HINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS. FY 2013 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM December 19, 2011. BUDGET PROCESS TO TONIGHT. School Committee adopts Guiding Principles and budget calendar Requests from departments go to building principals
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HINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS FY 2013 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM December 19, 2011
BUDGET PROCESS TO TONIGHT School Committee adopts Guiding Principles and budget calendar Requests from departments go to building principals Requests from principals, technology manager, buildings and grounds supervisor, and student services director come to central office Superintendent and assistant superintendent meet with building principals and directors to review requests Business director meets with technology and buildings and grounds supervisor to review requests Central office administrators establish district priorities and develop administration-recommended budgets Recommended budget is presented to School Committee at budget overview
BUDGET FY ’13 - GUIDING PRINCIPLES • The recommended budget: will reflect the district mission and support a goal of the highest quality educational programs and services possible, while reflecting the uniqueness of financial needs in certain areas and acknowledging fiscal realities and current physical plant limitations. will identify the funding needed to provide the FY ’12 level of services and programs in FY ’13, but also will identify the resources that are needed to respond to enrollment, demographic, and other challenges so that the same level of educational services and programs can be maintained or improved and the district mission fulfilled.
will reflect contractual obligations, professional development needs and requirements, and staff supervision and support provisions to further the district’s goal of attracting and maintaining a highly qualified and adequately supported faculty and staff. • Funding to meet state and federal mandates and DESE regulations, including those related to the Education Reform Act, special education and ELE laws, “circuit breaker” legislation, “No Child Left Behind” and “Race to the Top” legislation, will be incorporated into the recommended budget. • The budget will include proposals for up-to-date instructional materials and technologies and for maintenance of, and capital improvements to, school buildings and properties. • The budget will provide funding for utilities and other contracted services, such as transportation and preventive maintenance.
BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS FY ‘13 • THE HIGHEST PRIORITY IS TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT SUPPORT “FULFILLMENT OF INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL” and OTHER CORE BELIEFS THAT UNDERLIE THE DISTRICT MISSION. • A MORE IMMEDIATE GOAL IS TO PRESERVE QUALITY AND PREVENT FURTHER EROSION • OF PROGRAMS AND CLASS SIZE RATIOS. • ENROLLMENT CHALLENGES WILL CONTINUE (INCLUDING INCREASES IN OOD AND VOCATIONAL STUDENTS). • SPECIAL EDUCATION COSTS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW, REFLECTING CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS, MORE COMPLEX NEEDS, AND OTHER FACTORS. • STATE AND FEDERAL GRANTS (EXCEPT FOR CB) ARE LIKELY (AT BEST) TO REMAIN LEVEL. • AN INCREASE IN CIRCUIT BREAKER FUNDING FOR FY ‘12 WILL PROVIDE A LARGER OFFSET (THAN IN FY 2012) FOR THE TUITIONS ACCOUNT IN THE FY ‘13 OPERATING BUDGET. • NO NEW FEDERAL STIMULUS GRANT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE TO OFFSET FY ’13 EXPENSES. • UNFUNDED MANDATES AND DESE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS WILL CONTINUE TO STRETCH ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL RESOURCES.
FY 2013 LEVEL SERVICES • No new initiatives or restoration of lost services or staffing from the FY 2012 and earlier reductions • Staffing level with the FY 2012 total with the exception of those on the next slide • Salary lines reflecting only existing benefit obligations for collective bargaining units and individual contracts that have been settled at this time • A collective bargaining allowance for ongoing or upcoming collective bargaining negotiations and unsettled salary agreements (such an allowance for municipal contract negotiations would appear under Articles 4 and 5 of the TM Warrant; for the schools it appears in the base budget.) • Special and vocational education tuitions and related transportation costs reflecting placements as currently anticipatedand costs of other IEP-mandated special education services included • Goods and services budgeted at anticipated costs or less. • Replacements for known retirements and leaves of absence budgeted to reflect anticipated availability of qualified individuals, which varies according to the nature of the role.
FY 2013 LEVEL SERVICES BUDGETSPERSONNEL ADDITIONS REGULAR EDUCATION 2.0 elementary teachers (enrollment related) 2.0 secondary teachers (enrollment related) 77 hrs/wk reading tutors (formerly grant funded) • assistant coaches - 2 track, 1 volleyball (enrollment related) SPECIAL EDUCATION .5 psychologist MS (testing caseload increase) .4 special education PRS (caseload related) .2 speech/language – PRS (caseload related) RE + SE COST IS $361,817
COMBINED OPERATING BUDGETS FY 2013 Graph reflects net costs, with offsets to the regular education budget of approx. $401 K, the largest piece of which is the athletic user fee.
HINGHAMPUBLIC SCHOOLSPROPOSED 2013 OPERATING BUDGETS MANDATED PROGRAMS
SPECIAL EDUCATION BUDGET Graph reflects net costs, with approximately $1.44 million in offsets including IDEA Federal Grant and Circuit Breaker Reimbursement as the largest pieces
Projections for September 2013 Grades K – 5 2014 -319 (to gr. 6) + 272 (new K) + 40 (grade K – 1 growth) = 2007 Nearly level, plus net in-migration Grades 6-8 944 - 289 (to HS) + 319 (from grade 5) = 974 Up 30, plus net in-migration Grades 9-12 1131 + 289 (from grade 8) – 272 (graduates) = 1148 Up 17, plus net in-migration Projections assume no net in-migration, so are minimums.
Recommended, but NOT in Level Services Budgets Restoration of two elementary assistant principals ($192,448) Restoration of full time (now at .5) middle school librarian ($31,882) Additional (2) elementary teachers to mitigate large class sizes ($101,144) Additional secondary FTEs (3.0) to accommodate increased enrollments and restoration of lost electives ($165,021) Tutor hours (30/week) to establish a transitional program at the HS ($32,022)
NEXT STEPS • Presentations on budget detail (January 5, 12, 19) • School Committee’s initial discussions and prioritizing of requests (January 26) • Presentation to joint meeting of Selectmen and AdCom (January 31) • School Committee adoption of its budget (February 27 tent.) • (TBD) Selectmen and AdCom vote on budget to be recommended to Town Meeting • Town Meeting vote on Article 6 -Town Budgets ( April 23)