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ucps superintendent 2020-2021 budget proposal May 5, 2020

STATE BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS

  • Health insurance and retirement benefit costs will increase approximately 8.5 percent
  • State funding will be flat
  • There is potential for funding deficits due to continuation budget based on 2018-2019 funding
  • Uncertainty of the impact COVID-19 will have on revenue

LOCAL BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS

  • Union County Board of County Commisioners (BOCC) will fund state-mandated benefit cost increases
  • BOCC will maintain schools’ tax rate of .445 on each $100 valuation of taxable property
  • BOCC projected penny value $2,792,654

BUDGET RECOMMENDATION: PROGRAM CONTINUATION

  • Facility operational supplies
  • Utility cost increases
  • State-mandated Human Resources/Finance software conversion

BUDGET RECOMMENDATION: instructional program support

  • 30 instructional teaching positions to sustain class size ratios
  • Additional Pre-K class and seven specialized settings to support students in the Exceptional Children's program

TOTAL INVESTMENT IN SUSTAINING OPERATIONS

$4,077,939

Budget RecommendatioN: employer Benefits

  • Retirement - 9% increase
  • Health Premium – 5.5% increase

Budget Recommendation: Supplement Increase

  • Local supplement increase for classroom teachers, who have not received a supplement increase since 2016. This proposed increase could bring UCPS' ranking from 17th to 10th in the state.
  • Local supplement increase for school nurses, psychologists and social workers. This group has not received a supplement increase since 2012.

BUDGET RECOMMENDATION: market adjustment

  • Compensation market adjustment for UCPS transportation staff

total investment in employees

$5,172,080

Budget RecommendatioN

  • Facilities - CIP Projects
  • Replacement of seven transportation vehicles and 50 bus cameras

Budget Recommendation

  • New Laptop Lease: Grades 3 - 5
  • Existing Laptop Lease Payments: Grades 6 - 12 and Teacher/Admin

Budget Recommendation

  • Band uniforms and equipment for Parkwood High

Proposed Budget for investing in our future

Facilities: $16,300,000

Transportation: $307,500

Technology: $3,056,160

Co-Curricular Support: $50,000

total: $19,713,660

ucps superintendent's budget proposal

Proposed Operating Budget: $110,894,662

  • Investing in Employees: $5,172,080
  • Sustaining Operations: $4,077,939
  • Redirects: ($1,297,450)

Proposed Capital Budget: $19,713,660

total proposed budget: $130,608,322

ADDITIONAL needs -- OPERATIONAL

SUSTAINING OPERATIONS: $152,000

  • Transportation - Assistant Director Position
  • Safety and Security - Increased Expenses for Off-Duty Pay

INVESTING IN OUR EMPLOYEES: $645,450

  • Compensation Market Adjustment - Support Staff

total: $797,450

*Please note these additional needs are not included in the proposed budget.

ADDITIONAL NEEDS -- capital

FACILITIES: $2,660,025

Building Systems / Expansions & Renovations / F&E / Safety & Security

TRANSPORTATION: $ 98,000

Funding for 4 vehicles

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES: $ 2,237,195

  • Funding for Year 2 of Projection Refresh
  • School Network Refresh

total: $4,995,220

*Please note these additional needs are not included in the proposed budget.

Learn more about the 2020-2021 UCPS budget process