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Frankfort-Schuyler Central School Special Budget Edition

May 2012

From the Board of Education The Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District Board of Education has adopted the proposed 20122013 School District Budget. In preparing this budget, the Board of Education members continued their commitment to maintain the integrity of our academic programs and services. This required the Board of Education members to develop an efficient budget, while recognizing the impact of a troubled economy and the new tax levy limit regulations. A quality education is the goal that we, as the school community, want to provide for our students. We want to insure that our programs prepare all of our students for the world that they enter after graduating. In preparing and presenting to you, our school community, the 2012-2013 budget, the Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District Board of Education accepts the challenge of our Mission Statement. This budget balances the educational needs of our students with the fiscal responsibility to you, our taxpayers. Enclosed for your review is a detailed summary of the proposed 2012-2013 school district budget. The Frankfort-Schuyler Central School Board of Education has worked very hard and made some difficult decisions to make sure that every expenditure is a necessity for the maintenance of our programs and the efficient running of the school system. Quality education continues to be the goal for our district.

FSCS Proposed 2012-2013 Budget -1.14% Budget Decrease 1.06% Tax Levy Increase 2.66% Tax Rate Increase It is anticipated that enrollment within the District for the next school year will be approximately 1,150 students and an additional 20 students attending Special Education classes at the BOCES complex. Our District has quality instructional and extracurricular programs in place. The Board of Education wishes to maintain these programs for our District’s children. The Board of Education appreciates the support the community has given to our school district, and more specifically to our students. We look forward to your continued support. Respectfully submitted, Michael Button, Board President Lisa LoRe, Board Vice President Dominick Bellino Jack Bono Joseph Ciccone Robert Gillette, Jr. Angela Service Robert F. Reina, Superintendent of Schools

Budget Hearing:

Budget & Election Vote:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

7:00 p.m. Middle-High School Library

Noon - 8 p.m. High School Gymnasium


Budget Information and Expenditures Cost-saving Measures The 2012-2013 proposed budget includes several cost savings measures and expenditure plan reductions, including: A. 4 positions, left vacant by retirements, which are not being filled: • Elementary Teachers (2) • Special Education Teacher Assistant • Middle-High School Health and Physical Education Teacher B. 4½ positions that are being eliminated: • Special Education Teacher • Special Education Teacher Assistant • General Education Teacher Assistant • Art Teacher • Social Studies Teacher – reduced to part-time C. Other: • Reductions in equipment purchases – district-wide • Reductions in athletics, including:  A reduction in the number of contests – from 20 to 18 games – for Varsity Baseball, Softball, and Volleyball  A reduction of 2 games each for Modified Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, and Softball  Elimination of one football coaching position  Reduction of one Modified Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball team and one Modified Volleyball team  Elimination of Golf D. Shared Opportunities: • The Director of Buildings and Grounds position will be shared with another district • The District continues to participate in a statewide consortium for the shared purchase of natural gas • The District continues to maintain an agreement with the Oneida BOCES for the provision of the cafeteria programs, which results in a savings for the District • Payroll and Accounts Payable services are provided through a shared service at Herkimer BOCES • The District, through a cooperative and shared service at Herkimer BOCES, is able to provide the following services at a reduced cost:  Purchase of supplies  Speech, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician services  Professional development programs  Purchase of computers and related technology equipment 2

Items Included in the Budget The following items are INCLUDED in the proposed 2012-2013 budget: • Elementary Art taught by a certified Art Teacher • Vocal and Instrumental Music programs at current levels • Project Lead the Way (pre-engineering program)  Frankfort-Schuyler remains the only Herkimer County District to offer this program • Full-day Kindergarten • Pre-Kindergarten program • Middle School Technology teacher position • Interscholastic athletics (with reductions as indicated) • Extra-curricular activities • Advanced Placement and College Now programs

What happens if the budget is defeated? If the proposed budget is defeated, the Board of Education may do the following: 1. Adopt a contingency budget, or: 2. Present the same budget for a second vote, or: 3. Prepare a revised budget for voter consideration. There is no requirement for the Board of Education to submit a budget to the voters more than once prior to the adoption of a contingency budget. See more on Contingency Budget on page 7.

