2019-2020

SFCSD

School Budget Presentation

Seneca Falls Central School District

District Mission Statement

The mission of the Seneca Falls Central School District is to provide quality educational opportunities and experiences for all students in a safe and positive environment that promotes academic excellence.

Seneca Falls Central School District

School Mission Statements

Frank Knight Elementary (K-2)

In recognizing that ALL children are unique, the responsibility of the community, parents and staff of Frank Knight School is to create;

A literate environment making language meaningful to ALL children in order to develop accurate communicators.

An academic environment allowing ALL children to grow and develop to their highest potential.

A nurturing environment fostering success and self-confidence for ALL children.

Cady Stanton Elementary (3-5)

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton community is dedicated to developing academic excellence, independence and self-esteem in each child.

Seneca Falls Middle School (6-8)

To provide an education in a positive, safe, secure school environment which meets the needs of the whole child during early adolescent years.

Mynderse Academy (9-12)

To provide equitable educational opportunities and experiences for all students which will ensure academic excellence and develop responsible citizens.

Seneca Falls Central School District - Points of Pride

Seneca Falls Central School District

BOE Members:

Joseph McNamara, President

Cara Lajewski, Vice President

Jeffrey Hartwell

Michael Mirras

Joell Murney-Karsten

William Reigel

Heather Zellers

Linda Jones

Deborah Corsner

SFCSD Strategic Plan

Seneca Falls Central School District

Engaged Lifelong Learners

Instructional & Social Emotional

Data-Informed Decision Making

School Community Connections

2017-2020 District Strategic Plan

“Educating the Whole Child”

“Pride and Opportunity”

Developed, Monitored & Adjusted by District Steering Committee

  • Supported by Board of Education Goals
  • Supported by School Improvement Plans & Faculty/Staff Work
  • Supported by District Curriculum Council Work

SFCSD Strategic Plan

Seneca Falls Central School District

Instructional Component

Shift of Instructional Practices

  • From Compliance to Student Engagement to Student Empowerment
  • Sharing “Best & Next” Practices
  • Professional Development on Engagement Strategies
  • Professional Development on Use of Digital Devices & Applications

Social/Emotional Component

  • Mental Health Needs & Trauma Informed Instructional Practices
  • Impact of Poverty on Students’ Learning & Well-Being
  • Access Resources to Increase Awareness
  • Investigate Ways to Support Students before Kindergarten

Learning By Doing

Long-Distance Learning

Student Engagement with Digital Tools & Content

Engagement - Coding

Demonstrating Learning Through Group Discussions

Personalized Learning

Action Plan #1

Engaged Lifelong Learners

Educator Professional Development - Shared Day

SFCSD Strategic Plan

Seneca Falls Central School District

Instructional Component

Shift of Instructional Practices

  • From Compliance to Student Engagement to Student Empowerment
  • Sharing “Best & Next” Practices
  • Professional Development on Engagement Strategies
  • Professional Development on Use of Digital Devices & Applications

Social/Emotional Component

  • Mental Health Needs & Trauma Informed Instructional Practices
  • Impact of Poverty on Students’ Learning & Well-Being
  • Access Resources to Increase Awareness
  • Investigate Ways to Support Students before Kindergarten

Action Plan #1

Engaged Lifelong Learners - Social-Emotional Component

Character Education: Caring for Others

Fundraising for Charity

Growth Mindset & Mindfulness

Rachel’s Challenge: Accepting All

SFCSD Strategic Plan

Seneca Falls Central School District

Instructional Component

Shift of Instructional Practices

  • From Compliance to Student Engagement to Student Empowerment
  • Sharing “Best & Next” Practices
  • Professional Development on Engagement Strategies
  • Professional Development on Use of Digital Devices & Applications

Social/Emotional Component

  • Mental Health Needs & Trauma Informed Instructional Practices
  • Impact of Poverty on Students’ Learning & Well-Being
  • Access Resources to Increase Awareness
  • Investigate Ways to Support Students before Kindergarten

