2021-22 Budget Development

January 11, 2021 Budget Workshop

Jan. Budget Workshop Video

Keep in Mind

  • We will budget from the perspective of what we know to be true at this moment in time.
  • There is no doubt this will change as we move throughout the budget process.

What Will Shape Our Process

  • What do our students need (social emotional)
  • What do we want for our students (program)
  • How can we accommodate both

Recently Drafted Overarching Goals

Student Achievement and Success

Our school community will provide the necessary supports and opportunities for proficiency and success among our students. Faculty and staff will have the knowledge and skills to develop and implement curriculum and instruction that meet the unique needs of all learners.

Social Emotional Learning

We are committed to the development of the whole child by engaging students, staff, and families in opportunities that create and foster a safe and supportive school community.

Diversity

Recognizing the diversity of our student body the MUFSD is committed to the growth and development of our school community to provide an equitable education for all students that not only eliminates race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexuality and disability as predictors of student success. Create a community where all members feel valued.

Fiscal Responsibility

To prudently manage existing district resources to maximize opportunities for students while advocating for increased funding to better support the needs of our school community.

Mitigating Factors

  • COVID -19
  • Challenges in accurately projecting fluctuations in enrollment & associated costs
  • Student Needs:
    • Social Emotional
    • Special Education
    • English Language Learners
    • McKinney-Vento
  • Technology & Facilities Needs
  • Progress & Accomplishments in Prior Years

Preliminary Discussion

  • Parameters
  • Uncertainties
  • What to Expect Moving Forward

Parameters

  • Enrollment
  • Special Education Needs
  • Academic Intervention Services
  • English Language Learners
  • McKinney-Vento Students
  • Transportation
  • Tuition
  • Staffing
  • Other Expense Factors
  • Revenue & Budget History

Uncertainties/Unknowns

  • COVID-19
    • How Schools will operate moving forward
    • Transportation
    • Current Year Aid Implications
    • Aid Moving Forward
    • Federal Stimulus
  • Tuition

What to Expect Moving Forward/ At the Next Meeting

  • Updated Parameters
  • 2021-2022 Draft 1 Budget
  • Tax Cap Calculation if Possible
  • Any Information out of the Capital/Governor’s Office

February 8, 2021 Budget Workshop

Feb. 8 Budget Workshop Video

Keep in Mind

  • We will budget from the perspective of what we know to be true at this moment in time.
  • There is no doubt this will change as we move throughout the budget process.

What Will Shape Our Process

  • What do our students need (social emotional)
  • What do we want for our students (program)
  • How can we accommodate both

Recently Drafted Overarching Goals

Student Achievement and Success

Our school community will provide the necessary supports and opportunities for proficiency and success among our students. Faculty and staff will have the knowledge and skills to develop and implement curriculum and instruction that meet the unique needs of all learners.

Social Emotional Learning

We are committed to the development of the whole child by engaging students, staff, and families in opportunities that create and foster a safe and supportive school community.

Diversity

Recognizing the diversity of our student body the MUFSD is committed to the growth and development of our school community to provide an equitable education for all students that not only eliminates race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexuality and disability as predictors of student success. Create a community where all members feel valued.

Fiscal Responsibility

To prudently manage existing district resources to maximize opportunities for students while advocating for increased funding to better support the needs of our school community.

What Was Expected at this Workshop

  • Updated Parameters
  • Any Information out of the Capital/Governor’s Office
  • Tax Cap Calculation if Possible
  • 2021-2022 Draft 1 Budget

But . . .

Executive Budget Proposal

  • Uncertain as proposed
  • Two options considered
    • $15 billion in Federal Stimulus
    • $6 billion in Federal Stimulus *
  • Federal stimulus supplanting not supplementing
  • NYS STAR Exemption appears on school aid runs for the
    first time ever
  • Consolidation of 11 Service Aids (Transportation*,
    BOCES*, Special Services, Charter School Transition,
    High Tax, Supplemental Public Excess Cost, Academic
    Enhancement, and the Four Instructional Materials Aids)
    having future year detrimental impact.

Updated Parameters

  • Enrollment*
  • Special Education Needs
  • Academic Intervention Services
  • English Language Learners
  • McKinney-Vento Students*
  • Transportation
  • Tuition (still waiting on mid-year invoice)
  • Staffing
  • Other Expense Factors
  • Revenue* & Budget History

Draft 1 Budget

  • Draft 1 Expenditure Budget: $10,050,923
  • Draft 1 Revenue Budget: $9,121,184
  • Existing Gap: $929,739
  • Gap with Historic Adjustment: $64,697

Historic adjustments have included:

  • $815,042 of Assigned Fund Balance
  • $ 50,000 transfer from reserves

Uncertainties & Still Unknown

  • Expenditures:
    • Tuition
    • BOCES
    • Enrollment
    • SPED Placements
    • Transportation
  • Revenues:
    • State Aid
    • Federal Aid
    • STAR Exemption
    • Consolidation of Service Aids

Advocacy Efforts

  • Participated in Zoom Joint hearing relative to education
  • Met with Senator Breslin’s Office
  • Met with Assemblyman Steck
  • Participated in various webinars “unpacking” to information to date:
    • ASBO
    • NYSCOSS
    • State Aid Planning
  • Participation Sunday in NYSSBA Event

What to Expect Moving Forward/At the Next Meeting

  • Updated Parameters
  • 2021-2022 Draft 2 Budget
  • Any Information out of the Capital/Governor’s Office