Congratulations to all three High School volleyball teams on their wins against Scurry-Rosser last night. The varsity’s win puts them at 14-0 in district with two games remaining. The JV and varsity teams travel to Dallas on Friday to take on Faith Family.
With the first six weeks behind us, I wanted to take a few minutes and look at the numbers from the first six weeks. Below is a comparison of the actual attendance numbers from the 1st 6 weeks and the numbers that were used to build the 2013-2014 budget:
|Earned (Est.)||Budget||Earned v. Budget|
|High School ADA||389.793||353.769||36.024|
|Total Tier I||$9,822,105||$9,633,715||$188,390|
Foundation School Fund
As you can see, we are earning about $200,000 more than was budgeted for 2013-2014. Of course, this is only through the 1st 6 weeks and will change as the year progresses. The majority of this difference comes from an increase in our ADA. Over the course of the 2012-2013 school year, our ADA averaged about 1351. This was the number that was used in the 2013-2014 budget. Since we are earning more ADA than this, we are also earning more state funding.
EISD is also earning slightly more in career and technology (CATE) than was budgeted. This funding is based on students enrolled in classes such as Ag, business, and technology.
As you look at the numbers, you might notice that while there is a slight increase in special education FTEs, we are actually showing less in state funding. That has to do with the type of services required by our students. Students receiving certain special education services receive more state funding. Right now, while we may be serving more students, these students do not require the more extensive services.
Overall, after the first six weeks, EISD is doing well with regards to state funding. As the year progresses, I will update these numbers. If you ever have any questions regarding state funding or the budget, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.