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  • 1. AISD and the Public School Funding Crisis

2. Public School Funding 101
3. 1000 + districts
4. Large and Small
5. Rich and Poor
6. 7. How Do We Fund Schools?
8. 9. State Revenue
Sales tax
Corporate tax
Fuel tax
Natural gas
Sin tax

  • Lottery 10. Recapture funds 11.Insurance tax 12.Utility tax

Local Revenue
Majority : Property tax
13. Other Local Revenue
Earned interest, Activities fees, Tuition
14. Remember Robin Hood Plan?
15. Now: Foundation School Program
16. Pool of Property Taxes
17. Foundation School Program
Ensures that all districts receive equal access to similar revenue per student at similar tax effort
18. FSP Uses System of
Calculated Formulas
Compressed Tax Rate
Enrichment Tax Rate
Target Revenue
Basic Allotment
Equalized Wealth Level
Golden and Copper Pennies
Local Fund Assignment
19. very complex!
20. State Budget Crisis
21. $27 billion short of being ableto provide services atthe current level
22. Education is 44% of budget
23. AISD could lose $35 million due to state shortfall
24. Biggest cutback in school funding since WW2
25. How did we get in this Mess?
26. 2006 HB 1
Property tax roll back.
27. Lower property taxes were suppose to be offset by new business and sin taxes.
28. They were not.
29. HB 1 will only make things worse over time.
e.g. not tied to inflation
30. What does this mean for AISD?
Turning Point Elementary Closed
Student Affairs Department Dissolved
Success Program Eliminated (K-6)
Jr. High Assistant Principals Reduced
Guidance Tech Position Eliminated
Two Kindergarten Aids Eliminated
32. AISD CUTS (cont.)
Assign high school teachers one additional teaching period
Eliminate teaming at the junior high level
Delay IB implementation at Martin and Seguin high schools
Eliminate printing of the Annual Wall Calendar and School Boundary Map
Eliminate the UTA stadium rental
Eliminate contract mowing from the plant services budget
33. AISD CUTS (cont.)
Dissolve the safe and drug-free schools/parent relations department
Eliminate Convocation
Reduce the districts monthly contribution toward health insurance by $25 for professional employees and $10 for all other employees
Eliminate a receptionist position per secondary campus
34. Potential Cuts
Eliminate all teachers with probationary contracts. Some positions might be hired back depending on need
Eliminate two coaches at each high school
Eliminate one fine arts teacher at each high school
Eliminate all cafeteria monitors at the elementary level
Eliminate three attendance officers
Eliminate three intervention specialists
35. Potential Cuts
Eliminate fifth- and sixth-grade orchestra and sixth-grade band:
Close Kooken Education Center
Close one junior high
Reduce teachers in grades K through 4 if the state legislature changes the 22:1 student-teacher ratio
Reduction in force: As needed
36. What does this mean for Butler?
37. What Can You Do?
Contact your state legislators
Rep Diane Patrick(Barbara Nash)
Senator Wendy Davis
Additional contacts Representatives Bill Zedler, Barbara Nash, and Senator Chris Harris
38. Texas State Senators
Senate District 10--Senator Wendy DavisCapitol Office: EXT E1.608Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0110Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol StationAustin, TX 78711District Address: 2421 W. 7th, Suite 350, Building AFort Worth TX 76107Phone: (817) 332-3338State District Offices
Senate District 9--Senator Chris HarrisCapitol Office: CAP 3S.5Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0109Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol StationAustin, TX 78711District Address: 2001 E. Lamar Blvd., Suite 150Arlington TX 76006Phone: (817) 461-9109State District Offices
39. Texas State Representatives
House District 93--Representative Barbara NashCapitol Office: EXT E2.404Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0562Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: P.O. Box 121008Arlington TX 76012Phone: (817) 235-7743
House District 94--Representative Diane PatrickCapitol Office: EXT E2.610Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0624Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: 318 West Main Street, Ste. 102Arlington TX 76010Phone: (817) 548-9091
House District 96--Representative William 'Bill' ZedlerCapitol Office: EXT E1.302Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0374Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin, TX 78768District Address: P.O. Box 2910Austin TX 78768