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Bette Lang, Ed. D.

Scott Altmann

Patricia Vickman

John Sprangers

Interim Superintendent of Schools 920.424.0160

Executive Director of Business Services 920.424.0120

Executive Director of Administration 920.424.0296

Executive Director of Human Resources 920.424.0124

215 S. Eagle Street l P. O. Box 3048 l Oshkosh, WI 54903 l 920.424.0395 l www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us

  To:BoardofEducation From:BetteLang Re:Preliminarylistof20102011BudgetReconciliationOptions Date:November25,2009   InpreparationfortheDecember9,2009andJanuary6,2010publicmeetings,attached isalistofpreliminaryreconciliationoptionsthatwaspresentedduringbudget workshopsattheSeptemberandOctober,2009schoolboardmeetings.Thislistwillbe usedasastartingpointfordiscussion.Itincludesitemsthatweresuggestedby individualboardmembers,broughtforwardfromthe20092010budgetreconciliation listorarerecommendationsofthePublicManagementPartners(PMP)andBray Facilitiesreports.  BoththePMPandBrayreportslistedrecommendationsforreconfiguringtheuseof buildings.Theseoptionshavebeenplacedontheattachedlist.Inaddition,theboardof educationhasrequestedareferendumplanforupgradingOaklawnElementarySchool.  Thepublicmeetingswillbeopportunitiestogetinputontheseoptionsaswellassolicit otheroptionsthatcanbeaddedtothereconciliationlist.Asnotedintheattached letters,staffhasalsobeeninvitedtoparticipateinthesemeetingsandtoworkthrough theirprincipals,supervisorsorwithmetocontributeoptionswithsupportingdetailsto thelist.  Theinformationfromthepublicmeetingsalongwith,costs,prosandcons,andother detailsaboutspecificoptionswillbeincludedintheJanuary13,2010boardbudget workshopandonsubsequentboardagendasuntilthe20102011budgetreconciliation listisapprovedbytheboard.   Attachments: x 2010Ͳ2011PreliminaryBudgetReconciliationOptions x InvitationLetterstoFamiliesandCommunityforPublicmeetings  


3.)

2.)

1.)

Franklin Roosevelt

Feeder elementary schools to Tipler:

Close Lakeside Elementary (Result: move Lakeside students to Shapiro/Smith/Jefferson)

Feeder elementary schools to South Park: Shapiro Smith Jefferson

Move 5th grade to middle school

Webster would house K-5 students and Merrill would house 6-8 students

Reduce one northside middle school building:

Close Lakeside

Move Shapiro/Lakeside Tipler site Move alternative programming to Shapiro including East High School

Repurpose Tipler middle school to an elementary school

Reduce one west side middle school building:

Options

Relocate Peace EC to Franklin and/or Roosevelt

This alternative could not be combined with alternatives 1 and/or 2 above

Savings in staff FTE - excluding teachers

Savings of East High lease only

Additional Information

$22,000.00

$100,000.00

$56,000.00

$604,000.00

$100,000.00

$115,000.00

$540,000.00

Savings

Anticipated

Busing Moving Costs

Possible busing costs

Costs

Anticipated

Preliminary 2010-2011 Budget Reconcilliation Options

user: Peace Lutheran lease cost eliminated

user: Clerical $40,000 Contr Cleaning $35,000 Para $25,000

user: Reduction of 1 FTE Teaching staff

user: Savings in administrative and support staff

user: Clerical $40,000 Contr Cleaning $35,000 Para $25,000

user: Savings in administrative, teaching, and support staff


6.)

5.)

4.)

Two High School Ads 230 day contract

Reconfigure Positions to Activities Coordinator OR

Reconfigure Activities Director positions

1:23 OR 1:24 OR 1:25

Raise student teacher ratios at high school

5 middle schools OR 4 middle schools (one middle school becomes an elementary school) OR 3 middle schools (two middle school become elementary schools)

Change middle school teacher schedule to 6 teaching periods per day

$53,754.00

$17,330.00

A.D.s currently have 255 contract days = $214,632 2 x 255 day contract = $160,878 2 x 255 day contract =214,632 2x 230 day contract = 197302

$1,927,520.00

$1,639,680.00

$1,326,080.00

$576,800.00

$556,080.00

$469,280.00

Preliminary 2010-2011 Budget Reconcilliation Options

user: OW 73.04 FTE allotted ON 50.44 FTE allotted OW 89.90 FTE current ON 68.00 FTE current Saves 34.42 FTE

user: OW 76.08 FTE allotted ON 52.54 FTE allotted OW 89.90 FTE current ON 68.00 FTE current Saves 29.28 FTE

user: OW 79.39 FTE allotted ON 54.83 FTE allotted OW 89.90 FTE current ON 68.00 FTE current Saves 23.68 FTE

user: Total reduction of 10.3 FTE

user: Total reduction of 9.93 FTE

user: Total reduction of 8.38 FTE


10.)

9.)

7.)

This would eliminate all athletics at the middle school level

Cross country & wrestling would be available to 6-8 as a combined program

Counselors Summer contracts for vocational teachers

Discontinue/downsize all extended OEA contracts

lease staff

TBD TBD

$115,000.00 $467,000.00

TBD

Raise to $50 per student, $100 per family, $200 cap.