Action Plan #1

Engaged Lifelong Learners - Outside the Classroom

Various Grade Level Band, Marching Band

& Chorus Concerts

Drama Club and Musicals

Various Athletic Teams

Various Honor Societies

Clubs and Activities

(Model UN & Robotics)

SFCSD Strategic Plan

Seneca Falls Central School District

Data-Informed Decision Making

SFCSD Strategic Plan

Seneca Falls Central School District

School Community Connections

Welcome New Families Event

Various Job Shadowing and Local Business Internships & Career Fairs

Fill The Bus Campaign

(United Way Sen. Co. & SFCSD)

Costa Rica Community Service

Supporting Local Agencies/ Community Christmas Project

www.senecafallscsd.org

@SenecaFallsCSD

2019-20 Budget Considerations

Seneca Falls Central School District

  • Continued Programming/Student Support
    • Continued Curriculum Review - Next Generation Learning Standards
    • Advanced Coursework - AP/FLCC Gemini Chemistry
    • Advanced Coursework - AP Art (Digital Graphic Arts, Adv. Art I, II, III, 2D/3D Drawing, Ceramics)
    • Advanced Coursework - AP/FLCC Gemini US History & Government
    • Flexible Seating Initiative Phase II: Support for Engaged, Interactive, Collaborative Learning
    • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) - Merge RtI & PBIS - Educating the Whole Child
    • Mental Health Support - School Psychologists (Meet Students’ Needs)
    • Technology Refresh Plan to Support Student Engagement Initiative
    • MA/SFMS Instructional Minutes Increase - Add’l Transportation
  • High Quality Professional Development
    • District Teacher-led Instructional Professional Development
    • Better Lesson Virtual Coaching - Teacher Support
  • School Safety Upgrades
    • Wayfinding Signage, Classroom Door Handle Replacements

Development of the Annual School Budget

Seneca Falls Central School District

  • Budget Process
  • Appropriations (Three Part Budget)
  • Revenues & State Aid
  • Foundation Aid & District Wealth Income Index
  • Property Tax Cap
  • Reserves & Fund Balance
  • Anticipated Propositions
  • Board of Education Elections
  • Voting Details

2019-2020 Budget Process

Seneca Falls Central School District

October

Reserve Fund Review and Long Range Planning

November

Initial Assumptions/ Debt Service/ Athletic Budget Review

December

Special Education Program Review (In and Out of District)

January

Transportation /BOCES Services/ State Aid Review

February

Governor’s State Aid Proposal/ Review of Revenues/ Tax Levy Cap

March

Budget Revisions #2 and #3 Review

April

Final Budget Appropriation/ Tax Levy Approval

May

Public Hearing on Budget / Budget Vote

2019-2020 Budget Overview

Seneca Falls Central School District

Appropriations = Revenues

$30,557,644 $30,557,644

Appropriations

Seneca Falls Central School District

2019-2020 Three Part Budget Overview

Seneca Falls Central School District

Appropriations

$30,557,644

PROGRAM (76%):

Salaries and Benefits of all Instructional and Non-Instructional Staff, Instructional Equipment, Materials, Supplies, Summer School, Instructional Media Programs and Technology, Pupil Services, Co-Curricular and Interscholastic Sports, and Transportation

CAPITAL (15%):

Operations and Maintenance Costs for Custodial Staff, Capital Project Debt Service, and Utilities

ADMINISTRATIVE (9%):

Salaries and Benefits of Administrators, Supervisors and Admin Clerical Staff, Financial System Oversight, Board of Education, BOCES Admin and Rent, Tax Collection, and Legal Services

