Westfield - Brocton Central School District

Report
Brocton-Westfield Merger
Study 2012-2013
Focus Group Meetings
The Essential Question
Will…
Creating a new school district via the merger
process in NYS provide
• enhanced or maintained educational
opportunities,
and at the same time
• increase long term efficiencies and lower
costs for the taxpayers of both Brocton CSD
and Westfield ACS?
Timeline and Steps
• TIMELINE:
– Project began in August with the Boards’ appointment of
WNYESC
– Final report to SED in February 2013
– Final report to the Boards in March 2013
• STEPS:
– Data and information gathering
– Detailed analysis of all data
– Informed recommendations, each with its own assets
and/or liabilities, provided to SED and then the Boards in
final report
Critical Dates Set by SED
• September 1, 2012 – Study begins
• December 15, 2012 – Advisory Committee/Consultant
Work Complete
• February 15, 2013 – Draft of Feasibility Study to SED for
review
• March 20, 2013 – Feasibility Study to joint Boards of Ed.
• May 17, 2013 – Public information and discussion
activities completed
• May 21, 2013 – Boards of Ed. Decide to undertake
statutory reorganization process
• June 18 or 19 – Straw vote
Brocton Enrollments
20122013
201320142014
2015
20152016
20162017
%
#
Enrollment
K-12
534
537
529
521
500
- 6.4%
- 34
Live Births
5 years
prior
47
53
42
39
30
- 36%
-17
253
239
227
222
219
- 13.4%
- 34
7-12
Westfield Enrollments
2012- 20132014201520162013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Enrollment
K-12
Live births
5 years
prior
Grades
7-12
723
711
716
713
737
46
42
59
44
61
371
355
335
330
329
%
+1.9%
+32.6%
-11.3%
#
+14
+15
- 42
Free and Reduced Lunch
District
# Enrolled
Free/Reduced
Percent
Brocton
632 students
378 students
59.8%
Westfield
736 students
319 students
43%
Total Population (2000)
Brocton: 5,404
Westfield: 5,509
Total Population (2009)
Brocton: 4,984
Westfield: 5,260
Population By Ethnicity (%)
White
Black
Amer. Indian
Asian
Other Race
2 or more
Brocton
85.0
10.4
0.2
0.5
2.5
1.4
Westfield
92.7
4.6
0.0
0.1
0.4
2.2
Total Households
Brocton: 1,903
Westfield: 2,338
Average Family Size
Brocton: 2.64
Westfield: 2.84
Family Households w/Children under 18
Brocton:
1,230
(64.6%)
Westfield: 1,398
(59.8%)
Median Household Income
Brocton: $38,092 Westfield: $33,320
Occupation of the Employed Population (%)
Management &Professional
BR
29.2
WF
28.4
Service
16.7
18.0
Sales and Office
21.0
24.8
Farming, Fishing, Forestry
2.5
0.1
Construction, Maintenance
8.3
14.2
Production, Transportation
22.2
14.5
Top Employment By Industry
Education, Health care and Social Assistance
Brocton: 28.9%
Westfield: 28.1%
Manufacturing
Brocton: 18.5%
Westfield: 11.2%
Retail Trade
Brocton: 13.6%
Westfield: 11.3%
Brocton and Westfield
School Districts’
FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
2012-13 TO 2015-17
Brocton Central Expenditure
Projections
Proj 2017-18
6 yrs Proj
Differences
Expenditures:
App 2012-13
Proj 2013-14
Proj 2014-15
Proj 2015-16
Proj 2016-17
General Support
$1,691,663
$1,725,496
$1,760,006
$1,795,206
$1,831,110
$
1,867,732
10.41%
Instruction
$6,784,083
$6,919,765
$7,058,160
$7,199,323
$7,343,310
$
7,490,176
10.41%
Transportation
$584,911
$602,458
$620,532
$639,148
$658,322
$
678,072
15.93%
Community
Service
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$
-
Employee
Benefits
$3,220,808
$3,542,889
$3,897,178
$4,286,895
$4,715,585
$
5,139,988
37.34%
Debt Service
$1,883,042
$1,864,212
$1,845,569
$1,827,114
$1,808,843
$
1,790,755
-4.90%
Total
Expenditures
$14,164,507
$14,654,820
$15,181,445
$15,747,686
$16,357,170
$
16,966,723
19.78%
Brocton Central Revenue
Projections
Proj 2017-18
6 yrs Proj
Differences
Revenues:
App 2012-13
Proj 2013-14
Proj 2014-15
Proj 2015-16
Proj 2016-17
State Aid
$10,671,873
$10,957,120
$11,285,833
$11,624,408
$11,882,114
$
12,143,521
13.79%
Other Revenues
$289,367
$292,261
$295,183
$298,135
$310,116
$
322,521
11.46%
Property Tax
$3,203,267
$3,267,332
$3,332,679
$3,399,333
$3,467,319
$
3,536,665
10.41%
Appr Fund Bal &
Res
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$
-
Total Revenues
$14,164,507
$14,516,713
$14,913,695
$15,321,876
$15,659,549
$
16,004,059
Projected Deficit
$0
($138,107)
($267,750)
($425,810)
($697,621)
$
(962,664)
Remaining FB &
Res
$1,114,652
$976,545
$708,795
$282,985
$0
$
-
12.99%
Westfield Central Expenditure
Projection
Westfield Central Revenue
Projection
Brocton’s Budget Reductions
2009-2012
Westfield Academy Reductions
2010 - 2013
• Staff reductions – 6.75 teachers, 2.5 support staff =
$513,128
• Elective offerings - $125,404
• Athletic offerings - $ 54,327
• Extra-curricular offerings - $11,453
• Educational field trips - $10,300
• Classroom equipment and supplies - $74,437
• Library and technology services - $79,079
• Building repair and maintenance - $79,079
• BOCES services - $218,000
• Total Reductions – $1,170,128
STATE AID INCENTIVE TO MERGED DISTRICTS:
1. OPERATING INCENTIVE. Additional % of 2006-07 GEN (General Formula Aid
Calculation) starting at 40% for 5 years, then decreasing by 4% per year for the next 9
years so that year 14 receives no Incentive Merger Aid. [Ed. Law §3602, 14, c,d,e,f & j]
2. BUILDING INCENTIVE. Additional 30% of the HIGHEST of the Former School
Districts' (Vote Date) Building Aid Ratio, capped at 95% (98%) for any NEW project
approved within 10 years of the official date of Reorganization. Remaining Debt of
former Districts becomes aided at the Highest (Vote Date) Aid Ratio of the former
Districts, but is not eligible for the additional 30%. [Ed. Law §3602, 14, c (vi)]
District
Brocton
Westfield
BLD4 or HNSBAR
0.979
0.906
130%
1.272
1.177
98.00%
Limit
0.980
0.980
Local Share
Before Merged
0.021
0.021
0.094
BUILDING PROJECT LOCAL SHARE
0.100
0.090
0.080
0.070
0.060
0.050
0.040
0.030
0.020
0.010
0.000
Local Share
Brocton
0.021
Westfield
0.094
Merged
0.021

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