The District is estimating a General Fund deficit of approximately $68 million if one-time State funding for FY23 is held for FY24. Since 2017, ASD has received an increase of .5% from the State of Alaska (SOA) through the BSA formula. For more than seven years, inflation has reduced purchasing power to a level of approximately $80 million less than what the District could afford in 2017 in real dollars. This, coupled with a declining student enrollment in our city, continues to negatively impact ASD’s ability to maintain smaller class sizes to better address student learning.
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Areas for Detailed Analysis
- Review schools for closure/repurpose, school-based minimum and metric-based staffing levels, ASDV, special programs (e.g. immersion & IB), MS model, addenda levels, and pull-out programs (IGNITE, 6th grade band/orchestra, etc.)
- Review ESSER II/III planned expenditures to help soften FY 24 deficit
- Review 1:1 costs & short/long-term plan to support elementary and secondary, district software, policy & procedure for lost/broken student equipment
- Review District Administrative staff, contracts, insurance coverage limits, Student Nutrition debt practices, facility renting fees, Student Transportation, etc.
- Potential for increased revenue (i.e., outsource capabilities to other districts/municipalities, expand Medicaid reimbursement, etc.)
- Review sports and activities to determine potential cost savings and possibly reduce programs. Review activity fee rates and gate fees for games
- ASD’s prioritization efforts will be informed through layered community, family and staff input (surveys, town halls, etc.)
State Foundation Formula and Local Taxes
School Size Adjuster
The school-size factor table is used to calculate the adjusted Average Daily Membership (ADM) for each school
41,325 -> 47,446Step 2
District Cost Factor
The district's school size adjusted ADM is multiplied by the district cost factor
47,446 = 47,446Step 3
Special Needs Factor
The previously adjusted ADM is multiplied by 1.20, providing an additional 20%
47,446 -> 56,935Step 4
The previously adjusted ADM is multiplied by 1.015, providing an additional 1.5%
56,935 -> 57,789Step 5
Intensive Needs Factor
The intensive needs count is multiplied by 13 to determine the final Adjusted ADM
57,789 -> 71,036Step 6
The district's correspondence count is added in and multiplied by .90
71,036 -> 72,967
District adjusted ADM
Base Student Allocation
Basic need (BSA x ADM)
Required local effort (property taxes)
MOA Property Values
Total Required Local Taxes
State Reduction for Federal Impact Aid Received
State Foundation Revenue
State Quality Schools Grant
Total State Revenue
Required Local Taxes
Additional Allowable Taxes
(23% of Basic Need + Quality Schools)
Total Allowable Taxes