In attendance is Stephanie Cronin, Leslie Lathrop, Peter Cronin, Jeff Kubick, Director of Business & Finance – Jared Stanton, Asst Superintendent – Dr. Katie Novak and Superintendent – Dr. Kristan Rodriguez.
SUPERINTENDENT BEGAN HER PRESENTATION WITH A QUOTE:
(the video will be added once it is up on vimeo)
Tracy Novice – January 29th – Budgets are moral documents. What we fund is what we value.
Data was shared from the Future Search gathering that took place the end of January. This was a collection of 80 stake holders from various groups in the community that took a weekend out of their schedule to shared ideas, goals and opinions.
Future Search shares what our community is proud of:
- District Peformance
- Existing FacultyStaff
- Current Administration
Future Search shares what the community is sorry about:
- Cuts to Staffing And programming
- School Finances
- Socia,/Emotional Needs of Students
- Meeting The needs of All students
- Outside Factors Impeding District Focus.
She included the needs assessment findings.
You can watch the video here – Needs Assessment Video
JARED STANTON – DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE
- Instructional Supplies
- Professional Development Funds
Two items will always be a driver and they are in FY17.
- Collective bargaining Agreements (Salaires, Steps, Lanes)
- Increased to Benefits Cost (GIC)
- Current Salaries: Actual Contractual Increases
- Heath Insurance Costs: The assumed 9% increase is based on General Heath Is Cost as well as last years overall increase of 9.2%
- Dental Insurance Costs: The Assumed 2.5% increase is based on a five year mean of actuals.
- Debt Schedule: The debt schedule represents actual amounts.
- Utilities Costs: The Assumed 5 years of actuals and recent rate trends
- Revenue Projections: Based on Governors’ Recommend Budget.
- New print management Contract – $15000 savings per year
- New Website: $6000 savings per year
- Van for the PAVE Program: 26000 savin per year
- Installation of Hand Dryers: $5000+ savings per year
- Smart Valves for Urinals: $600 savings per urinal or up to 40,000 gallons
- Professional Development: up to $30,000 per year
- Trading PD with leading expert in PBIS: $12500
- 10 speaking engagements with other school districts: $10000
- 2 graduate courses for free: $6000
- Groton Electric LED Light Savings
- Competitie Grant Funding Pilot Mandarin Program
- Fellowship Savings on Pilot Co-Teaching Model.
PROPOSED FY17 SCHOOL BUDGET THAT INCLUDES NEEDS ASSESSMENT – $40,475,339
Groton would be responsible for approximately 78%
Dunstable would be responsible for approximately 22%
HISTORY OF GRANTS
FY2007 – approximately $865,000
FY 2016 – approximately $750,000
FY 2015 only 30% of overall cost was funded by the state