Litchfield, NH School District Deliberative Session 2014

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Published on March 8, 2014

Author: DerekBarka

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This is the slide deck used at the 2014 School Deliberative session in Litchfield, NH.

Litchfield School District DELIBERATIVE SESSION FISCAL YEAR 2015 BUDGET

DEREK BARKA – CHAIR PATRICIA D’ALLEVA – VICE CHAIR BRIAN BOURQUE – MEMBER DENNIS MILLER – MEMBER JOHN YORK – MEMBER School Board

Dr. Brian Cochrane - Superintendent Frank Markiewicz - Business Administrator Tracy Micali – Director of Human Resources Kyle Hancock – Director of Technology Julie Heon – Curriculum Director Devin Bandurski – Director of Special Services Laurie Rothhaus – CHS, Principal Tom Lecklider – LMS, Principal Scott Thompson – GMS, Principal Administration

Budget Handout Budget Report by Function Function report describes activities for which a service or material object is appropriated and expensed 1000’s 2000’s 3000’s 4000’s 5000’s Instruction Support Services Operation of Non-Instructional Services Facilities Acquisition and Construction Services Other Outlays

Budget Report by Object There are nine categories that describe specific expenditures for services and commodities 100 Salaries 200 Employee Benefits 300 Professional Services 400 Utility Services 500 Other Purchased Services 600 Supplies 700 Property 800 Other 900 Other Use of Funds

Reports Available Online WWW.LITCHFIELDSD.ORG Recommended General and Food Service 2015 Budget Default Budget Warrant Articles

Estimated Tax Impact Clarification

IF Town & School Operating Budget and Warrants Articles All Passed Town Impact: $ .37 cents per thousand School Impact: $ .60 cents per thousand Total Estimated Impact: $ .97 cents per thousand

ESTIMATED TAX IMPACT Value (Thousands) 200 250 300 350 400 450 TOWN 74 $ 93 $ 111 $ 130 $ 148 $ 167 SCHOOL Total $ $ 120 $ 150 $ 180 $ 210 $ 240 $ 270 $ 194 $ 243 $ 291 $ 340 $ 388 $ 437

ARTICLE 1 Shall the Litchfield School District vote to raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by the vote at the first session of the annual school district meeting, for the purposes set forth herein, totaling Twenty Million Nine Hundred Thirty One Thousand Twenty Four Dollars and Fifty Seven Cents ($20,931,024.57)? Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be Twenty Million Eight Hundred Four Thousand Five Hundred Fifty Nine Dollars ($20,804,559) which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Litchfield School District or by law; or the School Board may hold one special meeting, in accordance with RSA 40:13 X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only. Estimated Tax Impact: $0.27 Recommended by the School Board Vote 4-0-0 Recommended by the Budget Committee Vote 8-0-0

Recommended Appropriations FUND General Fund Budget Food Service Budget Federal Funds Budget TOTAL OPERATING FUNDS 2014 2015 $ Change % Change $19,817,115 $19,761,323 -$55,792 -0.3% $598,476 $594,702 -$3,774 -0.6% $575,000 $575,000 $0 0.0% $20,990,591 $20,931,025 -$59,566 -0.3%

2015 OPERATING BUDGET Grants 3% Food Service 3% General 94% General Food Service Grants

Recommended Appropriations General Fund Salaries & Benefits School Operations Buildings & Grounds Transportation Student Services District Administration Improvement of Instruction 14,743,738 2,392,355 1,218,843 917,718 211,746 170,280 106,643 TOTAL General Fund 19,761,323

1% 1% 1% 5% 6% Salaries & Benefits School Operations 12% Buildings & Grounds Transportation Student Services District Administration Improvement of Instruction 75%

Major Drivers Impacting Budget

INCREASES • Insurance increase of 8.4 % • Increase in IEP driven positions Health & Dental Insurance 140,000 120,000 100,000 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 0 Para/Monitor Salaries Furniture & Equipment Transportation • Equipment • • • GMS Computer Lab Mower Café tables • Transportation contract has expired and expecting 25% increase

DECREASE 0 -50,000 Interest ReductionBond, 42,000 -100,000 -150,000 -200,000 -250,000 -300,000 -350,000 Handicapped Tuition, 199,700 Principal Reduction Bond, 315,000 Teacher Retirement, 32,057 • Last year of Bond payment on CHS • Decrease in Tuition for students placed out of district • Teacher reduction due to declining enrollment

