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Title: 20082009 Budget Presentation


1
2008-2009 Budget Presentation
  • North Plainfield
  • Public School District

2
TAX REDUCTION
  • TAX RATE REDUCED -.029
  • TAX LEVY REDUCED - 479,055.00
  • TAX ON AVERAGE ASSESSED
  • HOME VALUE REDUCED -38.00
  • (131,631.00)

3
High Performing District
  • New Jersey State Department of Educations
    rigorous performance review (NJQSAC) has verified
    that North Plainfield is a
  • High Performing School District
  • Based on the following five areas
  • 1. Instruction and Program
  • 2. Personnel
  • 3. Fiscal Management
  • 4. Operations
  • 5. Governance

4
North Plainfield School DistrictIn an effort to
maintain a comprehensive, thorough and efficient
preschool through adult education program, the
2008-2009 budget emphasizes the following
district goals
  • To continue to improve upon the level of
    educational excellence for every student
  • To continue to incorporate technology into the
    educational process to enhance the success of
    students
  • To continue to develop a long-range facilities
    plan that balances program need with the
    financial constraints of the budget, and
  • To foster positive perceptions of the district
    through improved communications at all levels of
    the school community

5
District InitiativesInstructional (New and
Ongoing)
  • Students
  • Ongoing Instructional Initiatives
  • New Initiatives
  • Staff
  • New Staff to Support Initiatives
  • Ongoing Professional Development Initiatives
  • Parents/Community Members
  • Ongoing Parent and Community Outreach
    Initiatives

6
District InitiativesInstructional
  • STUDENTS
  • Ongoing Instructional Initiatives
  • Intensive Language Arts and Math Instruction,
    K-12
  • Double-Double, 9th Grade Academic Support
    Initiative
  • Reading/Writing/Math Programs with Integrated
    Technology
  • Fast ForWord, Skills Tutor, Accelerated Reader,
    My Access
  • Summer Enrichment/Support Programs
  • Extended Day Programs
  • Curriculum Revision and Alignment to match NJ
    Standards
  • Adult High School and Alternative High School
    Programs
  • Bridge Program Special Needs Learning
    Academy, Grades 7-12
  • Senior Early College Credits Program, Raritan
    Valley Community College

7
District InitiativesInstructional
  • STUDENTS (Continued)
  • Elementary Gifted and Talented Program
  • Fine, Practical and Performing Arts
    Programs, K-12
  • District Arts Festival, Theater
    Performances, Concerts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Climbing Walls
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Pre-school Program
  • Breakfast Program
  • Navy ROTC Program
  • NPHS Canuck Mentoring Program
  • Character Education Programs
  • Peer Leadership Program and Heroes and
    Cool Kids
  • Active Student Councils and Service
    Organizations

8
District InitiativesInstructional
  • STUDENTS (Continued)
  • New Instructional Initiatives
  • Special Education
  • Preschool/Kindergarten Autistic Class
  • Behavior Intervention Class (Grades 2-4)
  • Athletics
  • Freshman Boys Soccer
  • Middle School Wrestling

9
District InitiativesInstructional
  • STAFF
  • New Staff to Support Initiatives
  • 3- Student Liaison Coordinator (NPHS, WE, and
    Somerset)
  • 1- ESL Teachers (Somerset)
  • 1- Academic Support Teacher (WE)
  • 1- Computer Teacher (Somerset)
  • 1- Media Specialist (Stony Brook)
  • 1- Special Education Teacher (District)
  • 2- Teachers (Summer Programs)
  • 2- Coaches

10
District InitiativesInstructional
  • STAFF (Continued)
  • Ongoing Professional Staff Development
    Initiatives
  • Differentiated Instruction, English as a Second
    Language, Project Read, Writers Workshop,
    Accelerated Reader, and Performance Assessments
  • Suicide Prevention, CPR, Defibrillator Training
    Verbal Judo
  • Expanded First and Second Year Teacher Mentoring
    and Induction Programs
  • Technology Training Genesis Grade Book,
  • On Course Planning
  • After School Professional Development Courses
  • District Three-Day In-Service Program

