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					Greenwich Township School
         District
      2010-2011 School Budget Presentation
                 March 31, 2010
     Maria Eppolite, Superintendent of Schools




             GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   1
                     BOE Statements
         This district has been moving in a challenging, but very positive direction
   over the past school year. We, meaning the students, staff, administration,
Curriculum, Instruction, Technology Committee


   parents, community and Board were excited that initiatives such as balanced
   literacy, curriculum mapping, a new math program, inclusionary programs and
   practices, etc. were yielding and would continue to yield as they took root,
   positive results for students. We applauded and appreciated the effort put in
   by teachers, staff, parents and students as we undertook this journey. We are
   not unaware of the time, patience and energy that has been required and
   generously expended, as we began work on these endeavors. Change is not
   easy but we were all motivated by the same vision – provide instruction and
   services so that every child who walks through these doors can reach his or
   her potential.
         We are a K – 8 district. We provide instruction. We do not have athletic
   programs, activities – anything else to cut. So when the fiscal crisis hit this
   district, a district that has been fiscally prudent and extremely cautious with
   our tax dollars year after year, we have nothing to cut but teachers, staff,
   programs and services. This is devastating and disheartening news for all of
   us.
                                                     GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   2
               BOE Statements
     As chair of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology, there is not a
doubt in my mind that this district was moving in the right direction. We
were already seeing advances in student achievement and remain
confident that despite everything this will continue. There is also not a
doubt in my mind that this success is the direct result of the hard work,
dedication, passion and love that the administrators, teachers and staff
pour into their work here on behalf of our children. As a Board member,
parent and community member, I find the cuts that we are making
absolutely heart-breaking. Nevertheless, I support this budget and am
asking you to do the same. I join with my fellow Board members in asking
you to advocate for our children and for their education.
                                                 Diane Lein, Committee Chair
             Mahy Churylo, Christine Ritt, Denise Valle – Committee Members


                                             GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   3
                    BOE Statements
          10 days ago we were called to an emergency budget meeting. The
Finance and Operations Committee

   situation was dire. We spent several days in meetings as well as a few
   sleepless nights. We had a $1.3 million dollar deficit on a 13 million dollar
   budget.      Administration stripped the budget, no purchases, no new
   curriculums, no new technology, positions were being cut, and still we couldn’t
   fill the gap. We looked at the budget with an attempt to minimize any tax
   increases on the community like we have done in the years past.
          The budget Mrs. Eppolite is presenting today is not a budget any one of
   us wants. It is a budget we have learned to accept. We tried to strike a balance
   of cuts and tax increases. I, like many of you, do not want to pay more taxes.
   But I also do not want my children to attend a school district that does not
   provide the fundamental programs that I think are necessary for a well
   rounded education. This is not what we want, this is what we must do.
          I join my fellow board members in asking you to advocate for our
   children and for their education.
                                                    Mahy Churylo – Committee Chair
  Jennifer Contiliano, Victoria Little, Christopher Wittmann – Committee Members


                                                   GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   4
                   BOE Statements
Policy and Personnel Committee

        Like the other committees, the personnel committee tried to address the
  budget with the hope of minimizing the affect on personnel and the students
  they teach and affect. It is always our hope that we can present a budget
  without any jobs lost. As stated previously, after the budget was stripped of all
  possible expenses, it became necessary to look at personnel cuts in conjunction
  with tax levies.
        It is with a heavy heart that we support Mrs. Eppolite in her
  recommendation in the personnel cuts that are a necessary evil to this year’s
  budget.
        This budget is not what any of us want, it is what we all must do.


