Hello Pat: How are you? Ray was unable to respond back to you, so he asked me if I would respond to a few of your questions. First, you had a question aboutMessage 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2012View SourceHello Pat: How are you? Ray was unable to respond back to you, so he asked me if I would respond to a few of your questions.First, you had a question about seeing actual line items in the COOP budget where no money is spent and/or it duplicates each year. I thought the easiest way to show this was to filter the end of year FY11 budget (June 30, 2011) spend report. See picture below. It shows various line items that were budgeted, but no money was spent.If you look at the FY10 budget, or current FY12 budget, or proposed FY13 budget, you will see many of these line items (and others) where the same number is plugged in. For example, in the last FY13 School Board proposed budget that we saw, there are over 100 + line items where identical amounts to current year are plugged in, and without any explanations. . . . this is why we stress using a zero-based budget approach.As an aside: the 1200 acct (Special Education) line items always generate a lot of discussion and uncertainty, so just disregard those for now.Second, you asked about what is the difference in overall budget numbers between the School Board and BudCom for FY13 to clarify any confusion that people may have. Here is a quick view, and note that we have to account for the SAU budget now being pulled out in a separate warrant this year. See other picture below. It shows APPLES-TO-APPLES, the current FY12 budget, what the School Board told the community in last March meeting for FY13 budget, the BudCom FY13 operating budget warrant, and the last School Board FY13 budget number we heard before the Public Hearing in early Feb 2012.A WORD document is attached in case the pictures below do not show up.
I am rounding for ease of communication:
Current FY12 Budget: $18,576,000
FY13 Budget trend presented by School Board in last March mtg 2011: $18,428,000
FY13 Budget presented by BudCom in Warrant Article 6: $18,074,000
FY13 Budget currently proposed by School Board at Budget Hearing in Feb: $18,994,000
If you compare the BudCom FY13 budget, to what the SB said last March, or to the current budget, the delta range is $350,000 - $500,000.
The School Board is about $570,000 more than what they communicated last March to now.
Hope this helps