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Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
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T H E M A RO O N M O N T H LY
2015-2016 PROPOSED BUDGET
BUDGET VOTE & ELECTIONS
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
In This Issue . . .
Message from the Superintendent . . . 2
Proposed Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
Revenue Budget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Property Tax Report Card . . . . . . . . . 7
STAR Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Absentee Voting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Meet the Candidates. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Where to Vote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sample Ballot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
District Budget Notice . . . . . . . . . . . .16
7:00 AM TO 9:00 PM
BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
7:00 PM AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
WHAT TO VOTE ON:
•Budget Proposition
•Election of Board Members
We Can Make a Difference!
Herman Avenue Annual Book and Breakfast
Courtney Conley with her son Christopher Conley, and Christopher Costello with his
daughter Mariah Costello, enjoy spending time together at Herman Avenue’s 3rd grade
Book and Breakfast on February 27, 2015. Photos by Christine Siddall, Third Grade Teacher.
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Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
message from the superintendent
Constance D. Evelyn
Dear Community Members, The proposed 2015-­‐16 budget is a re6lection of Auburn’s commitment to investing in our district to provide an education preparing our children for college and careers. It has been a privilege to partner with the Board of Education, our educators, parents, and extended community to build a budget that will support existing programs and continue to provide a pathway for innovative improvement efforts. High Quality Curriculum and Instruction We have maintained a critical focus on the implementation of high quality curriculum and instruction that meets the needs of all learners in our district. Some of the key elements of our work moving forward will increase curricular opportunities within our Project Lead the Way Course offerings in grades 9-­‐12. Speci6ically, we have planned for additional STEM course offerings at the high school beginning with an introductory biomedical class next year. Also we’re excited to incorporate multiple pathways for early college and career experiences with the addition of the Pathways for Technology Early College High School (P-­‐TECH), a grant funded program serving approximately 20-­‐25 ninth grade students next year. The addition of these secondary course offerings that promote project-­‐based learning will provide the habits of mind (i.e., critical thinking, problem solving) that our students will use to master the Common Core Learning Standards. Leadership and Innovation All members of the AECSD are recognized as educators that make valuable contributions toward achieving our goals. The structures that support leadership and innovation have involved educators working collaboratively to review and implement best practices around the use of balanced assessment to inform instruction, school-­‐
based performance measures, and increasing the rigor and consistency of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (STEAM) education. Other teams that have been working together include members of our Board of Education, parents, and community members. The proposed 2015-­‐16 budget provides additional resources to support the implementation of our 6ive year technology plan that will critically advance access to learning any time, anywhere; a clear expectation of this generation of students. Systems Thinking We are committed to our responsibility to be 6iscally accountable. Our systemic approach to ensuring the alignment of resources with student achievement targets is central to achieving this outcome. The ongoing capital project work to improve safety and security of our buildings and greater capacity to deliver enhanced instructional programming are examples of this way of thinking. The proposed 2015-­‐16 budget provides continued support to meet desirable class size(s), opportunities for full student participation in STEAM programming, and lays the groundwork to ease the district’s transition to increase student access to digital content. The annual budget hearing will be held on May 12, 2015, at 7:00p.m. in the library at Auburn High School. All residents will have the opportunity to vote on May 19th. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you’re not sure where to vote, please call 255-­8850 or 255-­8822. 2
Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
2014-15 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
✓ Successful Launch of One to One iPad Pilot at Genesee Elementary School for all
2nd graders and at Cayuga Centers ✓ Successful 1st Year District wide Implementation of Super Kids reading program for
all Students in Grades K-2
✓ Titanium Level Award for Excellent School Safety Practices
✓ Board Mastery Award Recognizing our Board Leaders as Learners
✓ Recognition of Local, Regional, and State Achievement for our Music and Art
Students, and Our Student Athletes
✓ Auburn Teachers Recognized as Master Teachers through State Level Program
✓ Expansion of Project Lead the Way
✓ Launch of Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) School Program
✓ Mobile Dental Clinics serving all Auburn Schools
✓ The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced
the results of its sixteenth annual "Best Communities for Music Education" survey,
which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and
support of music education in schools. This is the third consecutive year that
Auburn has been recognized for this honor.
Special Social Studies Class at Auburn Junior High
Marion Blumenthal Lazan spoke to
students at Auburn Junior High about her
family’s six years of capture in camp BergenBelsen in Nazi Germany. She told a story of
horror and hardship, and how their inner
strength, attitude toward life, courage, hope,
and will to live helped them survive. Her
messages to students: Never give up hope.
Our mind lets us decide between good and
evil. Be kind to one another. Use social media
for good only, don’t intimidate others and
embarrass your friends. Respect the right of
Marion with a picture of her mother, Ruth, who lived to be 104.
others to choose their own beliefs.
She wished everyone a happy, healthy future in a world of love and peace. We are the last
generation to hear first hand of the horror of the Holocaust and must keep it alive to keep it
from happening again.
