2015-16 Budget Digest - Board of Education

Digest
Smithtown Central School District
School & Community
Budget 2015
Proposed Budget Preserves Excellence with
Increase Under 1%
Dear Community Residents,
As I near completion of my first year
as your superintendent, I want to express
that it has been a pleasure to serve you
and your children. Wherever I go, I am
proud to say I represent the Smithtown
community’s schools, which exemplify
excellence and a dedication to children
that is second to none.
On May 19, all eligible residents in
the district will have an opportunity to
vote on a budget for the 2015-16 school
year that is 0.91 percent higher than
the current year’s budget with a tax levy
increase of 2.215 percent – our allowable
increase under the tax levy cap law.
The Board of Education and
administration have worked extensively
since last fall to deliver a budget that is
responsible to both Smithtown students
and taxpayers. Together, we have had to
make some difficult decisions to contain
spending, yet have done so without
compromising this fine program.
The proposed budget preserves
all instructional programs, including
Advanced Placement offerings, valuable
school electives, revered fine arts
programs and athletic teams, and popular
extracurricular clubs and activities. Staff
has been reallocated to restore programs
at the high school, provide
additional mathematics
support at the elementary
and middle school
levels and meet some
new regulations. Newer
initiatives that focus on
early literacy development
and sustaining success
through the middle and
high school, as well as
college and beyond are also
supported.
Once again, Smithtown’s
high school seniors are
gaining admission to the finest colleges and
universities in the nation, while overall,
students continue to distinguish themselves
in academic disciplines across the board.
Some of this is evidenced through the
Points of Pride found on page 3 of this
newsletter, as well as the monthly Points of
Pride available at our Board meetings.
Please take some time to review this
newsletter, including the full categorical
budget (current and proposed) and revenue
summary on page 2. The May 19 ballot
also includes a second proposition to create
a new capital reserve fund that would allow
for savings to be used toward important
facility improvements; more information
on Proposition No. 2 is provided on page 3.
Polling and voter registration information
can be found on the back page.
For further details on the proposed
budget, visit our website at
www.smithtown.k12.ny.us. You can
also email any questions to me at
[email protected] I
encourage you to attend our public budget
hearing on Tuesday, May 12 at 8 p.m.
at the New York Avenue Administration
Building.
Please remember to vote on Tuesday,
May 19.
Sincerely,
Dr. James Grossane
Superintendent of Schools
Budget Vote and School Board Elections
Tuesday, May 19th 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
See back page for information regarding registration and polling locations.
Proposed 2015-2016 Budget
Function Description
2015-16
2014-15
ProposedCurrent
1010 Board of Education
1040 District Clerk
1060 District Meetings
1240 Superintendent’s Office
1250 Asst. Supt. for Instruction
1310 Business Administration
1320 Auditing
1325 Treasurer
1345 Purchasing
1380 Fiscal Agent Fees
1420 Legal
1430 Personnel
1460 Records Management Officer
1480 Administration, Planning, Pub. Info
1620 Operation of Plant
1621 Maintenance of Plant
1660 Central Storeroom
1670 Central Printing & Mailing
1680 Central Data Processing
1910 Unallocated Insurance
1921 School Assoc. Dues
1981 BOCES Administrative Costs
2015 Curriculum Planning
2020 Supervision Regular School
2021 Supervision, Principals
2022 Supervision, Other
2023 Supervision, Special Education
2024 Committee on Special Education
2025 Security
2041 Supervision, Adult Education
2060 Testing, Planning & Evaluation
Capital
14%
22,300
69,819
36,750
330,569
258,085
1,502,839
155,000
25,000
267,254
