Berlin Borough School District 2012-2013 Proposed Budget Students

Berlin Borough School District 2012-2013 Proposed Budget Students

Berlin Borough School District 2012-2013 Proposed Budget Students First Maintaining excellence in challenging times Tony Trongone Superintendent Frank Domin Business Administrator

At the January 19, 2012 board meeting, the Berlin Board of Education approved a resolution that moves the school elections from April to the General Election in November. On Jan. 17, Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Senate Bill 3148, which gives communities the option of moving the school elections from their current date, the third Tuesday in April, to the

November general election. The move places school board candidates on the November ballot, but it eliminates the annual vote on proposed school budgets that are at or below the states 2percent tax levy cap. Provide a budget that facilitates an emphasis on the whole child; social, emotional, scholastic and physical.

physical Provide a budget that facilitates an emphasis on the whole child; social, emotional, scholastic and physical. physical Maintain Guidance Counselor position Continue to formalize Character Education

program Maintain middle school model Continue Partial Roof Replacement Classroom floors Wireless network (not just access points but a network) Continue to formalize

Character Education program 2002 1999 2011

1985 1986 2011 2002 shingle

1999 2002 1985 1985 2002 2002

shingle 2011 2002 Roof

Wireless network Provide a budget that facilitates improvement of a comprehensive program aligned to New Jersey and National Common Core Standards. Begin needs assessment and program review of Language Arts program

Professional development for LAL teachers New science curriculum in grades 6 to 8 New Social Studies curriculum in grades 6 to 7 Extend new math curriculum to grades 5 and 6 Fulfill state mandate regarding new teacher evaluation system Begin needs assessment and

external program review of K-8 Language Arts program: Needs Assessment External Program

Review New Science Curriculum = Grades 6 to 8 New Science Curriculum = Grades 6 to 8

Extend new Math Curriculum = Grades 5 and 6 K 1 5

2 3 6 4

New Social Studies Curriculum = Grades 6 to 7 6 7

Fulfill state mandate regarding new teacher evaluation system = Adopt new observation model Increase in number of observations Professional development Administration Teachers

Provide a budget that facilitates expectation of high levels of achievement and growth -New computer stations in computer lab (Mrs. Nastos room) -New wireless computers (1:1) in middle school math classrooms -Expand student access with mini-laptops for in-class

instruction (from grades K to 4 to Grade 5) -Continue with FASTT Math in grades K-5 -Carnegie Learning Math in grades 6 to 8 -Maintains full day kindergarten; -Provides support for students who do not meet NJCCCS (Literacy Lab) -New computer stations in

computer lab (Mrs. Nastos room) - New wireless computers (1:1) in middle school math classrooms -Expand student access with mini-laptops for in-class instruction (from grades K to 4 to Grade 5)

Continue with FASTT Math in grades K-5 Carnegie Learning Math in grades 6 to 8 Provide a budget that facilitates a learning community composed of

collaborative teams whose members work interdependently to achieve common goals linked to the purpose of learning for all Provide a budget that facilitates class sizes that enable personal connection between students and

teachers. Addition of ONE Elementary classroom teacher 25 25 25

25 20 20 20 20

20 $3,900,000 $3,700,000 State Aid

$3,680,146 $3,569,842 $3,535,838 $3,500,000 $3,300,000

$3,265,434 $3,100,000 $3,166,608 $2,900,000 $2,905,292 $2,700,000

$2,701,170 $2,701,170 $2,500,000 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 School Year

Revenue K-2 Teacher Carnegie Learning Computer Lab Math 5-6

Science 6-8 Soc. Studies 6-7 Add 25K for Curriculum Supervisor and Substitutes

New teacher evaluation teacher and admin training Teacher Training for new

curriculum. 2.0% net increase in local taxes. $124,242 Average

Home = $79.41 Increase Year $237,600 Questions? 856-767-0129, 217

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