ESTIMATED 2015 REVENUE ANALYSIS • District no longer eligible for State Kindergarten Aid (-$86,250) • Reduction in Adequate Education Aid (-$117,512) • due to revised formula for distribution (RSA 198:41) based on anticipated reduction in ADMA – Average Daily Membership (Students) in Attendance • Increase in Catastrophic Aid (+$48,808) and Medicaid Distribution (+$32,000)

ESTIMATED ESTIMATED 2015 2014 CHG $ CHG % 10,000 8,000 14,000 8,000 -4,000 0 -28.6% 0.0% 600 1,200 -600 -50.0% Food Service Sales 470,352 474,126 -3,774 -0.8% Student Activities 90,773 67,107 23,666 35.3% Other Local Sources 10,000 10,000 0 0.0% 589,725 574,433 15,292 2.7% 260,787 260,787 0 0.0% 315,798 266,990 48,808 18.3% 2,500 2,000 500 25.0% 7,000 7,000 0 0.0% 586,085 536,777 49,308 9.2% Federal Program Grants 275,000 275,000 0 0.0% Child Nutrition 117,350 117,350 0 0.0% Disabilities Programs 300,000 300,000 0 0.0% Medicaid Distribution 92,000 60,000 32,000 53.3% 784,350 752,350 32,000 4.3% 1,960,160 1,863,560 96,600 5.2% Education Grant 5,758,111 5,875,623 -117,512 -2.0% TOTAL 7,718,271 7,739,183 -20,912 -0.3% SOURCE OF REVENUE REVENUE FROM LOCAL SOURCES Tuition Transportation Fees Earnings on Investments TOTAL LOCAL REVENUE REVENUE FROM STATE SOURCES School Building Aid Catastrophic Aid Loss of Kindergarten Aid -$86,250 Catastrophic Aid Vocational Aid Child Nutrition TOTAL STATE REVENUE REVENUE FROM FEDERAL SOURCES TOTAL FEDERAL REVENUE TOTAL ALL REVENUE PROJECTIONS Adequate Education Aid Medicaid

Default Budget 2015 DEFAULT GENERAL FUND OPERATING BUDGET 19,631,083 2015 DEFAULT FOOD SERVICE BUDGET 598,476 2015 DEFAULT GRANTS FUND BUDGET 575,000 TOTAL LSD 2015 DEFAULT BUDGET 20,804,559

Default to Current Year Budget Comparison 2014 Default $ Difference General Fund 19,817,115 19,631,083 -186,032 Food Service 598,476 598,476 0 Federal Funds 575,000 575,000 0

Default to 2015 Budget Comparison 2015 Default $ Difference General Fund 19,761,323 19,631,083 -130,240 Food Service 594,702 598,476 3,774 Federal Funds 575,000 575,000 0

Estimated Tax Impact Calculation Operating Budget Budget 20,931,025 Projected Revenue 7,718,271 Education Tax 1,850,157 Local Tax 11,362,597 Rate 13.79 $ 0.27 % 1.97%

ARTICLE 2 To see if the Litchfield School District will vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Litchfield School District and the Litchfield Education Association which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing level: Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 Estimated Increase $ 213,383 $ 195,737 $ 175,545 and further to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Thirteen Thousand Three Hundred Eighty Three Dollars ($213,383) for fiscal year 2015, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits required by the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels. Estimated Tax Impact: $0.26 Recommended by the School Board Vote 4-1-0 Not Recommended by the Budget Committee Due to Tied Vote 4-4-0

School Board Negotiation Objectives Maintain competitive salaries, recruit, and retain high quality teachers: • No contract for 2 years. • No contract for 3 out of last 5 years. o o o o o 2009-10 – No contract 2010-11 – Steps (no increase for top) 2011-12 – Steps + 1% schedule adjustment 2012-13 – No contract 2013-14 – No contract Our most experienced teachers have received a 1% raise since 2008-2009.

Litchfield 2013-14 Teacher Salary Scale St.Gr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 33,623 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 33,623 40,671 45,436 55,304 61,733 B+15 34,765 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 B+30 35,907 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 M 37,051 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 M+15 38,194 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 M+30 39,337 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 Meets 2013-14 Federal eligibility requirements for Free or Reduced Meals for a family of 3. ($36,131) Meets 2013-14 Federal eligibility requirements for Free or Reduced Meals for a family of 4. ($43,568) Salary between $43,569-$50,000 Salary between $50,001-$60,000 Salary over $60,000

School Board Negotiation Objectives Reduce health insurance costs to the District: o Maintains high quality health care while still accruing significant decrease in employer health care costs due to moving to a plan where employees pay higher deductibles and co-pays (including prescriptions). o New health care provider/plan has a history of lower annual increases than existing coverage. o Additional healthcare savings will also be accrued with non-LEA healthcare eligible employees. o The employee share of the HMO plan changes from 85/15 to 84/16 and then beginning in 2015-16 the cost share changes to 83/17 saving even more on healthcare. o New healthcare provider/plan greatly diminishes likelihood of, and severity of, potential “Cadillac” tax costs (11% versus 28% increase required to trigger existing threshold).