For more information: www.fourperfectpebbles.com
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Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
2015-2016
Proposed
Budget
Expenditures
2015-2016 Proposed Budget
Expenditures
Program Component:
73.65% of Budget
The Program component provides funding for the instruction of and educational support services of district students, including
regular, special, and occupational education, guidance and health services, and cocurricular and interscholastic activities.
Also included are the costs of transporting students to and from the five elementary, one junior high, and one high school.
Program
Legal
Teaching - Regular School
Programs - Students with Disabilities
Occupational Education
Teaching - Special Schools
School Library & Audiovisual
Computer Assisted Instruction
Guidance
Health Services
Co-Curricular Activities
Interscholastic Activities
District Transportation
Contract Transportation
Public Transportation
BOCES Contract Transportation
Employee Benefits
Interfund Transfers
Total Program Expense
2014-2015
2015-2016
10,000
18,356,151
10,338,839
1,369,779
239,472
871,599
1,639,185
640,094
485,472
177,150
453,156
183,529
2,020,100
50
59,200
14,655,874
35,000
10,000
19,016,666
10,863,481
1,508,476
280,931
930,795
1,880,238
605,101
502,857
179,150
469,156
187,424
2,205,000
50
54,200
14,484,247
42,000
$51,534,650
$53,219,772
Capital Component:
Increase/(Decrease)
*
0
660,515
524,642
138,697
41,459
59,196
241,053
(34,993)
17,385
2,000
16,000
3,895
184,900
0
(5,000)
(171,627)
7,000
1,685,122
15.75% of Budget
The Capital component provides funding for the operation and maintenance of the district's buildings and grounds, as well
as for the costs of natural gas and electricity, water, sewer, and telephone services. Also included is funding for debt service principal and interest payments on capital projects, installment purchases, leases, and interfund transfers.
Capital
Operation
Maintenance
Employee Benefits
Debt Service
Interfund Transfers
Total Capital Expense
2014-2015
2015-2016
Increase/(Decrease)
2,865,091
1,052,669
1,445,040
6,630,338
100,000
3,061,371
1,011,485
1,429,978
5,777,575
100,000
196,280
(41,184)
(15,062)
(852,763)
0
$12,093,138
$11,380,409
(712,729)
NEWS from casey park School
(Left) Kevin Wang, along with other
Auburn High School students, read to
third graders at the Reading Rally the
week of March 23rd at Casey Park
Elementary School.
(Right) Casey, the school mascot,
greeted students at the annual Book
and Breakfast on March 27th.
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Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
2015-2016 Proposed Budget Expenditures
Administrative Component:
10.60% of Budget
The administrative component provides funding for general support and management activities, including central administration
and business office operations such as payroll, auditing, tax collection and purchasing, as well as legal and personnel functions.
Also included in this component are the costs for administration and supervision at each of the district's schools.
Administrative
2014-2015
Board of Education
District Clerk
District Meeting
Central Administration
Business Administration
Auditing
Treasurer
Tax Collection
Purchasing
Legal
Personnel
Public Information & Service
Central Storeroom
Central Printing & Mailing
Central Data Processing
Unallocated Insurance
Board Membership Dues
Assessments on School Property
BOCES Admin. Charges
Curriculum Development,Supervision
Supervision - Reg. School
Research Planning & Evaluation
Inservice Training
Programs - Students with Disabilities
Health Services
Employee Benefits
Total Administrative Expense
Total Budgeted Expenses
2015-2016
Increase/(Decrease)
10,000
10,350
12,000
238,834
253,797
47,500
80,854
25,747
11,000
112,000
599,872
25,400
35,964
450,000
364,000
182,750
23,257
65,000
617,000
442,079
1,613,922
71,000
48,000
308,189
72,845
2,004,266
10,300
10,350
12,000
240,201
249,021
47,500
83,799
26,562
11,000
137,000
631,336
25,400
36,744
462,000
346,000
193,605
25,750
67,000
654,000
363,458
1,617,227
89,500
50,000
282,830
81,062
1,908,075
300
0
0
1,367
(4,776)
0
2,945
815
0
25,000
31,464
0
780
12,000
(18,000)
10,855
2,493
2,000
37,000
(78,621)
3,305
18,500
2,000
(25,359)
8,217
(96,191)
$7,725,626
$7,661,720
(63,906)
$71,353,414
$72,261,901
908,487
2015-2016 PROPOSED BUDGET
Salaries & Benefits
66.55%
Interfund Transfers
0.20%
66.54%
Debt Service
8.00%
Equipment &
Supplies
1.49%
Other Contractual
8.32%
BOCES Services
15.46%
15.45%
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Total State Aid
2015-2016
Other Revenues
$37,810,403
$38,263,830
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2014-2015
2015-2016
Increase/Dec
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May 2015
Tuition
50,000
Revenues
Interest
15,000
Miscellaneous Revenues
645,700
Prior Year Refunds
500,000
State Aid Property Rental
2014-2015
74,500 2015-2016
Operating State
Aid Reimbursement
32,929,728
Medicaid
275,000 34,067,518
Building Aid Indirect Costs - Other Funds
4,880,675
280,000 4,196,312
Interfund Transfers - Debt Service
460,000
Total State Aid
$37,810,403
$38,263,830
2015-2016 Projected revenues
Total Other Revenues
Other Revenues
2014-2015
Tuition
Property Taxes
Interest
Tax Levy
Miscellaneous Revenues
Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)
Prior Year Refunds
Property Rental
Total Property Taxes
Medicaid Reimbursement
Indirect Costs - Other Funds
Appropriated
Fund Balance
