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Title: Middleborough Public Schools


1
Middleborough Public Schools
  • FY2007 Financial Position Paper
  • December 12, 2005
  • Prepared by Robert M. Sullivan, Ed.D.
  • Superintendent of Schools

2
Preface
  • In the early 1990s, our Town experienced a
    decrease in State aid for education. When this
    reduction in State aid was combined with the lack
    of capacity by the Town to increase their share
    of supporting our childrens education, the
    School Department was forced to substantially
    restructure the delivery of services to our
    students. Major cuts in staffing and reduction
    in programs were made not in the interest of
    improving our educational system but simply to
    survive.

3
Preface
  • This survival mode continued for two years.
    Without the passage of the Education Reform Act
    of 1993 that significantly increased State aid
    for education in our community, it is my
    observation that the survival mode would have
    continued without a discernible end in sight.

4
Preface
  • As we conclude the third month of the 2005-2006
    school year, our school system stands at another
    critical financial crossroad. 

5
Strategic Plan
  •  
  • The Middleborough School Department continues to
    remain focused on steady and constant efforts to
    improve Communication, Curriculum, Instruction
    and Assessment, Human Resources and Facilities
    through the stated goals and objectives of the
    districts Strategic Plan (www.Middleborough
    .k12.ma.us).

6
Communication
  • Parental involvement is increasing volunteerism
    in our schools has increased over the past three
    years, participation of parents on the elementary
    PTA and the middle school PTSA is steadily
    increasing our website and local access cable
    have become more reliable and dependable as a
    means to promote student work and to keep the
    community informed and updated.

7
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Our curriculum renewal process is firmly
    established and functioning. Each year teams of
    teachers and administrators work together using
    an organized and structured plan to review our
    curriculum and instructional strategies. The
    entire district is in the second year of a
    systemic professional development that is focused
    on assessment.

8
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • A newly developed elementary K-5 report card is
    being used this school year for the first time
    that will better inform parents of the
    expectations for student performance at each
    grade level. Each year at the middle school and
    high school levels, teachers and administrators
    develop and implement programs and course
    offerings that challenge our students to reach
    their full potential.

9
Human Resources
  • Despite a steady decrease in the funding for
    professional development over the past three
    years, the teachers at every level have strived
    to use all available resources to develop a
    collegial and collaborative culture.

10
Human Resources
  • The teaching and administrative staff combines
    the knowledge and experience of a veteran staff
    with the enthusiasm and insight of new members to
    our school community. Almost 50 of our teaching
    and administrative staff began working in our
    district after July 1, 2001. Our new team is
    now functioning smoothly and efficiently and will
    require steady and constant resources to sustain
    and to maintain their efforts to improve student
    achievement.

11
Facilities
  • Our six main educational facilities range in age
    from ninety-eight years old (School Street
    School) to the John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School
    in its sixth year of operation.

12
Facilities
  • Over the past four years, recent capital
    improvements, funded and supported by Town
    Meeting and through a federal grant program, have
    been made to a) the roofing systems at the Henry
    B. Burkland School, the Mary K. Goode School and
    Middleborough High School b) the HVAC system at
    the high school c) the exterior windows at the
    high school and d) the replacement of the 34
    year old floor in the Masi Gymnasium in the high
    school.

13
Facilities
  • Despite these recent projects, there is a
    continual need to support a preventative
    maintenance program that will ensure a safe and
    healthy environment for our students and staff.
    A suitable and appropriate maintenance program
    requires not only a fully staffed maintenance and
    custodial workforce but also prompt access to the
    necessary supplies and materials.

14
Facilities
  • The scheduled opening of the Early Childhood
    Center in the Fall 2007 will provide a valuable
    resource for our full day Kindergarten
    instructional program. Yet, the opening of this
    renovated facility will provide only limited
    relief from the overcrowding that we are
    presently experiencing at the Burkland School,
    the Goode School and Middleborough High School.

15
Facilities
  • There is a need to conduct a facility needs
    study, including enrollment projections, to
    assist in the evaluation of our current
    facilities and their capacity to meet future
    needs. The results of this study will become the
    basis for the development by the School Committee
    of a short-range and long-range plan for building
    use.

16
Intent of Position Paper
  • 1) To inform the Middleborough School Committee
    and the citizens of Middleborough of details
    relative to the School Departments operational
    budget

17
Intent of Position Paper
  • 2) To provide basic information regarding the
    School Departments financial situation that will
    help explain the necessity of developing an
    established and consistent source of funding to
    effectively plan for educational improvement for
    our students. Without an established and
    consistent source of funding, planning for
    educational improvement for our students becomes
    a year-to-year process. This type of planning
    becomes reactionary rather than reflective and
    strategically planned and

18
Intent of Position Paper
  • 3) To emphasize that the School Department cannot
    survive another school year that requires the
    operational budget to reflect an increase of only
    1.32.
  • The school department FY2006 operational budget
    increased by only 300,771 from the FY2005
    operational budget. The intent of this position
    paper is not to point fingers or to place
    blame.