School Board Negotiation Objectives Quality of teaching is primary factor impacting future Reduction In Force (RIF) decisions: However, probationary teachers in the same category as defined in section C-1 will be laid off prior to teachers on continuing contract. Reduce the costs of teacher sick time. Beginning in 2016-17: o Existing teachers move from 15 sick days/year to 12 days o Teachers new to the district receive 10 sick days/year and can accrue a maximum of 110 days (vs. 125) Potential savings due to:  Fewer sick days used; and  Decreased severance payments to teachers

What are Salary Schedules? Teaching staff is paid based upon the salary schedule approved in the collective bargaining agreement. When hired, an educator is placed on a “LADDER” or “Grade-Level” based upon their degree status. • • • • • • Bachelors Bachelors + 15 credits Bachelors + 30 credits Masters Masters + 15 credits Masters + 30 credits Within that ladder, they are placed on a STEP based upon their years of experience.

How Do Salary Schedules Work? • Each school year with a contract, teachers move up one step on the experience scale. • When there is no contract, there is no step movement. • Teachers at top step no longer move steps. • Occasionally, the contract will also include step modifications to keep the salary schedule competitive and to provide raises for members at the top step.

Current Schedule STEP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Step Size B 33,623 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 1,446 B+15 34,765 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 1,518 B+30 35,907 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 1,588 M 37,051 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 1,659 M+15 38,194 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 1,680 M+30 39,337 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 1,704

Proposed Contract: Year 1 2014-2015 Schedule Modification – slide schedule 1 Step Up • • Remove 1st step (old Step 2 becomes Step 1) Add new 15th Step Each teacher receives a step End result • Staff members “On the schedule” (not top) receive an increase equal to two steps. • Staff Members on top step receive an increase equal to 1 step. Benefits • • Schedulestarting salary is more competitive. Staff on the schedule have a more competitive wage.

2014-2015 Modified Schedule STEP 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 33,623 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 55,320 B+15 34,765 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 57,524 B+30 35,907 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 59,726 M 37,051 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 61,937 M+15 38,194 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 63,408 M+30 39,337 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 64,888

Year 2: 2015-2016 • On Schedule: Move up 1 Step • Top Step Modification: o ½ a step increase + $300 • NOTE: o In year 16-17, top step will receive second half of step.

2015-2016 Modified Schedule STEP 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Old 15 New 15 B 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 55,320 56,345 B+15 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 57,524 58,587 B+30 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 59,726 60,824 M 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 61,937 63,070 M+15 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 63,408 64,555 M+30 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 64,888 66,042

Year 3: 2016-2017 • Schedule Modification - Similar to year 1 • Slide schedule 1 Step Up • Remove 1st step (old Step 2 becomes Step 1) • Add new 15th Step + $300 • This is only half a step + 300 • Second half from year 2015-2016 • Top step receives (1 step + $600) over years 2 and 3 • Teachers do NOT move a step • Increase is equal to 1 step for teachers on the schedule.

2016-2017 Modified Schedule STEP 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 B 35,070 36,517 37,963 39,410 40,857 42,303 43,750 45,195 46,644 48,090 49,536 50,984 52,430 53,876 55,320 57,366 B+15 36,282 37,799 39,317 40,834 42,352 43,869 45,386 46,904 48,421 49,939 51,456 52,973 54,492 56,010 57,524 59,641 B+30 37,494 39,083 40,671 42,259 43,847 45,436 47,024 48,612 50,201 51,789 53,377 54,965 56,554 58,142 59,726 61,914 M 38,710 40,370 42,029 43,689 45,348 47,007 48,667 50,325 51,985 53,644 55,304 56,963 58,622 60,281 61,937 64,196 M+15 39,876 41,557 43,239 44,920 46,601 48,283 49,965 51,645 53,327 55,009 56,690 58,371 60,053 61,733 63,408 65,689 M+30 41,041 42,744 44,448 46,152 47,855 49,559 51,262 52,965 54,668 56,372 58,075 59,779 61,482 63,186 64,888 67,191

Proposed Contract: Total Salary Changes Step 1-13: • 4 Steps in 3 years Step 14 • 3 Steps in 3 years Step 15 • 2 Steps + $600

