.

  14. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET Even with the proposed 2% increase, the district is recommending reductions in the amount of $874,278.

  15. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET A summary of the proposed budget reductions include: • Decreased Natural Gas Consumption • Field Trips • Instructional Supplies • Extracurricular Activities • Reduction in out of district placements

  16. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET • Decrease in teaching staff due to declining enrollment • 1 Guidance position • 1 special education position • 1 science position • 1social studies position

  17. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET • Transportation reductions due to declining enrollment: • Replacing 2 buses versus 6 buses due to route consolidation • 3 bus driver positions • Substitute positions

  18. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET Our district school tax rate for the 2013-2014 budget was $0.939

  19. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET With our proposed budget, the proposed tax rate will be $0.944, an increase of $0.005.

  20. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS The Board of Education will continue to participate in programs to reduce operating expenses and increase revenues.

  21. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLSSHARED SERVICES & INTERLOCALAGREEMENTS • Middle Township School District provides Child Study Team services to Avalon and Stone Harbor Boards of Education • Middle Township School District provides Technology and HVAC services to the Middle Township Fire Department

  22. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLSSHARED SERVICES & INTERLOCALAGREEMENTS Middle Township School District minimizes costs by participating in the following: • Atlantic/Cape May Business Officials Joint Insurance Fund – for all insurance • Cape May County – for purchase of gasoline and diesel fuels

  23. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLSSHARED SERVICES & INTERLOCALAGREEMENTS Middle Township School District minimizes costs by participating in the following: • Cooperative pricing agreement for electrical services with CMC Special Services, CMC Technical School, Cape May and Upper Township Boards of Education • Alliance for Competitive Telecommunications (E-RATE)

  24. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS2014-2015 COST SAVINGS INITIATIVES • The district will continue to realize savings due to our participation in the solar power purchase agreement and energy conservation program.

  25. WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?

  26. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMPARISON OF STATE AID

  27. 2014/2015MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLSTotal Revenue $40,996,730

  28. WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

  29. 2014/2015MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS Total Expenses $40,996,730

  30. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET • The district spends $2,988,165 below adequacy • The State defines “adequacy” as the amount of money a district must spend to provide its students with a “thorough & efficient” education as mandate by the NJ Constitution

  31. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2014/2015 BUDGET Questions?