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AP pass rates
Audited financial statements
Births (U.S. population)
BOE vote
Budget
Budget votes
Common Core standards
Contracts
Elections
Employees
Empty nesters and school funding
English curriculum
Enrollment
Estimated tax increase
Financial statements
Flipped classrooms
Fund balance (budget surplus)
Inflation
NYSED
Retiree health-care hosts (OPEB)
Per pupil spending
Property tax report card
Public Opinion
Salary schedule
SAT and ACT scores
School report cards
Special education
Spending increase
Taxable assessments
Tax cap
Teacher and administrator compensation
Teacher compensation v. taxpayer compensation



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Advanced Placement Pass Rates

School
2013
% Graduating
Seniors Who 

Have Passed
At Least
1 AP Test
Bronxville 95.0% (2012)
Rye 88.70%
Edgemont 87.0%
Jericho 85.0%
Chappaqua 79.10%
Dobbs Ferry* 79.0%
Adlai Stevenson
Lincolnshire, IL
Per pupil spending
$24,144 (2012-13)
77.0%
Yonkers (2012)* 77.0%
Pleasantville 72.0%
Hastings 71%
Briarcliff (2012) 61.0%
Irvington
Per pupil spending:
$28,404 (2012-13)
58.20%

*I assume (but don’t know) that both the Dobbs and the Yonkers figures are for IB tests.

Why the AP pass rate matters


Audited financial statements

Financial Statements – June 30 2009
Financial Statements – June 30 2010
Financial Statements – June 30 2011
Financial statements – June 30 2012
Financial statements – June 30, 2013
Financial Statements – June 30, 2014


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Budget 2012-2013: $51,156,000
Budget 2013-2014: $54,070,000
Percent change: 5.7%

Budget documents annotated | May 2013
IUFSD Estimated tax-rate increase | Fund Balance
..PCE inflation | 5.21.2013

Proposed Budget May 2013
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SINGAPORE MATH BUDGET BAR MODEL

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Common Core standards
NY State Common Core Math
Mathematics Appendix A 
NY State Common Core ELA Standards
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C

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Elections

School board election
Montgomery won an absolute majority, Grados a plurality.

May 21, 2013
Total voters: 1,719
.
%
John Montgomery 891 52%
Bob Grados 771 45%
Seth Oster 575 33%
David Graeber 558 32%

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5.21.2013 Official Vote Count
IRVINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
OFFICIAL VOTE COUNT MAY 21, 2013

Budget votes

33 abstentions in 2013:
(budget above cap)

BUDGET
5/21/2013
 YES   1027  59.7%
 NO   659  38.3%
 ABSTAIN   33  1.9%
 TOTAL 1719

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249 abstentions in 2012:
(budget below cap)

BUDGET
5/15/2012
 YES   904  57.3%
 NO   425  26.9%
 ABSTAIN   249  15.8%
 TOTAL  1578

The folks in the press can quote me. We will need to go over the tax cap next year.
- BOE member Bob Grados
meeting of the Board of Education
March 6, 2012
Tape #5
20:53:55

Employees

Info from July 1, 2010 (most recent year analyzed in district actuarial report):

  • The district has 271 active employees and 135 retirees. Figures do not included spouses.
  • Average age of IUFSD employees is 44 for men, 46 for women.
  • Of active employees, 43 are currently eligible to retire.
  • As of July 2010, all employees, retirees and their spouses receive free healthcare benefits for life (no co-pay, no deductible).
  • Present value of all benefits (other than pension) is $100,000,000.
  • UPDATE 10/23/2014: current retirees 157

Number of employees, age, and $100,000,000 present value future liabilities


Empty nesters and school funding

 2011-2012 – school taxes for a current BOE member w/2 children
 SCHOOL TAXES $14,859.08*
 BUDGET $50,324,892.00
 ENROLLMENT  1756
 COST PER PUPIL  $28,658.82
 COST FOR 2 CHILDREN IN IUFSD  $57,317.65
WHAT PEOPLE W/O CHILDREN CURRENTLY
IN IUFSD SCHOOLS PAY TO EDUCATE
1 BOARD MEMBER’S CHILDREN
 $42,458.56

What empty nesters and non-school parents pay
to send children to IUFSD schools

English curriculum
Partial list of books Irvington 7th graders read during Fall 2011:
What do homebuyers want? | 6/2/2012

Enrollment decline
10% Projected enrollment decline over the next 5 years (May 13, 2013):

