MMUUSD

2020-21 Budget Information

MMUUSD Board

January 6, 2020

Budget Information: Found HERE

Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District

  • 5 Towns
  • 5 Elementary Schools
  • 2 Middle Schools
  • 1 District Preschool
  • 1 High School
  • 1 Central Office
  • 2560 Students (PreK-12)

  • PK-12 Serving Huntington, Underhill, Jericho, Richmond and Bolton

MMUUSD became fully operational on July 1, 2019.

Richmond

2020-21 Budget Process to Date

  • Administration has communicated and presented District and school priorities
  • Principals and Directors are engaging in needs-based budget planning with Director of Finance and Operations and Superintendent
  • Budget targets have been established
  • Community forum to hear and collect input, considerations and priorities
  • First draft, Second Draft and Third Draft of the 2020-21 budget have been constructed
  • Finance Committee and administration are recommending the Board approve the 4th draft of the FY 21 budget

Noteable 2020-21 Budget Development Challenges

  • Limited information from VT Agency of Education and Administration
  • 12.9% increase in health insurance premiums
  • Potential of reduction in federal funding for economically disadvantaged students and professional development - Title I and Title II-A
  • Merging MMMUSD, CESU and HSD into one unified budget
  • Capital expenses and needs
  • New Funding Formula for Special Education - Act 173
  • Statewide Healthcare Negotiations
  • Negotiating 2020-21 contracts for Education Support Professionals and Teachers

2019-2021

Learning

and

Budget Priorities

Mt. Mansfield Unified Union School SD

2019-2021 Budget Goals District Ends/Priorities

  • MMUUSD schools support all students to become lifelong learners and effective, engaged citizens of the world through diverse educational opportunities, community and parental involvement and co-curricular activities that promote individual student aspirations at a reasonable cost.

  • Every learner will complete their preK-12 education with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the community, post-secondary education and careers.

  • The District will provide flexible and diverse learning environments rich with 21st century tools that promote self-development, academic achievement, life skills and active engagement in learning.

2019-21 Budget Considerations

  • Optimizing Resources
      • Sharing and coordinating resources
      • Realize opportunities through attrition
  • Facilities and Capital Investment
      • Preventative maintenance
      • Maintain safe, efficient, healthy and accessible schools
  • Close the opportunity gap
      • Licensed educators provide additional learning opportunities and intervention services
      • Utilize research-based interventions
      • Trauma informed classrooms
      • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
  • Anti-bias and equity training
      • Curricula, pedagogy, materials and resources
  • Provide high quality professional development
  • K-8 Literacy
  • Ends Policy

MMUUSD Five-Year Enrollment K-12

Average Class Sizes K-12

*VT Education Quality Standard: K-3 average <20 per class; 4-12 <25 per class

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) - Full Time Employee usually expressed as 1.0 FTE = 1 full-time employee

Equalized Pupils - Based on average daily membership of current year and prior year and adjusted for weighting factors.

Common Level of Appraisal (CLA) - The Common Level of Appraisal (CLA) for every Vermont town is the ratio of Grand List value to sale price for all the arms-length sales in the town over the prior three-year period. If Grand List values are generally less than sale prices for the recent sales, the town will end up with a CLA less than one hundred percent. If Grand List values are generally more than sale prices for the recent sales, the town will end up with a CLA of more than one hundred.

Property Dollar Equivalent Yield - Is the total property tax raised with a $1.00 property tax rate, for those paying a property tax to fund their schools, divided by the total number of equalized pupils.

Education Spending per Equalized Pupils - Is the total budgeted expenditures less all revenue excluding revenue raised by property tax rate divided by the equalized pupils.

A link to Education Tax Rate FAQs can be found at http://go.mmuusd.org/VTedtaxratefaqs. To contact the Vermont Department of Taxes with questions, please call (802) 828-2505 or email tax.vttaxdept@vermont.gov.

Budget Terms

Investments and Opportunities in Proposed 2020-21 Budget

Goal

2020-2021 Investments and Opportunities to Meet Ends

Close Opportunity Gap/Reach All Learners

  • Summer Programming for At-Risk Students
  • School-Based Intervention Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Consultation Services and Professional Development for Trauma Informed Classrooms
  • Funds for Literacy Intervention Kits
  • School-Based Special Education Services and Supports from highly qualified educators
  • Diversity Training and Resources

Improve Quality of Education and Prepare Graduates for College and Careers

  • Professional Coaches
  • Summer Work-days for Proficiency Based Graduation Requirements, Personal Learning Plans, Next Generation Science Standards and Curriculum Development
  • Resources for Literacy Initiative

Maintain Safe, Efficient and Effective Facilities

  • Transfer of Funds to Capital Reserve
  • $325,000 invested in FY 21 Capital Projects

Realize Educational Opportunities

  • Spanish Immersion K, 1, 2, 3 and funds for expansion at RES
  • Outdoor learning and exploration
  • Internships
  • Visioning, R&D and Strategic Planning

