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SDP-FY2012-13-Budget-in-Brief-2012-4-24

SDP-FY2012-13-Budget-in-Brief-2012-4-24

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The School District of Philadelphia
 
FY2012-13Budget inBrief 
 April 24, 2012
The School District of Philadelphia's
Budget in Brief 
represents forward-looking statements and any such statements inherently aresubject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those that have been projected.Such risks and uncertainties which could affect the revenues and obligations of the School District include, among others, changes ineconomic conditions, mandates from other governments, reduced governmental allocations, and various other events, conditions andcircumstances, many of which are beyond the control of the School District. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of thedate of this presentation, April 24, 2012. The School District disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-
looking statement contained herein to reflect any changes in the School District’s expectations with regard
thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
 
Table of Contents
Letter from the Chairman of the School Reform Commission.................................................................................Letter from the Chief Recovery Officer....................................................................................................................Budget Overview .....................................................................................................................................................Revenues.................................................................................................................................................................Enrollment................................................................................................................................................................Expenditures Introduction.....................................................................................................................................Expenditures SDP Workforce...............................................................................................................................Expenditures - District Operated Schools................................................................................................................Expenditures - Charters...........................................................................................................................................Capital Improvement Plan .......................................................................................................................................Financial Overview ..................................................................................................................................................
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SCHOOLREFORM COMMISSION
That “every crisis is an opportunity” is an unfortunate trope of our times. Our public schools are certainly
in a crisis of multiple dimensions. Too many of our schools are not safe. In spite of years of steadyperformance gains, our students still lag far behind most of their peers in other major cities. And now weface perhaps the greatest financial challenges ever to confront our schools. We simply have less money tospend on our public schools than they cost to operate in their current form.Years of one-time or partial fixes have taken their toll. There are no more delay tactics available. Wenow have no choice; we must truly transform the system, not just cutting budgets, but changing infundamental ways how we operate.This is where crisis and opportunity converge. As problems that have been simmering for years come toa head, they create a moment where we can make real change, leaving all our children with safe publicschools that will truly educate them for the world they are inheriting, at a cost we can afford to bear.These are the two simple goals this School Reform Commission has set: provide safe, high quality publicschools throughout the city, and bring the budget back into balance.These goals are simple in concept, but they are neither simple nor quick in execution. Problems that havedeveloped over many years will not be fixed overnight. That is why, while this FY13 budget shows realmovement toward transformation, it does not tell the whole story. For the first time, we are presentingthis budget alongside two other important documents: a long term financial plan supported by anambitious new framework for operating our public schools that together explain how we get from wherewe are today to a much better, more affordable future.Our greatest strength going into this difficult endeavor is our team. In choosing my colleagues on theSRC, Governor Corbett and Mayor Nutter have demonstrated a commitment to absolute integrity, ability,and transparency. In our Chief Recovery Officer Tom Knudsen and our Chief Academic Officer PennyNixon we have experienced professionals of unparalleled capability and devotion. And, mostimportantly, in the parents, students, principals, teachers, and community members who show up week after week, month after month to challenge us, to support us, to guide us, we have a constant barometer tolet us know if we are on the right track.On behalf of my colleagues on the SRC and the staff, I want to thank Governor Corbett, Mayor Nutter,and our fellow citizens for entrusting us with this most vital mission. With all of your help, I believe thiscrisis will turn into the opportunity we need it to be.Sincerely,Pedro A. Ramos
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School District of Philadelphia FY2012-2013 Budget in Brief 
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