Fairfield Board of Education
Proposed Operating Budget
2012-2013
Ms. Pamela Iacono, Board of Education Chairman
Dr. David G. Title, Superintendent of Schools
March 1, 2012
Fairfield Budget 2012-2013
Funding the Board of Education's operating
budget allows us to offer a comprehensive
and rigorous program of academics, athletics,
arts and co-curricular activities.
This presentation consists of four parts:
 An overview of our program
 Some indicators about student achievement
resulting from this program
 Significant influences on the budget
 Program / Service changes
English / Social Studies
In addition to a comprehensive core Pre K-12 program, a variety
of elective courses are offered to high school students including:
Sample of High School Electives
Journalism
Poetry
AP Language and Composition
AP Literature
Contemporary Global Lit.
Satire
AP Government and Politics
Economics
International Relations
Psychology
Youth and the Law
AP Modern European History
Math / Science
In addition to a comprehensive core Pre K-12 program, a variety
of elective courses are offered to high school students including:
Sample of High School Electives
Multivariable Calculus
Probability and Statistics
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
Personal Finance
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics
AP Environmental Science
Astronomy
Marine Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Meteorology
Oceanography
World Languages
High School World Languages
French
6 levels and Advanced Placement
Italian
4 levels
Latin
4 levels and Advanced Placement
Spanish
6 levels and Advanced Placement
Chinese
4 levels
• Grade 4
Spanish instruction begins
• Grades 7 + 8 Choice of French or Spanish
Art / Music
In addition to a comprehensive Pre K – 12 Art and Music program,
a variety of elective courses are offered to students including:
Sample of High School Electives
Keyboard / Piano
Chamber Orchestra
Concert Band
Concert Orchestra
Jazz Ensemble
Concert Choir
Music Technology
Music Theory
Drawing and Painting
3 Dimensional Design
Photography
Digital Photography
Pottery
AP Studio Art
Elementary Strings instruction begins in Grade 4 and Band in Grade 5
Music Technology instruction begins in Grade 6
Business /
Family Consumer Science /
Technology Education
Sample of High School Electives
Marketing
Business Law
Accounting
Culinary Arts
Child Development
Interior Design
Fashion and Textiles
CAD Drafting and Animation
Wood Manufacturing
Transportation Technology
Engineering Robotics
CAD Architecture
AP Economics
AP Computer Science
• Family Consumer Science begins in Grade 6
• Technology Education begins in Grade 7
• Business begins in Grade 9
Other Program Areas
Program
Grades served
Comprehensive Special Education
Program
Ages 3 through 21
Health Education
Pre K – 12
Physical Education
Pre K – 12
Gifted Program
3–8
Pre School Program
3 + 4 year olds
English Language Learner Program
K - 12
Library Media Services
Pre K – 12
Theater Arts and Video
Production
9 – 12
Student Participation
Number of Students Participating in Activities
High School Athletics
High School Music
High School
Extracurricular
Fall
820
Winter 699
Spring 875
Choral
Orchestra
Band / Jazz / Wind Ensembles
200+
250+
225+
1153 (clubs and service organizations)
Town - Wide Art Show 950+ Exhibits at Fairfield University
Numerous Local, State and National Awards
CMT 2007-2011
Percent of Students At / Above Goal
Grade 3
Reading
Writing
Math
2007
2011
2007
2011
2007
2011
Fairfield
69.2
76.4
77.6
78.1
76.7
82.3
CT
52.3
58.4
60.8
61.1
59.4
63.3
Grade 4
Reading
Writing
Math
2007
2011
2007
2011
2007
2011
Fairfield
75.7
80.6
81.7
81.9
82.6
82.3
CT
57.0
62.5
65.1
65.5
62.3
67.3
CMT 2007-2011
Percent of Students At / Above Goal
Grade 5
Reading
Writing
Math
2007
2011
2007
2011
2007
2011
Fairfield
76.8
79.4
77.6
80.7
82.1
87.5
CT
61.5
61.4
64.6
66.8
66.0
72.7
Grade 6
Reading
Writing
Math
2007
2011
2007
2011
2007
2011
Fairfield
79.4
88.7
82.5
83.2
79.4
85.3
CT
64.3
76.0
63.0
65.3
63.9
71.6
CMT 2007-2011
Percent of Students At / Above Goal
Grade 7
Reading
Writing
Math
2007
2011
2007
2011
2007
2011
Fairfield
81.4
91.0
75.1
78.0
81.8
86.3
CT
65.9
68.7
60.4
58.9
60.3
68.7
Grade 8
Reading
Writing
Math
2007
2011
2007
2011
2007
2011
Fairfield
81.4
90.6
80.8
79.3
85.5
86.8
CT
66.6
66.8
64.0
64.8
60.8
66.8
CAPT 2007-2011
Percent of Students At / Above Goal
Grade 10
Reading
Writing
Math
Science
2007 2011 2007 2011 2007 2011 2007 2011
Fairfield
67.3
63.2
72.4
82.1
67.8
69.9
67.6
71.6
CT
45.5
44.8
53.0
61.3
45.3
49.6
44.5
47.2
Advanced Placement Results
2000-2011
2000
2011
• # Students in AP Courses
314
1203
• # of AP tests taken
227
1067
• # of tests with a score of 3+
188
946
82.8%
88.7%
• Percent of tests with a score of 3+
SAT Results
2007-2011
SAT Performance
Reading
Writing
Math
2007
2011
2007
2011
2007
2011
Fairfield Avg.
