Budget Summary

As we start getting closer to the start of the 2011-2012 school year, we are also getting closer to adopting a budget and a tax rate. In the budget and tax process, there are many requirements that school districts must follow. One of these requirements is that a budget summary be posted on the district’s website. Below is the summary that can be accessed through a link from our homepage. The summary shows the proposed 11-12 budget compared with the actual expenditures from the 10-11 school year. Of course, technically, the 10-11 fiscal year will not end until the last day of August. So, we have taken current expenditures through July and estimated the expenditures for August.

As shown in the table, the 11-12 budget will be about $200,000 less than the actual expenditures in 10-11. The enrollment figures are estimates. The enrollment figures are used in the calculations for the Per Student Amounts. As you can see, the “Other” category shows a large decrease from last year. This is due to the district no longer being a part of the Henderson County Shared Services Arrangement (HCSSA). This was our special education co-op. Since EISD will be providing all the special education services this year, the payment to HCSSA is no longer required. Note that there are increases in the “Instruction” amount and the “Instructional Support” amount. These increases are due to EISD employing special education personnel to meet all the needs of our students.

EISD is currently planning on having the budget hearing prior to the next regular board meeting. That meeting will take place on August 16. There are certain publications that must be done and those publications are dependent on the appraisal districts getting school districts the necessary information on property values. If EISD cannot publish these materials at least 10 days prior to the 16th, then the budget hearing will have to be moved to a later date. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at cholcombe@eustaceisd.net.

 

Budget Summary 11-12 Proposed Budget

   

Enrollment

1460

Category

Amount

Per Student Amount

Instruction

$6,197,281

$4,245

Instructional Support

$1,842,610

$1,262

Central Administration

$439,975

$301

District Operations

$1,653,793

$1,133

Debt Service

$0

$0

Other

$121,000

$83

 

$10,254,658

   

10-11 Estimated Expenditures

   

Enrollment

1455

Category

Amount

Per Student Amount

Instruction

$6,118,198

$4,191

Instructional Support

$1,640,117

$1,123

Central Administration

$459,445

$315

District Operations

$1,730,145

$1,185

Debt Service

$0

$0

Other

$497,752

$341

 

$10,445,657

   

Leave a Reply