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What would be the cost of restoring the cuts to class size that were made in the FY 2016 budget? At the elementary level? At the secondary level? At the schools with the highest FARMS rates, broken down by elementary and secondary?

Question#: 3

ANSWER:

The following tables provide the costs to restore the approved FY 2016 operating budget class size reductions:

Cost of Restoring FY 2016 K–12 Class Size Cuts

Grade Level FY 2016 Reduction FTEs Salary Benefits Total
Grades 1–2 Non Focus Schools Only Class size maximum changes from 27 to 28 and reading initiative adjustment 21 $1,108,695 $321,743 $1,430,438
Grade 3 All Schools Class size maximum changed from 27 to 28 12 $633,540 $183,853 $817,393
Grades 4–5 Class size maximum changed from 29 to 30 27 $1,425,465 $413,670 $1,839,135
Middle School Class size in impacted schools increased by .5 and class size increased in other schools by 1 41 $2,164,595 $628,165 $2,792,760
High School Class size in impacted schools increased by .5 and class size increase in other schools by 1 51 $2,692,545 $781,377 $3,473,922
Total   152 $8,024,840 $2,328,808 $10,353,648

Cost of Restoring FY 2016 K–12 Class Size Cuts—Highest FARMS Schools Only

Grade Level FY2016 Reduction FTEs Salary Benefits Total
Grade 3 Focus Only (Includes Title I) Class size maximum changed from 27 to 28 6 $316,770 $91,927 $408,697
Grades 4–5 Focus Only (includes Title I) Class size maximum changed from 29 to 30 14 $739,130 $214,496 $953,626
Middle Schools, Schools With FARMS greater than 20 percent Class size in impacted schools increased by .5 and class size increase in other schools increased by 1 17.2 $908,074 $263,523 $1,171,597
High Schools, Schools with FARMS greater than 20 percent Class size in impacted schools increased by .5 and class size in other schools increased by 1 23 $1,214,285 $352,386 $1,566,671
Total   60.2 $3,178,259 $922,332 $4,100,591

The calculations are based on FY 2017 projections by school and grade level and only take into account the reductions for class sizes guidelines. They do not account for other reductions that occurred in the approved FY 2016 operating budget.

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