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The Wrentham Public Schools FY09 Budget Presentation to the Finance Committee March 17, 2008. Jeffrey J. Marsden Superintendent of Schools. Update from Last Meeting. Collective Bargaining Increases between the Wrentham School Committee and the Wrentham Teachers’ Association

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the wrentham public schools fy09 budget presentation to the finance committee march 17 2008

The Wrentham Public Schools FY09 Budget Presentation to the Finance CommitteeMarch 17, 2008

Jeffrey J. Marsden

Superintendent of Schools

update from last meeting
Update from Last Meeting
  • Collective Bargaining Increases between the Wrentham School Committee and the Wrentham Teachers’ Association
        • 1995 - 1998 3% 2% 4% = 9%
        • 1998 - 2001 2.75% 3% 3% = 8.75%
        • 2001 - 2004 3% 4% 4% = 11%
        • 2004 – 2007 3% 3% 3% = 9%
        • 2007 – 2010 0% 3% 3% = 6%
  • Wrentham v. Department of Education, Framingham, Norwood,

Kingston, and Silver Lake

wrentham public schools
Wrentham Public Schools
  • Mission
  • District Goals
  • System Budget Priorities for FY09
  • Budget Assumptions
  • FY09 Budget Analysis and Breakdown
wrentham public schools mission statement
Wrentham Public Schools Mission Statement

The MISSION of the Wrentham Public Schools is to provide each student with the values, knowledge and skills needed to reach his or her full potential, maximize achievement and show responsibility in interacting with others in our diverse society. Wrentham students will learn that responsibility earns respect and respect leads to dignity. We will ensure an environment in which the unique gifts of each individual are developed and fortified, producing lifelong learners, able to solve problems and think creatively.

Adopted by Wrentham School Committee, 13 March 1995

Amended 27 October 2003

wrentham public schools district goals
Wrentham Public Schools District Goals
  • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
  • Teacher and Administrator Quality
  • Student Support
  • Business and Financial Management
wrentham public schools system budget priorities for fy09
Wrentham Public SchoolsSystem Budget Priorities for FY09
  • High academic achievement for all students
  • Excellence in teaching
  • Enhance early childhood education
  • Increase revenue generation
wrentham public schools high academic achievement for all students
Wrentham Public SchoolsHigh Academic Achievement for All Students
  • Refinement of Language Arts and Mathematics curricula and instruction
  • Expand learning opportunities for high achieving students
  • Support/expand special education programs
  • World Language instruction
wrentham public schools excellence in teaching professional development
Wrentham Public SchoolsExcellence in Teaching-ProfessionalDevelopment
  • Technology integration
  • Meet the needs of all learners
  • Data analysis
  • Student social competency
wrentham public schools enhance early childhood education
Wrentham Public SchoolsEnhance Early Childhood Education
  • Continue our universal preschool initiative
  • Provide kindergarten options based on student needs
wrentham public schools increase revenue generation
Wrentham Public SchoolsIncrease Revenue Generation
  • Facility usage revolving fund
  • Grant acquisition (see Appendix C)
  • Medicaid reimbursement
  • Wrentham Elementary Schools Trust, Inc. (W.E.S.T.)
fy09 budget assumptions
FY09 Budget Assumptions
  • Federal entitlement grants will be level-funded
  • SPED Circuit Breaker will be funded at $95,000
  • Chapter 70 funding proposed in HR-1Increase of $126,423 to $3,814,719 (+3.43%)
  • Enrollment will remain at current numbers
  • 3% raises as directed by CBAs (0% last year)
fy09 budget breakdown and analysis13
FY09 Budget Breakdown and Analysis
  • Three Components of our FY09 Budget
    • Chapter 70 state aid
    • Local contribution
    • Other funding sources
chapter 70 and local contribution
Chapter 70 and Local Contribution

* Students in tuition based programs are not counted in foundation enrollment

Source: Massachusetts DOE Website 1/23/08

chapter 70 and local contribution comparison of fy06 to fy09
Chapter 70 and Local Contribution Comparison of FY06 to FY09

