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Board of Education 2013-14 Preliminary Budget By the Numbers

How the school district breaks down the numbers

The nearly $132.5 million preliminary 2013-14 schools budget passed by the Parsippany Board of Education, as described at Tuesday's BOE meeting by Superintendent LeRoy Seitz, maintains all current teaching and extracurricular programs and faculty.

It also includes , the return of media specialists for township elementary schools and $240,000 to cover three full-time school resource officers (a fourth would be paid for by the town).

In dollars and cents, this is how the plan breaks down and how it stacks up against the 2012-13 spending plan:

2012-2013 2013-2014
(Preliminary) Budgeted Fund Balance  $    3,218,137 $3,009,749 Tax Levy $117,978,486 $122,240,875 Tuition (mandated
for out-of-district students) $308,200 $308,200 Interest $5,000 $5,000 Misc. Revenues $2,051,287 $2,180,314 Extraordinary Aid $190,114 $190,114 State Aid $4,479,502 $4,479,502 Semi $10,804 $10,804 TOTAL $128,241,530 $132,424,558 Budget Increase $4,183,028
Stanley Kantor March 07, 2013 at 02:38 PM
It was useful to see where the money comes from; it would also be useful to see where it goes to. It is quite odd in an environment where employment is flat and the economy is, at best, lethargic the Board President suggests that it's okay to impose a 3.36% tax increase on Parsippany home owners with no share of the burden assumed by anyone else. It is short-sighted and unsustainable and should be reconsidered by the Board or the voters may well express their dismay.
Sick of the Bull March 07, 2013 at 03:44 PM
3.36% is 3.36% too much!!!!!
Chris March 07, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Government officials are so out of touch with reality. You said it Stan - Unemployment is high, wages are low, everyone is cutting back everywhere to make ends meet... everyone except the government and the school district. They seems to be absolutely clueless to what is going on with the rest of the world. ...And these are the people who are in charge of educating your children!!! We all have to cut back and balance our budgets in our own lives. Why is such a basic accounting principle like balancing a budget such an absolute mystery for our public officials.
Carl B March 07, 2013 at 05:31 PM
You are absolutely right. Another snow job. How much they want, but, nothing on where it is going. A 3.36% budget increase is too high when one considers the economic situation, lack of jobs and income levels lower for the avergage family.
William Paavola March 07, 2013 at 11:50 PM
$900,000 for capital improvements on a $132M income. WOW that is a whopping 0.68%. This from the people that wanted $17M for football fields. Time to adjust priorities. We need to see where the money goes. And when the publish the salary line they need to break it out by classification and head count. That will really be interesting. I think a no vote is coming.
NHM March 08, 2013 at 04:59 AM
If the state mandate is for an increase of no more than 2% in budgets why are we yet again getting a higher one?? How do they get to take away our right to vote on the budget? As others have said, we all have to live with very tight budgets at home and higher property taxes are NOT needed now.
Roman Hoshowsky March 08, 2013 at 09:00 PM
There is a lot of stuff in this preliminary budget we have lived without. While it's fine to have a wish list, we have to realize families have wish lists too. Raising taxes right now is a bad idea. The Board will have to decide between the things the schools need and the things the schools can do without.

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