Dedham Public Schools Operating Budget Request Fiscal Year 2008 by osq14347

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									  Dedham Public Schools
Operating Budget Request
         Fiscal Year 2008
                       Mission Statement

      The Dedham Public Schools provides the
opportunity for all students to excel and prepares
      them to be responsible life-long learners.




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              Vision Statement

     The Dedham Public Schools, the first publicly funded
        school system in the United States, is built on a
            foundation of community involvement,
       communication, and support. We are a student-
        centered organization, committed to excellence,
      characterized by compassion, trust, credibility, and
      respect for diversity. Our students are prepared to
      contribute in an ever-changing, global society with
       personal integrity, confidence, and high academic
                          achievement.

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             Guiding Beliefs

We believe…
• All students can learn
• All students can reach their individual
  academic potential
• All students bring unique backgrounds and
  experiences which contribute to learning
• Every student has the right to fair and just
  treatment

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           Guiding Beliefs (cont.)

• Teachers are crucial to the learning
  process
• In equal access to education for all
  students
• Education is the shared responsibility of
  schools, families, and the community
• In respecting and embracing diversity

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           Guiding Beliefs (cont.)

• A safe environment, characterized by
  mutual respect, is essential to learning
• In continuous self-assessment and
  improvement of the school district
• In using technology as a tool to enhance
  learning
• Children are our most valued resource

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                             Strategic Goals
• To improve student performance and
  achievement
• To enhance the school district’s model of
  communication
• To establish a more mutually beneficial
  partnership between the community and
  school system
• To develop a learning environment supported
  by appropriate facilities and operations

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Who We Are

•   2,966 Students Grades PK –12
•   Attendance 96.9%
•   253 Families whose language is not English
•   98 Students serviced through Title I
•   76 Students enrolled in Advanced Placement Courses




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Who We Are (cont.)

• 495 Students qualify as Low Income (17%)
• 99 Students currently serviced as English
  Language Learners
• 527 Students serviced through Special
  Education
• 64 Students in out-of-district placements


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    2006 College Acceptances
    Top 15

•   Bentley College                • New York University
•   Boston College                 • Northeastern University
•   Boston University              • Penn State University
•   Brown University               • Rensselaer Polytechnic
•   Bryant University                Institute
•   College of the Holy Cross      • Skidmore College
•   Cornell University             • Villanova University
•   LeMoyne College                • Worcester Polytechnic
                                     Institute


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2007 College Acceptances
Sample

• Boston College                • Rensselaer
• Colby Sawyer College            Polytechnic Institute
• Colorado State                • St. Joseph’s College
  University                    • Stonehill College
• Fairfield University          • UMass, Amherst
• New York University           • University of
• Northeastern                    Connecticut
  Univeristy                    • University of New
• Norwich University              Hampshire
• Regis College                 • University of
                                  Vermont
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                                               Class Size

           Average Class Size by Category

K              20-22
1-5            16-20
6-8            22
9-12           20

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                                      Enrollment

Avery School                     246
Greenlodge School                300
Oakdale School                   363
Riverdale School                 212
ECEC                             339
Middle School                    670
High School                      779
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Outstanding Features of
The Dedham Public Schools

 • Historical commitment to small class sizes
 • Four neighborhood elementary schools imbued
   with the culture of their community
 • Educational staff highly competent in content
   and methodology
 • District educational culture that values each
   child and strives to meet his/her potential

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Outstanding Features of
The Dedham Public Schools (cont.)
 • Targeted professional development to meet
   district needs
 • Community supported new Middle School
   with 21st Century technology
 • District-wide technology infrastructure second
   to none
 • District-wide integration of technology into
   the curriculum

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Outstanding Features of
The Dedham Public Schools (cont.)
 • Safe and secure facilities for all students
 • District safety procedures integrated with
   police, fire, and town agencies
 • Graduates prepared to work in collaborative
   teams characterized by diversity
 • Students educated to civic responsibilities and
   community values
 • Schools fully supplied with educational
   materials

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Outstanding Features of
The Dedham Public Schools (cont.)
 • Students who exhibit respect, responsibility,
   and cooperation
 • Extensive Special Education services to support
   students’ needs in the least restrictive
   environment
 • Informed educators on research based best
   practices
 • Recognized achievements (Dept. of Education)
    - Greenlodge MCAS Performance
    - Avery Blue Ribbon School Nominee
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          FY 08 Budget Calendar 2006
Oct 28        Recommended capital budget submitted to
              School Committee
Nov 1         Asst. to Supt. for Business & Finance distributed FY 08
              budget spreadsheets to principals and department heads
Nov 8         School Committee approves capital budget
Nov 13-17     Asst. to Supt. for Business & Finance and Supt. met with
              all principals and administration reviewed staffing and
              non- staffing expenses
Dec 6         School Committee adopts FY 08 Budget Calendar
Dec 13        Asst. to Supt. for Business & Finance presents FY 08
              Budget recommendation to the Budget Subcommittee


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        FY 08 Budget Calendar 2007
Jan 3 Public Hearing and School Committee adopts FY 08
      Operating Budget
Jan 9 FY 08 School Budget is submitted to
      Town Administrator
Feb 5 FY 08 Budget presentation to Finance Committee
Apr 9 Annual Town Meeting




