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									 The Wrentham Public Schools
FY09 Budget Presentation to the
     Finance Committee
       March 17, 2008


    Jeffrey J. Marsden
 Superintendent of Schools
    Update from Last Meeting

    Collective Bargaining Increases between the Wrentham School
     Committee and the Wrentham Teachers’ Association

             1995 - 1998   3%      2%      4%      = 9%
             1998 - 2001   2.75%   3%      3%      = 8.75%
             2001 - 2004   3%      4%      4%      = 11%
             2004 – 2007   3%      3%      3%      = 9%
             2007 – 2010   0%      3%      3%      = 6%

    Wrentham v. Department of Education, Framingham, Norwood,
     Kingston, and Silver Lake
Wrentham Public Schools
 Mission
 District Goals
 System Budget Priorities for FY09
 Budget Assumptions
 FY09 Budget Analysis and Breakdown
           Wrentham Public Schools
             Mission Statement
The MISSION of the Wrentham Public Schools is to
provide each student with the values, knowledge and skills
needed to reach his or her full potential, maximize
achievement and show responsibility in interacting with
others in our diverse society. Wrentham students will
learn that responsibility earns respect and respect leads to
dignity. We will ensure an environment in which the
unique gifts of each individual are developed and
fortified, producing lifelong learners, able to solve
problems and think creatively.

       Adopted by Wrentham School Committee, 13 March 1995
       Amended 27 October 2003
Wrentham Public Schools
District Goals
 Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment


 Teacher and Administrator Quality


 Student Support


 Business and Financial Management
Wrentham Public Schools
System Budget Priorities for FY09
 High academic achievement for all students


 Excellence in teaching


 Enhance early childhood education


 Increase revenue generation
Wrentham Public Schools
High Academic Achievement for All Students

 Refinement of Language Arts and
  Mathematics curricula and instruction

 Expand learning opportunities for high
  achieving students

 Support/expand special education programs


 World Language instruction
Wrentham Public Schools
Excellence in Teaching-Professional Development
 Technology integration


 Meet the needs of all learners


 Data analysis


 Student social competency
Wrentham Public Schools
Enhance Early Childhood Education
 Continue our universal preschool initiative


 Provide kindergarten options based on
  student needs
Wrentham Public Schools
Increase Revenue Generation
 Facility usage revolving fund


 Grant acquisition (see Appendix C)


 Medicaid reimbursement


 Wrentham Elementary Schools Trust, Inc.
  (W.E.S.T.)
 FY09 Budget Assumptions
 Federal entitlement grants will be level-funded

 SPED Circuit Breaker will be funded at $95,000

 Chapter 70 funding proposed in HR-1
  Increase of $126,423 to $3,814,719 (+3.43%)

 Enrollment will remain at current numbers

 3% raises as directed by CBAs (0% last year)
FY09 Budget Breakdown and Analysis

           Wrentham Public Schools
            FY 09 Budget Proposal




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FY09 Budget Breakdown and Analysis
 Three Components of our FY09 Budget


     Chapter 70 state aid

     Local contribution

     Other funding sources
   Chapter 70 and Local Contribution
                                              FY08             FY09        Change          Pct Chg

 Enrollment                                   1,144          1,139*              -5         -0.44%

 Foundation budget                        8,611,110        9,026427        415,318          4.82%

 Required district contribution           5,032,071       5,280,507        248,436          4.94%

 Chapter 70 aid                           3,688,296       3,814,719        126,423          3.43%

 Required net school spending             8,720,367       9,095,226        374,859          4.30%


 Chapter 70 pct of foundation               42.83%          42.26%



 Target Aid Percentage                                      30.44%


           * Students in tuition based programs are not counted in foundation enrollment

Source: Massachusetts DOE Website 1/23/08
  Chapter 70 and Local Contribution
  Comparison of FY06 to FY09
                 FY06           FY07            FY08       FY09
10,000,000

 9,000,000

 8,000,000

 7,000,000

 6,000,000

 5,000,000

 4,000,000

 3,000,000

 2,000,000

 1,000,000

         0
                 f oundation       required district   chapter 70 aid
                    budget           contribution

    Source: Massachusetts DOE Website 1/23/08
  Funding from Grants and Tuition
  In FY08, grants and tuition were used for the salaries of
  26.9 FTE staff members
   7.25 FTE Teaching Positions
   19.65 FTE Aide Positions



                    FY 2008   FY 2009       Difference from   Percent
                    Budget    Anticipated   FY08              Change
     Grants         540,790    503,790         -37,000         -7%
Tuition Revolving   353,896    402,950          49,054         14%
      Total         894,686    906,740          12,054         1.4%
FY09 Budget Timeline
 November 2007
     Teachers meet as a grade to discuss needs and submit
      zero-based numbers to principals
 December 2007
     Principals meet with grade level teams to review, revise, and
      reduce grade level budget requests
     Principals, Director of Pupil Services and Technology
      Director submit recommendations to the Superintendent
     Superintendent and Business Manager develop Level
      Service budget and Level Funded budget
     FY09 Level Service and Level Funded budgets submitted to
      School Committee and Town Administrator
Budget Timeline
 January 2008
    Preliminary budget recommendations reviewed in
     context of district goals by Superintendent and School
     Committee

 February 2008
    Superintendent presents recommended budget to
     School Committee

 March 2008
   School Committee meets with town officials, holds a
    public hearing on the budget, and approves a budget
1000 Administration
   School Committee expenses
   Central office salaries, supplies and technology
   Student information/attendance software
   Legal services

This budget proposal transfers the funding for the secretary in the Annex from
   Principal’s to Superintendent’s office budget.