Preliminary Capital Project Plans FY21

Project Location Estimated Cost

Upgrade Fire Alarm Panel

Brewster Pierce

$60,000-$85,000

Repave Rear Entrance Areas

Browns River MS

$18,000-$22,000

Upgrade Bleachers

Camels Hump MS

$25,000-$80,000

Auditorium Sound System

MMU

$30,000-$40,000

Repave Front Entrance Drive & Lot

MMU

$40,000-$55,000

Replace Underground Fuel Tank

Bus Garage

$25,000-$50,000

Replace Gym Floor

Underhill Central

$45,000-$60,000

Total Provided in FY21 Budget

$325,000

Update and add range

MMUUSD FY 21 Budget Targets

2020-21 Target

Estimated Results

Category

2020-21 Budget Development Targets

2019-20 Target

2019-20 Target Results

Education Spending

<3.00 % Increase

<$1,198,801 Increase

< $41,158,850 total

2.69% Increase

$1,073,939 Increase

$41,033,988 total

n/a

2.27 % Increase

$885,682 Increase

$39,960,049 total

Ed Spending per
Equalized Pupil

<3.00 % Increase

<$474 Increase

< $16,292

2.54 % Increase

+$401

$16,219

< 2.8% Increase

<$433

2.31 % Increase

+$357

$15,818

Electricity Usage Costs

> 4.0% Decrease

$13,150

5.28% Decrease

-$17,556

> 3.0% Decrease

$9,715

7.36% Decrease

-$23,820

Initial 2020-21 Budget Drivers - MMUUSD 4th Draft

Description

Change

% Increase

(Decrease)

from FY20

Budget

Salary & Wages (excluding special education)

690,216

3.3%

Health Benefit (premium increase)

565,460

12.9%

Special Ed (services for IEP students)

925,864

9.25%

Health Benefit (decrease HRA Funding to approximately 75%)

(249,486)

(23.1)%

Provision for Capital Projects

(200,000)

(38.1)%

Debt Service Reduction (bond paid off)

( 78,160)

(8.24)%

Miscellaneous

81,344

n/a

Total Major Budget Factors

1,735,238

3.59%

Budget Drivers: Areas that have the greatest influence in increasing or decreasing the budget

Change % Budget Increase

MMUUSD Homestead Tax Rate Estimates

FY 20

FY 21

% Change

Education Spending

$39,960,048

$41,033,988

+2.69%

Equalized Pupils (EP)

÷

2,526.24

2,530.05

+0.15%

Education Spending/EP

=

$15,818

$16,219

+2.54%

Estimated Property Yield

÷

10,648

10,883

+2.21%

Estimated Spending Adjustment

=

148.55%

149.03%

+0.32%

Property Dollar Equivalent Yield

x

$1.00

$1.00

0.00%

Estimated Eq. Homestead Tax Rate

=

$1.4855

$1.4903

+0.32%

Education funding variables will be finalized in the 2020 Legislative Session

MMUUSD Ed Spending Comparison

1.79%

1.88%

2.60%

1.79%

1.88%

2.60%

1.79%

1.88%

2.69%

Update

MMMUSD Total Budget Comparison

3.59%

2.74%

2.75%

UPDATE

MMUUSD Total Budget Spending Comparison

FY20 First Year as Merged District

2.60% Increase

3.59% Increase

Personnel Reductions (does not include Special Ed)

Description

1.3 FTE Classroom Teachers

Personnel Additions

1.2 FTE Social Worker in elementary schools

1.0 FTE = One Full Time Equivalent Position

Net Reduction .10 FTE Professional Staff

Upcoming Finance/Budget Meetings

Upcoming Finance/Budget Meetings

Date

Time

Location

Activities

Thursday, November 14, 2019

6:00 pm

CHMS

Finance Committee Meeting
Meet with community members and review draft of 2020-21 budget

Thursday, November 21, 2019

6:00 pm

CHMS

Finance Committee Meeting
Review draft 2020-21 school budget

Monday, December 2, 2019

6:30 pm

MMUHS

Board Meeting
Board & public presentation of preliminary 2020-21 budget

Thursday, December 19, 2019

6:00 pm

Central Office

Finance Committee Meeting
Finalize 2020-21 budget for presentation to full board

Monday, January 6, 2020

6:30 pm

BRMS

Board Meeting
Review and approval of 2020-21 budget

Thursday, February 20, 2020

6:00 pm

CHMS

Finance Committee Meeting

First budget informational meeting

Thursday, February 27, 2020

6:00 pm

MMUHS

MMUUSD Annual Meeting
Second budget informational meeting

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Various

Town Meeting Day & Australian Budget Vote

MMUUSD Finance Committee Members

Name

Town

Edye Graning

Jericho

Michael Marks

Richmond

Lucinda Preston

Richmond

Kevin Campbell, Chair

Underhill

Sophie O’Neil

MMUHS Student Representative

Backup/Additional Slides

2020-2021 Budget Process

Mt. Mansfield Union High School Class Sections

2019-2020

Department

# Class Sections (CS)

# Students Enrolled (SE)

Avg. Class Size (SE/CS)

Art

20

287

14.4

English

37

704

19.0

Health & PE

14

263

18.8

Math

39

662

17.0

Science

40

769

19.2

Social Studies

34

702

20.6

World Language

25

460

18.4

Total

247

4619

18.4

18-19 ave 18.6

Done

FY21 Budget Information 1-6-20 - Google Slides