Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/8/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: Finance and Budget
Type: Info
Subject: Long-term Financial Impact of Reinstating 30 Custodians
Strategic Plan:
Objective 6.1 Fiscal Policies and Practices
ACPS will plan, manage, monitor, and report spending to provide decision-makers and the community with a reliable, accurate, and complete view of the financial performance of the educational system at all levels.
Policy: DA - Management of Funds
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
File Attachment:
190308_Long_Term_Financial_Impact_Reinstating_30Custodians_V1.pdf
190308_5-year_Fiscal_Forecast.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: This memorandum outlines the long-term financial impact that adding these positions will have on the FY 2020 budget, and beyond.
Background: On Thursday, February 21, 2019, the School Board approved the FY 2020 Combined Funds Budget. The adoption of the Combined Funds Budget is an annual commitment to programs and activities for Alexandria City Public Schools. ACPS is moving forward in our efforts to realize the mission and vision established in ACPS 2020 strategic plan, and to prepare every student to have the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. We are guided by a commitment to achieving academic excellence, where every school is high performing and every student succeeds.

The Approved FY 2020 Budget appropriated funds to achieve the 6 goals outlined in the Strategic Plan 2020, with emphasis on the areas adopted by the School Board as budget priorities on September 27, 2018.

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the Joint City/Schools Work Session discussion was held in regards to adding an additional 30 FTEs for custodial services. The implementation of a plan to outsource custodial services through attrition was developed due to the recommendation from the facilities audit, as well as efforts to fulfill the Strategic Plan Goals 4 (Facilities and the Learning Environment) and 6 (Effective and Efficient Operations). Specifically the outsourcing of custodial services through attrition ensures that facilities are maintained at high levels in an efficient manner to support the educational mission and daily operations of the School Division. Cost savings was not the driver for custodial outsourcing, however, adding the 30 FTEs back will have a long-term financial impact on ACPS’ operating budget.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends School Board members review the board brief.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dominic Turner - Acting Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Gregory Hutchings - Superintendent