              FY 2007        FY 2008       FY 2009                     Percent
                                                        Difference
              Expended        Budget       Proposed                    Change
 Salaries      218,647       240,950       272,330        31,380        13.0%
Expenses        28,305       32,038         32,978          940          2.9%
    Total      246,952       272,988       305,308        32,320        11.8%
2000 Instruction
   All teachers and aides (General and Special Education)
   Principals, Director of Pupil Services, and Technology Director
   Office clerical staff and expenses
   All instructional materials (textbooks, workbooks, supplies,
    equipment, instructional technology, library materials)

This budget proposal restores 0.5 FTE Spanish classroom teacher and
   maintains class size by shifting a grade 3 teacher to grade 4. It also restores
   technology replacement on a five-year cycle.

              FY 2007        FY 2008       FY 2009                       Percent
                                                          Difference
              Expended        Budget       Proposed                      Change
Salaries      5,751,131     6,139,848      6,431,440       291,592        4.7%
Expenses       485,260       260,746        422,765        162,019        62.1%

 Total        6,236,391     6,400,594      6,854,205       453,611        7.1%
Positions Requested but Not Included in
FY09 Budget Proposal
 1.0 FTE Classroom Teacher
 1.5 FTE Title I/Academic Support Aide
 0.5 FTE Enrichment Program Assistant
 0.5 FTE ELL Tutor
 1.0 FTE ABA Therapy Aide
 1.0 FTE Speech Therapist
 0.4 FTE Occupational Therapist
 0.2 FTE Physical Therapist
 0.4 FTE School Adjustment Counselor


      Total = $205,750
3000 Student Support Services

 School nurse salaries and supplies

This budget proposal adds a part-time nurse in the Janelli Annex. Currently we
   have one nurse for over 800 students.




             FY 2007       FY 2008       FY 2009                     Percent
                                                      Difference
             Expended       Budget       Proposed                    Change
Salaries       88,145       89,872       101,063        11,191        12.5%
Expenses       7,626         4,682        3,500         -1,182       -25.2%
 Total         95,771       94,554       104,563        10,009        10.6%
4000 Operations and Maintenance
 Custodial salaries and supplies
 Heat and other utilities level-funded
 Building maintenance and repairs
 Communications, computer network equipment and
    maintenance costs


           FY 2007    FY 2008     FY 2009                 Percent
                                             Difference
           Expended    Budget     Proposed                Change
Salaries   345,248      360,148   370,560     10,412       2.9%
Expenses   396,164      460,424   463,170      2,476       0.6%

 Total     741,413      820,572   833,730     13,158       1.6%
5000 Fixed Charges
 Payment to the Commonwealth Pension Liability Fund
  for early retirement incentives offered to staff at the
  beginning of Education Reform
 FY 2009 will be payment fourteen of fifteen: FY 2010
  will be the last.


           FY 2007    FY 2008   FY 2009                 Percent
                                           Difference
           Expended    Budget   Proposed                Change
Salaries
Expenses    15,515    15,515     15,515        -         0%

 Total      15,515    15,515     15,515        -         0%
9000 Programs with Other Districts
 Tuition for students attending other schools for special
  education services
 This is offset by the Circuit Breaker reimbursement
 Circuit Breaker numbers are not known until June or
  July


            FY 2007    FY 2008   FY 2009                 Percent
                                            Difference
            Expended    Budget   Proposed                Change
Tuitions    255,641    246,246   322,935     76,689      31.1%
CB Offset   179,798    125,000    95,000     -30,000     -24.0%

Net Total    75,843    121,246   227,935     106,689     88.0%
 Operating Budget Total
Positions lost in FY 2008
 1.0 fte Technology Integration Specialist
 0.7 fte Reading Specialist
 0.5 fte Spanish Teacher (restored in FY2009 proposed budget)



               FY 2007         FY 2008         FY 2009                     Percent
                                                              Difference
               Expended         Budget         Proposed                    Change

 Salaries      6,403,171       6,830,818       7,175,393        344,575     5.0%
Expenses       1,008,713        894,651        1,165,863        271,212    30.3%*
  Total        7,411,885       7,725,469       8,341,256        615,787     8.0%


    * Increase due to pre-purchasing supplies, technology replacement
  Town Support of Schools
  The Town provides a separate budget for items not reflected in net
     school spending (NSS) which are fixed costs:
   Pupil transportation (including special education transportation)
   Transportation includes additional bus route, $32,760
   Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) management contract to
     be bid this spring. WWTF serves Town Hall, Public Safety
     Building and the school buildings.


