1 Additional CCSD Dual Credit Class List CEM 100 Construction Management (Credits); 3 AIT 200 Applied Industrial Technology Projects (Credits); 1-6
2 FY16 (School Year 15-16) Tentative Budget Carson City School District April 14, 2015
3 Budget Timeline April 15 Tentative Budget due to Department of Taxation May 20 Budget Hearing June 8 Final Budget must be adopted by this date We may amend the budget within 30 days of the end of the legislative session December 31 Last day for school districts to file amended budget for FY16
4 General Fund Revenues Local Sources FY15 Property Taxes ($9,211,786) LSST ($18,060,612) GST ($1,542,671) Other Local ($753,429) Local Sources FY16 Property Taxes ($9,442,919) LSST ($18,312,048) GST ($1,720,689) Other Local ($823,300) TOTAL LOCAL REVENUES $29,568,498 TOTAL LOCAL REVENUES $30,298,956
5 General Fund Revenues State Sources FY15 DSA Aid ($27,495,437) Outside Revenue Loss to Charter Schools (-$451,552) State Sources FY16 DSA Aid ($27,115,670) Outside Revenue Loss to Charter Schools (-$469,259) TOTAL STATE REVENUE $27,043,885 TOTAL STATE REVENUE $26,646,411
6 General Fund Revenues Total FY15 Local ($29,568,498) State ($27,495,437) Federal ($85,000) Other ($52,930) Total FY16 Local ($30,298,956) State ($26,646,411) Federal ($60,000) Other ($5,000) TOTAL REVENUES $56,750,313 TOTAL REVENUES $57,010,367
7 General Fund Expenditures Instructional FY15 Regular Ed ($16,286,794) CTE ($2,530,111) Other Inst. ($867,544) Activities & Athletics ($583,036) Instructional FY16 Regular Ed ($15,558,544) CTE ($2,510,170) Other Inst. ($1,515,372) Activities & Athletics ($585,429) TOTAL INSTRUCTIONAL $29,639,235 TOTAL INSTRUCTIONAL $30,663,448
8 General Fund Expenditures Support FY15 TOTAL SUPPORT $20,817,479 Support FY16 TOTAL SUPPORT $21,113,759 Includes: Student Support Instructional Support Administration Central Services Operations Transportation
9 New General Fund Items Revenues 1:1 Mobile Technology Fee $30,000 Expenditures 2 Buses $210,000 Grant-Funded Positions to General Fund $162,000 Jumpstart Expansion $90,000 GATE Expansion $100,000 Increase in Sub and Non-Ben Rates $110,000 Laptops for Fritsch Elementary $105,000 SFA Facilitators $24,000
10 General Fund Transfers Transfers FY15 CSR ($132,574) FDK ($297,814) SPED ($6,277,675) Nutrition ($414,047) Debt Service ($260,000) Transfers FY16 CSR ($435,355) FDK ($276,288) SPED ($6,940,060) Nutrition ($320,840) Debt Service ($0) TOTAL TRANSFERS $7,382,110 TOTAL TRANSFERS $7,972,543
11 General Fund Summary FY15 Opening Fund Balance $11,461,557 Revenues $56,750,313 Expenditures $57,838,824 Deficit $1,088,511 (+$1,000,000 cont.) Ending Fund Balance $9,373,046 (16.21%) FY16 PROJECTED Opening Fund Balance $10,373,046 Revenues $57,010,367 Expenditures $59,749,750 Deficit $2,739,383 Ending Fund Balance $6,633,663 (11.10%)
12 Other Funds of Note Adult Education Adult Education-Correctional State Grants Special Education Summer School Nutrition Capital Projects
13 BOARD MEMBERS: ATTACHED IS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Informational Item C 2015 Nevada Legislative Update: Items of Interest Related to Education April 14, 2015
14 NASS Legislative Update April 6-10, 2015 Monday, April 6: Assembly Committee on Education: AB447: This bill revises the provisions relating to pupil achievement data used as a part of the statewide performance evaluation system for teachers and administrators and delays the implementation of the evaluation system for the school year. It also delays the implementation of an evaluation system for counselors, librarians and other licensed educational personnel. Several amendments were offered by the Teachers and Leaders Council during the hearing. No action was taken on the bill at the hearing. (On Thursday, April 9, the bill was passed out of committee with no amendments added including those offered by the TLC.) AB421: This bill creates the Spending and Government Efficiency Commission for public education and the Nevada System of Higher Education. It prescribes the membership and duties of the Commission. The NSHE objected to the bill. No action was taken. (On Thursday, April 9, the bill was amended and passed out of committee.) Work Session: AB120: Clarifies the rights of public school pupils regarding the free exercise of religion. The committee accepted the amendments and passed the bill out of committee. AB221: Revises provisions relating to data concerning pupils. The committee accepted the amendments and passed the bill out of committee. AB278: Revises provisions governing CSR by requiring the NDE to develop policies and procedures concerning the monitoring and distribution of funds for CSR and provide districts with guidance re: CSR. The committee accepted the amendments and passed the bill out of committee. AB285: Revises provisions relating to the self- administration of medications for diabetes. The parent or guardian must submit a