2019-2020 Three Part Budget Overview

Seneca Falls Central School District

2018-19 Budget

2019-20 Budget

Proposed Changes

Program

$22,404,565

$23,238,466

$833,901

Administrative

$2,680,540

$2,658,742

$-21,798

Capital

$4,589,795

$4,660,436

$70,641

Total Budget

$29,674,900

$30,557,644

$882,744

Major Spending Areas in 2019-20 Budget

Seneca Falls Central School District

2019-20 Budget

% of Budget

Curriculum & Instruction

$16,897,708

55.3%

Employee Benefits

$6,424,986

21%

Debt Service

$3,047,269

9.9%

School Operations

$2,728,039

8.9%

Transportation

$1,304,042

4.3%

Revenues

Seneca Falls Central School District

Revenue Categories

Seneca Falls Central School District

Revenues

$30,577,644

2018-19 Budget

2019-20 Budget

State Aid

$15,151,674

$15,454,707

Tax Levy

$12,954,353

$13,200,486

Other Revenue

$1,568,873

$1,922,451

Total

$29,674,900

$30,577,644

NY State Aid Categories

Seneca Falls Central School District

  • (57%) Foundation Aid (Operating Funds)
  • *BOCES Aid
  • *High Cost Aid
  • *Private Excess Cost Aid
  • Pre-Kindergarten Aid
  • *Software/Library/Textbook
  • *Transportation Aid
  • Building Aid

*Expense Driven Aid*

Revenues

$30,577,644

Seneca Falls CSD State Aid Factors

Seneca Falls Central School District

SAIPE (Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates)

More Accurate Census Data (SFCSD = 0.1485)

PWR (Pupil Wealth Ratio)

Property Wealth Per Pupil

CWR (Combined Wealth Ratio)

FRPL (Free Reduced Price Lunch)

What you will see: SFCSD labeled as an “Average Needs District”

POVERTY CENSUS

Year 2000 Census Poverty %

Census Data (SFCSD = 0.0996) VS.

SAIPE (Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates)

More Accurate Census Data (SFCSD = 0.1485)

**You would have to search SAIPE**

COMBINED WEALTH RATIO - CWR

CWR - Combined Wealth Ratio: A measure of a district's wealth taking into account both full valuation of the district's real property and the income of residents of the district.

50% district’s personal income wealth (PWR) +

50% district’s property wealth (APWR)

Combined Wealth Ratio (CWR) = 0.577 (Seneca Co. Avg = 0.723)

Smaller the #, the poorer

FREE & REDUCED PRICE LUNCH - FRPL

77% Increase from 2011 - 2018

Income Wealth Index (IWI) (Range 0.65-2.0)

NYS Floor = 0.65 (Seneca Falls CSD = 0.574)

Districts less than 0.65, are raised to 0.65- artificially inflating their District’s wealth (0..574 up to 0.65)

District Difference = @ $225,000

District’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) per pupil / Statewide Average

Foundation Aid Formula

FRPL

CENSUS

SAIPE

PNI

CWR

IWI

Prior Year Amount

2007-08 to 2018-19 Foundation Aid

SF Total Foundation Aid

Total Foundation Aid Due

Foundation Aid Difference

$103,244,222

$131,052,676

($27,808,454)

Property Tax Cap

Seneca Falls Central School District

The proposed 1.9% Tax Levy increase is below the Tax Levy Limit of 3.67%

Little Growth in SF

CPI (2.44%) or 2%, whichever is less

STAR

School Tax

(ESTIMATED)

Seneca Falls

2019-20 Exemptions:

Basic STAR = $27,750 Enhan. STAR = $63,550

*Enh. inc. $2k, basic same

Potential Level of Assessment = 90% * (Down from 92.5%)

*NYS Office of Real Property Tax Municipal Profile Website

Seneca Falls Central School District

4.67%

SF Rate= $24.66

STAR

School Tax

(ESTIMATED)

Fayette

2019-20 Exemptions:

Basic STAR = $30,000 Enhan. STAR = $68,700

*Enh. dec. $1.7k, basic dec. $1.6k

Potential Level of Assessment = 100%*

2nd Year at 100%

*NYS Office of Real Property Tax Municipal Profile Website

Seneca Falls Central School District

1.84%

Fayette Rate= $32.45

STAR

School Tax

(ESTIMATED)

Tyre

2019-20 Exemptions:

