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					      PUBLIC HEARING
             on the
     FY ’09 School Budget
          April 7, 2008
Dr. Patricia H. Ansay, Superintendent
        Norton Public Schools
                   &
      Norton School Committee
              Kevin O’Neil
              Tom Golota
             Marge Werner
            Beth McManus
            Andrew Mackie
            Responsibility
In cooperation with
families, and the
community, effectively
educate the Town’s
children so as to
maximize each
student’s potential in
a safe & healthy
environment, via
excellence in teaching
& learning
          Norton Public Schools
         Recent Accomplishments
• Finalized the district’s 5-Year   • 100% compliance with the
  Strategic & District                DOE’s Coordinated Program
  Improvement Plans                   Review
• MCAS scores are up, all           • Submitted HS
  schools have met AYP                building/renovation plans to
• Experienced cost avoidance          the SBA
  via the Energy Education          • Completed varsity baseball
  program                             field and Brick Park
• A successful grant provided for   • Secured 3 grants to bring Full-
  a quasi Talented & Gifted           Day Kindergarten to Norton
  Program at the Yelle              • Established a first-ever
• Completed the Yelle                 Foreign Language Program to
  Beams/Lintels and the NMS           elementary students
  Roof projects
          Norton Public Schools
      Recent Accomplishments Con’t.
• Most subject matter areas       • Academic Coordinators – HS/MS
  have had their curriculum       • Working with various town boards
  updated                           to add an additional egress to the
• Implemented a revised staff       MS property
  evaluation procedure            • Have increased cable
• Created, implemented              programming of school activities
  Standards-Based Report          • Established a highly-successful
  Cards on grades K-5               DECA Program
• Added security for buildings;   • Established a positive
  new doors, buzzer entry and       relationship with Wheaton
  camera systems                    College
• Established field use           • HS Dual Enrollment
  agreements with youth           • Increased our involvement with
  Baseball and Soccer at MS         Attleboro Area School-to-Career
     Recent Accomplishments Con’t.
• Have successfully submitted 2-    • Have increase EdLine use by
  Year NEASC Report, meeting          parents & staff for assignments
  achievable goals                    and grading
• New Facility/Grounds Monthly      • Implemented the User Fee process
  Checklists
                                    • Established a Community Advisory
• Use of the Alert Now parent         group to the Superintendent
  notification system
• Have increased technology into    • Provided quality professional
  daily lessons; SmartBoards,         development for staff via grant
• Set healthier lunch menus           funding
• Held parent iSafe informational   • Reduced transportation costs
  meetings                          • Made Capital Improvements to HS:
• Have received successful Town       doors, P.A. system, univents,
  Audit Reports                       bleachers
                                    • Conduct a greater outreach by the
                                      HS for MS students & parents
                                                         Mathematics
                             Norton Curriculum Guide
     MA Curriculum.
      Framework
Framework November 2000      Curriculum Guide – January - 2003
Supplement May 2004          Curriculum Mapping 2007 - Present




     Grade(s)                   Textbook                      School Year
                                                             Implemented
Kindergarten – 5     Math Expressions                            2007-2008
Grade 6              Math Course I                               2007-2008
Grade 7              Math Course II                              2007-2008
Grades 11 & 12 –     Financial Planning                          2007-2008
Financial Planning
English Language Arts
                         Norton Curriculum Guide
     MA Curriculum.
      Framework
Framework June 2001      Curriculum Guide – May 2003
Supplement May 2004      Curriculum Mapping - K-5 – To begin in 2009
                         Curriculum Mapping – 6-8 - 2006-2007
                         Curriculum Mapping – 9-12 - 2006-2007




      Grade Level(s)                Textbook                School Year
           or                                              Implemented
      Course Name
Kindergarten – Grade 5   Piloting                          TBD for SY 09
Grade 6                  Holt Handbook                       2006-2007
Grade 7                  Holt Handbook                       2006-2007
Grade 8                  Holt Handbook                       2006-2007
                                                      History & Social Science
                               Norton Curriculum Guide
     MA Curriculum.
      Framework
Framework August 2003          Curriculum Guide – 1999 – Currently under revision
                               Curriculum Guide Revision Gr. 4 – August 2004
                               Curriculum Mapping 2007 - Present