written request that includes a written treatment plan from a doctor. The committee accepted the amendments and passed the bill out of committee. Tuesday, April 7: Senate Committee on Education: SB405 and SB430: These bills are companion bills and were heard at the same time. They provide appropriations for ZOOM schools located in Washoe and Clark and mandate the expansion of the Zoom concepts to certain middle and high schools in those districts. The bills also provide an appropriation of funds to the remaining 15 districts as well as the Charter School Authority. In the remaining districts and the charters, money will be awarded to those who apply based on the number of pupils who are limited English proficient. The bill was supported by Clark, Washoe, NASS and NASB. (On Thursday, April 9,
15 during their work session, the committee voted to amend SB405 and passed it out of committee. No further action was taken on SB430) SB503: This bill provides for the Breakfast after the Bell program and was introduced by First Lady Kathleen Sandoval. The bill requires schools with a certain percentage of low income families to participate and provides for an appropriation of $2M over the biennium. Each school participating in the program may determine how to carry out the program (ex. breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfasts, breakfast served in the cafeteria after the first bell or during the first recess etc.) The amended version of the bill was supported by Clark, Washoe, NASS and NASB. (On Thursday, April 9, during their work session, the committee voted to amend the bill and passed it out of committee.) SB391: This is the Read by Third Grade bill which includes, but is not limited to, the following: school districts are required to prepare a plan to improve the literacy of pupils enrolled in k-3; elementary schools must designate a learning strategist to train and assist teachers in providing intensive instruction to pupils who have been identified as deficient in reading; interventions must be provided for pupils who do not achieve adequate proficiency in reading; students who are not proficient by third grade cannot be promoted to 4 th. grade unless they have been given a good cause exemption which can be granted for several reasons. The bill provides an appropriation of $27.2 M over the biennium which will be made available to districts through a competitive grant process. If passed, parts of the law will become effective July 1,2015 ( preparing a plan, designating a teacher to be a learning strategist, making an appropriation etc.) while the remainder becomes effective July 1, 2019 when students impacted by the law have had FDK and other interventions to help them if they are struggling readers. The bill as amended was supported by Washoe, NASB and NASS. Because they offered amendments, Clark and NSEA had to testify neutral. There was no opposition to the bill. (On Thursday, April 9, during their work session, the committee voted to amend the bill and passed it out of committee.) Work Session: SB 504: Amends provisions to a safe and respectful learning environment in schools. The bill was amended including modifications to the definition of bullying. The bill, with the seven amendments, was passed out of committee with one committee member dissenting. SB474: Creates the Great Teaching and Leading Fund within the State s General Fund. This bill allows grants to be awarded to public and private organizations who are authorized to provide professional development to teachers and administrators. The bill was amended and passed out of committee with one member dissenting. SB460: Revises the provisions related to the statewide system of accountability for public schools. This bill provides for an alternative performance framework to evaluate schools serving at risk populations. It was amended and passed out of committee. SB461: This bill provides for an individual graduation plan to allow certain pupils enrolled in a public high school to remain enrolled in high school for an additional period to work towards graduation. The bill was passed out of committee. SB295: This bill focuses on STEM and provides that the NDE maintain a website to provide information concerning STEM careers. It contains an appropriation for additional professional development in the
