Saratoga Springs Curriculum and Program Budget 2013-14

“Access, Opportunity, and Equity”

Michael M. Piccirillo, Superintendent Douglas M. Silvernell, Assistant Superintendent for 21st Century Teaching & Learning March 19, 2013

Agenda
Snapshot Overview of Budget Pressures

Elementary Programming & Staffing
Secondary Programming & Staffing Cost Containment Overview

Saratoga Springs CSD Major Accomplishments
• • • • • •
6th in the Capital Region Business Review (Of 85 Districts) Top 5% Newsweek ranking for Advanced Placement Courses Blue Ribbon Elementary School – Lake Avenue Two Commissioner Schools (Lake Avenue & Caroline Street) 91 % Graduation Rate

Team and Individual State Championships in our sports program

Sample of Sustaining SSCSD Programs/Opportunities
• • • • • 21st Century Academy 7 PLTW Classes 15 AP Classes 10 UHS Classes Early College in the HS
o Tech Smart – HVCC
o Advanced Manufacturing – SUNY ADK

• • • • • • • • •

31/26 - V/JV Sports Teams 10 Frosh. Teams 14 Modified Sports Teams MS Advanced Technology Distance Learning Science Research Robotics Theater Arts Offerings Musical Performance Groups

• • • • • • •

PBIS Latin/Chinese/Italian VOTEC High Need Special Ed. Programs Saratoga Scholars Young Scholars Sponsor-a Scholar Program
Expanding 21st Century Academy One-to-One Technology in SSHS ELA/SS Combined Class to grade 8 Math AIS K-5 Early College in the HS Commissioner Schools

• • • • • •

Overview of Budget Factors
Tax Levy Limit ERS

TRS

Contractual Obligations

Reduced State Aide

Budget

Health Care Costs

Budgetary Pressure
Change in aide ratio 1991/92 2013/14 Difference State Aid Tax Levy Other 47% 49% 4% 24.3% 67.5% 8.2% 22.7% 18.5% 4.2% Balance of Categories to address Shortfall/Deficit * Cost Containment Transfers from Reserves Increase to Tax Levy Unreserved Fund Balance Total 1.419 2.261 2.833 5.888 12.401 *In millions of Dollars

Paraprofessional Staff
Paraprofessional Staff Counts*
330 310 290 270 250 230 210 190 170 150 312
302 263 262

257.5

254.5

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

* All information in this graph is drawn directly from staff counts in the SSCSD BEDS Reports

Proposed

Professional Staff 2008-2014*
Professional Staff Counts
540 530 520 510 500 490 480 470 460 528 520

507

503

499 483.5
Proposed

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

* All information in this graph is drawn directly from staff counts in the SSCSD BEDS Reports

Total Student Enrollment
Total Enrollment
6900 6850 6800 6750 6700 6650 6600 6550 6500 6450 6400

6833

6820 6768 6691 6594 6585
Projected

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Total Student Enrollment by Year
Year K-5 Enrollment K-5 Difference 6-12 Enrollment Total Enrollment Overall Difference

2008-09 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014* Totals

3088 3066 3010 2950 2864 2858

-22 -56 -60 -86 -6 - 230

3745 3754 3758 3741 3730 3707

6833 6820 6768 6691 6594 6585

-13 -52 -77 -97 -9 - 248

Elementary Programming

Elementary Programming & Staffing (Enrollment)
3/13/13 Snapshot

• Three Sections Reduced overall

4

Elementary Programming & Staffing (Sections) Historical
Year 2004-05 Sections 136 Avg. Class Size 22.9 Enrollment 3114

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09
2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014*

138 136 133 136
134 132 131 125 122

22.0 22.6 23.2 22.7
22.7 22.8 22.5 22.9 23.5

3031 3073 3084 3088
3039 3010 2950 2864 2866 * Projected

Staffing Changes K-5
• • •
5 Common Branch Retirements Reduce 3 Sections – Remain within range of “Cap”
o

Reallocate sections to accommodate enrollment shifts

2 Reading Retirements K-8
o o o

Result in the loss of two reading positions K-5 Shift one to K-5 Math AIS Shift one to Maple Ave. to cover the reading position.

