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FY '15 Budget Information

Budget Summary

Cost Center Detail



Public Hearing Presentation from April 8, 2014



The projected tax impact for the high school project alone was estimated to be:

                        $49 per $100,000 – Ogunquit

                        $61 per $100,000 – Wells

Educational tax impact of the FY 15 total school budget as well as field and high school renovation bonds:

                        $23 per $100,000 – Ogunquit

                        $64 per $100,000 – Wells ($38 education $26 due to valuation decrease)

This budget is up 5.99% over last year. That 5.99% is comprised of:

                        3.80% - debt service – field and high school project

                        2.01% - contractual salaries and benefits

                           .09% - increase in food service subsidy

                           .48% - program and inflationary costs

 This budget includes the elimination of 6 programs/positions through attrition and retirements:

                        3 teaching/certified positions

                        3 support positions

 The school system was hit with a loss in subsidy: from 35% of EPS Special Education Costs to 30% - representing a loss of $121,000

 Reminders:

·        The payment on the high school bond is interest only in 2014/15

·        The field project was bonded for only 5 years

·        The WJHS renovation bond payments will be completed in 2014/15

·        Revolving renovation fund payments will be completed in 2015/16

 The proposed budget will be discussed in more detail at the
April 8th Public Budget Meeting at 6:30pm in the Wells High School Auditorium.

 


      FY '13 School Budget Information

Budget Summary

Cost Center Detail

Budget Publication


FY '13 Approved Budget - Final



FY ’13 School Budget Amounts Approved

Last night, June 6, 2012, the school budget to cover the 2012-13 school year was passed unanimously by the voters of Wells and Ogunquit.

The next step will take place on Tuesday, June 12.  A referendum vote will be held on the total approved last evening.

Polling place are Wells High School (Wells) and Dunaway Center (Ogunquit).

The ballot question will read:


If you have any questions about the vote, please call the Superintendent’s Office.

Thank you for your continued interest in the budget process and in our schools.


School Committee Adopts FY ’13 Budget

 On Wednesday, May 2 the Wells-Ogunquit CSD School Committee adopted the school budget for FY ’13 in the amount of $21,333,394.  This represents a flat budget – no increase in the expenditure level over last year.

There are two very important steps to finalize the budget.  On Wednesday, June 6 a Budget Meeting will be held in the Olenn Auditorium of Wells High School beginning at 7:00 PM.  The budget adopted at that meeting will be presented for a ballot vote to the voters of Wells and Ogunquit on June 12 at the town polling locations.

In 2010, the voters of both towns elected to keep this two-step process, called Budget Validation Referendum, for the next three years before re-voting on the process.

You may view the School Committee’s recommended budget by clicking here (2012-2013 Proposed School Budget).

To arrive at the $21,333,394 figure for a second year, each administrator presented a budget lower than the current year.  In addition, several adjustments were made to the proposed budget. 

The estimated tax impact per $100,000 of local valuation to each taxpayer given the School Committee recommended budget would be:

            Wells            - $0.02   (a decrease of $2.00 per $100,000 valuation of your property)

            Ogunquit         $0.02   (an increase of $2.00 per $100,000 valuation of your property)

The printed Annual Report with detail will be mailed on or about May 17.  If you have questions about the budget please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 646-8331 or by e-mail budget@wocsd.org

Thank you for your continued support of quality education to all the students of our Wells-Ogunquit Community School District.



FY ’13 Budget Process Update – 4/3/12

                 March 21        Preliminary budget explained to School Committee and Public

·        Year over year increase = .49% or $104,000

·        Estimated mil rate:  Wells $0.01           Ogunquit $0.04

·        Estimated increase of $1.00 per 100,000 valuation – Wells

·        Estimated Increase of $4.00 per 100,000 valuation – Ogunquit

                 School Committee requested “flat” increase requiring reduction of $104,000 additional [estimated mil                         rate:  Wells -$0.02 / Ogunquit +$0.02]

                March 28          Superintendent presented list of additional $104,000 reductions

                March 28          Health insurance increase of 4% released

                 Because it is budgeted at an 8% increase, the district has $100,000 additional in the FY ’13 health                             insurance budget

                 School Committee did not give direction, preferring to study the numbers and new information

                 April 4             School Committee meeting

                 School Committee will determine final budget total including where to make reductions, how to use                             $100,000 in health insurance savings, and if $200,000 of FY ’12 balance forward should be used to                             continue next steps with the WHS building study

                 May 2              School Committee meeting – approve budget and issue warrants

              June 6          Budget meeting – Olenn Auditorium at Wells High School at 7:00PM

                 June 12           Referendum vote – Polls at Wells High School and Dunaway Center

 If you have questions, comments or concerns, please e-mail budget@wocsd.org or call the Superintendent (646-8331).