      Grade Level(s)                       Textbook                 School Year
           or                                                      Implemented
      Course Name
Grade 4                        The United States                    2005-2006
Grade 5                        Building a Nation                    2006-2007
Grade 6 – World Geography      Exploring Our World                  2007-2008
Grade 8 – U.S. History         American Nation                      2007-2008
       – World History         World History
Grade 10 & 11 – U.S. History   Pathways to the Present              2007-2008
Grade 10 & 11 – U.S. History   Out of Many                          2006-2007
(AP)
Grade 10 & 11 – U.S. History   AP Exam Prep                         2006-2008
Grade 11 – U.S. History AP     Speaking of America                  2007-2008
Grade 11 & 12 - Psychology     Psychology                           2007-2008
Grade 11 & 12 - Sociology      Sociology                            2006-2007
Grade 12 – International       The World Today                      2007-2008
Relations
                                        Science & Technology / Engineering
                         Norton Curriculum Guide
     MA Curriculum.
      Framework
Framework October 2006   Curriculum Guide – June 2007
                         Curriculum Mapping – June 2007




      Grade Level(s)               Textbook                School Year
           or                                             Implemented
      Course Name
Kindergarten –Grade 5    MacMillan McGraw-Hill             2006-2007
                         Science
Grade 6                  MacMillan McGraw-Hill             2006-2007
                         Science
Grade 7                  Glencoe Integrated Science        2006-2007
Grade 8                  Glencoe Integrated Science        2006-2007
AP Chemistry             Chemistry 7th Edition             2008-2009
AP Biology               Biology 7th Edition               2007-2008
Oceanography             Introduction to Ocean Studies     2007-2008
                         1st Edition
Meteorology              Introduction to Atmospheric       2006-2007
                         Studies 3rd Edition
Physical Science         Physical Science with Earth       2005-2006
                         & Space Science 1st Edition
                                                       Foreign Languages
                            Norton Curriculum Guide
     MA Curriculum.
      Framework
Framework August 1999       Curriculum Guide – 2004-2005
                            Curriculum Mapping – 2007-Present




      Grade Level(s)                   Textbook                  School Year
           or                                                   Implemented
      Course Name
Grade 6                     Exploring French                     2008-2009
Grade 6                     Exploring Spanish                    2008-2009
Grade 8 – French I          C’est a toi I                        2007-2008
Grade 8 – Spanish I         Navegando I                          2007-2008
High School - French 1-3    C’est a toi ,I, II & III             2006-2007
High School French 4 & 5    Tresors du temps                     2005-2006
High School – Spanish 1-3   Navegando I, II & III                2006-2007
High School – Spanish 4     Encuentros maravillosos              2008-2009
High School – Spanish 5     Galeria de arte y vida               2008-2009
                                                   Comprehensive Health
                           Norton Curriculum Guide
     MA Curriculum.
      Framework
Framework October 1999     Wellness
                           Curriculum Mapping – 2006-Present




      Grade Level(s)                     Textbook                   School Year
           or                                                       Implemente
      Course Name                                                       d
All High School Students   Fitness for Life                         2007-2008
                           Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness
                           Physical Fitness and Wellness
                                             Business and Technology
                       Norton Curriculum Guide
     MA Curriculum.
      Framework
Framework N/A          Curriculum Guide – 2004-2005
                       Curriculum Mapping – 2004-2005
      Grade Level(s)          Textbook                   School Year
           or                                           Implemented
      Course Name
Grades 10-12           Accounting-Glencoe                2007-2008
Grades 10-12           Business Management-              2007-2008
                       Glencoe
Grades 10-12           Hospitality and Tourism-          2008-2009
                       Glencoe
Grades 10-12           Entrepreneurship-                 2007-2008
                       Glencoe
Grades 10-12           Sports and                        2007-2008
                       Entertainment
                       Marketing-Glencoe
Grades 10-12           Adobe In-design CS3               2007-2008
                       Photoshop CS3
       Non-Mandated Services
• Grades 7-12 Busing
• Busing less than 2 miles from
  the schoolhouse for grades k-6
• Athletics
• Clubs & Activities
• Music, Art
• Computers
• Grades 2-8 Foreign Language
 Essentially Self-Supporting    Programs

