Build a Stronger District

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UPDATE:  At the January 19, 2016 Board of Education meeting, Strong Schools Coalition requested that the District restore half of the per pupil revenue increase from 2008-09 to 2015-16 to our schools in the 2016-17 school year, empowering our local communities vs. central administration to make decisions regarding how these funds are spent.

Click here to view SSC’s public comment

In a few weeks, 3 newly elected Board of Education members will be sworn into office to serve the needs of over 60,000 students in Douglas County School District.  This infographic outlines how the Board of Education can move forward in a positive manner and become a stronger district.

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This document contains links to all reference documents that were used in creating this infographic.

For the calculation the District’s portion of per pupil revenue (PPR), the average site based budget (SBB) for all students was calculated by determining how many elementary, middle and high school schools were enrolled during the school year.   Enrollment numbers for each school type were multiplied by their respective SBB dollar amount, added together, and then divided by the total number of students:

Average SBB = ((# of elementary students * elementary SBB) + (# of ms students * middle SBB) + (# of hs students * high school SBB) / total number of students)

District’s portion of PPR = PPR – Average SBB

SBB only includes neighborhood schools, not charter or on-line schools.  Finally, SBB includes mill levy overrides but PPR does not.  Therefore, the District’s portion of PPR does not include the mill levy override dollars that are kept at the district level.

 

The calculation of the average pay for the top 10 district leadership positions does not include benefits or Pay for Performance bonuses because the district was unwilling to release this information at no charge.

 

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