Jefferson Township Public School District

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Jefferson Township Public School
District
Proposed 2011-12
Preliminary Budget
March 2, 2011
What are the numbers?
Preliminary budget reflects:
 2% cap increase
 NO request for adjustment for cost of benefits
 NO request for a cap waiver
A 2% tax levy increase = $714,325
 General fund budget for 2011-12= $53,653,554
IMPORTANT NOTE: These are preliminary budget
figures. The BOE and Administration will strive to
look for additional savings as work on the
2011-12 budget continues.
What has impacted revenue
sources?
 State Aid 2011-12: $ 14,574,220
 Increase of $531,417
 State Aid 2010-11: $ 14,042,803
Priorities considered as the budget
was developed…
 Instruction and Student Achievement
 State Mandates
 Safe and Secure Schools
 Efficiency and Savings
This is a Maintenance
budget…
 Strives for a level of service consistent with
2010-11
 Many items cut from the 2010-11 budget not
restored
What staffing needs are included
in the proposed budget?
 Middle School
 4 Teachers - $ 186,860 - 7th Grade (Language
Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science) –
restoration of 3rd team based upon enrollment
 Special Education
 LLD class at high school $46,715 - To meet
state mandate
 Job coaches/ MD transition program at high
school $32,000 –To meet state mandate
 In Class Support (p/t) at middle school - $23,357
– To meet state mandate
What are the elementary class
sizes?
Elementary Schools Proposed 2011-12 class
sizes:
K @Briggs
= 5/23
K Milton
= 6/21
1st Briggs
= 6/21
1st Cozy Lake = 6/22
2nd Briggs
= 6/22
2nd Cozy Lake = 5/23
3rd Stanlick = 7/20
3rd White Rock = 6/21
4th Stanlick = 5/23
4th White Rock = 6/23
5th Stanlick = 6/21
5th White Rock = 6/24
What program needs are being
addressed?
 District
 New Social Studies textbooks/materials
 Elementary
 NO impact on class size
 Middle School
 RESTORATION of 3rd team for Grade 7
 High School
 ADDITION of American Sign Language,
Psychology AP, Family and Consumer Finance
(all with existing staffing)
What are some program
needs that will have to wait?
 Rotating block schedule - HS –delayed in
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2010 -11 and still being delayed
No restoration of elementary guidance
counselor and other support staff - cut in
2010-11
Technology
No restoration of non-competitive field trips cut in 2010-11
No restoration of HS coaching positions - cut
in 2010-11 (Asst. Ice Hockey, Asst. Wrestling,
Asst. Indoor Track, Asst. Fall Cheerleading,
Asst. Spring Track )
What are the facilities needs
included in the budget?
 Middle School -Roof repairs – $297,000
 Milton - Window replacement – $374,456
district cost 60% = $224,674 (state grant)
 District - Replacement of
 4 Buses $348,000
 2 Vans $125,000
 (lease purchase – annual cost over 3 years $121,220)
What are some projects that will
have to wait ?
 Replacement of 300 Student Lockers @ HS -
$60,000
 Replacement of auditorium house lights @ HS
- $65,000
 Refurbish PE lockers @ MS – $90,000
Some critical points to
consider…
 Budget – within NJ mandated 2% Cap
 “Maintenance” budget - addresses critical
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district issues/needs
Budget still being impacted - $2.6M loss in state
aid and additional $300 cut last year
Budget has NO impact - courtesy busing
Budget includes NO “pay to participate” fees athletics or clubs & activities
Budget has NO impact - elementary class size
Budget includes restoration - 7th grade middle
school team and elementary librarian
The BOE and administration will continue to
review budget- looking for additional savings
Important budget-related
dates…
 March 4 - Preliminary budget to Executive
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County Superintendent for review/approval
March 22 – Last day for Executive County
Superintendent to approve preliminary budget
March 24 – BOE meeting - Public Hearing and
Adoption of Final Budget
April 6 – Last day to register to vote in school
elections
April 20 – Last day county clerk to receive
application for mail in (absentee) ballot
April 26 – Last day to apply in person for mail in
(absentee) ballot
Budget Vote - April 27th
(polls open 2-9PM)

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