• Before/After School Daycare
 (outsourced)


• Breakfast/Lunch Program
Current Levels of Service are
         Inadequate
           Personnel Needs
• Classroom teachers
• Social Workers
• Title I teachers
• Computer teachers
• Library educational
  assistants
• Assistant Principal
• Curriculum Coordinator
• Math resource teachers
  Equipment and Supply Needs

• Inadequate
  classroom materials

• Lack of technology

• Facility upgrades
             Space Needs
NHS is in need of classrooms & other
  space to meet increased
  enrollments

• 22 additional students
  in Oct. 2007 over June 2007

• 40 additional students in Oct. 2008
  (est.) over June 2008

• 30 additional students in Oct. 2009
  (est.) over June 2009

• 92 total est. additional students
  2007-2009
                    Enrollment
                Norton High School
• 2009 ~ 2010      793 (est.)

• 2008 ~ 2009      763 (est.)

• 2007 ~ 2008      723

• 2006 ~ 2007      712

• 2005 ~ 2006      701

• 2004 ~ 2005      716

• 2003 ~ 2004      681

• 2002 ~ 2003      676

• 2001 ~ 2002      651
                     NEASC
        Accreditation – 2-Year Progress Report
              -----------------------------------
       Submit plan for funding & timeline –
                Nov. 2008 for ……

• Suitable, adequate learning space for enrollment
  increases
• Technology, staffing & facility needs

• Unresolved issues – Norton High School
  remains on Warning Status but MAINTAINS
  ACCREDITATION
            2006-2007
    Norton High    All Schools

• Graduation Rate:         • Students per
  89.2% (within 4-years)     Computer: 5 to 1
                             (State 3.8 to 1)

                           • Low income 10.3

• Dropout Rate:
                           • SPED rate: 21%
  3.4%
         Norton High School - Class of 2007

         6.34%
     1.41%
   6.34%


18.31%



                          67.60%   College - 4 Year
                                   College - 2 Year
                                   Post-Secondary - 1 Year
                                   Military Service
                                   Work Force
      Average Student to Classroom
             Teacher Ratio

•   LG Nourse       •   24 to 1
•   Solmonese       •   22 to 1 (to be adj. FY ’09)
•   Yelle           •   25 to 1
•   Middle School   •   29 to 1
•   High School     •   26 to 1
A school district cannot have a
great high school without great
middle and elementary feeder
            schools.
             Five-Year Forecast
                   Needs

• Additional classroom         • Elementary math
  teachers, one per year         resource teachers
  after reinstatement of
                               • Part-time attendance
  those lost in recent years
                                 officer
• HS Science Lab
                               • Social Workers
  refurbishing
                               • Textbooks
• Computer upgrades
                               • Technology projectors
• Classroom space
                               • Librarian assistants
• Speech therapists
                               • Occupational therapist
• Reading teachers
               Grant Awards
• At times, we are unsuccessful at grant
  awards due to Town demographics

• Since FY ’06, $232,504 was raised in
  competitive grants

• Other entitlement grants are secured
  annually to support Title 1, Special
  Education, and Early Childhood