40,000
135,000
1,217,504
28,500
93,750
11,868,406
3,459,758
299,964
410,985
950,288
1,353,000
4,500
796,336
699,358
180,289
7,360,303
323,195
448,281
614,984
2,581,961
157,737
617,125
Administration
12%
Program
74%
THREE PART BUDGET
2015-20162014-2015
Administration 27,514,15727,313,898
Program
169,094,505167,266,921
Capital
32,889,94032,857,172
Total
229,498,602227,437,991
2
22,300
64,407
36,750
354,057
257,319
1,481,581
155,000
24,500
258,417
40,000
135,000
1,149,872
29,100
30,750
11,238,460
3,399,100
298,348
404,574
938,624
1,353,000
4,500
786,117
511,530
178,500
7,469,086
317,601
318,211
423,271
2,344,735
156,710
595,500
Function Description
2070 Inservice Training – Instruction
2110 Teaching – Regular School
2120 School-Wide Enrichment
2125 ELL
2250 Special Education
2251 Speech Services, Special Education
2254 Vocational Counseling, Special Ed
2270 Instruction, AIS
2280 Occupational Education
2310 Instruction, Adult Education
2610 School Library & AV (Media Center)
2630 Computer-Assisted Instruction
2805 Attendance – Regular School
2810 Guidance – Regular School
2815 Health Srvcs – Regular School
2820 Psychological Srvcs – Reg Schl
2825 Social Work Srvcs – Regular School
2850 Co-Curricular Activ –Reg School
2855 Interscholastic Athletics – Reg School
5510 District Transport Services
5540 Contract Transportation
8070 Community Services
9000 Employee Benefits
9786 Install Purch Debt – Other
9790 Energy Performance Contract
9791 Energy Performance 2008
9800 Debt Service
9810 Housing Referendum
9900 Interfund Transfers
Total Proposed Budget
REVENUE
LOCAL REVENUE
STATE AID
ASSIGNED FUND BALANCE
RESTRICTED RESERVES
TAX LEVY
TOTAL REVENUE
EXPENDITURE BUDGET
DOLLAR CHANGE
PERCENT CHANGE
MAJOR
2015-16
2014-15
ProposedCurrent
FUNCTION
253,000
60,930,212
0
742,377
25,339,351
2,090,720
0
4,639,877
2,323,621
109,260
1,757,010
2,381,493
181,631
2,612,366
2,173,909
1,638,912
971,257
253,500
2,341,192
599,308
15,320,296
2,750
52,778,778
0
0
396,817
2,807,900
9,944,225
600,000
250,000
59,315,656
0
537,071
22,457,548
2,033,258
2,500
4,644,355
2,450,634
107,260
1,666,359
2,366,413
136,843
2,557,750
2,149,251
1,565,568
1,061,391
253,500
2,332,580
587,062
15,064,438
2,750
57,150,804
0
132,417
396,816
2,810,050
10,028,797
600,000
229,498,602
227,437,991
2015-2016
Revenue
2014-2015
Revenue
2,400,000
43,039,315
1,285,888
0
182,773,399
229,498,602
229,498,602
2,060,611
0.91%
3,000,000
40,055,203
1,500,000
4,070,000
178,812,788
227,437,991
227,437,991
3,056,287
1.36%
Proposed
Current DollarPercent
2015-2016 2014-2015 ChangeChange
GENERAL SUPPORT
INSTRUCTION
PUPIL TRANSPORTATION
COMMUNITY SERVICES
UNDISTRIBUTED
23,325,607 22,461,776
863,831
123,722,921118,203,0815,519,840
15,919,604 15,651,500
268,104
2,750
2,750
0
66,527,720 71,118,884-4,591,164
3.85%
4.67%
1.71%
0.00%
-6.46%
Totals
229,498,602227,437,9912,060,611 0.91%
Smithtown Central School District • Budget 2015
Proposition #2:
Creation of a New Capital Reserve Fund
For the past several years, the district
has used capital reserve funds for facility
improvements. In 2008, Smithtown voters
approved the creation of the fund, which
has now expired. Proposition #2 on the
May 19 ballot asks voters to decide on
the creation of a new capital reserve fund,
not to exceed $15 million plus investment
income over a 10-year period.
The capital reserve fund allows the
district to use savings to pay for future
capital projects at various school buildings
and facilities. No new taxes are generated
and important projects can be completed
at no additional cost to taxpayers.
Sources for the proposed capital
reserve fund include:
• Surplus fund balance or savings
• Transfers from available reserve funds
• Building aid – ($4 million amnesty
clause)
Much like a home, it is important to
maintain our school buildings and facilities
over time to keep them operating safely,
efficiently and effectively for students,
while providing protection against
unforeseen repairs and costs. A capital
reserve fund helps achieve this.