                                             Jennifer Contiliano – Committee Chair
             Brian Cenci, Christine Ritt, Lois Shaughnessy – Committee Members




                                                   GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   5
            2009-2010 State Aid
             State Aid   GTSD




-$638,888
                                              2 Sink Hole
                                                Repairs




                           GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   6
              2010-2011 State Aid
                State Aid   GTSD




-$1,321,346




                              GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   7
           2010-2011 Proposed Budget
           Budget / Tax Rate History
              General Fund Budget in Millions             Tax Implication

                                                                        13.41       13.68
                                                             12.43
                                        10.77     11.31
                     9.98     10.58
           9.61
8.38




       0               0.01                0.03      0.05        0.01          0           0
             -0.02              -0.05




                                                          GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   8
   2010-2011 Proposed Budget
Supports and Programs Included
                 Guidance        School
    Art
                Counselors       Nurses                  Kindergarten
                                                            Aides
                  Building       Reading
  Music                        Specialist @
                 Principals                               Technology
                                   GES
                                                           Infusion
 Physical         G&T            Honors
Education        Program         LAL @                      ½ Day
                                  SMS                    Kindergarten
Basic Skills      Special
Instruction    Education/CST     Honors
                                 Math @                      Spanish
                                  SMS                         @ SMS


                                     GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   9
      2010-2011 Proposed Budget
            Supports and Programs
            Eliminated or Reduced

  Reading
                    Instrumental         Technology            New SMS Math
Specialist @
                        Music            Expansion               Program
    SMS


                                       Media Specialist        Supervisor of
   Spanish
                      Field Trip         reduced to             Buildings,
Instruction @
                    Transportation         .2FTE                Grounds &
     GES
                                                              Transportation

                                                      Traffic Patterns
        Car Pools

 Walking School Busses                                 Bicycle Trains
                                   Courtesy
                                   Bussing




                                               GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   10
        2010-2011 Proposed Budget
             Staff Reductions

    9 teaching positions eliminated
        Including 1 Speech Language Specialist




        retirement
        Including 1 Special Education Teacher
    




        retirement
    2 teaching staff members reduced to part-
    




    time





                                    GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   11
        2010-2011 Proposed Budget
             Staff Reductions

    3 administrative support staff positions
    eliminated




        Supervisor of Buildings, Grounds and
        Transportation
        2 Secretaries
    




    6 paraprofessional positions eliminated
    







                                    GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   12
 Administration
        2010-2011 Proposed Budget




Ms. Snyder, SMS           Ms. Bilotti, GES          Ms. Stevens,             Ms. Eppolite,
Building Principal        Building Principal        Business                 Superintendent
      1:348                     1:636               Administrator            • District Operations
                                                    • Budget                 • Special Services
• Curriculum and          • Curriculum and
                                                    • Payroll                • Technology
  Instruction               Instruction
• Students, Faculty and   • Students, Faculty and   • Accounts Payable       • Transportation
  Staff                     Staff                   • Accounts Receivable    • Buildings & Grounds
                                                    • Board Secretary        • Grants


Administrator:Student = 1:277 (State average)                       GTSD = 1:328

                                                              GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation     13
         2010-2011 Proposed Budget
            Enterprise Programs
                              Little
                            Stingers     Before /
                           Integrated   After Care
                           Preschool
               Preschool                                 Summer
                 Wrap                                     Camp




   Kindergarten                                                      Generate
      Wrap                                                            Funds




                                 Enterprise
                                 Programs
Lunch / Milk                                                            $0 Taxpayer




                                                 GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   14
       2010-2011 Proposed Budget
          Student Population
                                    969   986 1003 984            961      957
                        923   947
                  901
            847
      767
642




1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

                                            GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   15
          2010-2011 Proposed Budget
              Average Class Size
                           Fall 2009        Fall 2010

                                              25                26
     23   22 23                        23
                  21 22   22 22   21               22      21          21 21       21 21

16




 K         1       2       3           4        5             6           7              8

                                                    GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation       16
          2010-2011 Proposed Budget
        Appropriations – General Fund
Debt Service Fund Assessment   $26,189

              Administration             $818,497

   Maintenance & Operations              $875,744

              Transportation             $923,128

    Student Support Services              $954,754

                    Benefits                         $1,918,456

                     Tuition                                       $2,995,430

                 Instruction                                                     $4,230,530


                                                      GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   17
       2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    Teachers
          Instruction - $4.2M

    Paraprofessionals
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    Substitute Teachers
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    Home Instructors





    Instructional Supplies
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    Copier & Computer Lease & Maintenance




