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Roselle Park School District

2009 – 2010 Budget


Public Hearing
Enrollment Statistics

Year Students Increase


02-03 1993 0
03-04 2039 46
04-05 2059 20
05-06 2063 4
06-07 2059 (4)
07-08 2026 (33)
08-09 2027 1
Enrollment Statistics

Special
Year Students Education Percent
02-03 1993 295 14.8
03-04 2039 292 14.3
04-05 2059 307 14.9
05-06 2063 319 15.5
06-07 2059 307 14.9
07-08 2026 270 13.3
08-09 2027 274 13.5
Enrollment Statistics

Year Students ESL Percent


02-03 1993 142 7.1
03-04 2039 151 7.4
04-05 2059 154 7.5
05-06 2063 176 8.5
06-07 2059 168 8.2
07-08 2026 183 9.0
08-09 2027 179 8.8
Special Education Costs

Amount % %
Year Spent Inc. Budget
03-04 $4,047,401 2.2 18.7
04-05 $4,288,036 5.9 18.9
05-06 $4,563,632 6.4 18.6
06-07 $4,659,335 2.1 18.4
07-08 $4,508,784 (3.2) 16.7
08-09 $5,020,758 11.4 17.4
09-10 $5,035,203 0.3 17.0
Utility Costs

Year Electricity Gas


03-04 $186,854 $164,949
04-05 $182,715 $170,821
05-06 $210,071 $186,507
06-07 $235,528 $254,951
07-08 $245,947 $252,921
08-09 $327,724 $271,972
09-10 $372,000 $288,000
Next year, the cost of electricity will
increase 13.5%, while heating costs
will increase 5.9%.
Insurance Costs

Total %
Year Premiums Increase
03-04 $2,955,823 28.6
04-05 $3,131,556 5.9
05-06 $3,284,386 4.7
06-07 $3,618,940 10.2
07-08 $3,815,764 5.4
08-09 $4,014,451 5.2
09-10 $4,496,185 12.0
Health insurance costs have
increased by an average annual rate
of 7.5% over the last five years.
REVENUE

• Under the new funding formula,


Roselle Park is slated to receive an
increase of $508,151 in state aid (a
5% increase). Once again, Roselle
Park’s per pupil cost was significantly
BELOW the adequacy rate determined
by the NJDOE.
• $408,151 of this amount will be
returned to the residents of Roselle
Park in the form of tax relief.
• The proposed budget for 2009-2010 is
$29,664,810 (a 2.82% increase).
Facilities/Maintenance

• Middle School Roof Repairs


• Re-tube Sherman Boiler
• Relocate High School’s School Store
• Install Shades on HS/MS Windows
• Renovate Aldene Stage
• Repair RG Lawn Sprinkler System
Cost to District for
Federal/State Mandated Programs

Basic Skills Instruction $ 475,571


What is meant by
“Mandated Bilingual Education $ 490,306
Programs?”
Guidance Services $ 794,663
The chart to the right lists
many of the items that are Spec. Ed. (Inc. Child Study $ 5,035,203
the result of state and Team, T&G, Related Svcs.
federal mandates that must Benefits for Above Programs $ 1,892,602
be funded by the school
district. Special Education Voc./Magnet School Tuition $ 372,000
costs include classroom
instruction, transportation Transportation - non Athletic $ 333,921
for special education
students, related services, Total $ 9,394,266
and out-of-district tuition.
Transportation costs are Percent of Total Budget 32.5
for vocational pupils.
County Comparison:
2008-2009 Budgeted Cost per Pupil

District Cost per Pupil


Plainfield 17,739

Elizabeth 15,217

Summit 13,753

Springfield 13,698

Roselle 13,398

Berkeley Heights 13,112

Roselle Park 13,005

New Providence 12,960

Linden 12,936

Cranford 12,646

Hillside 12,510

Kenilworth 12,163

Rahway 12,050

Scotch Plains 11,973

Union 11,859

Westfield 11,781

Clark 11,430
State Comparison
Cost Per Pupil

07-08 Budget 08-09 Budget


NJ K-12 $12,881 NJ K-12 $13,632
Average Average

Roselle $11,805 Roselle $13,005


Park Park

Difference $1076 Difference $627

Roselle Park Continues to Spend


Less!!
Tax Rate Change

Year Tax Rate Change

2003 4.37 0.32

2004 4.67 0.30

2005 5.04 0.37

2006 5.43 0.39

2007 5.80 0.37

2008 6.00 0.20

2009 6.07 0.07

This is the SMALLEST tax


increase in recent history!!
2009 – 2010
Tax Implications Per
Household

Assessed Value Annual Increase

$65,000 $45

$75,000 $52

$85,000 $59
PLEASE…

Don’t Forget to Vote!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Polls Open 2 pm – 9 pm

“Resolved, that there should be


raised for General Funds
$17,003,024 for the 2009 –
2010 school year.”