Interfund Transfers
- Debt Service
Fund Balance Appropriation
Total Other Revenues
Total Projected Revenues
Property Taxes
Tax Levy
Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)
Total State Aid
Total Property
Taxes
Total
Other Revenues
Total Property Taxes
Appropriated
Fund
Balance
Fund
Balance
Appropriation
Fund Balance Appropriation
Total Projected Revenues
50,000
15,000
645,700
500,000
74,500
275,000
280,000
460,000
$2,300,200
$2,300,200
2015-2016
100,000
2,044
640,700
600,000
73,500
275,000
280,000
400,000
2014-2015
29,042,942
629,869
$29,672,811
2014-2015
1,570,000
$71,353,414
2014-2015
$2,371,244
2015-2016
29,042,942
629,869
1,570,000
$71,353,414
$72,261,901
2014-2015
2015-2016 PROJECTED REVENUES
Total Property
Taxes
41.82%
Total Other
Revenues
3.28%
$72,261,901
Increase/Decrease
531,080
17,936
52.95%
549,016
3.28%
41.82%
Increase/Decrease
1.94%
100.00%
Fund Balance
Appropriation
1.95%
Total State Aid
52.95%
NEWS from Junior High School
Auburn Junior High School students in the
Booker T. Washington After School
Program prepared healthy, homemade dog
and cat treats over a several week period
and donated them to the SPCA on York
Street. Right: Alex Behm, 7th grade, watches
her homemade catnip treats get devoured.
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$2,371,244
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Increase/Decrease
50,000
2015-2016
Increase/Dec
(12,956)
29,574,022
53
(5,000)
647,805
1
100,000
(1,000)
$30,221,827
54
0
0
2015-2016 (60,000)
Increase/Dec
1,405,000
(16
71,044
29,574,022
647,805
$38,263,830
$2,371,244 $30,221,827
$30,221,827
$1,405,000 2015-2016
1,405,000
$72,261,901
$29,672,811
100,000
2,044
640,700
600,000
Increase/Decrease
73,500
275,000 1,137,790
280,000 (684,363)
400,000
453,427
(165,000)
908,487
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Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
2015-2016 Budget Highlights
2015-2016 Budget Highlights
✓ Overall budget up 1.3% compared to 2014-2015
✓ Increase in State Aid of $1.1 Million, or 3.5%
✓ Tax Levy Increase of 1.83%
Items Included in Budget
✓ +4.4 Instructional Positions that were previously grant fund
✓ +2.0 additional Technology Clerks
✓ +3.0 additional Classroom Aides
✓ +0.3 additional English as Second Language Teacher (bringing the total to 2.0)
✓ $200,000 to replace maintenance equipment long past its useful life
2014 NYS Fiscal Accountability Report for the Auburn School District
(Based on 2012-­2013 School Year)
Instructional Costs per Pupil
General Education
Special Education
Auburn
$8,010
$27,038
Similar Districts
$10,993
$29,549
All Public Schools NYS
$11,260
$29,922
Total Expenditures per Pupil
Auburn
Similar Districts
All Public Schools NYS
$15,368
$20,326
$21,118
Property tax report card
Property Tax Report Card
050100 - Auburn Enlarged City School District
Contact Person:
Telephone Number:
Lisa Green
(315) 255-8808
Total Budgeted Amount
A. Proposed Tax Levy to Support Total Budgeted Amount
B. Tax Levy to Support Library Debt, if Applicable
C. Tax Levy for Non-Excludable Propositions, if Applicable
D. Total Tax Cap Reserve Amount Used to Reduce Current Year Levy, if Applicable
E. Total Proposed School Year Tax Levy (A+B+C-D)
F. Permissible exclusions to the School Tax Levy Limit
G. School Tax Levy Limit, Excluding Levy for Permissible Exclusions
H. Total Proposed Tax Levy for School Purposes, Excluding Permissible Exclusions
and Levy for Library Debt Plus Prior Year Tax Cap Reserve (E-B-F+D)
Difference (G-H); negative value requires 60% voter approval)
Public School Enrollment
Consumer Price Index
Adjusted Restricted Fund Balance
Assigned Appropriated Fund Balance
Adjusted Unrestricted Fund Balance
Adjusted Unrestricted Fund Balance as a % of Total Budget
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(A)
Budgeted
2014-2015
$71,353,414
$29,042,942
$0
$0
$0
$29,042,942
$357,603
$28,685,339
(B)
Proposed
2015-2016
$72,261,901
$29,574,022
$0
$0
$0
$29,574,022
$334,318
$29,239,704
$28,685,339
$0
4213
$29,239,704
$0
4192
(D)
Actual
2014-2015
$3,228,633
$1,405,000
$2,853,916
4.00%
(E)
Estimated
2015-2016
$1,823,633
$550,000
$2,890,476
4.00%
(C)
Percent
Change
1.27%
1.83%
-0.50%
1.6%
Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
NEWS from Herman Ave. elementary School
By Jessica Rice, Art Teacher
Herman Avenue Elementary School
Students will be taking part in a STEAM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) project in May and
June. Interdisciplinary/cross-curricular lessons with math,
science, language arts & art does provide a meaningful way in
which students can use knowledge learned in multiple subject
areas in school to apply knowledge as well as looking locally at
Owasco Lake and its' environmental problems. These activities
created by Kara Sobus (5th grade Herman), Sharon Franchina
(5th grade Herman) and Jessica Rice (Art Herman) designed
lessons to help students build background knowledge about
Owasco Lake. These activities would also be used to motivate
students to learn about the body of water found in their
community. In order to get the most out of this project-based
learning opportunity, the students need to have some
experience with the topic. The areas are Owasco Lake
Physical Features, Owasco Lake Today, Owasco Lake
Watershed Management Plan, and Nuisance and Invasive
Species. These lesson attributes will help students to recognize
and act on responsibilities as a citizen, as well as seeing
oneself and one's community, within the state, nation, and
world.