19
Intent of Position Paper
  • I am well aware of the Town of Middleboroughs
    yearly struggle to develop a Town budget that
    reflects the needs of all citizens, including our
    students needs as reflected in the School
    Department budget, and is fiscally responsible.
    In fact, the School Department worked
    cooperatively and beneficially with the Board of
    Selectmen and the Finance Committee to help
    provide the Towns FY2006 budget temporary relief
    by postponing 940,000 of planned expenditures
    from the school departments proposed FY2006
    operational budget.

20
Intent of Position Paper
  • The school system has managed to maintain
    programs this school year by deferring spending
    for the future with the expectation and faith
    that the Town, for the 2006-2007 school year,
    will make the necessary investment in our
    students future.

21
Listing of Data
  • Enrollment slide 23
  • Operational Budget History slide 24
  •  
  • Indirect Costs slide 25
  • Chapter 70 State Aid FY93 FY06 Received By
    Middleborough slide 26
  • Chapter 70 State Aid FY93 FY06 Received By
    Middleborough slides 27 - 28
  • Per Pupil Expenditures (PPX) slides 29
    -34
  • Special Education Expenditures slide 35

22
Listing of Data
  • Middleborough Public Schools as a Percent of the
    Total General Fund Expenditures slides 36 -
    37
  • FY2006 School Department Budget Development
    slides 38 - 40
  • Uncertainties For FY2007 Budget Development slide
    41
  • Summary slides 42 - 46

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Middleborough Chapter 70 Aid
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Middleborough Chapter 70 Aid
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Per Pupil Expenditures (PPX) 00 - 04
31
Per Pupil Expenditure, Regular Day Programs"
32
Total Per Pupil Expenditure
33
FY04 Per Pupil Expenditure
  • The Massachusetts Department of Education August
    2005 FY04 Per Pupil Expenditures report ranks
    Middleborough 37th from the bottom out of 243
    districts reporting for Total PPX ranked 50th
    from the bottom out of 243 districts reporting
    for Special Education PPX and ranked 60th from
    the bottom out of 243 districts reporting for
    Regular Education.

34
FY03 Per Pupil Expenditure
  • The Massachusetts Department of Education August
    2004 FY03 Per Pupil Expenditures report ranked
    Middleborough 22nd from the bottom out of 249
    districts reporting for Total PPX ranked 17th
    from the bottom out of 249 districts reporting
    for Special Education PPX and ranked 32nd from
    the bottom out of 249 districts reporting for
    Regular Education.

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36
Middleborough Public Schools as a Percent of the
Total General Fund Expenditures
37
Middleborough Public Schools as a Percent of the
Total General Fund Expenditures
  • Source Massachusetts Department of Revenue
    Division of Local Services Municipal Data
    Bank/Local Aid Section
  • FY2004 marks the lowest percentage of education
    support as a total of the general fund
    expenditures since FY1993. There has been a
    gradual but steady decrease in the percentage of
    education support as a total of the general fund
    expenditures since FY1998.

38
FY2006 School Department Budget Development
  • During the development of the FY2006 Town budget
    process, the Middleborough School Department was
    asked to assist in presenting a balanced budget
    to Town Meeting in June 2005. The School
    Department worked closely with Town Boards to
    assist in presenting a FY2006 Town Budget that
    provided temporary relief by withdrawing 940,000
    from the school departments proposed FY2006
    operational needs budget.

39
FY2006 School Department Budget Development
  • The result of cooperating with the Town is severe
    reductions in all areas of the School Department
    operational budget except utilities. It will be
    necessary to present to Town Meeting in Spring
    2006 a FY2007 budget that addresses the
    reductions made by the School Department.

40
FY2006 School Department Budget Development
41
Uncertainties For FY2007 Budget Development
  • Towns Ability and Commitment to Restoring School
    Department Funding
  • State Aid Reductions or Level Funded
  • Negotiations
  • Custodians
  • Secretaries
  • Cafeteria Workers

42
Summary
  • The Middleborough Public School system is facing
    a crucial financial juncture in regards to
    supporting an educational system that this town
    expects and deserves. Massachusetts Education
    Reform and the Federal No Child Left Behind Act
    (NCLB) have both set a standard of a higher
    quality for each and every student.

43
Summary
  • With the decline in the state economy,
    Middleborough Chapter 70 (State Aid) leveled in
    FY02 and FY03 and again in FY04 and FY05 with a
    small 1.2 increase in FY06. At the same time
    the funding levels associated with the NCLB Act
    have also continued to decrease over the past two
    years.

44
Summary
  • While there exists an uncertainty each year
    regarding the amount of funding that will be
    available for education, our responsibility as a
    Town is to improve the educational opportunities
    of our students rather than just maintain level
    services.

45
Summary
  • As a community, we must cease looking toward
    Beacon Hill to solve our budget predicament each
    year. Our communitys challenge, therefore, is
    to explore local budget options and alternatives
    and not continue to rely on State funding.

46
Summary
  • Our second President of the United States,
    President John Adams from Braintree,
    Massachusetts, urged the widest possible support
    for education. President Adams stated, Laws for
    the liberal education of youthare so extremely
    wise and useful that to a humane and generous
    mind, no expense for this purpose would be
    thought extravagant.
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