  • K-5 enrollments “may likely decrease” by up to 60 students
  • 6-8 enrollments “may likely decrease” by up to 30 pupils
  • 9-12 enrollments “may likely decrease” by up to 85 pupils

TOTAL: 175 students

CURRENT ENROLLMENT (3/4/2013): 1,794
PROJECTED ENROLLMENT IN 5 YEARS: 1,619
PERCENT DECREASE: 9.8%

Source:
Page 13 | Enrollment Decline
..Kindergarten through Grade 12 Program Delivery Study

Press release and study:
Kindergarten through Grade 12
..Program Delivery Study

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Enrollment Projection 2.2013

Source:
Kindergarten through Grade 12 Program Delivery Study, page 13
Related posts:
Enrollment

National births 2007-2010:

Births: Final
Data
YEAR BIRTHS  PERCENT
CHANGE
2007 4,316,233  +1
2008 4,247,694 -2%
2009 4,130,665 -3%
2010 3,999,386 -3%
2011
(provisional
data)
3,978,000 -2%

Births: Final Data for 2007 (ABSTRACT)
Births: Final Data for 2007 (NVSS)
Births: Final Data for 2008 (NVSS)
Births: Final Data for 2009 (NVSS)
Births: Final Data for 2010 (NVSS)

IUFSD Enrollment history (under construction)

YEAR ENROLLMENT CHANGE
1977-1978 1,564
1978-1979 1,461 -103
1979-1980 1,455 -6
1980-1981 1,391 -64
1981-1982 1,304 -87
1982-1983 1,217 -87
1983-1984 1,181 -36
1984-1985 1,130 -51
1985-1986 1,129 -1
1986-1987 1,124 -5
1987-1988 1,122 -2
1988-1989 1,100 -22
1989-1990 1,101 +1
1990-1991 1,147 +46
1991-1992 1,149 +2
1992-1993 1,197 +48
1993-1994 1,219 +22
1994-1995 1,284
Legend Hollow
children begin
entering IUFSD
+65
1995-1996 1,310 +26
1996-1997 1,395 +85
1997-1998 1,445 +50
1998-1999 1,618 +173
1999-2000 1,711  +93
2000-2001 1,744 +33
2001-2002 1,858 +114
2002-2003 1,937 +79
2003-2004 1,989 +52
2004-2005 1,998 +9
2005-2006 1,959 -39
2006-2007 1,961
middle school
opens (?)
+2
2007-2008 1,942 -19
2008-2009 1,888 -54
2009-2010 1,799
projected: 1848
overestimate: 49
-89
2010-2011 1,798 -1
2011-2012 1,756
correction: 1,747
(BEDS)
-51
2012-2013 1,799 (5/10/2013)
projected: 1,740
underestimate: 59
+52
2013-2014 1,780 -19
2014-2015 1,768
projected: 1,794
-12

10% projected decline in enrollment over next 5 years (May 13, 2013)

Sources for years 1977-1978 through 2009-2010:
Superintendent’s Proposed 2009-10 Budget March 24, 2008
(the ‘2008’ has to be wrong, but that’s what the document says)
and
2009-2010
Superintendent’s Proposed Budget
March 24, 2009 (ppt)

Enrollment as of 3/4/2013: 1,794
Enrollment as of Friday 5/10/2013: 1799

SEE:
Correcting Bob Grados
Sources for years 1977-1978 through 2009-2010:
Superintendent’s Proposed 2009-10 Budget March 24, 2008
(the ‘2008’ has to be wrong, but that’s what the document says)
and
2009-2010
Superintendent’s Proposed Budget
March 24, 2009 (ppt)

Births: Final Data (NVSS)

Births: Final
Data
YEAR BIRTHS  PERCENT
CHANGE
2007
(highest #
in U.S. history)
4,316,233  +1
2008 4,247,694 -2%
2009 4,130,665 -3%
2010 3,999,386 -3%
2011
(provisional
data)
3,978,000 -2%

Births: Final Data for 2007 (ABSTRACT)
Births: Final Data for 2007 (NVSS)
Births: Final Data for 2008 (NVSS)
Births: Final Data for 2009 (NVSS)
Births: Final Data for 2010 (NVSS)

ALL ENROLLMENT POSTS

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Financial statements
2009 Financial Statements
2010 Financial Statements
2011 Financial Statements
2012 Financial Statements
2013 Financial Statements
2014 Financial Statements

Flipped classrooms

Irvington Insight: “Flipped Classroom, A Model That Turns Learning on Its Head” | Vol.18 No. 1 January 2014

Fund balance

The “fund balance” is the budget surplus, sometimes called a “rainy day” fund. By definition, it is money in the budget that is not designated to pay for programs. Districts have been advised to use the fund balance to stay within the tax cap, and in the May 2013 election 97% of NY districts did so. IUFSD chose to break the cap in order to keep its fund balance at the maximum allowable under the law.

