Budget Listening & Learning Session
Hold 'Em Exercise
Tuesday, Nov. 13 2018
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Highland Park Middle School
7000 SW Wilson Ave.
Beaverton, OR 97008
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During the Hold ‘Em Exercise, audience members will participate in a
simulation where they have to evaluate and balance the District’s
Budget Scenario 2019-20
- Although Oregon is experiencing a strong economy and stable job
market, the state budget is facing tremendous pressure from the PERS
obligation. Currently, there is no revenue reform to help cover these
rising costs and the projected kicker would reduce the ending fund
balance of the current biennium.
The Governor’s budget will be released by December 1st. The Co-Chairs
Budget is usually released by late February and Legislature meets
February through June. Final State budget is due by June 30th. Beaverton
will start the staffing process in late February. Adopt budget by June
There are also many unknown factors that will impact the budget for 2019-20:
State Funding Level
Increases to utilities
Construction market conditions driving up maintenance and repair costs
Costs for contractual obligations for staff
Health insurance increases
Costs that we can estimate currently include:
School District has had relatively flat enrollment for the past few
years. However, our enrollment is steadily growing on the borders of our
district and declining in the center of the district. Our student
demographics are also changing. Our students in poverty are decreasing
as housing costs increase. We are also seeing a decrease in our English
Language Learners. These changes have a negative impact on our State
School Fund (SSF) allocation.
In 2018, greater percentages of Beaverton students meet or exceed state
standards on the Smarter Balanced and Oregon Assessment of Knowledge
and Skills (OAKS) than their peers statewide in all subjects tested at
all grades. We are also seeing improvement in our subgroup data. BSD
graduation rates continue to be higher than the state average and the
gap between BSD and the state is increasing.
Current Service Level:
Beaverton has added nine instructional days to the school calendar
during the last three years. Five of these days were additional days to
the licensed contract. This is in alignment with School Board and
Governor’s priorities. Our salaries and benefits have kept pace with the
economic demand of the area.
Student Success Coaches at all elementary schools to address increased social and emotional needs of our students.
and High School Success - in response to Measure 98, Beaverton has
increased Career and Technical Education opportunities at our high
schools. We have also invested in graduation mentors to increase
graduation rates and attendance.
Early Learning - Beaverton has invested in ten pre-kindergarten classes at five elementary schools.
- (Advancement Via Individual Determination) All secondary schools have
AVID tutorial classes and schoolwide AVID strategies have been
Future Ready - Full secondary 1:1 device
implementation and increased elementary technology strategies and
devices. The Future Ready initiative necessitated technology
infrastructure upgrades and modernization funded primarily through the
Social Workers and Counselors have been increased to support increased student needs.
Development - New curriculum adoptions have been supported with
professional development for all teachers. Early release implementation
has increased collaboration and professional development across the
Operation & Support Services Investments:
staffing has increased commensurate with the addition of square footage
in new facilities, maintaining staffing at the minimal 2012-13 funding
level per square foot.
Increased maintenance staffing
resulted in an immediate improvement in client satisfaction. These
increases have slowed but not reversed the growth rate of deferred
Operational costs have increased in
response to additional buildings and square footage, upgrades to heating
and cooling units, increased instructional days, unfunded mandates,
community use of schools, and security and seismic updates. Operational
budget increases have not accompanied these additions.
We will continue to communicate with the community throughout the budget and 2019 legislative process.