Equity & Opportunity AlbemarleForward: Budget Work Session #3: January 30, 2018
Budget Review Schedule Jan. 18 Special School Board Meeting Superintendent’s Request Presentation Jan. 23 Special Budget Work Session Budget Overview Compensation and Benefits Growth SPED ESOL Operational Departments LEAD Jan. 25School Board Work Session FY18 Equity & Access Initiative Update Instructional Departments “Sustaining” Initiatives “Advancing” Initiatives Jan. 30 School Board Public Hearing/ Special Budget Work Session Food Service After School (EDEP) Remaining Special Revenue Funds Recommended Adjustments Discussion Feb. 6Special Budget Work Session (Tentative) Feb. 8 School Board Business Meeting Adopt School Board’s Request
Food Services:Child Nutrition Program Christina Pitsenberger
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM OVERVIEW ► The mission of the Child Nutrition Program is to provide healthy and balanced meals by offering excellent service, while promoting nutrition and wellness. ► Nutritious and balanced breakfast and lunch is offered each school day to all students. ► Student breakfast participation averages between 13-15% and lunch between 43-45%. ► Contract services are presently with Head Start, Boys and Girls Club, CFA and some internal catering. ► All cafeteria managers are certified in food safety and sanitation. ► Nutrition education is provided through promotions such as Farm to School Week, National School Lunch Week, National Nutrition Month, School Gardens, and School Health Fairs. ► Free and reduced meal application process is managed within the Child Nutrition Program. • Approximately 4,300 students are eligible for free/reduced meals accounting for 30% student enrollment. • Just over 2,700 students are eligible through Direct Certification, and the remainder are eligible through meal application. • The Child Nutrition program offers families the option of online meal applications.
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM ACCOUNTABILITY ►Federal Review (every 3 years) ► State Procurement Review (every 3 years) ►State National School Meal Program (NSMP) Annual Review ►USDA Commodity Annual Review ►Local Health Department food safety and sanitation inspection-2x/year at each cafeteria- performed by the Thomas Jefferson Area Dept. of Health.
CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM Accomplishments ►Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program (FFVP) Greer Elementary School ►USDASummer Food Service Program (SFSP) ►Increased Food Service Associate starting wage ►Hiring/retention ►Increasing meal participation Challenges
Child nutrition program 2018/19 Tuition and Fees ►2018-19 Food Service budget includes a $ .05 increase for breakfast and $.10 increase for lunch. A meal price increase is mandated, but is also needed to help cover the projected cost of the expansion of health coverage for those at 70% FTE.
Extended day enrichment program (EDEP) OVERVIEW ► The Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP) community engages each student in an exciting journey of exploration and discovery to enhance and expand their individual knowledge, skills, and abilities. ► The EDEP is self-sustaining, funded solely by tuition and fees. ► It is comprised of the following: • After School Enrichment Program operates every school day from the time schools are dismissed until 6:00 pm. • Student Holiday Program operates from 7 am – 6 pm on teacher work days and Spring Break.
Extended day enrichment program (EDEP) 2017/18 School Year ►880 elementary students in grades K–5 are enrolled in the EDEP. • Daily attendance ranges from 12-15 students in the smallest program to 120+ students in the largest program. ► Qualifying families may receive a 25% or 50% reduction in tuition. • There were18 total applicants for reduced tuition. • 50 % of applicants (9) received reduced rates and one (2) selected alternative funding through the Department of Social Services (DSS). ►The Virginia Department of Social Services provides additional subsidies, currently supporting thirty (30) students. ► A sliding tuition scale is being piloted at Red Hill and Scottsville Elementary Schools. • Fourteen (14) students receive reduced tuition ranging from $38 - $192 per cycle. • Sixteen (16) students receive a sibling discount rate for families with multiple children enrolled in the program.
Extended day enrichment program (EDEP) Challenges ►Recruitment and retention • Hire additional staff to accommodate the demand for the service • Funding enhanced benefits ►Balance self-sustaining status and increase accessibility ►Further Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) requirements • Fingerprint checks through a VDSS mandated agency • Duplicated background (Child Registry Release) checks
Extended day enrichment program (EDEP) 2018/19 Tuition and Fees ►Budget is based on tuition rate increases as outlined below:
Extended day enrichment program (EDEP) Advancements ► Piloted online registration ► Piloted sliding scale ►Implemented retention bonus for EDEP teacher and specialty teacher positions ►Increased the number of specialty teacher hires. ►Reduced the number of long-term open positions from eight (8) in 2016-2017 to two (2). ►Waitlist decreased by over 50% Accomplishments
ADJUSTMENTS TO FUNDING REQUEST Funding Gap as of 01/18/18: $1,264,632 Updated Total Funding Gap: $1,232,435
Budget Review Schedule Jan. 18 Special School Board Meeting Superintendent’s Request Presentation Jan. 23 Special Budget Work Session Budget Overview Compensation and Benefits Growth SPED ESOL Operational Departments LEAD Jan. 25School Board Work Session FY18 Equity & Access Initiative Update Instructional Departments “Sustaining” Initiatives “Advancing” Initiatives Jan. 30 School Board Public Hearing/ Special Budget Work Session Food Services After School (EDEP) Remaining Special Revenue Funds Recommended Adjustments Discussion Feb. 6Special Budget Work Session (Tentative) Feb. 8 School Board Business Meeting Adopt School Board’s Request
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