 



2012-2013 Preliminary Budget

March 7, 2012 - Superintendent's Preliminary Budget Presentation to School Committee

October 5, 2011 - Superintendent's Initial Budget Presentation to School Committee

November 2, 2011 - Approved Budget Timeline for FY '13 Budget Development

November 2, 2011 - Fixed increases proposal to SC (for discussion only)


Annual Budget Report - 5/18/11


FY '12 Proposed Budget - 4/6/11


Budget Timeline

March 2 - Public Hearing regarding Preliminary FY '12 Budget at 6PM in Ward Gym at WJHS

March 16 - Final deliberations by School Committee

April 6 - School Committee agrees to budget total

May 4 - School Committee approves the budget

June 1 - Budget Meeting - public to vote on budget at 7PM at Olenn Auditorium at WHS

June 14 - Referendum Vote


School Committee Adopts FY’12 Budget

On Wednesday, April 6 the Wells-Ogunquit CSD School Committee adopted a budget for Fiscal Year ’12 (FY’12) in the amount of $21,333,394.  This represents an increase in expenditures from the FY’11 budget of $673,978, or 3.2%.

There are two very important steps to finalize the budget.  On Wednesday, June 1 a Budget Meeting will be held in the Olen Auditorium of Wells High School beginning at 7:00 PM. The budget adopted at that meeting will be presented for a ballot vote to the voters of Wells and Ogunquit on June 14 at the town polling locations.

Last year the voters of both towns elected to keep this two-step process, called Budget Validation Referendum, for the next three years.

You may view the School Committee’s recommended budget by clicking on the Budget Information tab.

To arrive at the $21,333,394 figure, several adjustments were made to the proposed budget.  They include the following:

    Educational Technician I                           30,035

    Educational Technician III                         37,592

    Educational Technician III                         34,612

    Debt Service                                            50,425

    Contingency Account                                25,000

    Furniture                                                   3,000

    Electricity                                                20,000

    Telephone E-Rate                                     15,000

    Health Insurance                                      50,000

    Food Service Subsidy                                 2,000

    Postage                                                    5,000

    Anticipated New Hire Savings                   12,500

This budget does include new initiatives:

    WES Grade 2 Teacher                              62,826

          (part of planned goal to reduce class size in lower grades)

     WJHS Student Computer Replacement     60,000

                       (Grades 5 and 6)

      WHS Architect Study                              50,000

           (to inform Facilities Committee regarding renovation/build)    

       Soccer Team Grade 7                              5,186

 Additional drivers of the budget increase include Health Insurance benefits, oil prices, and salaries.

 The estimated tax impact on a $100,000 of local valuation to each tax payer given the School Committee recommended budget would be:

    Wells            $12.00

    Ogunquit       $ 3.00

 The printed Annual Report with detail will be mailed to residents on or about May 19.  If you have questions about the budget please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 646-8331 or by email budget@wocsd.org

 Thank you for your continued support of quality education to all the students of our Wells-Ogunquit Community School District.


Update on FY'12 Budget Process

We continue to work on development of the FY '12 School Budget.

At this time the preliminary budget has been shared with the Finance Committee and School Committee, a Public Hearing took place March 2, and the budget was reviewed by the School Committee at meetings on March 16, 21, and 30.

At the March 21 meeting the School Committee requested the Superintendent and Administrators develop a list of reductions to present for their consideration of lessening the increase and tax impact.  Click here for the list. You will note it eliminates positions, reduces student transportation for instructional trips, as well as student supplies.

At the March 30 meeting the School Committee further asked the Superintendent to come back with additional savings or reductions so they could consider keeping the additional teaching position (for WES grade 2 to bring class sizes down from 22 to 17).

That information will be presented April 6 at 6:30 PM at the School Committee meeting and the School Committee is scheduled to agree upon a budget total at that time.

This will be followed by a May 4 School Committee meeting for approval of the budget and issuing of warrants.  Once these totals are set, a Public Budget Meeting is scheduled for June 1, 2011 at 7:00 PM at WHS Olenn Auditorium.  This is an important meeting because the registered voters who attend are able to vote on the budget articles.

Finally, the referendum vote will take place at the polls on June 14. In Wells, voting takes place in the High School Gymnasium. In Ogunquit, voting takes place at the Dunaway Center.

You are encouraged to share your comments at each School Committee meeting during the "public comment" section, by calling School Committee members or the Superintendent, or by using the email budget@wocsd.org . All emailed comments will be shared with the School Committee.

Thank you for your continued interest in the budget process.

Elaine M. Tomaszewski, Superintendent



FY '12 Preliminary Budget - 2/22/11

Budget Presentation to School Committee - 2/16/11


By policy, the WOCSD school budget development begins with initial planning each October for the next fiscal year.

Budget Purposes:

  •  Monetary support for all District goals
  •  Financial outline of the District’s educational programs
    • Planning/facilitating decisions about the allocation of resources
  •  Plan of action and priorities matched by resources to achieve the District’s Mission

The slides posted (Initial FY12 Budget Planning) represent an overview shared at the October 20, 2010 School Committee meeting. 

As we prepare budget requests we will post additional information on the website. 

We appreciate your interest in and support of the budget.  Any questions regarding the budget process may be e-mailed to budget@wocsd.org or call 646-8331.

Please remember School Committee meetings are public meetings.



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