Review student I.E.P’s to reduce one Special Education position

within the K-12 system

Elementary Programming & Staffing – Reading Teachers & Enrollment
Year K-5 Enrollment # 0f Reading Teachers Reading Teacher to student ratio

2007-08 2008-09 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012

3084 3088 3066 3010 2950

25 26 26 26 26

123.4 118.8 117.9 115.8 113.5

2012-2013
2013-2014*

2864
2858

28
26

102.3
109.9

Elementary Programming & Staffing
Position FTE Impact

Common Branch
Reading Reading Special Ed. Special Ed. Aide

3.0
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Move from 125 to 122 sections (23.5 class average)*
Abolished to create Math AIS Position Shifted to Maple Reallocation from another building Covered through reallocation

* This is a proposed estimate and may change as enrollment changes. • Two Flex position remain in the budget • Two other retirements will be reallocated to Kindergarten

Program/Activity Reallocations
Program Reduce After School programs Reduce “Arts in Education” Spending Eliminate the GRADE 2 Assessment Impact Restructured based on the principals’ discretion Spreads reduction over 8 buildings The information is not informative for our program, it lacked the necessary rigor 10% reduction at the principals’ discretion Needs were prioritized based on the vision and mission statement. Will require restructuring

Reduce Field Trip Budgets Reduce Curriculum Writing Reduce STEPS Program

Questions

Middle School Programming

Maple Avenue Programming & Staffing
• • • • •
1 Assistant Principal Reduced & administrative restructuring 4.5 Teaching FTE’s Reallocated 1.0 Aide reallocated Saturday School Program Cut G & T services restructured

Secondary Programming & Staffing (Enrollment 201314)
42 Student decrease is projected

62 Student increase is projected

Secondary Programming & Staffing – MAMS Administrative Restructuring

• •

Seven Different Models Proposed What was non-negotiable for the committee?
o o o o

Relationships with students and families Keep disruption to a minimum. Maintain small community identities (Teams & Houses) Maintain a middle-level philosophy.

Remaining Models:
o o

Grade-level AP’s House + Hathorn

Grade-Level Assistant Principals
Building Principal
Assistant Principal Grade 6
Counselor A B C D Grade 6 Columbian Hathorn Excelsior Red

Assistant Principal Grade 7
Grade 7 Columbian Hathorn Excelsior Red

Assistant Principal Grade 8
Grade 8 Columbian Hathorn Excelsior Red

House Principals + One Grade of Hathorn
Principal Assistant Principal Columbian
Columbian Students & Teachers • Grade 6 • Grade 7 • Grade 8

Assistant Principal Excelsior
Excelsior Students & Teachers • Grade 6 • Grade 7 • Grade 8

Assistant Principal -Red
Red Students & Teachers • Grade 6 • Grade 7 • Grade 8

+
Hathorn 6

+
Hathorn 7

+
Hathorn 8

MAMS Staffing Reallocations
Position FTE Impact

Family and Consumer Science
Reading Technology

1.0
1.0 .5

Section impacts will be shared between MAMS & the high school
Covered by a shift from the K-5 area Section impacts will be shared between MAMS & the high school

6th Grade Retirements
Art Special Education Aide G & T Educator

2.0
1.0 1.0 1.0

Covered by shifts from the K-5 area
Section impacts will be shared between MAMS & the high school Aide responsibilities will be reallocated Restructure G & T for English Language Arts Honors 6

MAMS Program Restructuring
Program Saturday School Impact Data does not support the continuance of this program

Club Advisors

To be restructured at the principals’ discretion based on student participation
10% reduction - principals’ discretion will be used to absorb this cost 10% reduction at the principals’ discretion. 10% Reduction, to be restructured by the summer school principal