Historical Wages 7,400,000.00 7,200,000.00 7,000,000.00 6,800,000.00 6,600,000.00 6,400,000.00 6,200,000.00 6,000,000.00 5,800,000.00 5,600,000.00 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17

Healthcare Costs - Historic and Projected $1.90 $1.80 Cost (Millions) $1.70 $1.60 $1.50 $1.40 $1.30 $1.20 $1.10 $1.00 2009 2010 2011 2012 Current 2013 Proposed 2014 2015 2016 2017

Official Contract Costs

A Projected Cost Analysis… LEA Agreement - Historical Averages Projected in 2015-2016 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 $ 421,489 $ 212,737 $ 203,121 $ 837,347 $208,106 $87,191 $95,168 $ 390,465 $ 213,383 $ 125,546 $ 107,953 $ 446,882 $68,000 $10,940 $11,815 $ 90,755 Total HC Savings $276,106 $98,131 $106,983 $481,220 Total Difference $ 145,383 $ 114,606 $ 96,138 $ 356,127 Projected Salary Increases Projected HC Savings Difference Projected Non-LEA HC Savings (100% SB) Total

ARTICLE 3 To see if the Litchfield School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Two Dollars ($25,662) for the purpose of funding a part-time computer teacher position at Griffin Memorial School. Estimated Tax Impact: $0.03 Recommended by the School Board Vote 3-1-0 Recommended by the Budget Committee Vote 8-0-0

Leveraging Technology to Support Career and College Readiness for All K12 Students The Evolving Role of Technology in K-12 Education: Moving towards Blended Learning

The Situation… Global competitiveness, outsourcing and the increased use of technology to replace routine physical and cognitive tasks has greatly reduced the number of low-skill jobs available. “Extrapolating from studies done in other countries…it is likely that the United States is shedding 2,500 low-skill jobs every day.” (William, 2011, p. 7) The gap between what students know and are able to do and the knowledge and skill required to remain gainfully employed in today’s globally competitive marketplace has never been wider.

The Changes Schools Need to Make… Higher expectations for student learning More independent learning Development of digital literacy layered on top of strong traditional literacy and numeracy skills Increased cognitive rigor Problem solving and application

Computer Adaptive Testing

SBAC Computer Adaptive Testing SBAC Testing requires students as early as the end of grade 3 to: Have fluent keyboarding skills (on-demand full page typed essay response); Be proficient with technology-based writing, and editing (highlighting, copy, cut, paste, etc.); Have experience with a broad range of virtual math manipulative (see examples in later slides); and Be able to interact fluently with a variety of technology interface systems.

SBAC “Technology Enhanced” Guidance As a few examples, a technology enhanced item may require the student to: produce a line or a set of lines; to draw a shape like an isosceles triangle or a rectangle with a specific area or perimeter; to rearrange the order of numbers or expressions; or to categorize geometric shapes, numbers, or expressions by dragging and dropping them.

Grade 4 Grade 5 SBAC Sample TE Math Questions

Grade 4 Classify each shape below based whether it contains at least one pair of parallel sides. Grade 4

ARTICLE 4 To see if the Litchfield School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of up to Fifty Thousand dollars ($50,000.00) to be added to the building maintenance Capital Reserve Fund established in 2004. This sum to come from June 30 fund balance available for transfer on July 1. No amount to be raised from taxation. Recommended by the School Board Vote 4-0-0 Recommended by the Budget Committee Vote 7-1-0

As of June 30, 2013 Capital Improvement – Building Maintenance - $787 Special Education - $103,449 Capital Reserve Fund Balances

ARTICLE 5 To see if the Litchfield School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Six Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($36,700) to purchase security equipment necessary to upgrade external access control and panic alarms at Griffin Memorial School, Litchfield Middle School, and Campbell High School. Estimated Tax Impact: .04 Recommended by the School Board Vote 4-0-0 Recommended by the Budget Committee Vote 7-0-1

Estimated Tax Impact Operating Budget and Warrants Total Budget 21,206,369.57 $ Tax Impact 0.60 % Tax Impact 4.45%

Operating Budget & Warrants Homeowner Tax Impact Home Value (Thousands) 200 250 300 350 Operating Budget 53.38 66.72 80.07 93.41 106.76 120.10 Article 2 51.78 64.73 77.67 90.62 103.56 116.51 Article 3 6.13 7.66 9.20 10.73 12.26 13.79 Article 5 8.91 11.13 13.36 15.59 17.81 20.04 Total Estimated 400 450 120.20 150.25 180.30 210.35 240.40 270.45

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