L-R: Front row:
Ellie Dann,and
Kala Jones
Back row: Conor
Maassen, Logan
Rice, Brian Burke,
and Jordan Wood
NEWS from auburn high school
By Judy Coye,Science Teacher/Department Facilitator
Mrs. Austin’s morning class
Mrs. Coye’s Bell 8
Auburn High School biology
students share in OWLA's
celebration of securing
$600,000 in state funds for
the cleanup of Owasco Lake.
Several of Mrs. Coye's and
Mrs. Austin's biology students
joined OWLA's letter writing
campaign to politicians in
favor of securing funds in the
New York State budget.
Senator Nozzolio sent each student
a thank-you letter, and OWLA gave
students an extra large candy bar to
thank the students that volunteered
at the March to Lake Day
Symposium.
Students discovered that getting
involved and taking action can
make a positive difference.
Mrs. Coye’s Bell 3
Mrs. Austin’s afternoon class
NEW YORK STATE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY: You can go online to find out if any sexual offenders live near
you. The state Sex Offender Registry is available at www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/index.htm (search level 3
subdirectory and complete inquirer information). The Cayuga County Sheriffs Office also has information about
sex offenders living in the county at www.cayugacounty.us/sheriff/so-local.htm
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NYS SCHOOL TAX RELIEF PROGRAM (STAR)
Basic STAR Exemption Impact
Estimated Basic STAR Exemption savings based on a
hypothetical home within the school district with a full value
of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000)
Proposed Budget 2015-2016
Basic STAR tax savings
$555
For ALL Owner-occupied Residences:
All taxpayers are eligible for a Basic STAR exemption for
owner-occupied, primary residences. For 2015-2016, the
STAR program continues to provide qualifying households
with a $30,000 exemption on the full value of their property.
For a home with a full value of $100,000, qualifying residents
will realize an estimated $555 in Basic STAR tax savings.
For Senior Citizens:
The Enhanced STAR program for senior citizens provides
eligible seniors an exemption from school property taxes for
owner-occupied, primary residences. To be eligible for this
exemption, a property owner must be 65 years of age or older
on December 31, 2015, with income not exceeding $83,300.
STAR provides qualifying households with up to a $65,300
exemption on the full value of their property. Qualifying
residents owning a home with a full value of $100,000 will
recognize an estimated $1,113 in Enhanced STAR tax savings
in 2015-2016.
Projected Total Tax Increase for a $100,000 full value house
with:
Basic STAR
$22
Enhanced STAR
$12
ESTIMATED SCHOOL TAX IMPACT:
Projections for the tax rates on each of the four towns and
city comprising the Auburn Enlarged City School District are
dependent upon the assessed value of the District, NYS
equalization rates for each municipality and the local tax levy
amount. Property assessments are still subject to change and
equalization rates are not completed by the State until summer.
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END OF YEAR SCHEDULE
For Students in the Auburn Enlarged City School
District for the 2014-15 School Year:
Auburn High School
June 10 - Last Full Day for Students
June 11-15 - Local Exams
June 16-24 - Regents Exams
Elementary Schools
June 22 - Last Full Day for Students
June 23 - Half Day - Released 12:00 p.m.
Junior High School
June 19 - Last Full Day for Students
June 22-23 - Half Days - Released 11:00 a.m.
Annual Auburn School District
Senior Citizen Concert
On Thursday, May 14, the Auburn High
School Jazz Band will perform at
12:15PM in the AHS Auditorium.
Following the concert, lunch will be
served in the high school cafeteria.
The cost is $4.00 per person, at the door.
