Budget Numbers

by Coy Holcombe.  

Yesterday we looked at the numbers for which the 09-10 budget was based. Today, we are going to look at the funding generated by these numbers. We will also review the different types of state funding categories provided to our district. We will look at federal and special programs funding at a later time.

09-10 Summary of Finance 

Regular Block Grant $6,642,593
Regular Special Education Block Grant $835,576
Special Education Mainstream Allotment $286,284
Less Charge for ECI Project -$7,695
Career & Tech $555,181
Gifted & Talented $43,953
Less Charge for AP Testing -$298
Compensatory Education $1,042,648
Bilingual $5,229
High School Allotment $116,765
Transportation $139,400
Total of Tier I $9,659,636
Less Local Share $4,558,008
Tier I State Aid $5,101,628
Tier II State Aid $453,217
Staff Allotment $50,500
Transfer to SFSF -$248,624
Less Available School Fund -$369,292
Foundation School Fund $4,987,429
Available School Fund State Portion $154,614
Technology Allotment $41,643
Existing Debt Allotment $51,242
SFSF Foundation $248,624
SFSF Available $214,678
Total State Aid $5,698,230

Notes on different types of funds:

Regular Block Grant – This is the money based on our average daily attendance.

Special Education Regular Block Grant – Based on special education FTEs.

Special Education Mainstream – Based on special education students that receive all of their instruction in the regular classroom setting.

Career & Technology – Based on classes that are classified as career and technology classes (such as ag, home ec. business, etc.)

Gifted and Talented – Based on the number of students identified as gifted and talented.

Compensatory – Based on the number of students qualifying for free or reduced meals.

Bilingual – Based on the number of students receiving services through English as a second language.

High School Allotment – Based on the ADA of grades 9-12.

Local Share – This amount is subtracted from your Tier I aid. This is based on your certified taxable value from the previous year. That amount is multiplied by $.0086 to arrive at the local share.

Tier II Aid – Based on your tax effort

Staff Allotment – Based on the number of auxiliary staff members

Transfer to SFSF – Amount of state aid that has been replaced by federal aid. This is a new category of aid and is tied to federal stimulus money.

Available School Fund – Amount of aid that school districts get based on the performance of the Permanent School Fund

Technology Allotment – Based on a district’s weighted ADA

Existing Debt Allotment – Used to help a district pay for voter approved bonds. Main factor in this funding is ADA.

SFSF Available – New category. The state used federal funds to take the place of state available funds.


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