Saturday, October 29, 2011

Special BOE Meeting & Pre-Budgeting Hearing

Tuesday @6:30PM ~~ Sign-up to speak starting at 6PM

Budget Factors & Fiscal Year Enrollment Program ~ Check out the actual enrollment figures (11,923). Also includes tax cap info.

Compare to Nadolinski's Projected Enrollment Figures

SCATS ~~ Once again, we were told there would be growth in enrollment for the next 5 years. Once again, the projections were wrong! He claimed there were 12,270 students enrolled for 2010-11 & projected growth to 12,346 for 2011-12.

     12,346 (projected)
- 11,923 (actual)
                = 423 students "budgeted for"
                but who didn't materialize!

That's larger than the current enrollment
in several of Greece's elementary schools!
At $15,000 per student (est.),
there should be lots of wiggle room
in the current year's budget!


Anonymous said...

Maybe he was budgetting for McKinney Vento people that decided to go to Gates.

Anonymous said...

Sorry no real wiggle room. They will just carry over the excess; claim they did a good job of managing the budget; appropirate the balance to a capital reserve fund; then use the excess to fund future capital projects claiming no cost to tax payers.

What is wrong with that? Just be honest with us' that would go a long way!!

Anonymous said...

Probably figuring in all the transfers in from the city that have yet to come.

Anonymous said...

Pupil (ac)counting is the responsibility of the Finance/Budget Office.

Anonymous said...

I have worked with people in this community on a daily basis for 20 years and I can tell you people are not just leaving Greece to move to another school district because our schools suck ( which they do) They are moving out of the STATE because of the lack of jobs and high taxes. This has been going on for the last 7 or 8 years and the school district seems to be oblivious to this fact. These are just some of the states entire families are moving to. North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Oregon, Michigan, Tennessee to name a few because that is where the jobs are. And the kids who graduate from out schools are NOT coming back home because of the lack of JOBS and HIGH TAXES. But the school board just keeps raising out taxes and giving away overly generous union contracts with health care benefits the taxpayers pay through the nose for.

It is now the time for major school consolidations, clsoings of schools and layoffs. We cannot sustain the level of taxation heaped upon us anymore. the same old, same old has to go.

SCATS said...

To 6:41AM ~~ Unfortunately, what we're hearing SO FAR about school "consolidation" appears to mean EXPANSION! They are talking about creating additional schools, but on a consolidated number of campuses! This means we will probably retain the same number of administrative & other staff, instead of reducing the budget to benefit in a maximal way from closing any school. Greece is very creative in its dysfunction ;)