EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS 2012-13 Budget Presentation… A Glimmer of Hope! Dr. Scott P. McCartney, Superintendent Mrs. Kateryna Bechtel, CPA, School Business Administrator, Board Secretary EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS Board of Education Mr. James Galvin, President Mr. Neil Anderson, Vice President Mr. John “Jack” Haines, Chair of Finance Mr. Mark Deebold Mr. Louis Della Barca Mr. Thor Himley Mr. Brian Murphy Mrs. Mary Anne Spiker Mrs. Barbara Szilagyi EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS District Goals for 2011-12 Academic Achievement/Data Analysis: To maintain high expectations in teaching and learning by increasing the number of students reaching proficiency and advanced proficiency on the State Assessments by 2%. Communication: To explore and expand on the role of 21st Century communication tools for community, staff and students. Finance: To explore and expand on continued cost savings and efficiencies to maintain high-quality programs and personnel as well as to maintain a reasonable tax impact. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS Budget Goals for 2012-13 •Meet the needs of a diverse student body •Retain existing employees •Retain existing programs •Review/prioritize new personnel requests •Review/prioritize capital project requests •Meet the 2% Tax Levy Cap requirements BAD NEWS! Even with building and department budgets frozen for the 4th straight year, a charter school not opening, revenue from our solar projects (electricity savings and SREC), energy conservation program, facilities rentals, preschool tuition… the proposed budget was more than $2 million over the Tax Levy Cap GOOD NEWS! EHT School District receives $2,275,704 in unexpected additional state aid! This additional state aid (only a fraction of what the state’s funding formula should provide EHT) means the district does not have to reduce $2 million to get to within the required 2% Tax Levy Cap! EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS Positive Results •No layoffs. •No program cuts. •No additional fees to parents for extra/co-curricular programs. •No reductions in after-school student transportation. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS Positive Results •New History/Social Studies Books •New Staffing to address state mandates and to respond to areas of prioritized instructional/operational need •Mandated Professional Development EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS The additional state aid was used to address: $472,583 assessment from state on capital projects funded with state grants $98,650 in additional employer contribution to PERS pension $356,000 to repave and restripe HS parking lot, including replacement of lights Plus special education costs previously funded by Federal ARRA IDEIA grant EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS SUMMARY OF BUDGETED REVENUES – GENERAL FUND 2012-13 2011-12 Budget Budget change Local Tax Levy 67,204,500 64,566,957 2,637,543 State Aid 40,107,390 36,753,924 3,353,466 93,748 1,440,338 (1,346,590) 326,500 200,000 126,500 4,051,976 3,184,404 867,572 111,784,114 106,145,623 5,638,491 Federal Aid Revenues from local Sources Budgeted Fund Balance 5.31% Regular Instruction Special Education Instruction Basic Skills/Remedial Bilingual Instruction Co-curricular/Athletics Tuition Charter Schools Student Support Services Educational Media Services/Library Improvement of Instruction/Training General Administration School Administration Central Services/Adm. 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Operation and Maintenance of Student Transportation Employee Benefits Alternative Education EDA Assessment Capital Expenditures/Equipment Proposed Original 2012-13 2011-12 Budget Budget 32,804,778 31,787,770 7,582,678 7,250,672 1,528,273 1,492,861 670,228 732,213 1,004,632 770,096 4,056,129 3,841,271 937,011 1,584,771 9,378,334 8,516,718 1,686,217 1,607,153 1,347,325 1,217,931 1,658,427 1,635,402 3,546,654 3,407,753 1,290,074 1,272,110 10,336,267 10,382,601 7,103,590 7,062,582 25,211,083 22,438,479 447,873 448,656 472,583 319,537 721,958 377,047 111,784,114 106,145,623 change 1,017,008 332,006 35,412 -61,985 234,536 214,858 -647,760 861,616 79,064 129,394 23,025 138,901 17,964 -46,334 41,008 2,772,604 -783 153,046 344,911 5,638,491 MAJOR APPROPRIATIONS Expenses 4% 3% 1% 22% 4% 8% 58% Salaries Benefits Energy Charter Schools Tuition Transportation Other SCHOOL TAX LEVY HISTORY Millions Tax levy 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Tax levy EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS TAX IMPLICATIONS Due to split year tax levy, 3 cents from 2011-12 will be collected during 2012 School taxes are increasing by 1 cent due to decrease in Township tax ratables School debt service payments, already approved by the voters, will increase taxes by 5 cents EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS TAX IMPLICATIONS Bottom line………. The budget presented this evening will increase the 2012 calendar year tax levy by 6 cents EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP SCHOOLS P.L. 2011, c.202 (Senate Bill 3148) authorizes a local board of education to change the election date of school board members from the third Tuesday in April to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November The public will elect 4 board members in November - three 3-year seats and one 2-year seat For additional information please visit: www.eht.k12.nj.us or Call 646-7911 and ask for Dr. McCartney and/or Mrs. Bechtel Proud to Be EHT!