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Rondout Valley Central School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 59.5%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the Rondout Valley Central School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: Rondout Valley Central School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $58,816,943.00
  • Spending per student: $24,786
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $33,603,599.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 57.13%
  • Local tax applied per student: $14,160.81
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime Rondout Valley Central School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the Rondout Valley Central School District results are abnormal.

Item Rondout Valley CSD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 220 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $83,959.82 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $466.44 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 131 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 59.5% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $895,078 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 1.5% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 6,550 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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Marlboro Central School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 34.9%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the Marlboro Central School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: Marlboro Central School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $49,963,039.00
  • Spending per student: $22,305
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $39,176,741.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 78.41%
  • Local tax applied per student: $17,489.62
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime Marlboro Central School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the Marlboro Central School District results are abnormal.

Item Marlboro CSD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 186 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $85,137.99 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $472.99 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 65 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 34.9% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $448,850 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 0.9% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 3,250 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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New Paltz Central School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 30.2%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the New Paltz Central School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: New Paltz Central School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $50,260,000.00
  • Spending per student: $22,752
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $33,840,000.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 67.33%
  • Local tax applied per student: $15,319.15
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime New Paltz Central School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the New Paltz Central School District results are abnormal.

Item New Paltz CSD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 172 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $81,901.72 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $455.01 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 52 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 30.2% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $348,692 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 0.7% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 2,600 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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Onteora Central School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 42.9%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the Onteora Central School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: Onteora Central School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $50,541,121.00
  • Spending per student: $34,880
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $40,296,098.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 79.73%
  • Local tax applied per student: $27,809.59
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime Onteora Central School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the Onteora Central School District results are abnormal.

Item Onteora CSD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 180 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $89,275.72 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $495.98 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 77 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 42.9% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $551,381 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 1.1% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 3,850 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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Saugerties Central School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 40.4%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the Saugerties Central School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: Saugerties Central School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $53,496,889.00
  • Spending per student: $17,708
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $34,718,958.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 64.90%
  • Local tax applied per student: $11,492.54
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime Saugerties Central School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the Saugerties Central School District results are abnormal.

Item Saugerties CSD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 215 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $71,079.48 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $394.89 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 87 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 40.4% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $525,269 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 1.0% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 4,350 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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Wallkill Central School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 32.0%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the Wallkill Central School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: Wallkill Central School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $64,233,020.00
  • Spending per student: $18,484
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $35,583,020.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 55.40%
  • Local tax applied per student: $10,239.72
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime Wallkill Central School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the Wallkill Central School District results are abnormal.

Item Wallkill CSD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 231 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $81,755.67 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $454.20 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 74 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 32.0% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $495,548 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 0.8% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 3,700 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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Ellenville Central School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 49.0%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the Ellenville Central School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: Ellenville Central School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $45,987,818.00
  • Spending per student: $25,982
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $20,807,184.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 45.24%
  • Local tax applied per student: $11,755.47
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime Ellenville Central School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the Ellenville Central School District results are abnormal.

Item Ellenville CSD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 141 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $86,887.56 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $482.71 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 69 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 49.0% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $483,923 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 1.1% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 3,450 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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Kingston City School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 67.2%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the Kingston City School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: Kingston City School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $141,017,676.00
  • Spending per student: $20,584
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $91,132,627.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 64.62%
  • Local tax applied per student: $13,302.09
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime Kingston City School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the Kingston City School District results are abnormal.

Item Kingston City SD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 378 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $83,086.34 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $461.59 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 254 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 67.2% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $1,721,799 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 1.2% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 12,700 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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Highland Central School District Teacher Absenteeism Report. – 61.3%

moneycapBelow is a breakdown of teacher absence costs for the Highland Central School District. These numbers were reported to various Federal and State agencies in 2011-2012. To our knowledge, they have never been compiled in this manner. The individual district results can vary widely with some being very normal and others seeming to be completely out of normal. In some cases, public school teachers may be very sick. In other cases where up to 100% of the teachers are taking 10+ days off, there may be a serious systemic problem. Statewide concerns should be addressed directly to NY education officials and legislators. Those results are far beyond what normal should be as the Charter school totals suggest.  As always we encourage parents and taxpayers to share this information.

 

District 2011-2012 details:

  • Name: Highland Central School District
  • County: Ulster
  • Spending: $36,065,168.00
  • Spending per student: $17,898
  • Tax Levy (Local tax): $23,099,199.00
  • % of local tax that covers overall spending: 64.05%
  • Local tax applied per student: $11,463.62
  • Mandatory school year: 180 days

 

Thoughts to consider.

The results below should be higher as they only include information on fulltime Highland Central School District teacher absences. A more accurate and much larger number would also include absences of the administration and other employees plus other costs such as health/welfare insurance. Additionally, our breakdown is based on the reported number of “10 or more days” and does not include exact absences beyond 10 days or amounts for teachers taking less than 10 days.  We ask that you treat these numbers as a starting point for a discussion with local district officials if you feel the Highland Central School District results are abnormal.