• We are on hold with the School Building
  Assistance Program (SBA) for NHS
  addition/renovation
                     Revenues
           …attempts to help ourselves
•   Grants
•   Pre-school tuitions
•   Full-day kindergarten tuitions
•   Sports fees
•   Clubs and Activities Fees
•   Bus, parking fees
•   Donations
•   PTO’s-field trips, assemblies,
    materials/equipment
• Insurance Recovery
• Foundation Reserve Grants
• Medicaid
       Cost Reduction Measures
•   Energy Conservation Program
•   Decrease of Special Education Enrollments
•   Scrutinize all Purchase Orders
•   Seeking Technology Donations
•   Request for Public Donations
•   Scheduling
•   Oversight of Vendor Hours
•   Bulk Purchasing of Supplies
                    FIXED COSTS
•   Salaries                     • Vendors; plumbers,
•   Advertising                    electricians, HVAC,
•   Postage                        elevators, fire/burglar
•   Office Expenses                alarms, glass, pest control,
                                   septic, boilers
•   Legal Fees
                                 • Utilities: electricity, gas,
•   Contractual: coursework,       phone, water, trash,
    memberships                    sewage, hazmat
•   Tutoring, outside testing,   • Building/grounds
    therapy                        maintenance, equipment
•   Technology supplies,         • Out-of-District tuitions
    maintenance, equipment,
                                 • In/Out-of-District
    networking                     transportation
•   Uniforms                     • Medical supplies
•   Copier machine contract
Building Maintenance
• Yelle 1953
                             Aging Systems
• Nourse 1960
                       •   Windows
• High School 1973
                       •   Boilers
• Solmonese 1978
                       •   Septic
                       •   Electrical
• Middle School 1998   •   Plumbing
                       •   Heating/ventilation
              Significant Costs
• Utilities



• Out of district tuitions



• Special Education
  transportation



• Salaries (staff are our tools)
                            Significant Costs
                                 3 Year Average


                         Expended          Budgeted         Proposed        %
                            2006-07          2007-08          2008-09   Change
                 $     746,021        $     931,579    $      775,500
  Utilities
                                                                         3.95%
   Out of        $   1,646,504        $    1,812,402   $    1,736,579
  District
  Tuitions                                                               5.47%
  Special        $     468,929        $      607,000   $      532,000
 Education
  Transp.                                                               13.45%
   Salaries      $ 16,567,476         $   17,573,917   $   17,683,284
(staff are our
    tools)                                                              6.730%

  TOTALS         $ 19,428,930         $   20,924,898   $   20,727,363    6.68%
                 School Budget
                 3-Year Ave. - .06
                 2003 ~ 2008
  Personnel Cuts / Eliminated Positions

• Asst. Principal JCS   •   Curriculum Coordinator
• 27 teachers           •   Grounds custodian
 (includes Talented &   •   1.5 Psychologist
 Gifted)                •   1.5 Reading Specialist
• 1.5 clerical staff    •   2.5 custodians
• Guidance Director     •   Library Assistants
• Attendance Officer
            OUR STAFF
       Making It Work, Making a
              Difference
• Dedicated         • Skilled

• Hard-working      • Caring

• Professional      • Conscientious

• Student-focused   • Enthusiastic

• Knowledgeable     • Team driven
    Reductions in Programs (to date)
• School libraries, with the
  exception of Norton High,
  are open only part-time
  with volunteers
• Talented & Gifted at MS &
  HAY
• Writing lab at HS
• Science Olympiad at HS
• VHS-Virtual High School
               School Budgets
                                • Require consistent,
• Depict educational              appropriate funding flows
  philosophy of Norton            & responsible spending
• Mirror problems &             • Are dependent on town/
  difficulties that confront      state funding for quality &
  schools                         quantity of educational
• Are central to high quality     programs
  education for all of
  Norton’s youth; suitably      • Focus on improving
  prepared for life, well-        student learning & staff
  rounded                         effectiveness
• Need to be clear,             • Must involve staff/
  understandable                  community & promote
• Are essential for success       awareness
• Expect the unexpected         • Require flexibilty
   Budget Dollars for next year
• -$543,656 to get to the same dollars as
  this year, meeting fixed annual costs

• -$370,736 below budget dollars of this
  year

• Total cuts: -$914,392
         Cuts & Reductions
    from today’s level of service
        (to occur next year)