    Fees





                             GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   18
          2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    Phillipsburg High School
                Tuition - $3M

        $11,025/student




        Additional fees for SE Students
    Warren Co. Technical School
    

    




        $2,175 / GE Students




        $3,250 / SE Students
    K-12 OOD Special Education
    

    




        12 students


    


                                     GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   19
       2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    Guidance Counselors
     Student Support Services - $1M

    Child Study Team Members




    Occupational Therapist




    Speech / Language Specialist




    Media Center and Technology Staff




    School Nurses & Substitutes




    District Physician




    General Supplies





                            GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   20
          2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    Required District Transportation
            Transportation - $923K

        Greater than 2 miles from school of attendance




    PK-12 OOD Special Ed Transportation
    




    Nonpublic Transportation





    PHS Transportation




        To and From PHS




        OP Bus
    




        Algebra 1 Bus
    

    


                                    GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   21
          2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    FICA
               Benefits - $1.9M

    Pension




        5.5% of salary
    State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)





    Workers Compensation
    





    Health Benefits




        1.5% of salary
    Tuition Reimbursement ($35,000)


    




                             GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   22
   2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    Custodians
Maintenance & Operations - $875K

    General Supplies





    Snow Removal & Lawn Care Services





    Cleaning, Repair & Maintenance Services





    Utilities




        Water & Sewer




        Natural Gas & Electricity
    

    




                                    GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   23
        2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    Superintendent
          Administration - $818K

    Business Administrator




    Building Principals




    Administrative Support Staff (4.7)




    Accounting & Payroll Services




    School Treasurer




    Sub Registry Fee




    District Membership Dues




                                   GTSD 2010-2011 Budget
                                                           24
                                        Presentation
          2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    Attorney Fees
            Administration - $818K
    Liability Insurance
    Audit Fees
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    Communications / Telephone Fees






        District Software Licensing Fees
    Postage





    Judgements
    




    Legal Ads
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    Election Services








                                       GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   25
         2010-2011 Proposed Budget
Per Pupil Cost Comparison by Cluster
                                      $14,436             $14,714
                         $14,100

            $11,608

$9,119




Greenwich    Lopatcong    Pohatcong   Phillipsburg        Alpha
 DFG = I     DFG = DE     DFG = DE      DFG = A          DFG = B

                                       GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   26
     2010-2011 Proposed Budget
    2009-2010 Cost Comparison
             Administration,
               ($163,053)
                                           Instruction,
                                           ($397,695)
Maintenance &
 Operations,
 ($162,756)


                                                    Tuition,
 Benefits,                                         $142,441
($112,494)
                                                Student
    Transportation,                             Support
      ($103,342)                               Services,
                                              ($169,896)

                               GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   27
       2010-2011 Proposed Budget
       Budget / Tax Rate History
              General Fund Budget in Millions        Tax Implication

                                                           13.41 13.68
                                                  12.43                        12.74
                                      11.31
                 9.98     10.58 10.77
       9.61
8.38




   0               0.01             0.03   0.05     0.01        0          0       0.12
        -0.02               -0.05




                                                    GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation    28
        2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    $.01 = $59,752
             Tax Implication





   $.1201 increase on the general fund budget

   $.0183 increase on the debt service

   $.1385 total school tax increase

                                GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   29
        2010-2011 Proposed Budget
               Tax Impact

    $138 tax increase per $100,000 assessed
    valuation





    $373.29 tax increase per $270,500 (average
    in GT) of assessed valuation
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                              GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   30
          2010-2011 Proposed Budget

    The following will occur in Tier order
          What if the Budget Fails???

        Tier 1
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             Eliminate Art
    



             Eliminate Music
             Eliminate World Languages
         




        Tier II
         

         




             Eliminate classroom teacher positions
    



                  Increase class size
        Tier III
         

              




             Eliminate Kindergarten Program
    

         



                                           GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   31
PLEASE VOTE

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
           BOE / School Budget



2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Municipal Building

 Old Greenwich Church

 Emergency Squad



                          GTSD 2010-2011 Budget Presentation   32
PLEASE VOTE

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
                  Kids Vote



3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Municipal Building




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