Expenditures Three-part Budget

Total - $17,369,455 2012 - 2013 Budget Newsletter


NYS Report Card and Revenues The New York State School Report Card Fiscal Accountability Supplement for Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District NYS Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations require the inclusion of the NYS School Report Card in the school district budget proposal. The regulations require that certain expenditure ratios for general education and special education students be reported and compared with ratios for similar districts and all public schools. The most recent data provided is for the 2009-2010 school year and the required ratios for the FSCS district are reported below. General Education Special Education FSCS Instructional Expenditures $8,824,137 $2,563,546 Pupils 1,206 135 Expenditures per Pupil $7,317 $18,989 Similar Districts

Instructional Expenditures Pupils Expenditures per Pupil

$7,931,685 818,103 $9,695

$3,040,144,023 112,811 $26,949

All NYS Public Schools

Instructional Expenditures Pupils Expenditures per Pupil

$30,088,158,593 2,709,505 $11,105

$11,362,166,093 422,576 $26,888

Total Expenditures per Pupil • •

FSCS $13,947

Similar District Group $18,262

All NYS Public Schools $19,921

Similar District Group Description: Average Need/Resource Capacity. Copies of the entire report are available in the school offices.

Who is a Qualified Voter? A qualified voter is a person who is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, and a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

Estimated 2012-2013 Revenues Revenue Category Appropriated Fund Balance Real Property Taxes & STAR Payment in Lieu of Taxes Interest and Penalties on Taxes Interest Earnings Tuitions Rental BOCES/Charges for Service Refund of Prior Year's Expense Miscellaneous Transfers Medicaid Reimbursements Medicaire Part D Reimbursement State Aid General Support/Flex Aid

Total Frankfort-Schuyler Central School

Current 2011-2012 Budget $1,530,000 6,790,776 205,200 15,500 40,000 0 13,000 15,000 3,000 30,000 75,000 35,000 8,816,665

Proposed 2012-2013 Budget $600,000 6,862,801 235,000 20,000 15,000 15,000 6,500 107,500 6,000 53,000 60,000 35,000 9,353,654

$17,569,141

$17,369,455 3


General Fund Appropriations General Support 2011-2012 Budget

Proposed 2012-2013 Budget

BOARD OF EDUCATION This section includes the expenses of the Board of Education, the salary of the District Clerk, as well as the cost of supplies, materials, postage, and annual vote in the district. 1010 Board of Education .………………………………………………………… $9,971 1040 District Clerk ………………………………………………………………… 8,764 1060 District Meeting ……………………………………………………………… 3,000 Total Board of Education ………………………………………………………… $21,735

$8,588 6,545 2,500 $17,633

CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION Salaries, supplies, and materials for the Superintendent and the Superintendent's secretary. 1240 Superintendent ……………………………………………………………. $151,454 Total Central Administration ……………………………………………………… $151,454

$158,228 $158,228

III. FINANCE Included are salaries, supplies, and materials that relate to the fiscal operations of the school district. 1310 Business Administration …………………………………………………… $230,593 1320 Auditing ……………………………………………………………………… 25,750 1325 Treasurer ……………………………………………………………………… 1,600 1330 Tax Collector ………………………………………………………………… 4,100 1345 Purchasing …………………………………………………………………… 6,662 1380 Fiscal Agent Fees …………………………………………………………… 4,600 Total Finance ………………………………………………………………………… $273,305

$237,568 30,500 800 4,500 3,050 5,000 $281,418

IV. STAFF 1420 Legal ………………………………………………………………………… 1430 Personnel …………………………………………………………………… 1460 Records Management ……………………………………………………… 1480 Public Information …………………………………………………………… Total Staff ……………………………………………………………………………

$60,000 34,620 11,997 6,800 $113,417

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V.

$25,000 34,044 11,256 6,600 $76,900

CENTRAL SERVICES Includes all expenses associated with the maintenance of the district's buildings & grounds including custodial and maintenance salaries, utilities, service contracts, cleaning, and all other supplies. 1620 Operations of Plant…...….……………………………………………. $627,157 $638,506 1621 Operations & Maintenance ………………………………………………… 468,767 472,908 1670 Central Printing & Mailing …………………………………………………… 44,500 45,500 Total Central Services …………………………………………………………… $1,140,424 $1,156,914

VI. SPECIAL ITEMS Included are insurance premiums, potential property tax refunds, and BOCES administrative charges. 1910 Unallocated Insurance ……………………………………………………… $69,090 1920 School Association Dues …………………………………………………… 6,500 1964 Refund of Property Taxes ………………………………………………… 19,500 1981 BOCES Administrative Charge …………………………………………… 304,725 1983 BOCES Capital Cost ………………………………………………………… 196,107 Total Special Items ………………………………………………………………… $595,922 TOTAL GENERAL SUPPORT ……………………………………………………… 4

$2,259,740

$73,500 6,500 5,000 283,660 196,581 $565,241

$2,292,851

2012 - 2013 Budget Newsletter


General Fund Appropriations Instruction 2011-2012 Budget

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II.

