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Shall the District raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant article and other appropriations voted separately, the amount set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote of the first session, for the purposes set forth therein, totaling $38,767,019 distributed as follows: Fund 10 = $37,012,372 (regular operating budget); Fund 21 = $ 786,343 (expenditures from food service revenues); Fund 22 = $ 818,769 (expenditures from federal/special revenues); Fund 23 = $ 149,535 (expenditures from pass through funds)? Should this article be defeated, the operating budget shall be $ 38,474,981 (Default Budget) which is the same as last year with certain adjustments required by previous action of the district or by law; or the district may hold one special meeting in accordance with RSA 40:13, X, and XVI to take up the issue of the revised operating budget only. The School Board recommends this appropriation. (Majority vote required)
First year of the transition to a goals based budget process
Develop a “lean budget that is educationally sound”
Overall appropriations of between 0% and 3%
Priority items were specifically developed
Priority Items include:
Adhere to the district’s Class Size Guidelines
Maintain and where possible, enhance programs
Multi year Professional Development plan
Address existing gaps in foreign language
Reduce the student/computer ratio
Continue to evaluate use of paraprofessionals
“lean but educationally sound”
FY2011 Operating Budget
Fund 10 General Fund Budget $ 37,012,372
Fund 21 (food service) $ 786,343
Fund 22 (federal grants) $ 818,769
Fund 23 (pass through) $ 149,535
Total FY11 Budget: $38,767,019
The default budget means the amount of the appropriation as contained in the operating budget authorized for the previous year, reduced or increased, as the case may be, by debt service, contracts, and other obligations previously incurred or mandated by law, and reduced by one time expenditures contained in the operating budget. One timeshall be appropriations not likely to recur in succeeding years, as determined by the governing body.
$ Difference $292,038
Board meetings (a total of 8 to date) regarding budget started in August
Presentations from Leadership Team in November - CIP & TIP, December - day long budget retreat
Public Budget Hearing in January
Open Forums in each Town w/ Super & BA
Website postings (41 postings to date)
1400-1499 “Other Programs” – increased $200k due to move of summer school to this line from 1100-1199 “Regular Programs” which has decreased $600k.
2310-2319 “Other School Board” – all School Board district level expenditures such as Annual Meeting, liability insurance, cba negotiations, dues . . .
2800-2999 “Support Service Central & Other” – increased due to move of items from 1105, 2400 & 2600 functions (IT salaries & benefits, district level contracted services, central office utilities).
Entire budget detail (1500+ lines, 34 pages) on web site.