16 areas of STEM for teachers. The bill was amended and passed out of committee with one dissenting vote. Wednesday, April 8: Assembly Government Affairs: AB353: This bill addresses government purchasing and revises provisions relating to the competitive bidding process used by certain state and local governmental entities for procuring goods and services. It would require school districts to go out to bid for professional services, for example. The bill was opposed by several city and county organizations and Washoe, Clark and NASS. No action was taken and it was re-referred to Assembly Ways and Means. Senate Government Affairs: SB241: This bill relates to collective bargaining and would exclude school administrators from membership in a bargaining unit for the purposes of collective bargaining. No action was taken. On Friday, April 10, the bill was amended and passed out of committee. Assembly Committee on Education: AB321: This bill deals with school police and extends their jurisdiction to charter schools. Clark offered an amendment requiring charter schools to enter into three year contracts for such services so that districts providing such services can staff appropriately. Charter schools will pay districts for the services. The bill was amended and passed out of committee. AB349: This bill requires principals to coordinate with teachers to develop class lesson plans that comply with certain academic standards. The bill was not supported or opposed by any groups. No action was taken. The bill did not meet the deadline and is dead. AB374: This bill requires the board of trustees of each school district to ensure that certain pupils meet with a counselor, administrator or other educational personnel to assess the pupil s college and career readiness and establish a plan for the student to reach their college and career goals. The bill was amended and the amended bill supported by Clark and NASS. The bill was voted out of committee as amended. AB378: This bill would eliminate the class-size reduction program and would create the Fund for Master Teachers which would support a program of incentive pay for teachers. It would also revise provisions governing the discipline and discharge of teachers and administrators by generally abolishing the distinction between probationary and post probationary employment. The bill was amended at the table by the sponsor. However, there was confusion by the committee as to what remained in the bill and what was amended out of it. Superintendents Davis, Noonan and Skorkowsky testified in opposition to the bill. No action was taken. On Friday, April 10, the amended version of the bill was voted on and passed out of committee. The amended version deleted sections 1-18 of the original bill and addressed charter school funding. Work Session: AB218: This bill revises provisions relating to emergencies in schools. The original bill was amended. The committee accepted the amendments and passed the bill out of committee.
17 AB234: This bill enacts provisions relating to multicultural education and requires the SBOE to ensure the State s social studies standards include content pertaining to multicultural education. It also requires teachers applying for initial licensure to submit proof of completion of a course in multicultural education. If they have not completed such a course, they must do so before their first license renewal. The committee accepted the amendments to the bill and voted it out of committee. Senate Legislative Operations and Elections: SB380: This bill provides an exception to the prohibition against public officers and employees requesting or otherwise causing state and local governments to, under certain circumstances, incur an expense or make an expenditure to support or oppose a ballot question. The bill was supported by Washoe and Clark. No action was taken at the hearing. A waiver was granted effective Friday, April 10, so the bill will receive more consideration. Thursday, April 9: Assembly Committee on Education: Work Session: AB205: Creates the Nevada Commission on Mentoring: Amended and passed out of committee. AB328: Revises provisions relating to certain hearings concerning pupils with disabilities. Amended and passed out of committee. AB341: Mandates enhanced screening and intervention for children with certain disabilities (dyslexia). Amended and passed out of committee. AB421: (see above) AB447: (see above) AB448: The bill establishes the Achievement School District within the NDE and provides that certain underperforming schools be converted to charter schools within the Achievement district. Several amendments were offered including one requiring that students attending the school prior to becoming part of the Achievement district be allowed to stay at the school and not have to make application to attend the newly created charter school as was provided for in the original bill. Amended and passed out of committee with a 6-4 vote. Senate Committee on Education: SB92: was pulled from the agenda SB509: This bill revises various policies and procedures of the State Public Charter School Authority and includes the following: application process to form a charter school; consolidation of the operations of multiple charter schools; charter revocation; governing body reconstitution; and authorization to receive certain money. No action was taken. On Friday, April 10, during their work session, the committee voted to amend the bill and passed it out of committee.