Please call Karen Vasile @ 255-8822
for more information.
DRIVER’S
EDUCATION
CLASS
Driver’s Ed will be offered this summer to current
sophomores and juniors. The program will run
from July 1st through August 13th with the final
exam being on August 14th.
There will be no classes on July 4th. A minimum of
a driver’s permit is required for participation.
Applications are now available in the Attendance
Office. Deadline for applications is May 29th. If
more students apply than there are spaces for,
enrollment in this program will be determined by:
a) Returning seniors, then returning juniors.
b) Daily attendance for the school year to date.
Please note: Driving time sign-up will also be
based on the above criteria. For further
information, contact Annie Hoff at 255-8338.
Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
meet the 2015-2016 school board candidates
Sam Giangreco
Michael McCole
Kathleen Rhodes
Sam Giangreco is a lifelong
Mike McCole is running for reelection and currently serves
as President of the Board of
Education. Mike lives at 4 N.
Hunter Avenue with his wife
Denise and two children, 12th
grader Sean, and 11th grader
Meghan. He is employed as a
Special Agent in the Social
Security Administration Office
of Investigations.
Mike has a BA from SUNY
Geneseo.
Kathy is a life long resident of Auburn
and is running for re-election. She
currently serves as Vice President of
the Board of Education. Kathy lives at
90 N. Fulton Street with her husband
Brent. They have 2 children, Andrew
and Katie. She retired from the Auburn
School District after 13 years and
worked for 19 years with CayugaOnondaga BOCES. Kathy is currently
employed with the Port Byron Central
School District.
Kathy earned her CAS from SUNY
Cortland and graduated from Nazareth
College, CCC and Auburn High School.
Info
resident of Auburn and is
running for re-election.
A
graduate of Mt. Carmel High
School, he attended CCC and
worked for the Auburn School
District. He worked as a job
coach and teacher aide at
BOCES for 6 years and he is
presently at the Cayuga Seneca
ARC as a Skills Enhancement
Specialist III.
Sam and his wife Sheila have
six children and live at 81 N.
Lewis Street.
CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Term Expires
William Andre
2016
Dia Carabajal
2016
Sam Giangreco
2015
Eli Hernandez
2017
Michael McCole, P
2015
Kathleen Rhodes, VP
2015
Andrew Roblee
2016
Monika Salvage
2017
Karol Soules
2017
VOTE FOR ANY THREE
CANDIDATES
Candidates for the Board of Education had until
April 29 to return their petitions for running for the
Board. These photographs and biographies were the
only ones provided by potential or verified
candidates at the time of publication.
Please remember to vote on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
Polls are open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
ABSENTEE VOTING
Qualified school district voters who are unable to vote in person on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, may vote in the
Annual School District Election and Budget Vote by absentee ballot. Those who are ill, hospitalized, physically
disabled, away on business or vacation, or who are detained in jail, awaiting action by a grand jury, awaiting trial
or confined for an offense other than a felony may use an absentee ballot to vote. Registered sex offenders
must use an absentee ballot to vote.
To receive an absentee ballot, individuals must first fill out an application for the ballot. Applications are available
in the district office and on our website and may be filed up to one day before the date of the vote. Applications
for absentee ballots may be requested from: Mrs. Loretta Van Horn, District Clerk, Auburn Enlarged City School
District, 78 Thornton Avenue, Auburn, NY. Telephone: 315-255-8850.
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information on Voting Machines
At this year’s school election the District will be using the optical scan voting machines used by the Cayuga County Board of Elections for
the past several years during their primary and general elections. The ballot is two-sided with the Proposed Budget 2015-2016 on one side
and the School Board Candidates on the reverse side.
SAMPLE BALLOT
PROPOSITION #1 PROPOSED BUDGET 2015-2016
RESOLVED, that the proposed budget of expenditures of the Auburn
Enlarged City School District for the 2015-2016 school year be and the same
hereby is approved in an amount not to exceed $72,261,901 and the amount
thereof shall be raised by a levy of tax upon the taxable property of the
School District, after first deducting the monies available from state aid and
other sources as provided by law. !
YES !
NO
OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR THE AUBURN ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION - MAY 19, 2015
INSTRUCTIONS: (1) Mark only with a pen having blue or black ink or with a pencil having black lead. (2) To vote for
a candidate whose name is printed on this ballot fill in the square to the right of his or her name. (3) To vote for a
person whose name is not printed on this ballot write or stamp his or her name on a blank "Write-in" area under the
names of the candidates for that office. (4) To vote yes or no on a proposal fill in the square opposite your vote. (5)
Any other mark or writing, or any erasure made on this ballot outside the voting squares or blank spaces provided for
voting will void this entire ballot. (6) Do not overvote. If you select a greater number of candidates than there are
vacancies to be filled, your ballot will be void for that public office or party position. (7) If you tear, or deface, or
wrongly mark this ballot, return it and obtain another. Do not attempt to correct mistakes on the ballot by making
erasures or cross outs. Erasures or cross outs may invalidate all or part of your ballot. Prior to submitting your ballot,
if you make a mistake in completing the ballot or wish to change your ballot choices, you may obtain and complete a
new ballot. You have a right to a replacement ballot upon return of the original ballot.