Basic STAR = $30,000 Enhan. STAR = $68,700

*Enh. inc. $21k, basic inc. $9k

Potential Level of Assessment = 100%*

69% in 2018-19

*NYS Office of Real Property Tax Municipal Profile Website

Seneca Falls Central School District

Tyre Rate= $31.22

Fund Balance & Reserve Usage

Seneca Falls Central School District

Fund Usage

2019-20 Budget

Appropriated Fund Balance

$433,578

NYS Employee Retirement System

$150,000

Debt Service

$88,000

Total Revenue Budgeted

$671,578

2019-20 Budget Summary

Seneca Falls Central School District

Appropriations

2019-20 Budget

Rollover Increase

$1,110,492

Initial Appropriations

$30,776,940

Reductions Made

($219,296)

Total Proposed Appropriations

$30,557,644

Revenues

2019-20 Budget

Tax Levy

$13,200,486

State Aid

$15,454,707

Miscellaneous Revenues

$1,922,451

Total Revenues Budgeted

$30,557,644

Contingency Budget

Seneca Falls Central School District

State-Required School District Budget Notice

Budget Adopted 2018-19

Budget Proposed

2019-20

Contingency Budget 2019-20

Total Budgeted Amount, without Propositions

$29,674,900

$30,557,644

$30,133,427

Increase/Decrease for the 2019-20 School Year

$882,744

$458,527

Percent Change in Budget

2.97%

1.50%

Change in the Consumer Price Index

2.44%

School Tax Levy Limit

$13,429,697 (3.67%)

Proposed School Year Tax Levy (w/o exclusions)

$13,200,486 (1.9%)

$12,954,353

Total Permissible Exclusions

$0

Proposed School Year Tax Levy

$12,954,353

$13,200,486

$12,954,353

Administrative Component

$2,680,540

$2,658,742

$2,734,151

Program Component

$22,404,565

$23,238,466

$22,740,634

Capital Component

$4,589,795

$4,660,436

$4,658,642

Reductions for Contingency = $424,217

Board of Education has 3 options…

1. Same Budget

2. Reduced Budget

3. Contingency Budget

Proposition #1 : Budget and Tax Levy

Seneca Falls Central School District

The Board of Education of the SFCSD, is hereby authorized to expend the sum of $30,557,644 in the 2019-20 school year with such amount to be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of such School District, after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources as provided by law. Adoption of this budget requires a tax levy increase of 1.9%.

Proposition #2 : 2019-20 Bus Purchase

Seneca Falls Central School District

Proposed Proposition:

Not to Exceed $300,000

2 Buses & 2 Passenger Vans

Bus Replacement Option

a. Model # CE2802, Type C

b. Gasoline

c. 59 Passenger

d. Unit Price = $116,594

GOAL: Increase Efficiency of Transportation Fleet by Moving from a 15 Year to a 10 Year Bus Refresh Cycle as well as begin transition to gasoline from diesel.

Proposition # 3: Public Library Tax Levy

Seneca Falls Central School District

Seneca Falls Public Library Tax Levy

Proposition: Shall the sum of two-hundred ninety-two thousand dollars ($292,000) be raised by annual levy of a tax upon the taxable property within the Seneca Falls Central School District for the purpose of funding the Seneca Falls Library?

Proposition # 4: BOE Member Elections

Seneca Falls Central School District

Three Vacant Seats Available

  • The three candidates with the highest number of votes will have terms of three years (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022)

BOE Candidates and statements can be accessible through the district website: www.senecafallscsd.org

Proposition # 4: BOE Member Elections

Seneca Falls Central School District

3 Vacant Seats Available

Candidates on the Ballot:

Linda Jones

William Reigel

Jeffrey Hartwell

BOE Candidates and statements can be accessible through the district website: www.senecafallscsd.org

2019-20 Budget Vote

Seneca Falls Central School District

Budget Public Hearing

Thursday, May 9, 2019

6:00 PM MS Library

Budget Vote

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Mynderse Academy Lobby

2019-2020 SFCSD Budget Presentation - Google Slides