BYRON UNION SCHOOL DISTRICTBudget Road Show Presentation2010-2011Eric Prater, Ed.D, SuperintendentGaby Hellier, CBO Discovery Play School Preschool Programs Timber Point Elementary Discovery Bay Elementary Excelsior Middle School The Academy Childcare Programs
Purpose of the Meeting • Review the 2009-2010 budget • Understand the factors impacting the 2010-2011 budget • Review the Budget Development Timeline and Process • Questions, Answers, and Comments
What are the Questions? • What does the budget look like this year? • Will there be mid-year cuts or layoffs? • What are the expectations or projections for next year? • What programs and personnel could be reduced?
What are the Questions? • What process will be used to develop the budget? • How do I have input into the process? • Where can I find additional information? • How do I ask more questions?
What’s Happened Since June? • State Budget – Revised in July • Enrollment in 8/09 = 1689 • Enrollment in 1/10 = 1723 (+34) • This is GREAT NEWS…but…
The 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 “Moving Target” State Budgets • The decline in the state and national economy has resulted in unprecedented reductions to public education • 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 budget years under continual cycle of change with growing deficits throughout the planning period
Like Chasing A Rock Downhill • Budget Act of 2008 was latest enacted in recent history - signed September 2008 - with major revisions in February 2009 • Budget Act of 2009 was earliest enacted in history – signed February 2009 • Both 2008 and 2009 budgets revised in July 2009 following approval in February 2009….
What Impact on California? • California state budget action had to address a two-year budget gap of $63 billion! • Public schools and colleges cut by nearly $18 billion! • Categorical programs have either been eliminated entirely or reduced by approximately 20%
Proposition 98 Funding • 40% of the state budget must go to public schools • State revenue has fallen from $102.1 billion to $89.5 billion • State has applied a “deficit” to the education budget • Technically, the state is “fully funding” K-14 education
Shifts in State Revenue • 2006-2007 = $95 billion • 2007-2008 = $103 billion • 2008-2009 = $89 billion • 2008-2009 (revised) = $84 billion • 2009-2010 = $98 billion • 2009-2010 (revised) = $89 billion
Why are these reductions in funding so challenging for school districts?
What Impact on the Byron Union School District • BUSD now receives $600 per student less for core programs (Base Revenue Limit) than it did in 2007 • BUSD now receives approximately $1200 per student less than the statutory level of funding (what we are promised under Prop 98) • Over $2.5 million lost in spending power!
Impact on the Byron Union School District • $1.6 million in budget reductions for 2009-2010 were temporarily and partially staved off by using the Federal Stimulus (SFSF), Flexibility, and ARRA (special education) Funds totalling approximately $1 million • BUSD utilized the one-time stimulus funds to maintain lower class sizes in grades K-3 and to ensure counseling support at each site. • This kept many teachers employed and counselors working with our students in need
Impact on the Byron Union School District 2009-2010 Reductions: Certificated Positions eliminated – approx. $400,000 • Middle School TSA 1 FTE • Elementary Reading Specialist 1 FTE • Physical Education Teachers 2 FTE • Grant Writer/Independent Study 1 FTE Classified Hour Reductions – approx. $20,000 • Library Clerk (50% Reduction) • Front Office Support (66% Reduction) Reduction in Reserves from 5% to 3% – approx. $250,000 Reduction in Routine Maintenance (one time savings) - $80,000 Total Reductions for 2009-2010 were approximately $750,000
Impact on the Byron Union School District • Forecasts from 1st Interim Budget suggest an imbalance in 2010-2011 of $850,000 and another $675,000 in 2011-2012 (assuming a 3% reserve) • Reductions in our Revenue Limit require on-going savings to our general fund – Federal Stimulus Funds were one-time savings. • PTAs and our Education Foundation, SEED, are attempting to support programs and offset cuts.
California in 2009-2010 • Projecting no mid-year cuts due to the federal Maintenance of Effort requirement for the stimulus funds…this could change. • There could be more deferrals or other fiscal shifts based on state revenue. • Deferrals represent a “cash flow” issue for the District
California in 2010-2011 Impact of Governor’s budget proposal • COLA of -0.38% • Additional Revenue Limit reductions of $1.5 billion (on-going) • Total reduction of about $214 per ADA or approximately $350,000
California in 2010-2011 • Governor’s January Budget will be critical in terms of planning, but it is not final. • The May Revise will be key point, but it is not final. • It’s an election year…this could drag on for a long time.
Process for Moving Forward • Develop 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 budget options based on probable scenarios • Get informed and attend the Board Budget Workshops on January 21, February 4, and February 11 • Communicate with all key groups in the school and local community • Success for our kids, staff, and community will depend upon positive effort from all stakeholders
Questions, Answers, and Comments? • Email: email@example.com • Web: www.byronusd.com