Future projects may include HVAC
upgrades; roofing, flooring and ceiling
replacement; site improvements; restroom
Points of Pride
Your Tax Dollars at Work
About the Class of 2014
• 98 percent graduation rate;
96 percent with Regents
Diplomas
• 70 percent received Regents
Diplomas with Advanced
Designation
• 95 percent of Class of 2014
attending an institution of
higher learning
• 27 recipients of NYS
Academic Excellence Award
Scholarships
In 2014-15
• Three NYSED Reward
Schools of Excellence
• Three National Merit
Scholarship Finalists
• 13 students named
National Merit Scholarship
Commended Students
• 152 Advanced Placement
Scholars
• 34 National Advanced
Placement Scholars
• 164 Advanced Placement
Scholars with Distinction
• 97 Advanced Placement
Scholars with Honor
• National Hispanic
Recognition Awards
• Seven Long Island
Science and Engineering
Fair winners; one Intel
International Science and
Engineering Fair finalist
• 100 NYS DECA finalists; 26
national finalists
• 11 All-State high school
musicians
• 37 All-County high school
musicians
• 95 All-County elementary/
middle school musicians
• Two All-Eastern musicians
• 18 recipients of National
Scholastic Art awards
Smithtown Central School District • Budget 2015
Uses savings for
facilities projects
–
No additiona
l
cost
rehabilitation; lighting replacement;
locker replacement; playing field surface
replacement; and public address system
upgrades, among other important projects.
No schedule has been established at this
time.
Use of the capital reserve fund must
be specifically defined. Projects and the
amount to be expended from the capital
reserve fund will be advertised and voted
on as separate propositions as needed.
Our school district is the pride of
our community. Below are some of the
many accomplishments of our students:
• Eight All-State athletes
• 19 student-athletes signed
National Letters of Intent*
• 17 playoff teams*
• 37 varsity Scholar-Athlete
teams*
• One Long Island Champion
(HSW Kickline)
• One National Champion
(HSE Kickline)*
* S pring athletic season in
progress
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Budget Vote and
School Board Elections
WHERE TO VOTE ON MAY 19
Tuesday, May 19th 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Application For Absentee Ballot
To obtain an absentee ballot for the May 19 budget vote and Board of Education
election, a person must be a qualified and registered voter of the Smithtown Central
School District on the date of the election.
The person seeking the absentee ballot must be approved by the district clerk and/or
the board of registration by filing an application with the district clerk. Applications are
available at the district’s central office, 26 New York Ave., Smithtown, or on the district
website at www.smithtown.k12.ny.us.
The district clerk must receive the application at least seven days before the election if
the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, which for this election is May 12, 2015,
or the day before the election if the ballot is to be personally delivered to the voter, which
is May 18, 2015.
Any questions concerning the application procedure for absentee ballots should be
directed to the office of the district clerk, 26 New York Ave., Smithtown, NY 11787 or
by calling 631-382-2012.
Voter Registration
Only registered voters can participate in the budget vote and Board of Education
election on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. If you have not voted in any political or school
district vote within the past four years, you will need to register. Residents vote at the
elementary school in their election district. You are eligible to vote if you meet the
following requirements:
• 18 years of age or older,
• A citizen of the United States,
• A resident in the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote, and
• A registered voter with the Suffolk County Board of Elections
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ELECTION DISTRICT No. 2
East of Fifty-Acre Road South and Fifty-Acre
Road, north of Jericho Turnpike.
VOTE AT:
St. James Elementary School, located at
580 Lake Avenue in St. James.
Gymnasium
ELECTION DISTRICT No. 3
East of Hauppauge Road and south of
Jericho Turnpike.
VOTE AT:
*Nesconset Elementary School, located at
29 Gibbs Pond Road in Nesconset.
Gymnasium
ELECTION DISTRICT No. 4
West of the Long Island Railroad and north
of Jericho Turnpike and Creek Road.
VOTE AT:
Accompsett Elementary School, located at
1 Lincoln Street in Smithtown.
Gymnasium
You can also check your voting district by using
our “Voter Location Tool” on our website:
www.smithtown.k12.ny.us
* Please note that although Nesconset
Elementary is not being used as a school, the
building will still be used as a polling place.
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Smithtown Central School District
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SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
Dr. James Grossane
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
Christopher Alcure, President
Joanne McEnroy, Vice President
Gladys M. Waldron
Theresa Knox
Louis Liguori
Grace Plourde
Matthew Morton
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You may download a voter registration form from the district website. The completed
form must be returned in person to the district’s central office at 26 New York Ave.,
Smithtown, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call the district clerk’s
office at 631-382-2012 for further information.
The last day to register to vote is May 12, 2015.
ELECTION DISTRICT No. 1
West of Hauppauge Road (Route 111), south
of Jericho Turnpike, and west of Fifty-Acre
Road South and Fifty-Acre Road, north of
Jericho Turnpike, west to the boundaries of
District No. 4.
VOTE AT:
Smithtown Elementary School, located at
51 Lawrence Avenue in Smithtown.
Gymnasium
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Smithtown Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of handicaps or on the basis
of sex, race, or ethnic background in the educational programs or activities which it operates.
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