Field Trips

After School Programs Summer School

Questions

High School Programming

SSHS Staffing Reallocations
Position ELA Teacher FTE 2.0 Impact Average class sizes in ELA will change from 18.7 to 20.7. Currently the highest section is 31 students while the lowest is 12 Average class sizes in Social Studies will change from 22.9 to 23.9. Currently the highest section is 31 students while the lowest is 9

Social Studies Teacher

1.0

P.E. Teacher

1.0

Average class sizes in Social Studies will change from 24.7 to 25. Currently the highest section is 35 students while the lowest is 13

SSHS Program Restructuring
Program Impact

BOCES Regional Tutoring Center

Build an in-house program (To be utilized by Maple Avenue as well)

Non-athletic Chaperones 10% reduction, scheduling to be determined by building principal Club Advisors 10% reduction, to be restructured at the principals’ discretion based on student participation

Field Trips
Summer School

10% reduction, to be restructured at the principals’ discretion
10% Reduction, to be restructured by the summer school principal

Athletics Restructuring
Program Reduction of 164 Coaching Points Freshman Boys Lacrosse Impact Reduction of positions while maintaining these programs This season (2013) there are only 3 Freshmen Boy’s Lacrosse teams remaining in the Suburban Council. One of the three remaining schools will be eliminating that level next year in order to add a Modified Lacrosse team. The remaining 2 are both considering the elimination of this level. There will be no teams to schedule games against Scheduled by the athletic director in consultation with the building principal The various booster clubs will help defray the additional expenses for tournaments and fees

Reduction of Athletic Chaperones Reduction of Rentals & Leases

Programs/Teams Impacted
Position
7th Grade Football Coach

Rationale
Implemented in June 2007 with the understanding that changes in economics may result in a reduction Given the contained nature of the sport a single varsity coach can maintain supervision Given the contained nature of the sport a single varsity coach can maintain supervision Given the contained nature of the sport a single varsity coach can maintain supervision

Girls Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach

Boys Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach

Assistant Bowling Coach

• • • •

Other Considerations: Contract Language precludes cutting any sport funded in 1998-99 budget High Risk of injury vs. lower risk of injury Consistency with staffing in other Suburban Council sports programs Ability to sustain the programming with the cuts proposed

Questions

2013-2014 Curriculum Writing Budget Proposals

Other Cost Cutting Measures
Program Impact

APPR Testing

Reduce budget by $30,000. We are handling most of our testing in-house for SLO’s

Curriculum Writing

Reduce curriculum writing budget by $25,000. Curriculum development focused on vision and mission
Ongoing cost-containment through the year

Reduction of 4 CSEA positions through the year

Cost Containment Overview

Press Points
• Decline in Staff Parallels enrollment • Program retained or restructured • Balance of reductions across all levels and programs • Cost containments lead to no layoffs • Continue to move program to expand our STEM program

Sample of Sustaining SSCSD Programs/Opportunities
• • • • • 21st Century Academy 7 PLTW Classes 15 AP Classes 10 UHS Classes Early College in the HS
o Tech Smart – HVCC
o Advanced Manufacturing – SUNY ADK

• • • • • • • • •

31/26 - V/JV Sports Teams 10 Frosh. Teams 14 Modified Sports Teams MS Advanced Technology Distance Learning Science Research Robotics Theater Arts Offerings Musical Performance Groups

• • • • • • •

PBIS Latin/Chinese/Italian VOTEC High Need Special Ed. Programs Saratoga Scholars Young Scholars Sponsor-a Scholar Program
Expanding 21st Century Academy One-to-One Technology in SSHS ELA/SS Combined Class to grade 8 Math AIS K-5 Early College in the HS Commissioner Schools

• • • • • •

Ongoing Initiatives Vision 2018
Regents Reform APPR

Race to the Top

STEM

Early College

21st C. Academy

Grade 4 ELA
Common Core

Math

RtI
EMT & ELA Taskforce

Our mission, supported by the Saratoga Springs community is for every student to experience a personal connection to learning which will serve them for a lifetime. Each student’s innate desire to learn will be fostered through access to: challenging and relevant learning experiences; appropriately designed learning environments; skilled instructors who are trained to utilize innovative instructional strategies.

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