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      FY 08 Budget Assumptions
• DPS programs and services will be appropriately staffed
• All schools will be staffed comparable to FY 07
• All programs and services currently offered in the DPS
  will continue to be offered
• Programs and services supported by fees/tuition/
  gifts/private grants will continue to require outside
  funding
• DPS programs and services will have appropriate
  materials, supplies and equipment



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 FY 08 Budget Assumptions (cont.)
• Class size & neighborhood schools remain a
  priority
• Special Education will continue to provide
  students with the least restrictive environment
• The budget for the new Middle School will
  reflect additional operating expenses
• The technology district-wide will be
  maintained and supported in order to minimize
  future cost

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 FY 08 Budget Assumptions (cont.)

• Curriculum and Assessment:
  - Continue to improve student achievement in
   Math, Science and English Language Arts
   - To assess and improve all programs
   (Remedial, Enrichment, and Special Education)
   - To develop and implement targeted
   improvement plans linked to MCAS data


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    Factors Affecting Level-Service

•   Unfunded State Mandates
•   Increasing Enrollment in Specific Programs
•   Increasing English Language Learner Enrollment
•   Targeted Efforts to Raise Student Achievement
•   Rising Costs of Fossil Fuels
•   Rising Costs of Electricity
•   Increasing Contractual Obligations
•   Using Technology Investment Efficiently and Effectively
•   Inflation

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           Other Revenue Sources
  Grants
  State and Federal: Special Education, Title I, Title II,
    Title V, Drug Free Schools, and Enhanced School
    Health Services
  Categorical – can only be used for the purposes stated
  Revolving Funds
  Fees: Athletic, Transportation, Building Rentals, PreK &
    Childcare Tuition and Gifts
  Categorical – can only be used for the purpose for which
    they were raised (e.g. building rental fees may be used
    to offset heating, utility and custodial expenses. This
    money may not be used to buy texts.)
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           Other Revenue Sources (cont.)

Reimbursements
Special Education Circuit Breaker
 - Comes directly to the School Dept. to offset Special
   Education tuition costs that are accounted for in the out-of-
   district line item
   (Special Education Tuitions – Circuit Breaker = District Line Item)
Medicaid
- Goes to Town’s General Fund
           Gross amount $293,667.51 FY 06, 5.5% of gross goes to
           New England Medical Billing, Net amt. $278,515.79 FY 06

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                        FY 08 Budget Request

                     Personnel      Non-Personnel Total Request FY08
Request Budget:       23,884,006.00   6,517,882.00      30,401,888.00

   FY07 Budget        22,225,614.00      5,694,386.00   27,920,000.00
Additional Funding        21,866.00               -         21,866.00
Total FY07 Budget     22,247,480.00      5,694,386.00   27,941,866.00

    Increase           1,636,526.00        823,496.00    2,460,022.00
   % Increase                  7.00             14.00            8.80



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             FY 08 Budget Increases
• Computer Software: An increase of $59,116.00 in software
  subscription in order to maintain running programs such as
  Blackboard, Surfcontrol, Symantec, Yearly Progress Pro
• Computers General Supplies: An increase of $20,206.50 in
  toner & projector bulbs, mostly for the new Middle School
• Computer Replacement: An increase of $34,015.00 to
  replace outdated servers and switches
• Special Education Tuition: An increase of $364,858.99 in
  out-of-district tuition for private and collaborative schools,
  plus an increase in out-of-district placements

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         FY 08 Budget Increases (cont.)
• Special Education Transportation: An increase of $58,331.00
  Rates will be going up 6% in FY 08, plus increase in out-of-
  district placements
• Transportation: New contract estimated to cost an
  additional $35,919.00
• Electricity: An increase of $127,914, which is 11% greater than
  FY 06 actual but a 33.5% increase from FY 07 budget
• Heat: An increase of $21,775, which is a 21% increase over FY
  06 actual but only a 6% increase over FY 07 budget


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        FY 08 Budget Increases (cont.)
• Maintenance Contracts – Service: Increase of $40,000.00
  due to new contracts at the Middle School and final
  payment of a three-year lease agreement for re-lamping the
  High School. However, the maintenance contract for
  grounds went down $15,000.00 according to FY 06 actual.
• Personnel: $1,636,526.00 increase due to contractual
  settlement, 1.0 FTE reinstatement from FY 07 budget cuts,
  1.5 new positions, .4 vacancy due to retirement. This is a
  7.4% increase, which does not reflect all potential
  retirements.
• Connect-ED: $11,000.00 increase. Not budgeted in FY 07.

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                          Recap

We are requesting an 8.8% increase in order to maintain:
• Educational services, programs, & staffing
• Appropriate class size
• Neighborhood elementary schools
• 7 significantly aging facilities
       4 of which are 75 years plus
       1 of which is 60 years plus
       1 of which is 50 years plus
       1 of which is 40 years plus
• A $27 million new, state of the art facility
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                       Recap
• Appropriate instructional model for 21st century
  education
• Technology infrastructure
• Quality Special Education programs
• Highly skilled educators to support student
  achievement
• Educational experiences that develop students into
  contributing members of society



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