Item Highland CSD Statewide Charter Schools
Total Teachers 134 205,497 5,019
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1 13:1
Avg. salary $74,223.36 $69,341 $57,570
Avg. pay per day $412.35 $385 $319
Teachers Absent 10+ days 82 68,387 462.42
% of teachers absent 10+ days 61.3% 33% 9.2%
*Cost of absences $510,995 $421,739,779 **$2,156,981
*Absence costs as a percent of spending 1.4% .08% N/A
*** Classes contracted for but substituted 4,100 3,419,331 23,121

Average private sector sick days taken: 4 days or less per year. USDOL 2013

* Includes costs for 10 days of salary, substitutes (NYC rate of $165 per day) + 2011 pension rate of 11.11% .
** Excludes pensions as most charter schools use 401k’s or do not report.
*** Based on 5 classes per day

Data Sources: US Dept Of Labor, NY State Education Department. All data compiled and totaled in MS Excel using simple math commands. If the numbers above contain significant “No Data” results, that is because the district or NYS did not report the information at the time the datasets were compiled.

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Smart Schools Bond Act – What it means for Kingston City School District

 

moneycapNY’s 2014-2015 budget includes the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act to be put before voters in the November 2014 election. Should it pass, Kingston City School District will receive a proportional share of the $2 billion based on the proportion of total formula school aid the district receives.

To receive the funds, Kingston City School District in the county of Ulster is required to submit a detailed plan to a state review board. In developing plans, the school district is required to consult with appropriate stakeholders, including Kingston parents, teachers, students and Kingston community members.

 

 

Kingston City School District Smart Schools Capital Projects can include:

  • Acquiring learning technology equipment or facilities including interactive whiteboards; computer servers, desktop, laptop and tablet computers;
  • Installing high-speed broadband or wireless Internet connectivity for schools and communities
  • Constructing, enhancing and modernizing educational facilities to accommodate prekindergarten programs
  • Providing instructional space to replace transportable classroom units
  • Installing high-tech security features in school buildings and on school campuses, including installation of high-tech security features such as video surveillance, emergency notification systems and physical access controls

 

 

Kingston District numbers for parents and taxpayers to consider:

 

Kingston 2014 enrollment:  6484 students

Funding type Formula Aid Hardware/Software Pre-k Bond Allocation
State Total $21,280,313,886 $85,204,216 $385,034,734 $2 Billion
District Share $49,966,072 $204,311 $785,700 $5,315,977
Per Student $7,706.06 $31.51 $121.18 $819.86
Percentage 0.260% 0.240% 0.204% 0.266%

 

Not enough money.

A significant problem with this bond is that a district might spend on getting broadband access and a few computers while another district may spend the money on building pre-k classroooms. There just isn’t enough money unless Kingston City School District already has high speed access, pre-k and a somewhat robust technology department. Even then, the legacy costs of maintaining additional salaries, pensions, benefits and technology will belong to Kingston  taxpayers. Similarly, Obama’s Race to the top program required all sorts of added services while providing pennies per student. As with this bond,  it was big on “progressive” ideas and short on methods to pay for and maintain it. In the end it will likely result in higher local property taxes and state taxes (AKA- state aid).

 

3 technology spending examples:

Every district is required to have a technology plan. Most districts put these documents online for public review. Within this document you can get a general idea of the district equipment, class types, personnel and costs. Once you know what your local district has and roughly how much it costs, the proposed bond allocation may seem pointless or a jackpot. Keep in mind,  mandatory pre-k costs for some districts will absorb a significant portion of the allocation.

 

District  Oceanside  Scarsdale  Fredonia
Enrollment 5,732 4,739 1,502
2013 spending* $1.5 million/yr $920,000 $550,000
Bond allocation $1.9 million $444,0000 $1.1 million

*Spending numbers taken from the district’s technology plan, which may or may not reflect actual dollar amounts spent. Dollar amounts have been rounded.

As you can tell, some districts will be shorted while others will see a onetime increase depending on their current formula aid from the state. In the end, everyone will pay for the borrowed money.

Find the Kingston City School District technology plan with a pre-linked search at  Bing.

 

Don’t vote without knowing your local plan.

 
25 ton door at Cheyenne Mountain.
25 ton door at Cheyenne Mountain.

The $2 billion Smart Schools Bond is set to be voted on in November 2014.  That being said, Kingston City School District parents, taxpayers and community members should pay close attention to what the  district is planning to do with this money.  You may find the media pushing the idea that everyone is getting a laptop while your district has to buy a building for mandatory preschool services and decides it needs to install video surveillance.  Then again, you may wind up with a front door that will stop a tank. Every district has different needs.

Click here to see how little Kingston received in Race To The Top funds.

 

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