11
District InitiativesInstructional
  • PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
  • Ongoing Parent and Community Outreach
    Initiatives
  • Parent Liaison
  • Phone Communication (Connect Ed)
  • Pre-School and Kindergarten Parent Academies
  • Math and Language Arts Parent Presentations
  • District, School, and Staff Web Pages
  • English as a Second Language for Adults as well
    as High School Completion
  • Community Adult Schools Senior Platinum Cards
  • College and Career Planning Activities on
    Financial Aid
  • District Violence Prevention Week
  • Read Across America

12
District InitiativesCapital Improvements
  • Whats Being Fixed
  • 8 Bathrooms Renovated at HS, Stony Brook, East
    End, West End
  • 720,000
  • Heating System at West End, Harrison, and East
    End
  • 1,865,054
  • Window Replacement (District)
  • 70,000
  • Exterior Doors, East End and West End
    50,000
  • Brick Pointing (District)
    400,000
  • Fiber Optics (District)
  • 480,000

13
Budget ChallengesFinancial Impact of SFRA
  • State Aid capped at 20
  • Mandated expansion of 3 and 4-year old preschool
    programs. Full day programs must be implemented
    in five years.
  • Adequacy Budget is based on a generalized model
    of cost factors for a theoretical district of
    5240 students in a K-12 District.

14
Budget DevelopmentCost Containment Measures
  • Cooperative Purchasing (SCESC, Transportation,
    Labor)
  • Special Education (Tuition Savings Autistic
    Program, Bridge Program, and Behavior
    Intervention Class)
  • Energy Savings Initiatives (Member of ACES)
  • Energy Rebate Programs (PSEG)
  • E-Rate Reimbursements (Verizon)
  • Telecommunication Cooperative Purchasing (ACT)
  • Furniture Equipment Donations through the
    Business and Education Alliance
  • Cooperative purchasing of Property Insurance and
    Workers Compensation through Diploma Joint
    Insurance Fund

15
State Aid vs. Local Tax Levy
  • Increase in school funding over previous 6 years
  • State Aid Still Capped at 20 increase
  • Uncapped aid would be 30.7 million
  • Bottom line Reduction in property taxes

16
RevenuesWhere does the money comes from?
Total Revenue 55,992,867 State and Federal
26,828,029 Local Tax Levy 27,120,757 Savings
from Prior Year 1,981,581 Misc. Income
62,500
17
AppropriationsWhere does the money get spent?
Total Expenditures 55,992,867
Classroom Instruction 18,134,338 S
pecial Education 9,915,955
Classroom Support 4,401315
Operations Maintenance 5,296,323
Administration
3,235,578



Debt Service
1,382,660 Employee Benefits 7
,636,789 Capital Expenditures 4,2
70,234 Other Programs 1,7
19,675
18
COMPARISON COST PER PUPIL
19
Cost Per Pupil Comparison2007-2008 State
Averages vs. 2007-2008 North Plainfield
Budgeted Costs
  • North Plainfield Remains At or Below the State
    Averages for K-12 Districts
  • Source Data N.J. Department of Education
    Comparative Spending Guide

20
Tax Reduction
21
RESULTS
  • Comply
  • This budget addresses and meets all state
    mandated requirements
  • Improve
  • This budget builds on existing quality programs
    and adds additional support
  • Maintain
  • This budget ensures the commitment to protecting
    our facilities and infrastructure

22
Ballot Question
  • For membership to the board of education
  • Vote For Two (Full 3 Year Term)
  • Thomas J. Allen
  • David W. Branan

23
Ballot Question
  • BASE BUDGET
  • RESOLVED that there should be raised for the
    General Fund 25,814,619 for the ensuing school
    year (2008-2009)

24
Where To Vote
  • St. Peters Lutheran Church
  • 94 Grove Street
  • Voting Districts 1, 4 7
  • Stony Brook School
  • 269 Grove Street
  • Voting Districts 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 20
  • East End School
  • 170 Oneida Avenue
  • Voting Districts 2, 10, 12, 14, 16 18
  • West End School
  • 447 Greenbrook Road
  • Voting Districts 11, 13, 15, 17 19

When To Vote Tuesday April 15th 300 PM to 90
0 PM
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