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JSD NO. 2. 2011-2012 Budget Reduction Public Input. Revenue Reductions 2008 - 2011. Reductions 2008-2011. Reduced certified and administrative salaries by 7 days and classified salaries by 5 days.

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Jsd no 2

JSD NO. 2

2011-2012 Budget Reduction

Public Input



Reductions 2008 2011
Reductions 2008-2011

  • Reduced certified and administrative salaries by 7 days and classified salaries by 5 days.

    • One-time funds from federal jobs legislation restored 5 days for building-level certified and administrative staff and 3 days for classified staff.

  • Reduction in employee benefits

  • Elimination of district funds for staff development program

  • Reduced school supply budgets by 30%

    • 15% in 2009-2010 school year

    • Additional 15% in 2010-2011 school year

  • Cut 11 district office positions, both administrative (Assistant Superintendent, Director of Operations, Math Curriculum Coordinator), managerial (Construction Supervisor) and clerical


Reductions 2008 20111
Reductions 2008-2011

  • Reduced district’s textbook accounts other than textbooks for new students

    • This year the district budgeted $48,000 to purchase textbooks for approximately 600 new students

  • Decreased transportation budget by $1.1 million by consolidating routes and eliminating 1400 stops

  • $160,000 savings from re-negotiated copier contract

  • Moved certified and classified positions into federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded accounts

  • Self-funded workers compensation insurance: estimated savings $300,000

  • Spent $11.5 million in school district’s reserve fund over last 3 years

    • 2008-2009 reserves: $18.5 million

    • Current projected reserves: $7 million

  • These reductions are not reinstated in the 2011-2012 budget


2010 2011 carry over reductions
2010-2011 Carry-over Reductions

  • The following were funded this year by one-time federal revenue that will not be carried over for next school year.

  • 12.2 Resource Room Teachers (funded by ARRA)

  • 17 Resource Room Aides (ARRA)

  • 3 School days (restored this school year with funding from Federal Jobs Bill)

  • 4 Non-School days (2 days restored with funding from Federal Jobs Bill)

  • Certified staff scholarship program (provides scholarships for teaching staff who earn credits toward teacher certification requirements)

  • 2.8 Counselors (Federal Jobs Bill)

  • 1.6 School Nurses (Federal Jobs Bill)


Decrease in revenue for 2011 2012
Decrease in Revenue for 2011-2012

  • Fund Balance from the 10-11 budget: $3.92 million

    • This school year’s budget includes one-time use of the districts fund balance (reserves) that are not available to be included in next year’s budget

  • Emergency Levy: $1.44 million

    • The loss of students during the school year will result in a lower net gain in students from fall 2010 to 2011 resulting in less emergency levy revenue.

  • Decrease local supplemental levy: $10 million

  • Decrease in state funding: $6.4 million

    • Based on a projected increase of 520 students for fall 2011.

  • Total Funding Reduction target for 2011-2012 school year: $21.76 million


Balancing the 2011 2012 school year budget
Balancing the 2011-2012 school year budget

  • Target Reduction Amount: $21.76 Million

  • Fund Balance

  • Commit district’s reserve account to 2011-2012 budget: $7 million

    • The district’s fund balance in 2008-2009 was $18.5 million

  • Administrative Staff Reductions

  • 3.5 Secondary Assistant Principals: $327,568

  • 7 Elementary Assistant Principals: $474,000


Balancing budget continued
Balancing budget, continued

  • 2 Maintenance staff: $95,203

  • 1 transportation Mechanic Supervisor: $56,768

  • 1 purchasing agent: $68,800

  • 2 district clerical staff: $64,259

  • web specialist: $49,450

  • 1 tech support specialist: $48,259

  • 1.4 educational technology trainers: $104,279

  • .8 Administrators Special Projects: $64,575


Balancing budget continued1
Balancing Budget, Continued

  • School Staff Reductions

  • 28.6 Elementary teachers: $1,274,540

  • 5 middle school teachers: $283,084

  • 27.91 high school teachers: $1,583,343

  • 3.8 school nurses: $233,249

  • 10 custodial positions: $321,639

  • 4.8 school counselors: $295,918

  • 12 secondary school classified positions: $298,273

  • Shorten school librarian contracts: $41,800


Balancing budget continued2
Balancing Budget, Continued

  • School Year

  • Shorten school calendar by 6 school days: $4,500,000 (salaries for all staff -- school administrators, district office staff, teachers and school support staff -- will be reduced by an amount equal to the number of days reduced)

  • Shorten school calendar by 1 staff training day: $680,000 (the amount saved is the salary reductions for all staff accept employees who only work when students are present)


Balancing budget continued3
Balancing Budget, Continued

  • Benefit Reductions

  • Eliminate administrative professional development: $243,224

  • Eliminate long-term disability insurance: $280,000

  • In addition, to the total $21.76 million in reductions, the district experienced a 17% increase in the premiums for health insurance. This increase in cost will be passed on to employees:

  • Dental and vision insurance optional at employee expense

  • Employee contribution of $25 per month for health insurance


Balancing budget continued4
Balancing Budget, Continued

  • Transportation

  • Mid-day kindergarten busing: $1,300,000

    • Kindergarten will be all day, every other day. For one semester, one half of the student body will attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays; the next semester the same students will attend on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

  • Extracurricular and Co-curricular Activities

  • Self-funded middle school athletic and extracurricular activity program: $650,000

  • Partially self-funded high school athletic and extracurricular activity: $800,000

    • Athletic and extracurricular fee: $100

    • See handout for additional detail


Submitting comments
Submitting Comments

Written comments can be sent to

Exline.eric@meridianschools.org


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