Year Fund 
balance
(budget
surplus)
Percent of
budget
2008-2009 $1,949,375 3.85%
2009-2010 $2,040,362 4%
2011-2012 $2,012,995 4%
2012-2013 $2,046,240 4%
2013-2014 $2,162,800 4%
Amount by which
2013-2014 budget overrides
tax cap
$1,277,756

Sources:
2009-2010 Adopted BUDGET  (see page 27)
Fund Balance (budget surplus)  2011-2012,
2012-2013, and 2013-2014

Fund Balance – NY state – ALL – 2011-2012 and 2012-13

AND SEE:
Singapore math explains the budget

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Inflation as of 5/9/2013
Core PCE, not the CPI, is used by the Federal Reserve.

US Core PCE Inflation Rate Chart

US Core PCE Inflation Rate data by YCharts

US Core PCE Inflation Rate Chart

US Core PCE Inflation Rate data by YCharts

1.05% Core PCE inflation (charts accessed 7/4-5/2013):
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US Core PCE Inflation Rate 7.4.2013

CLICK TO ENLARGE:original:1348×352FRED Graph Core PCE 5.1.2013
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NYSED
New York State Property Tax Report Card (defines fund balance)
Part I – Budget and Enrollment:
2012-13 Property Tax Report Card Data

Part II – Tax Levy: 2012-13 Property Tax Report Card Data
Part III – Fund Balances: 2012-13 Property Tax Report Card Data

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OPEB – Retiree health-care costs (“Other Post-Employment Benefits”)

Retiree Health Benefits MUST READ

Our district pays health-care costs for retirees and their spouses for life. The increase in future obligations as of June 30, 2013:

 YEAR  OPEB*
Obligation
 2-year
% increase
Core PCE year-on-year
(Inflation)
August 2013*
 June 30, 2011 $16,857,318
 June 30, 2012 $22,056,552 30.84%
 June 30, 2013 $27,784,130 25.97% 64.82%  1.2%

*Core PCE = Personal Consumption Expenditure: prices excluding food and energy. Core PCE is the measure of inflation used by the Federal Reserve.

Source:
2013 AUDIT | OPEB | p 37 & 38 INCLUDES source in Irvington Union
Free School District Financial Statements of June 30, 2013 Together
with Independent Auditor’s Report
via Patrick Gilmartin.

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Per pupil spending
2012-2013 Budget: $51,156,000
Enrollment as of 5/10/2013: 1,799
Per pupil spending: $28,436

2013-2014
Budget: $54,070,000
Current enrollment (5/10/2013): 1,799
Per pupil spending: $30,056
Source:
3.5.2013 – Superintendent’s Proposed Budget – (Powerpoint)

Percent increase in per pupil spending: 5.6%

Public opinion
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CONFIDENCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS - GOOD
Source:
A Nation at Risk: Where Are We Now? | Education Week | Published
Online: April 23, 2013 | Published in Print: April 24, 2013, as Where
Are We Now?

Rasmussen 2013
17% Say U.S. Public Schools Provide World-Class Education
Just 26% Give U.S. Public Schools Positive Marks
66% Think High School Graduates Lack Skills for College or Job
39% Think Common Core Standards Likely to Improve Student
Achievement

Voters Favor Choices for Prayer, Uniforms, Calendar in Schools
74% Underestimate Average Teacher Salary in U.S.
35% Think School Performance Would Improve with More Funding

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SAT and ACT scores
SAT I Individual Score Equivalents
(what our kids’ scores would have been prior to 1995)

