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  1. Dave Davare, Ph.D. Director of Research Services

  2. The South Central Assembly Summit June 13, 2012 Saving Cities and Schools

  3. Saving our Schools: Beyond the Great Recession Today is about addressing the future of the region…

  4. Saving our Schools: Beyond the Great Recession 6 issues face public education in the future

  5. Saving our Schools: Beyond the Great Recession • State funding • Property and other local taxes • Merger/Consolidation/Sharing • Distressed school districts • Alternatives: Vouchers/Charters • Mandates

  6. Saving our Schools: Beyond the Great Recession • State-local funding: • Inextricably linked

  7. State and local funding

  8. District spending

  9. Salaries and benefits * Adjustment for principal salary from Admin to all other

  10. Merger/Consolidation/Sharing • Merger – local choice, may not save money due to CBAs • Consolidation – State imposed, ignores due diligence • Sharing – Opportunity for cost control

  11. Merger/Consolidation/Sharing • The devil is in the details of: • Merger • Consolidation • Sharing

  12. Vouchers/Choice • Voucher and choice are spending mandates for SDs • Districts not funded based on # of students • Payment to charter/voucher based on # of students

  13. Vouchers/Choice • Different payment from each district and not based on the charter’s cost • In many cases does not draw enough students to save money

  14. Mandates • Pensions • Collective bargaining • Prevailing wage • Special education • School nurse

  15. The future • Need to face the funding/tax relationship • Develop a reasonable funding formula • Address the property tax issue (including land-value tax authority) • State needs to address unreasonable mandates such as prevailing wage • District’s need to examine cyber options • Alternatives to current process

  16. Questions

  17. (717) 506-2450 www.psba.org