ADMINISTRATION & CURRICULUM IMPROVEMENT Includes the salaries, supplies, and materials necessary for development and supervision of the instructional programs. 2010 Curriculum Development and Support …………………………………… $30,018 2020 Supervision - Regular School ……………………………………………… 399,336 2060 Research, Planning, Evaluation …………………………………………… 10,000 2070 In-service Training - Instruction …………………………………………… 14,910 Total Administration & Curriculum Improvement …………………………… $454,264

Proposed 2012-2013 Budget

$40,914 335,579 2,500 14,910 $393,903

TEACHING - REGULAR SCHOOL This category includes salaries, textbooks, BOCES services, and all supplies for the educational programs. 2110 Teaching - Regular School ………………………………………………… $4,473,007 $4,446,256 Total Teaching - Regular School ……………………………………………… $4,473,007 $4,446,256

III. SPECIAL APPORTIONMENT PROGRAMS Cost of instruction and services for students with disabilities, tuition for occupational education programs, and all expenses for teaching special schools. 2250 Programs for Student with Disabilities …………………………………… $1,957,015 $1,945,244 2280 Occupational Education …………………………………………………… 490,176 510,884 2330 Teaching Special Schools ………………………………………………… 6,100 6,100 Total Special Apportionment Programs ……………………………………… $2,453,291 $2,462,228 IV. INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA Includes salaries and supplies for media and library services and all costs of the district technology programs. 2610 School Library & Audiovisual ……………………………………………… $142,821 $180,981 2630 Computer Assisted Instruction …………………………………………… 335,021 233,975 Total Instructional Media ………………………………………………………… $477,842 $414,956 V.

PUPIL SERVICES Includes attendance, guidance, health, psychological services, extracurricular activities, and sports. 2805 Attendance ………………………………………………………………… $5,646 2810 Guidance …………………………………………………………………… 204,737 2815 Health Services ……………………………………………………………… 113,944 2816 Diagnostic Screening ……………………………………………………… 11,000 2820 Psychological Services …………………………………………………… 9,360 2850 Co-curricular Activities ……………………………………………………… 41,698 2855 Interscholastic Athletics …………………………………………………… 150,930 Total Pupil Services ……………………………………………………………… $537,315

TOTAL INSTRUCTION ………………………………………………………………

$8,395,719

$5,437 208,505 123,931 5,000 0 48,270 126,823 $517,966 $8,235,309

Pupil Transportation I.

PUPIL TRANSPORTATION Includes all costs for transportation to public and private schools and transportation for handicapped students. 5510 Transportation ……………………………………………………………… $14,486 $13,424 5540 Contract Transportation …………………………………………………… 1,058,973 1,087,098

TOTAL PUPIL TRANSPORTATION ……………………………………………… $1,073,459

Frankfort-Schuyler Central School

$1,100,522

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General Fund Appropriations Undistributed 2011-2012 Budget

Proposed 2012-2013 Budget

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS 9010 State Retirement …………………………………………………… 9020 Teacher Retirement ……………………………………………… 9030 Social Security ……………………………………………………… 9040 Workers' Compensation …………………………………………… 9045 Life Insurance ……………………..……………………………… 9050 Unemployment Insurance ………………………………………… 9055 Disability Insurance ………………………………………………… 9060 Hospital, Medical, and Dental Insurance ………………………… Total Employee Benefits …………………………………………………

$117,595 686,919 529,185 52,000 7,100 75,000 1,450 2,149,911 $3,619,160

$153,367 688,706 503,514 46,000 7,100 25,000 1,450 2,323,822 $3,748,959

DEBT SERVICE 9721 Serial Bonds - Principal …………………………………………… 9722 Serial Bonds - Interest …………………………………………… 9770 Revenue Anticipation Notes - Interest …………………………… Total Debt Service …………………………………………………………

$1,688,000 515,563 2,500 $2,206,063

$1,475,000 501,814 0 $1,976,814

III. INTERFUND TRANSFERS 9901 Transfer to Special Aid Fund ……………………………………… 9930 Transfer to Capital Fund ………………………………………… Total Interfund Transfers ………………………………………………