• Fewer classroom teachers, larger class sizes
• Inadequate technology; hardware, software
• Fewer building repairs; custodians
• Reduced Speech, SPED, OT, Para’s, reading
  specialists
• Fewer teaching supplies, library books,
  musical instruments
           Cuts & Reductions
     from today’s level of service
      (to occur next year – cont.)
• Reduced clerical hours, days
• Continued reduction of prof. dev. for
  staff
• Fewer supplies
• No new equipment
• No new positions
• Fees to support more of sports,
  clubs/activities
        Additional Cuts/Reductions
    from reduced dollars over this year
 - due to $371k less (to occur next year)
• Home Economics MS       • Special Education
                            Teacher at JCS
• Utilities
                          • Psychological Testing

• SMARTS Program          • Therapy Services

                          • Sped Transportation
• 1/2 Day Clerical JCS
                          • Out-of-District Tuitions
• Reduced Clerical Hrs.
                          • MS Basketball
• Freshman Football
 Still Under Consideration to Balance
        our Budget for Next Year

• Freshman Sports; basketball, volleyball
• Middle School Clubs & Activities
• High School Athletics to be more Self-
  Funded. Increase Athletic Fees to $250
  per sport, no Family Cap. Booster Clubs to
  Assist Students in Financial Need
 Academic accountability and challenges
have risen, but spending on education has
                not kept pace
          ------------------------------

       Chapter 70 State $ for Education
• In FY ’08      51.45%
• In FY ’09      51.42%
• 5 yr. goal is a reduction
 to 44.7% that translates to 1.5 million
   dollar (adjusted for inflation) State Aid
Local funding must take up the slack of
  reduced State funding for schools.
            Norton School Budget ~
    •   FY ’04        2.33% increase
    •   FY ’05        3.98% increase
    •   FY ’06        8.23% increase***
    •   FY ’07        .46% increase
    •   FY ’08        .9% increase
    •   FY ’09        1.62% decrease

    All years, with the exception of FY ’06, have
     required reductions to make up for increased
     costs of goods & services.
                                     NORTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                            FY '02-09

   $25,000,000




   $20,000,000




    $15,000,000




   $10,000,000




    $5,000,000




             $-
                  01-02   02-03      03-04     04-05     05-06      06-07      07-08     08-09

ACTUAL BUDGET $19,048,    $19,637,   $20,094   $20,893   $22,613,   $22,718,   $22,938   $22,567,
The NPS is not standing still, but is
        slipping behind


 Cumulative effects of
 reductions such as those
 experienced from
 FY ’02-FY ’08 and those
 expected in the future,
 may take 10 years to
 rebuild ………
HOW YOUR DOLLARS ARE SPENT
          FY '09
                          Reg. Salaries

    31%                   Supplies/Materials
                    58%
                          Technology

                          Utilities/Main.

                          Athletics
 2%
   1%                     Transportation
    6%                    Special Education
          0%   2%
Long Term Planning …

…is a must. It’s our
   responsibility!
                Challenges
• The student population that is increasing most
  rapidly is the children who require additional
  programs and/or services
• Two failed overrides, years of inadequate
  budgets
• New building developments –
      Turtle Crossing 176 units, etc.
• 6.5% enrollment increase FY ’02-07
• 8.95% decrease in teachers FY’02-07
• Engaging students requires quality programs
 “Good” is no longer good enough



The youth in
 Norton deserve
 high
 performing
 schools
  With difficult economic times,
  schools are hard pressed to
 maintain the status quo, never
mind implement new programs to
   meet higher expectations.
         BUDGET FIGURES
• This Year ’08   • Next Year ’09
• $22,938,056     • $22,567,320

                  • This figure is less
                    than the budget of ’05
                    which was
                    $22,613,464

                  • Future years?
            Going Forward
          General Discussion –
     help us prioritize going forward
• Athletics; eliminate or increase fees, self-funded?
• Transportation; all grades 7-12, K-6 less than 2
  miles from the schoolhouse
• Middle School Clubs & Activities; eliminated or
  increased fees?
• High School Clubs & Activities; eliminated or
  increased fees?
• Close the L.G. Nourse School – future year?
• Staffing
• Programs
• Class Sizes
We hope this session has been
           helpful.


        Thanks
  very much for coming!

				
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