Present - Blackstone Millville Regional School

Report
Open Budget Hearing: FY14
Anticipated
Revenue
Mission:
School and
Community
working in
Unity
Promoting
Student Growth
and
Achievement
Core Values
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September – October:
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Principals met with staff to discuss budget needs.
October – November:
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Principals and Directors development school and
departmental budgets.
December – January
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Principals/Directors submit budgets
Budget reviews with Superintendent.
Budget presentations to the School Committee.
 January – Present:
 District School Committee review and budget
refinement.
 March 13, 2013:
 Budget Presentation – Open Hearing
 March 20, 2013:
 Adoption of FY14 Budget by Regional School
Committee
 Provide a Level Services Budget
 Support and Improve Student
Achievement
 Capture Savings and Reorganize for
efficiency.
 Work with Available Funds
Salaries
Contracted Services
Special Education
Transportation
Health Care
 Initial Budget Requests:
– No new services or programs
– Allow for inflation for services and materials.
– Acknowledge need for supplies and materials not paid for
by FY13 budget
 First Pass: (To meet Level Services) $24.9M
– Review of budget resulted in cuts of about $1M
• Cuts to staff, supplies and materials.
 Second Pass $23.9M
Working with Administrators and Directors
more cuts have been proposed.
Making every effort to spare classroom services.
– Some cuts proposed in Maintenance related line items.
– Review of Student Services programs.
 Presently FY14 Budget stands at $23.2M
State Aid
Chapter 70 – House 1
FY13
FY14
Change
10,589,769
10,637,769
48,000
Regional Trans
310,395
279,609
(30,786)
Offsets
-
(244,507)
(244,507)
6,091,255
(63,354)
Communities
Blackstone - Minimum
6,154,609
Exclusionary
1,049,033
1,104,614
32,297
7,203,642
7,195,869
(31,057)
1,739,899
1,823,597
83,698
434,328
448,119
4,150
2,174,227
2,269,437
87,848
District
767,600
847,000
79,400
Grants (Federal)
806,000
747,000
(59,000)
$21,851,633
$21,734,456
($117,177)
Millville – Minimum
Exclusionary
Total Revenue
FY 2014 Anticipated Revenue (All Sources)
$21,734,456
FY 2014 Expenses
$23,199,962
($1,465,506)
Present Shortfall:
FY 14 Budget
Contracted Services - $789,096
Insurance - $3,254,767
Salary - $10,447,654
Transportation - $950,865
Special Education
$4,503,495
 Referring back to our priorities – this is not a level service budget.
 In order to achieve a balanced budget the following additional
actions will need to occur:
- Reduction of Professional and Support Staff.
- Reduced Instructional Supplies
- Reduced General Supplies
- Decrease in Student Support Services
- Increased User Fees
Healthcare
– Present Indications are a 10% increase in
healthcare costs for Fy14
– Working with Insurance Advisor to
understand options.
• Heath Care Deductible
• Health Care Carrier modification
($1,465,506)
 Discussion with Bargaining Units underway.
 Modifications Healthcare Services
 Service Delivery Efficiencies
Investigating changes to District
Agreement to:
– Facilitate Grade level consolidation.
– Establishment of an Early Childhood
Center.
– Establishment of Intermediate Level
Elementary.
– Hosting Alternative Educational Programs
Advantages:
– Curriculum alignment
– Efficient deployment of resources
• Elimination of duplication
– Improved management of facilities and
staff.
– Class size parity
– Equal delivery of services.
 District has not asked for an additional contribution from
the member towns since 2009.
 District has exhausted all methods at its’ disposal to
mitigate shortfall.
 District Budget is presently 1.5% over Net School
Spending baseline – State average 15%.
 Working with the Towns we must raise this contribution
over the next few years
Goals:
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Improve and expand programs for children.
Providing students with 21st Century skills.
Student Centered Schools
Raising Expectations – Students – Staff –
Parents and Community.
Vision:
• Increased Student Achievement
• Academic Rigor
• Programs to meet needs and challenge all
students.
• Opportunities for all types of learners
– Career Strategies
– Higher Learning
– Workforce training
– Promoting Services and Programs
– Retaining students in our District
– Providing outstanding opportunities to all
of our students

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