Source: Massachusetts DOE Website 1/23/08

funding from grants and tuition
Funding from Grants and Tuition

In FY08, grants and tuition were used for the salaries of

26.9 FTEstaff members

  • 7.25 FTE Teaching Positions
  • 19.65 FTE Aide Positions
fy09 budget timeline
FY09 Budget Timeline
  • November 2007
    • Teachers meet as a grade to discuss needs and submit zero-based numbers to principals
  • December 2007
    • Principals meet with grade level teams to review, revise, and reduce grade level budget requests
    • Principals, Director of Pupil Services and Technology Director submit recommendations to the Superintendent
    • Superintendent and Business Manager develop Level Service budget and Level Funded budget
    • FY09 Level Service and Level Funded budgets submitted to School Committee and Town Administrator
budget timeline
Budget Timeline
  • January 2008
    • Preliminary budget recommendations reviewed in context of district goals by Superintendent and School Committee
  • February 2008
    • Superintendent presents recommended budget to School Committee
  • March 2008
    • School Committee meets with town officials, holds a public hearing on the budget, and approves a budget
1000 administration
1000 Administration
  • School Committee expenses
  • Central office salaries, supplies and technology
  • Student information/attendance software
  • Legal services

This budget proposal transfers the funding for the secretary in the Annex from Principal’s to Superintendent’s office budget.

2000 instruction
2000 Instruction
  • All teachers and aides (General and Special Education)
  • Principals, Director of Pupil Services, and Technology Director
  • Office clerical staff and expenses
  • All instructional materials (textbooks, workbooks, supplies, equipment, instructional technology, library materials)

This budget proposal restores 0.5 FTE Spanish classroom teacher and maintains class size by shifting a grade 3 teacher to grade 4. It also restores technology replacement on a five-year cycle.

positions requested but not included in fy09 budget proposal
Positions Requested but Not Included in FY09 Budget Proposal
  • 1.0 FTE Classroom Teacher
  • 1.5 FTE Title I/Academic Support Aide
  • 0.5 FTE Enrichment Program Assistant
  • 0.5 FTE ELL Tutor
  • 1.0 FTE ABA Therapy Aide
  • 1.0 FTE Speech Therapist
  • 0.4 FTE Occupational Therapist
  • 0.2 FTE Physical Therapist
  • 0.4 FTE School Adjustment Counselor

Total = $205,750

3000 student support services
3000 Student Support Services
  • School nurse salaries and supplies

This budget proposal adds a part-time nurse in the Janelli Annex. Currently we have one nurse for over 800 students.

4000 operations and maintenance
4000 Operations and Maintenance
  • Custodial salaries and supplies
  • Heat and other utilities level-funded
  • Building maintenance and repairs
  • Communications, computer network equipment and maintenance costs
5000 fixed charges
5000 Fixed Charges
  • Payment to the Commonwealth Pension Liability Fund for early retirement incentives offered to staff at the beginning of Education Reform
  • FY 2009 will be payment fourteen of fifteen: FY 2010 will be the last.
9000 programs with other districts
9000 Programs with Other Districts
  • Tuition for students attending other schools for special education services
  • This is offset by the Circuit Breaker reimbursement
  • Circuit Breaker numbers are not known until June or July
operating budget total
Operating Budget Total

Positions lost in FY 2008

  • 1.0 fte Technology Integration Specialist
  • 0.7 fte Reading Specialist
  • 0.5 fte Spanish Teacher (restored in FY2009 proposed budget)

* Increase due to pre-purchasing supplies, technology replacement

town support of schools
Town Support of Schools

The Town provides a separate budget for items not reflected in net school spending (NSS) which are fixed costs:

  • Pupil transportation (including special education transportation)
  • Transportation includes additional bus route, $32,760
  • Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) management contract to be bid this spring. WWTF serves Town Hall, Public Safety Building and the school buildings.
budget gap
Budget Gap
  • School Committee Recommended Budget:

$ 8,341,256

  • Board of Selectmen Recommended Budget:

$ 8,111,742

  • Budget Gap: $ 229,514
appendix a per pupil expenditure comparison
Appendix APer Pupil Expenditure Comparison

Source: Massachusetts DOE Website 2/1/08