WHERE TO VOTE IN SCHOOL ELECTIONs
School Board Election and Budget Vote to be held:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015; polls are open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Where you live determines where you vote in school elections. School election districts have not changed in
many years. The chart below shows the general area for each election district and the polling place for each
election district. Qualified voters must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, and a resident of the school
district for at least 30 days prior to the date of the vote. You do not need to be a registered voter.
For more information on voting in school elections, call 255-8850.
District
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Area
Polling Place
Legislative District 10
Legislative District 11 and portion of Sennett within the
Auburn School District
Casey Park Elementary School
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Portion of Owasco within the Auburn School District
Owasco Elementary School
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Legislative Districts 12 & 14 and portions of Fleming and
Aurelius within the Auburn School District
Seward Elementary School
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Legislative Districts 13 & 15
West Middle School
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Auburn Junior High School
Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
NEWS from owasco elementary school
By Amy Avino Bryan, Owasco Elementary School
Owasco Elementary School recently had four teams participate in the
Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competition, at Cayuga BOCES in March,
with a total of five teams participating in this program during the school
year. Of these teams, two advanced to the State competition on April 11 at the
University of Binghamton. Owasco is proud of its competitors and the terrific
parent coaches that we've been lucky to have over the years. Way to go, Owls!
Owasco Elementary School recently entered the Woodman
Insurance Company’s, “I Love America” video contest. This video
was a group effort. Students in grades 3rd-6th read essays that they
had written for classroom social studies projects, including students
Connor Mahunik, Jack Bennink, Abby Izzo, and Brooke McCarthy.
Auburn’s AV director, Chris Tesorio, filmed these students in a
variety of locations around the building, and compiled it for us. Kudos to these
students and teachers for all that was taught and learned in this heartfelt video.
NEWS from Seward elementary School
By Jada Bryant, Seward Parent
On April Fool's Day a “DUCT
TA P E T H E P R I N C I P A L”
f u n d ra i s e r w a s h e l d a t
Seward Elementary to raise
funds for the 5th grade
Albany trip in May. During the
lunch periods, students and
staff could purchase a piece
of duct tape for $1.00 to tape
Mr. Montgomery to the wall.
The result was a day of fun
and laughs with a total of
$640 being raised!
The Auburn Maroon
Orchestra Boosters Club
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PRESENTS THE THIRD ANNUAL
Prelude to
Summer
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To benefit
the
ORCHESTRA
PROGRAMS
at
AUBURN
SCHOOLS
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Featuring Auburn Alumni
NICK HRYNYK,
Classical Pianist
SHADMAN MIRZA, Cellist,
and musicians from Auburn
High and Auburn Junior High
School Orchestras along with
Ms. Victoria Kinney and Mr.
Adam Carkey
SEWARD’S
CLUB
On Wednesday, March 11th, thirty-eight first and second grade students
began participating in Seward's new Lego Club. The mission is to support
the STEAM initiative (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)
and to foster a creative and collaborative enrichment opportunity.
Michael Warter, Jared Georgi, and Sean DeRosa organized the club's start
up by partnering with William H. Seward's PTA, Majorpalooza, Auburn
Police Department, Cayuga Police Benevolent Association, Wegmans,
Walmart, and private donations to provide Legos, mentors and snacks.
On behalf of the entire Seward Community, we would like to thank
officers Warter, Georgi, and DeRosa.
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Sunday, May 31, 2015
3:00 to 4:30 pm
Willard Memorial Chapel
17 Nelson Street,
Auburn, NY
Tickets at the door
$10 Adult/$5 Students
Light refreshments
Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
Community Partnerships
The Auburn School District is fortunate to receive support from a variety of local sources, including businesses and community organizations. The District works with nine community-­‐based organizations to provide Universal Prekindergarten to our youngest learners. This prepares our students for a strong academic start when they enter kindergarten. Auburn Education Foundation is a major supporter of innovative projects in the District. NEWS from Genesee Elementary School
District Goals
High Quality Curriculum and Instruc4on
The Auburn Enlarged City School District will develop a framework and implement high quality curriculum, [email protected], and balanced assessment model for all students. All staff will implement evidence-­‐based [email protected] including high yield [email protected] strategies that increase higher order thinking, [email protected] and [email protected], and student engagement.
Leadership and Innova4on
All members of the Auburn Enlarged City School District and community are valued and seen as contributors to the goals of the district. [email protected] of resources will support job-­‐embedded professional development dedicated to [email protected] [email protected] problem solving and [email protected] thinking. We will seek to leverage emergent ideas and insights to realize measurable achievement gains for educators and students.
Systems Thinking
The Auburn Enlarged City School District will [email protected] create benchmarks for success that align targeted resources to evaluate and enrich the quality of our [email protected] programs. Each student will be provided equitable access to meet and exceed the standards for college and career readiness.