$15,000 0 $15,000

$15,000 0 $15,000

TOTAL UNDISTRIBUTED ………………………………………………… $5,840,223

$5,740,773

GRAND TOTAL …………………………………………………………………

$17,369,455

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$17,569,141

Proposed Budget & Tax Rates FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

PROPOSED BUDGET 2012-13 BUDGET AMOUNT

$17,369,455

BUDGET DECREASE

-1.14%

(Compared to 2011-12)

PROJECTED TAX RATE INCREASE: Frankfort Schuyler

2.66% 2.66%

TAX LEVY INCREASE:

1.06%

(which is below the 2% Levy Cap)

Tax Levy, including STAR Tax Levy Incease % 6

FSCS MISSION

STATEMENT

Our purpose is to provide a positive learning environment in which students and staff will have the opportunity to experience success and become lifelong learners.

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

$5,936,073

$6,231,643

$6,790,776

$6,862,801

0.00%

4.98%

8.97%

1.06%

2012 - 2013 Budget Newsletter


Contingency Budget Info and Tax Levy Cap Info (Continued from pg. 2)

What is a Contingency Budget?

Absentee Ballots

The contingency budget funds only salaries and those items the Board deems to be “ordinary contingent expenses,” examples of which include legal obligations and items necessary to the maintenance of a school district’s educational programs, the preservation of school property, and ensuring the health and safety of students and staff. Other examples of “ordinary contingent expenses” include: ♦ Legal obligations such as: ♦ Social security and retirement. ♦ Payroll taxes. ♦ Collective bargaining agreements. ♦ Student transportation. ♦ Textbooks, library books. ♦ Ιnterscholastic athletics and other extracurricular activities. ♦ Cafeteria services. Examples of expenditures that are NOT “ordinary contingent expenses” include: ♦ New equipment purchases. ♦ Public use of school grounds and facilities, except where there are no costs to the districts. ♦ Pupil supplies, i.e. writing pads, composition paper, index cards, etc.

Absentee Ballots are available. Application for an absentee ballot must be received by District Clerk, Mrs. Ferrucci, by May 8, 2012, (if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter); or by May 14, 2012, if the ballot is to be issued to the voter, in person. The ballot must be received by the District Clerk, Mrs. Ferrucci, or her designee, by 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2012. Please call the District Clerk at (315) 8945083 if you have any questions.

Voter Eligibility Requirements You must be a citizen of the United States at least 18 years old and a district resident for at least 30 days to be eligible to vote.

A CONTINGENCY BUDGET will require a 0% increase in the TAX LEVY, i.e. TAX LEVY is frozen. Therefore, additional reductions will be necessary.

Tax Levy Cap Information Effective January 1, 2012, the law limits the annual growth of the property tax levy to 2% or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. The tax levy is the total amount of property taxes a school district must collect to balance its budget AFTER accounting for all other revenue sources – including state aid. There are exceptions, however, that could make the cap higher than 2%. • School district budgets can EXCEED the tax levy cap if the budget is approved by at least 60% of the voters (i.e., a “supermajority”). • A proposed tax levy increase that does not exceed the cap must still be approved by a majority of the voters. If a budget is defeated: • The school board can resubmit the same budget – or a revised one – to the voters. • The school board can also adopt a contingency budget. • If a budget is defeated a second time OR if the school board chooses NOT to resubmit, the district must adopt a Contingency Budget. Frankfort-Schuyler Central School

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Board of Education Candidate Bio Lisa LoRe - Mrs. LoRe graduated from Frankfort-Schuyler in 1987. She is married to Enzo LoRe, also a FrankfortSchuyler graduate, class of 1990. Mrs. LoRe has two children, Gabby and Sophia, presently attending school in the district. She has been a board member for 10 years, serving as Vice President for the last nine (9) years. Mrs. LoRe is employed by the New Hartford School District. Her credentials include knowledge of the NYS Standards including the new Common Core Curriculum, familiarity with the recent changes in APPR standards for teachers and administrators, and 20+ years of professional development in the field of education. "I am committed to the children of this district and proud to serve the Frankfort-Schuyler community."

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Proposition No. 1

Election

“Resolved, that the Board of Education of Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District be, and hereby is, authorized to expend in the 2012-2013 school year the sums set forth in the budget as presented in the amount of $17,369,455 and to levy the necessary tax therefore.�

Elect one (1) member to the Board of Education for the following term: One (1) Five-Year Terms. You may vote for the following candidate: Lisa LoRe

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