HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2017 2018 SCHOOL BUDGET INFORMATION

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HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2017 – 2018 SCHOOL BUDGET INFORMATION Dr. Susan Compton Superintendent of

HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2017 – 2018 SCHOOL BUDGET INFORMATION Dr. Susan Compton Superintendent of Schools Christopher J. Mullins School Business Administrator

Mission Statement “PRIDE, TRADITION, EXCELLENCE” The mission of the Highlands Elementary school is to

Mission Statement “PRIDE, TRADITION, EXCELLENCE” The mission of the Highlands Elementary school is to provide a safe environment for the study of a challenging and balanced curriculum which will enable students to become independent and critical thinkers. Opportunities will be provided for students to develop self-esteem, social values, and the motivation needed to continue individual growth while also developing a respect for cultural differences. This mission requires an active and responsible partnership of students, staff, community, and the school board.

2017 -2018 School Budget Objectives Articulate a sound multi-year approach. This will be accomplished

2017 -2018 School Budget Objectives Articulate a sound multi-year approach. This will be accomplished by assessing the attainment of previous goals and planning for both the near future and long term. In some areas, this may encompass a three to five year plan. Ensure all resources are expended in relation to the district goals and are driven by student achievement. In order to do this, adequate levels of measurement, data collection and analysis must be completed. Readily provide our community with confidence that expenditures are aligned with student needs and are fiscally prudent. Demonstrate that the Administrative Team and the Board of Education have made sound budgeting decisions that are in the best interests of the school community.

Revenue Comparison REVENUE SUMMARY 2016 -2017 -2018 CHANGE Local Property Taxation 3, 179, 674

Revenue Comparison REVENUE SUMMARY 2016 -2017 -2018 CHANGE Local Property Taxation 3, 179, 674 3, 664, 276 484, 602 Fund Balance 358, 463 478, 677 120, 214 -0 - -0 - 1, 200 - 642, 233 -0 - 50, 000 22, 128 (27, 872) 4, 231, 570 4, 808, 514 576, 944 Community Disaster Loan Miscellaneous Revenue State Aid Capital Reserve Withdrawal Total General Fund

EXPENSES Salaries and benefits comprise of 70% of the total operating budget of the

EXPENSES Salaries and benefits comprise of 70% of the total operating budget of the Highlands Elementary School. This increases to 75% when you include contracted staff members. An approved shared service agreements with the Hazlet Township Public Schools and Henry Hudson School District significantly reduce facility and transportation expenses. Employees in the District continue to contribute increased amounts toward their health insurance, this contribution started July 1, 2012. The District will completed energy saving program this year replacing outdated lighting and HVAC equipment. Also installed new energy efficient windows and air conditioning in two classrooms. Shared services among the tri-districts, with the Hazlet Township Public Schools and the Borough will continue to result in significant savings for Highlands.

Operating Budget Increases 2016 -17 Operating Budget 4, 231, 570 Salary Increases 93, 726

Operating Budget Increases 2016 -17 Operating Budget 4, 231, 570 Salary Increases 93, 726 Health Insurance Increase 47, 244 Other Budget Increases 11, 574 Additional Teacher (2 nd) 85, 000 Additional Aide 18, 000 Behavorist (Shared) 47, 000 Sp Ed Services 5, 000 New LAL Program 20, 000 New Science Textbooks 20, 000 Curriculum Writing 4, 400 Facilty Improvements 125, 000 A/C Gymnasium (Estimate) 100, 000 Total Increases 2017 -2018 Operating Budget 576, 944 4, 808, 514

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENTS: • Wireless Capabilities Upgraded • Network Infrastructure / Bandwidth • Support Services

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCEMENTS: • Wireless Capabilities Upgraded • Network Infrastructure / Bandwidth • Support Services Improvements • New Software Program / APPs Availability of: • • SMARTBoards i. Pad Carts Laptops Chromebooks

 • CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENTS • Preschool Program • Additional Classroom Teachers • Basic Skills

• CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENTS • Preschool Program • Additional Classroom Teachers • Basic Skills • Leveled Readers • Summer Reading Program • Special Education Enhancements • Gifted and Talented • STEAM

FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS Budget Includes: Classroom Modifications Windows Air Conditioning Recent Improvements: Hallways Refinished Media

FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS Budget Includes: Classroom Modifications Windows Air Conditioning Recent Improvements: Hallways Refinished Media Center Classroom Improvements HVAC Controls Playground Repairs

2017 -2018 DISTRICT BUDGET Not just maintaining, but improving the education of all of

2017 -2018 DISTRICT BUDGET Not just maintaining, but improving the education of all of our students