18 Work Session: SB432: This bill makes an appropriation to be distributed to certain schools designated as Victory schools. It was amended and passed out of committee. SB391: (see above) SB405: (see above) Friday, April 10: Assembly Judiciary: AB375: This bill provides that any facility in a school including a restroom, locker room or shower which is designated for use by persons of one biological sex must only be used by persons of that biological sex, as determined at birth. For any pupil who asserts at school a gender that is different than the pupil s biological sex, a school shall provide the best available accommodation that meets the needs of the pupil. However, such accommodation must not include access to a school restroom, locker room or shower designated for use by persons whose biological sex is different from the pupil s biological sex. The bill was amended and passed out of the committee. Senate Government Affairs: Work Session: SB241: (see above) Senate Committee on Education: Work Session: SB463: This bill addresses the use of electronic applications used for educational purposes and requires providers of such applications to provide written disclosures concerning personally identifiable information that is collected. The bill was amended and passed out of committee. SB330: This bill deals with NIAA regulations and student athlete eligibility. It also contained a section regarding the licensure requirements for school nurses. The section regarding the nurses was deleted by amendment and only the NIAA provisions remained. The bill was amended and passed out of committee. SB302: This bill establishes a program by which a child enrolled in a licensed private school may receive a grant of money equal to 90% of the per-pupil amount apportioned from the DSA in the resident school district of the child. The amount of each grant is deducted from the total apportionment to the school district. The bill was amended and passed out of committee on a 4-3 vote. SB220: Requires instruction on financial literacy in public middle schools and junior high schools. The bill was amended and passed out of committee.
19 Assembly Committee on Education: Work Session: AB378: (see above) AB394: This bill deals with deconsolidation of large districts and authorizes two or more boards of trustees of contiguous school districts to consolidate their respective districts by interlocal agreement. The amended version of the bill provides that a plan be created to break the Clark CSD into 5 precinct school districts. The amendments to the original bill were accepted and the bill passed out of committee. AB395: This bill addresses the State Public Charter School Authority and revises the requirements relating to the financial administration of the Authority; the personnel of the Authority; and the adoption of administrative regulations by the Authority. It was amended and passed out of committee. Monday, April 13: The Upcoming Week No hearings are scheduled in which education issues will be discussed. Tuesday, April 14: Senate Finance: (8:00AM): SB236: AN ACT relating to education; revising provisions relating to the Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; requiring the Advisory Council to establish certain events to recognize exemplary achievement or performance by pupils and schools in this State in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; making an appropriation. (request: $10,000 over the biennium). Senate Committee on Education: (3:30PM): AB27: AN ACT relating to education; revising provisions governing the licensure of certain teachers who are not citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States. AB30: AN ACT relating to education; revising provisions concerning the submission of a plan to improve the achievement of pupils enrolled in public school in this State; requiring the State Board to review each plan submitted by the principal of a school and make certain recommendations to the Department of Education. Wednesday, April 15: Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor: (1:30PM): SB158: An Act relating to local governments; requiring the governing body of a local government to make certain information available to the public before the governing body meets to approve a
20 collective bargaining agreement or similar agreement. (Note: This bill has been amended from the original version and requires a tentative negotiated agreement be posted 3 days prior to final approval by the governing body). SB168: relating to local governments; revising provisions relating to the reopening of a collective bargaining agreement during a period of fiscal emergency; excluding certain money from collective bargaining negotiations and from consideration in determining the ability of local governments, other than school districts, to pay compensation and monetary benefits. (Note: This bill has been amended to remove school districts from the ability to maintain 25% of the total budgeted expenditures less capital outlay for an ending fund balance that is not subject to negotiations.) At this time, no meetings are scheduled for Thursday or Friday where education bills will be heard. However, as the week progresses, more hearings will be posted.