Mrs. Cummings, Genesee Principal, surrounded
by students at “Read & Roll at Reva.” Students
who read five books and filled out a bookmark
were treated to free skating and pizza.
WEBSITE OF THE MONTH
The NYS Report Card and the Fiscal Supplement
For information about the performance of each public school in the district and
across New York State, download The NYS Report Card, The NYS Assessment
Data and The Fiscal Accountability Summary located at this website.
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The District in collaboration with the Partnership for Results has secured a 2.5 million dollar Community Schools Grant from the New York State Education Department. Auburn Enlarged City School District Newsletter, May 2015
Kindergarten Registration Dates 2015-16 Monday, May 11
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101 Pulaski Street
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244 Genesee Street
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2 N. Herman Avenue
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66 Letchworth Street
Tuesday, May 12
Wednesday, May 13
A-L 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Child’s last name begins with A-L
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M-Z 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Casey Park Elementary
Thursday, May 14
Monday, May 18
Child’s last name begins with M-Z
Phone: 255-8760
Genesee Elementary
Phone: 255-8640
Herman Avenue Elementary
Phone: 255-8680
Owasco Elementary
Phone: 255-8721
Seward Elementary
52 Metcalf Drive
Phone: 255-8600
Questions? Please call the school or visit our website: district.auburn.cnyric.org/upk
NEWS from owasco elementary School
Owasco Elementary second-grade students spent a
month reading picture books that had received the
Caldecott Medal or designation as Caldecott honor
books, an award given to the best picture books
published in the U.S. each year. Students who
completed three book reports on past Caldecott
winners took part in the library's annual Caldecott
Party, which featured games based on each book
featured in Owasco's own Mock Caldecott contest.
With volunteers and book-themed snacks provided by
the Owasco Parents' Team, students played a board
game based on one nominated book; had a moving-day
themed race to go with another; and had to dig for
“treasure” by searching in a giant mound of Easter
grass to accompany the theme of the third nominated
book. Each of the elementary libraries in the AECSD
celebrate the Caldecott medal by holding a mock
Caldecott vote and party each year.
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By Merrilee Witherell
Library Media Specialist, Owasco Elementary School
Universal Pre-Kindergarten Registration 2015-16 Register for this free program
by July 1, 2015 For further information, please call: Kim Dygert at 315-255-8814
or visit our website: district.auburn.cnyric.org/UPK
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AUBURN EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Hall of Dis*nc*on Recep*on, Friday, May 15th, 7:00PM at the Hilton Garden Inn Tickets are $35 and are available at www.auburnedfounda8on.org
The Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction Class of 2015
Gino Alberici John Bouck MaN DelPiano Jay Goldman Suzanne Orofino Galbato Class of 1954, Educator, Coach and community leader Class of 1959, Broker/Owner of Bouck Real Estate and a business and community leader Class of 1987, celebrated and accomplished Hollywood Agent Class of 1974, Professor at the University of Maryland and the Editor of ‘School Administrator’ magazine Class of 1991, ANorney at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
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Teacher Appreciation Week
Wednesday
Circus Week @ Seward
Cinco de Mayo
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National Teacher Day
Owasco Staff Luncheon
Owasco OPT Meeting
6:30PM
Seward Roller Skating Party
@ Reva 5:30-7:30PM
Be Kind to Animals Week
Seward PTA @6:30PM
Genesee Spring Concert
Band/Chorus/Orch 6PM
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LAST
Kindergarten
Registration at Casey Park
Owasco Book Fair Week
Owasco OPT Meeting 3:30PM
Casey Park Spring Concert
Band/Chorus/Orch. 6PM
Mother’s Day
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Kindergarten
Registration at Genesee
Seward Spring Concert
6:00PM
Board of Education Mtg.
@ 7:00PM AHS Library
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Seward PTA @6:30PM
School Board Election
7AM-9PM
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FIRST
NO SCHOOL
Heritage Month
Memorial Day Parade
AJHS, AHS Bands
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Bike to School Day
Early Release 11:00AM
No Early Release
Elementary
Students
Regular
School
Day
for
Parent
Teacher
Conferences
AJHS PTO Mtg 6:00PM
Herman PTO Mtg. 4:00PM
National School Nurse Day
Kindergarten
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Registration at Herman
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Genesee PTP Meeting
AHS Festival of the Arts
5:30-7:00PM
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Kindergarten Registration
Owasco Site Based Team
at Owasco
Meeting 3:30PM
Genesee Roller Skating
Genesee Title 1 Mtg 6:00PM
Party @ Reva 5:30-7:30PM
Owasco Spring Concert
Band/Chorus/Orch 6PM
AHS Spring
Herman Spring Concert
Band Concert 7:00PM
Instrumental & Choral 6PM
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AHS Junior Prom
Springside Inn 7-11PM
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Mother’s Day Tea
for First Graders
Casey Park & Owasco
Circus Night @ Seward
HS End Marking Period 5
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Early Release
11:00AM (Grades 7-12)
Noon (Grades K-6)
Staff Development
Half Day
HS Report Cards
NO SCHOOL
Armed Forces Day
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AHS Spring Orchestra
Concert 7:00PM
Board of Education Mtg.