School report cards
At Houlihan Lawrence

Special education enrollment | Westchester County

District
2011-2012
All Westchester
County districts
Percent of 
Total Public
& Nonpublic
School Students
in Special
Education
Rye City 4.4% 4.4%
Bronxville 6.6%
Bedford 7.9%
Dobbs Ferry 7.3%
Scarsdale 7.9%
Tarrytown 8.0%
Blind Brook 8.1%
Greenburgh 8.3%
White Plains 8.8%
Eastchester 9.4%
Mamaroneck 9.6%
Rye Neck 9.6%
Pocantico Hills 9.8%
New Rochelle 9.9%
Harrison 10.0%
Briarcliff 10.4%
North Salem 10.5%
Pelham 10.5%
Ardsley 10.7%
Chappaqua 10.8%
Hendrick Hudson 11.4%
Elmsford 11.5%
Byram Hills 11.6%
Hastings 11.6%
Portchester-Rye 11.6%
Somers 11.6%
Irvington 11.7%
Ossining 11.7%
Yorktown 11.8%
Valhalla 11.9%
Edgemont 12.0%
Croton-Harmon 12.3%
Tuckahoe 12.5%
Katonah-Lewisboro 12.8%
Yonkers 13.0%
Mount Pleasant 14.7%
Lakeland 15.0%
Peekskill 15.7%
Mount Vernon 16.1%

Source:
Search Results for Westchester County | NYSED
NYSED Special Education School District Data Profile for 2011-2012

Spending - Percent increase
Proposed budget (3/5/2013): $54,070,000
Enrollment as of 5/10/2013: 1,799
Per pupil spending: $30,056

Source:
3.5.2013 – Superintendent’s Proposed Budget – (Powerpoint)

2012-2013 Budget: $51,156,000
Enrollment as of 5/10/2013: 1,799
Per pupil spending: $28,436

Percent increase in per pupil spending: 5.6%
Related post: $30,139 per pupil spending proposed for 2013-2014 | 5/11/2013

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Taxable assessments

Taxable Assessments 3.5.2013
source: Superintendent’s Proposed Budget March 5, 2013 | page 39

  • Roughly a 1% increase in taxable assessments.
  • Proposed budget increase, excluding $3.5 million borrowed to pay tax certs: 5.7%.


Tax Cap
Number of districts breaking the tax cap in 2013: 4%
Percent of districts that dipped into fund balance in order to stay within the cap: 97%

Tax Cap Explainer
Tax Levy Cap Explainer – BOCES – (highlighted)

Tax Cap Law 
Local Government and School Accountability

Property Tax Report Card 2013
2013-14 Property Tax Report Card
2013-14 Property Tax Report Card | HIGHLIGHTED 

Teacher and administration compensation
4 is not 2 | 5/12/2012
IUFSD teachers have not had a “wage freeze” | 5/14/2013

Teacher compensation v. taxpayer compensation
A growing gap between teacher and taxpayer wages?

3 employees with some but not all salaries

Raises and benefits at IBM | 5/31/2012

Sticky wages: wage changes in 2011 | 5/19/2013

052812krugman5-blog480 Sticky Wages - FRBSF bell curve
Why Has Wage Growth Remained Strong?
By Mary Daly, Bart Hobijn, and Brian Lucking
FRBSF Economic Letter

Teacher compensation | IUFSD
2011-12: $129,644.27 (Total compensation)
2012-13: $134,739.75 (Total compensation)
Percent change: 3.93%

2011-12
Average teacher salary $96,400
Social Security $7,374.60
TRS pension $10,710.04
Health insurance $15,159.63
TOTAL: $129,644.27

2012-13
Average teacher salary: $99,150.00
Social Security $7,584.97
TRS pension: $11,739.36
Health insurance: $16,265.42
TOTAL: $134,739.75
4% average increase in teacher compensation year-to-year | 5/12/2012

Teacher salary schedules | IUFSD
CONTRACT | JOINT PRESS RELEASE | SALARY SCHEDULE | 1.18.2012 | SALARY SCHEDULE

SALARY SCHEDULES | 2009-2010 THRU 2015-2016 contracts
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
Source: The Irvington Union Free School District and the Irvington Faculty Association Collectively Negotiated Agreement | July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2016

Teacher compensation | USA
$54,200
Average US teacher salary: $54,200 | 4/28/2013

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Average Annual GDP Growth in Past Five Expansions
2001-2007 2.6%
1991-2000 3.7%
1982-1990 3.8%
1980-1981 4.4%
1975-1980 4.3%
Source: Commerce Department, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Economic Growth Stays Soft
Updated April 26, 2013, 7:06 p.m. ET | By SUDEEP REDDY


TOPICS
English curriculum
Enrollment
Per pupil spending
Taxpayer report card
Teacher and administrator compensation

Absentee voting
Absentee voting applications and deadline | 4/21/2013


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