Incrase ticket prices

Discontinue OEHS - put students in ONHS and OWHS

TBD

Increase athletic user fees

TBD

$240,263.00

$83,418.00

Presently $35.00 per student, $70 per family, $90 cap.

$25.00 per activity for cocurriculars requiring a paid advisor Presently no fee charged

Eliminate 8th grade athletics (basketball/volleyball/track/cross country/wrestling)

Eliminate 7th grade athletics (basketball/volleyball/track) AND/OR

Cocurricular Academics/Athletics Retain fall winter spring options as intermurals - $TBD

Preliminary 2010-2011 Budget Reconcilliation Options

user: Guidance .75 $50,000 Reg Ed 3.00 $168,000 Principal 1.0 $110,000 Clerical 1.0 $40,000 Spec Ed .60 $42,000 PE Spec .20 $7,000 Math .40 $14,000 Art .30 $10,000 Contr Cust $26,000


Bette Lang, Ed. D.

Scott Altmann

Patricia Vickman

John Sprangers

Interim Superintendent of Schools 920.424.0160

Executive Director of Business Services 920.424.0120

Executive Director of Administration 920.424.0296

Executive Director of Human Resources 920.424.0124

215 S. Eagle Street l P. O. Box 3048 l Oshkosh, WI 54903 l 920.424.0395 l www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us

November 23, 2009 An open letter to staff… Dear colleagues, As we continue to work on the development of the 2010-2011 budget, we find ourselves in a position similar to last year. You will recall that the budget was reduced in both May and July, 2009 due to the changes brought forth in school funding by the State biannual budget. Thank you all for rising to the challenging circumstances created by the significant change in school funding made in the State budget. In the second year of the biennium we anticipate that we may have the same or a slightly larger deficit. The deficit is addressed by reducing expenditures, raising revenues, or a combination of both. Over 80% of our district budget is used for salary and benefits. Therefore, some reductions must come from efficiencies such as consolidating buildings and reducing personnel. The board has asked for a list of options to consider as they address the 2010-2011 deficit. Some of the options will come from the Public Management Partners and Bray Reports on facilities. Options such as: ¾ downsizing from five middle schools to three or four middle schools ¾ repurposing a middle school into a larger elementary school ¾ closing or repurposing smaller elementary schools ¾ the associated student transfers and boundary adjustments ¾ moving students who reside in leased space into district buildings ¾ raising class sizes ¾ downsizing the number of staff members Understanding that change is inevitable, as a district we must be prepared to continue to change how we operate. In order to develop a list of over five million dollars in expenditure reductions, we are asking for input from you as well as from the community. Two open meetings, for all citizens, will be held for the purpose of reviewing the options I’ve listed above and adding other options to the list. The meetings are scheduled for 6:30 pm: ¾ December 9, 2009 at West High School ¾ January 6, 2010 at North High School All staff are invited to these meetings. In addition, please work with your building principals, supervisors or contact me with your suggestions and ideas to address the 2010-2011 budget. The board of education will begin deliberations on the 2010-2011 budget at the January 13, 2010 meeting and continue until the goal is met. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful input. Sincerely, Bette Lang Ed.D

Interim Superintendent


Bette Lang, Ed. D.

Scott Altmann

Patricia Vickman

John Sprangers

Interim Superintendent of Schools 920.424.0160

Executive Director of Business Services 920.424.0120

Executive Director of Administration 920.424.0296

Executive Director of Human Resources 920.424.0124

215 S. Eagle Street l P. O. Box 3048 l Oshkosh, WI 54903 l 920.424.0395 l www.oshkosh.k12.wi.us

November 23, 2009 An open letter to parents, guardians and our community… Dear parents, guardians and members of the community, As we continue to work on the development of the 2010-2011 budget for the Oshkosh Area School District, we find ourselves in a position similar to last year. You may recall that the budget was reduced in both May and July, 2009 due to the changes brought forth in school funding by the State biannual budget. In the second year of the biennium we anticipate that we will have the same or a slightly larger deficit. The deficit is addressed by reducing expenditures, raising revenues or a combination of both. Over 80% of our district budget is used for salary and benefits. Therefore, some reductions must come from efficiencies such as consolidating buildings and reducing personnel. The board has asked for a list of options to consider as they address the 2010-2011 deficit. Some of the options will come from the Public Management Partners and Bray Reports on facilities. 2010-2011 options include: ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾

downsizing from five middle schools to three or four middle schools repurposing a middle school into a larger elementary school closing or repurposing smaller elementary schools the associated student transfers and boundary adjustments moving students who reside in leased space into district buildings raising class sizes downsizing the number of staff in the district

Understanding that change is inevitable, as a district we must be prepared to continue to change how we operate. In order to develop a list of over five million dollars in expenditure reductions, we are asking for input from you. Two open meetings, for all citizens, will be held for the purpose of reviewing the options I’ve listed above and adding other options to the list. The meetings are scheduled for 6:30 pm: ¾ December 9, 2009 at West High School ¾ January 6, 2010 at North High School The board of education will begin deliberations on the 2010-2011 budget at the January 13, 2010 meeting and continue until the goal is met. If you are not able to attend a meeting, please contact a board member or me with your ideas. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful input. Sincerely,

Bette Lang Ed.D. Interim Superintendent


2010-11 School Budget Cuts Report