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MNPS FY19-20 Budget Summary

(Local Funds)
Summary of Findings

• The percentage of Local funds budgeted to Administration is


comparable to other districts reviewed (slide 6)
• Average total compensation for school administrative and
teaching positions is below the comparison district reviewed
(slide 10)
• School network support structures are much leaner than the
comparison district reviewed (slide 8)

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Description of Budget Categories
School SBB Dollars derived directly through the MNPS weighted student formula
Direct
School Other Dollars that are budgeted directly in schools, but are not derived from the SBB formula (Direct
Direct Allocations, Exception Hires, etc.)
School Charter Schools A direct passthrough of funds to MNPS charter schools
Direct
School Academic Dollars that are budgeted centrally, but directly support school instruction and development
Support (Curriculum, Library Resources, Exceptional Ed itinerant positions, etc.
School Maintenance and Dollars that are budgeted centrally, but directly support school operations (Transportation, IT,
Support Operations etc.)
Central Administration Dollars that support the overall governance, leadership and management of MNPS
(Superintendent, Board of Education, Central Office Leadership, etc.)
Central Fixed Costs Dollars such as Retiree Benefits, Insurance reserves, Metro Government IT Charges, etc. that are
fixed in nature
Central Fixed - Other Insurance reserves that, in many districts, are housed in non-local funds and typically not
included in an analysis of general operating expenditures

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Breakdown of FY19-20 Local Budget by Category

Note: Totals may not add due to rounding

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MNPS FY19-20 Budget Breakdown by Category (Local Funds)

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48% 65%

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Cross-District Comparison of Central Overhead
Overall, the percentage MNPS spends on central administration and fixed costs is lower
than most districts studied

Cross-District Comparison of Cental Overhead


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Sources: MNPS FY19-20 Budget, ERS 2010 Resource Study and select district reported updates
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School Support Structures
Comparison of School Support Structures
MNPS Network Support Structure Comp District Support Structure*
160 Schools 146 Schools

4 Regional Networks 6 Regional Networks


~40 Schools per Network ~25 Schools per Network

Support Structure: Support Structure:


• Community Superintendent • Regional Instructional Superintendent
• 3 Executive Directors of School Support • Asst. Regional Instructional Superintendent
and Instruction (EDSSI) • 2 Regional Math Specialists
*The comparison district was chosen based on similarities in size, • 2 Regional Literacy Specialists
student demographics, cost of living, and school autonomy/student-
based budgeting principles • 1 Sr. Regional Improvement & Leadership
Specialist
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FY19-20 Summary of School Admin Cost and FTE

* Additional 1.0 EDSSI not funded with local funds

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FY19-20 Average Salary Comparison
MNPS’ Total Compensation is below that of the comparison district for most positions.

* Comp District Averages have been prorated to the most common MNPS work day schedule for each position for a more
accurate comparison

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