534
542
542
561
554
559
CT Avg.
502
509
503
513
504
513
College / University Attendance
Sampling of Colleges attended by Fairfield graduates
Adelphi
Dartmouth
Marist
Sacred Heart
Notre Dame
American University
Duke
MIT
Seton Hall
URI
Amherst
Emory
McGill
Springfield
Vassar
Bard
Fairfield U.
Michigan State
Stanford
Villanova
Boston College
Fordham
Middlebury
Stonehill
Wake Forest
Boston University
George Mason
NYU
Temple
Wesleyan
Brandeis
Georgetown
Northeastern
Trinity
Wheaton
Brown
Harvard
Northwestern
Tufts
Wheelock
Carnegie Mellon
Hunter
Pace
Tulane
Williams
Clemson
Johns Hopkins
Penn State
UCONN
Yale
Colgate
Lehigh
Princeton
UMASS
Connecticut College
Loyola
Quinnipiac
UPENN
All of the CT
State
Universities
• 90% of Fairfield graduates continue their education
• 75% attend 4 year colleges
Budget Priorities
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Balance needs of school district with fiscal
reality
Preserve our excellent instructional program
and class sizes
Offset additional program costs with savings
when feasible
Continue to invest in maintenance and
technology upgrades
Address enrollment changes
Align budget line items to actual costs
Provide resources to support instructional
initiatives
Enrollment 2011-12 vs. 2012-13
Enrollment figures
Enrollment ( Oct. 1, 2011
K-12 )
10,157
Elementary Projected Change
- 37
Middle School Projected Change
+14
High School Projected Change
Total Change
Total Projected Enrollment (2012-2013)
+117
+94
10,251
Enrollment Information
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A decrease of 3 elementary classroom
teachers is budgeted in 2012-2013 due to
enrollment changes
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An increase of 6 classroom teachers at
the high school level is budgeted for
2012-2013 due to enrollment changes
Significant Influences on
2012-2013 Budget
Changes in enrollment
 Teacher salary increases of 2 percent
 Cost savings in new teachers’ contract
(teacher load, health insurance, course
reimbursement)
 Transportation increases
 Increased budget for custodial overtime
 Lower electricity rates
 No funding cliffs
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Program / Service Changes
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New Elementary Special Education Staffing Model
Extending Math support to middle schools and high schools
Additional part-time clerical support at the elementary schools
Additional funds for textbooks/materials to support new
curricula
Additional funding for a licensed plumber and preventative
maintenance on roofs and building envelopes
Additional resources to implement new school climate legislation
New Student Information System
Expansion of wireless internet services to all schools
Improved English Language Learner services
Net Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
Staffing Changes
Certified Staffing
Non-Certified Staffing
Net Staffing Change
Total Enrollment Change
+16.20 FTE
- 18.80 FTE
-2.60 FTE
+94
•Support of the school system’s budget has
enabled us to deliver a high quality program
•The 2.6% increase requested in this budget
balances the needs of the school system
with the fiscal reality of the town
•We appreciate your time and consideration
of this budget request
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