Education Budget – Facts and Figures
The Clinton Board of Education Budget Adjusted
Approved by the Board of Finance on April 12, 2017
- Increase of $934,706 or 2.96%
- BOE started at 5.38% and reduced it to 2.96%
- Breaking down the increase
- Medical Insurance makes up 55% of the proposed increase
- Without the increase in Medical Insurance the increase would be 1.31%
Capital Budget: Approved 2017-2018 = $292,738
- Decrease of $59,568 compared to 2016-2017 or -17%
- Represents a $60,000 reduction from the BOE and CEC approved amount of $352,738
Debt Service: Approved 2017-2018 = $1,949,278
- Increase of $781,992 or 6.7%
- Addresses payment of debt for school district projects
- Includes Eliot Window Project and New Morgan School
TOTAL BOARD OF EDUCATION BUDGET = $34,745,486
- Increase of $1,657,130 or 5.01%
Driving Forces & Unifying Principles:
- Develop literacy in core disciplines to ensure quality learning experiences and achievement.
- Embed the application of knowledge and skills in all learning experiences and new situations.
- Develop and implement high-performing collaborative teams focused on improving teaching and learning.
- Provide safe, high-quality learning environments that support the District’s commitment to its educational mission.
Core Programs Supported in the 2017-2018 Budget
- Optimal Class Sizes
- High Quality Staff
- Interventions and Specialized Service Programs
- High Quality Early Childhood Education
- Diverse Curriculum
- Performing and Fine Arts Programs
- Afterschool Clubs, Activities, and Sports
- K-12 World Language Program
- Technology Integration in all schools
- Professional Development and Collaboration for Staff
- The Process of budget work was done by the Board of Education in the month of January.
- The Initial Proposed Budget with a 5.38% increase was reduced by $478,763 through informed but difficult choices.
The mission of the Clinton Public Schools is to prepare independent and collaborative learners empowered to embrace the future.