@ 5:15PM Tubman
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NYS Science Assessment
(Performance) Grade 4 & 8
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Elementary Report Cards
2
SAT Exam
AHS 7:30AM
Science Assessment
Science Assessment
Grade 4 & 8 (Performance) Grade 4 & 8 (Performance)
Kindergarten
Registration at Seward
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Saturday
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NEW
National Physical Fitness
and Sports Month
Friday
Law Day/Loyalty Day
National Music Week
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Thursday
June 2015
April 2015
Board of Education Mtg.
@ 7:00PM AHS Library
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Herman Roller Skating Party
@ Reva 6-8PM
AHS Senior Prom
The Lodge 7-11PM
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(Performance) Grade 4 & 8 (Performance) Grade 4 & 8
NYS Science Assessment
(Performance) Grade 4 & 8
AHS Fall Sports Physicals
Boys 2:20PM
AHS Fall Sports Physicals
Girls 2:20PM
AJHS Spring Music Concert
AHS Spring Chorus 7:00PM AJHS
Spring BAND Concert
Band/Chorus/Orchestra
Senior Farewell Concert
7:00PM
Herman Fair & Garden Show
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Students who are applying to colleges, please be aware that procedures for the
confidentiality of student records within the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of
1974 (FERPA) have recently changed. FERPA permits school officials to disclose all education
records, including disciplinary records, to another institution at which the student seeks or
intends to enroll. This now also applies to post-secondary institutions (colleges), upon request.
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NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
AUBURN, NY 13021
PERMIT NUMBER 42
ECRWSS
Auburn Enlarged City School District
Harriet Tubman Administration Building
78 Thornton Avenue
Auburn, NY 13021
POSTAL CUSTOMER/BOX HOLDER
Overall Budget Proposal
Total Budgeted Amount
Increase/Decrease for the 2015-2016 School Year
Percentage increase (decrease) in Proposed Budget
Change in the Consumer Price Index
A. Proposed Tax Levy to Support Total Budgeted Amount
B. Levy to Support Library Debt, if Applicable
C. Levy for Non-Excludable Propositions, if Applicable
D. Total Tax Cap Reserve Amount Used to Reduce Current Year Levy
E. Total Proposed School Year Tax Levy (A+B+C-D)
F. Permissible Exclusions to the School Tax Levy Limit
G. School Tax Levy Limit, Excluding Levy for Permissible Exclusions
H. Total Proposed Tax Levy for School Purposes, Excluding Permissible Exclusions
and Levy for Library Debt, Plus Prior Year Tax Cap Reserve (E-B-F+D)
I. Difference: (G-H); Negative Value Requires 60% Voter Approval
Administrative Component
Program Component
Capital Component
Budget Adopted
2014-2015
School Year
$71,353,414
Budget Proposed
2015-2016
School Year
$72,261,901
$908,487
1.27%
1.62%
Contingency Budget
2015-2016
School Year
$71,730,821
$377,407
0.53%
$29,042,942
$0
$0
$0
$29,042,942
$357,603
$28,685,339
$29,574,022
$0
$0
$0
$29,574,022
$334,318
$29,239,704
$28,657,820
$28,685,339
$0
$29,239,704
$0
$7,725,626
$51,534,650
$12,093,138
$7,661,720
$53,219,772
$11,380,409
$7,620,269
$52,930,143
$11,180,409
* The following assumptions were made in projecting the Contingency Budget:
- No purchase of new equipment in excess of categorical aid
- No tax levy amount in excess of 2014-2015 tax levy; reduction of $531,080 in property tax revenue
- Administrative component subject to cap
- Implementation of fee for community use of school facilities
Under the Budget
Proposed for the
2015-2016 School Year
$555.00
Estimated Basic STAR Exemption Savings (1)
The annual budget vote for the fiscal year 2015-2016 by the qualified voters of the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Cayuga County, New York,
will be held at Auburn Junior High, Casey Park Elementary, Owasco Elementary, Seward Elementary and West Middle Schools in said district on
Tuesday, May 19, 2015, between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, at which time the polls will be opened to vote by voting ballot or machine.
(1) The basic school tax relief (STAR) exemption is authorized by section 425 of the Real Property Tax Law.
May 2015 DISTRICT NEWSLETTER
Official Publication of the
AUBURN ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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http://district.auburn.cnyric.org
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Michael McCole, President
Kathleen Rhodes, Vice-President
William Andre, Dia Carabajal,
Sam Giangreco, Eli Hernandez,
Andrew Roblee, Monika Salvage,
and Karol Soules
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Constance D. Evelyn
SCHOOL DISTRICT CLERK
Loretta Van Horn
DISTRICT NEWSLETTER
Deborah J. McAvoy Leone,
Composition & Production
The Maroon Monthly District Newsletter is also online: http://district.auburn.cnyric.org