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Bloomfield Hills Schools Budget

Budget Balancing Actions

FISCAL YEAR 2016-17

  • Continue shared time partnership, including at the kindergarten level
  • Limit professional development outside of the district
  • Reduce substitute costs
  • Streamline early intervention programs
  • Seek revenue opportunities for buildings with capacity
  • Information technology related savings, including consolidation of data center servers & storage, centralization of technology budgets, license fees, communication infrastructure upgrade & consolidation
  • Streamline transportation routes in accordance with policy, including implementation of neighborhood stops at the high school level
  • Further reduce discretionary budgets by 10% while shifting larger costs centrally
  • Operational savings that may result from Master Property Plan decisions
  • Reduce administrative & support staff positions district-wide (including attrition):
    • Reorganization of MYP Coordinator & Media Specialist positions
    • Reduced PYP Coordinator
    • Central office administration
    • School level administration
    • Support staff
  • Continued custodial services outsourcing through attrition

The 2016/17 General Fund projected net loss is reduced by approximately $1.0 million with the implementation of the budget balancing actions listed above.


Fiscal Year 2015-16

  • Reduce software license fees, membership dues, subscriptions, and other fees
  • Reduce district vehicles (eliminates replacement costs of about $50k)
  • Reduce communications non-personnel costs
  • Reduce contracted assignment costs
  • Reduce strategic plan budgeted costs
  • Reinstate tuition program for new students as space allows
  • Further "right-size" our print/copy/fax/scan footprint
  • Adjust tuition rates annually (inflationary increase)
  • Energy savings program
  • Non-instructional reduction through attrition at Booth Center
  • Reduce secretarial & administrative support costs district-wide (attrition)
  • Reduction of 1 support position (attrition) dependent on additional new technologies
  • IT personnel savings through attrition (2014/15 departure) & non-personnel savings
  • Reduce paraprofessional costs K-12
  • Reduce psychologist costs
  • Eliminate health care nurse
  • Eliminate 5th grade sports
  • Begin orchestra & band in 5th grade
  • Capture savings with aligned middle school scheduling
  • Reduce 1 middle school counselor
  • Eliminate return transportation from athletic events
  • Capture efficiencies with Model on HS campus
  • Reduce 1 high school counselor in accordance with consolidation plans
  • Reduce 1 high school parking lot para
  • Realign high school hall monitor/para positions
  • Reduce 1 high school athletic coordinator in accordance with consolidation plans
  • Reduce 1 police liaison position
  • Single campus high school transportation savings
  • Shared Services
The 2015/16 General Fund projected net loss is reduced by approximately $3.8 million with the implementation of the budget balancing actions listed above.

Fiscal Year 2014-15

  • Custodial staffing reductions
  • Custodial substitutes outsourced
  • Custodial replacements outsourced
  • K-12 overall staffing decrease
  • Elementary, no net change
  • Middle Schools, net increase of .5 FTE
  • BHHS, net 2.37 reduction
  • Additional, recent changes decreased paraprofessional staffing by 1.5 FTE
  • Eliminated an administrator in a support position
  • Social worker staffing reduction
  • Energy procurement savings – gas supply beginning April 2015 and electric supply beginning January 2016
  • Accept tuition enrollments
  • Eliminate staff meals/food purchases from non-Hills funds
  • Reduce professional development costs by only allowing that which is specifically aligned to our strategic goals
  • 10% reduction for all discretionary budgets
  • Reduce vehicle/equipment needs
  • Identify transportation savings opportunities and begin dialogues

The 2014/15 General Fund projected net loss is reduced by approximately $2.0 million with the implementation of the budget balancing actions listed above.

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