                 FY 2006    FY 2008   FY 2009                   Percent
                                                  Difference
                 Expended    Budget   Proposed                  Change
Transportation   548,548    593,296    663,978      70,682      11.9%
  WWTF            71,442    86,061     114,700      28,619      33.2%

    Total        619,991    679,377    778,678      99,301      14.6%
 Wrentham Public Schools Budget
 Relative to Town of Wrentham Budget

                                                                    FY2009 SC
Town of Wrentham       FY2006 Actual   FY2007 Actual    FY2008
                                                                     Approved

General Fund Budgets    29,021,537      30,047,752     30,800,104   34,086,747

Elementary Schools       7,500,349       7,411,885     7,725,469    8,341,256

WPS as % of Total         25.84%          24.67%        25.08%       24.47%
Budget Gap
  School Committee Recommended Budget:
                               $ 8,341,256
  Board of Selectmen Recommended Budget:
                               $ 8,111,742


      Budget Gap:               $ 229,514
What would it take to close the gap?
Tier I Budget Reductions                           Amount
     Eliminate Grade 1 position                        43,715
     Photocopier                                       30,000
     Professional development salary                    4,000
     Technology professional development                5,000
     Professional development substitutes               4,000
     Language Arts instructional materials             10,000
     Mathematics instructional materials               10,000
     Health instructional materials                     1,000
     Library books                                      5,000
     Enrichment instructional materials                 1,000
     Special Education instructional materials          1,000
     Academic Enrichment instructional materials        1,000
What would it take to close the gap?
Tier I Budget Reductions, continued   Amount
     MCAS tutoring stipends                2,000
     Building repairs                      4,700
     Custodian position                   38,100
     Cafeteria Aides (4)                  16,000
Tier II Budget Reductions
     Spanish teacher (0.5 fte )           25,400
     Nurse (0.3 fte)                      13,600
     Playground Aides (6)                 18,000


Total Reductions                         229,515
Appendices
Appendix A   Per Pupil Expenditure Comparison
             (Plainville and Norfolk)

Appendix B   PreK and K Tuition projection


Appendix C   FY08 Grants Breakdown


Appendix D   School Committee Budget Summary
                               Appendix A
             Per Pupil Expenditure Comparison

                                FY 2005    FY 2006   FY 2007

Norfolk                           9,482    10,310    11,423

Plainville                        8,736     9,132    10,021

Wrentham                          8,253     8,796     9,027




Source: Massachusetts DOE Website 2/1/08
                                      Appendix B
                        PreK and K Tuition Projection
                                      FY 2008                              FY 2009
                          Monthly       #                    Monthly
                          Payment     Pupils     Total       Payment     # Pupils    Total
Full Day, Full Year K
                            $225      93.5      210,375.00     $250        100       250,000.00
(10 payments)
K Transition, Full Day,
                            $225      19.5       21,937.50     $250        20         25,000.00
Half Year (5 payments)
Preschool                   $110,                              $110,
   2-day AM or PM,         $165, or                           $165, or
                                       97       140,575.00                 97        140,575.00
   3-day AM or PM,        $200 x 10                          $200 x 10
   4-day                     mo.                                mo.

TOTAL TUITIONS                                  372,887.50                           415,575.00
                                                    Appendix C
                                                    FY 2008 Grants
                                                    FY 2007       FY 2008
Federal Grants                                                                 FY 2008 Grant Use:
                                                    Amount        Amount
Special Education Entitlement, 94-142                  233,358       231,554   OT/PT Staff, 0.4 fte coordinator, 4 aides
Early Childhood Entitlement                             13,971        13,951   1 preschool aide
Special Education Program Improvement                   11,058         7,341   Annual training for aides and teachers; workshops
SPED Audit in FY07/ Action Assistance in FY08            3,000         5,000   Consultation for autism spectrum services
Title I – Academic Support                              94,096       110,941   0.5 fte teacher, 5 aides
Title IIA – Teacher Quality                             23,327        23,736   High quality professional development
Title IID – Enhanced Education through Technology        1,411         1,535   Technology acquisition, training
Title IV – Safe and Drug Free Schools                    4,828         4,173   Open Circle training
Title V – Innovative Programs, Eisenhower                1,569         1,547   Technology acquisition, training

State Grants
Gifted and Talented Planning (competitive)              20,000         4,505   Developing new methods for G&T program
SPED Circuit Breaker                                   203,860       102,005   Reimbursement of prior year SPED expenses

Private Grants
Wal-Mart                                                 1,000                 Nursing supplies
Curriculum Leadership Center                              750           740    Colonial Williamsburg/primary sources project
PTO                                                      6,116          610    Classroom materials and supplies for Roderick School
WEST – Wrentham Elementary Schools Trust                      -        2,000   4 Teacher grants enhancing curriculum and instruction

TOTAL GRANTS                                         618,344       509,638     17% decrease

								
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