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FACT SHEET

PROPOSED 2016-17 OPERATING BUDGET


OVERVIEW

Total Proposed Operating Budget: $852,500,500

Represents a percentage increase of 5.2% from the current year budget ($810 million)

Reflects projected overall enrollment growth of 2,200 students (including charter school enrollment)

Includes net increase of 253 full-time positions

Includes step increases for all employees and a change in salary schedule for certificated employees

EXPLANATION OF PROPOSED BUDGET INCREASE

$19.8 million in employee compensation and required additional expenses


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The vast majority of funding for employee pay raises will go toward changes in the certificated
salary schedule. It is being completely rewritten to correct issues where our teacher pay is below
market levels, particularly for teachers with 5-10 years of experience.

All teachers will receive a pay increase, though amounts will not be the same across the
board as they have been in years past. The pay increase teachers can expect will depend
on their years of experience.

While we are competitive in starting teacher salaries, market data shows were not
increasing teacher pay quickly enough during the first half of a teachers career to be
competitive with how similar cities in our region pay more experienced teachers.

The revised certificated salary schedule has not been finalized. Were in the process of
seeking input from various stakeholders, including MNEA.

The increase for support employees is also intended to address market issues.

Most companies have increased salaries by 2.8 3% each year for the last three years.
Our 2% across-the-board pay increases have not kept pace with the market.

Opening one new charter school, adding grades at existing charter schools

Inflationary increases and other required expenditures

$22.6 million in proposed program changes


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Expansion of the districts literacy program

Expansion of English Learner services

Expansion of Community Achieves program, which embeds social services in schools

Hiring of additional bus drivers and monitors

EXPLANATION OF ADDITIONAL FULL-TIME POSITIONS

86 positions to expand the literacy program (Reading Recovery Teachers and Reading Interventionists),
including 25.5 moved from Federal funding to the operating budget

105 positions to expand English Learner services (teachers, tutors, assessors and registrars)

5 positions to expand Community Achieves

Various positions added to Leadership & Learning, Student Assignment, Support Services and other
functions

Net increase includes reduction of 54.5 positions throughout the district