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District: BERNARDS TWP (350)
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils
County: SOMERSET
Operating Type K-12 / 3501 + Pupils Summary:

State Level Summary:
Total Spending Per Pupil (Definition)
2008-09 Total Spending: $91,079,220
2008-09 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 5,661.1
2008-09 Costs Amount per Pupil: $16,088
2008-09 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 44
2009-10 Total Spending: $91,333,164
2009-10 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 5,730.9
2009-10 Costs Amount per Pupil: $15,937
2009-10 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 28
Summary of Vital Statistics (Definition)
2009-10 Total Spending Per Pupil: $15,937
Revenue Sources, State: 12.3%
Revenue Sources, Local Taxes: 84.3%
Revenue Sources, Federal: 2.6%
Revenue Sources, Tuition: 0.8%
Revenue Sources, Use of Fund Balance: 0%
Revenue Sources, Other: 0%
Fall 2009 Certified Staff:
  Student/Teacher Ratio: 12.7
  Student/Support Ratio: 74.2
  Student/Administrator Ratio: 190.4
10/15/09 % of Classified Students to Total Students: 11.4%
Budgetary Per Pupil Cost (Definition)
2008-09 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,042
2008-09 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 36
2009-10 Actual Costs Amount per Pupil: $12,123
2009-10 Actual Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 31
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Amount Per Pupil: $12,411
2010-11 Budgeted Costs Rank Within Group Per Pupil: 38
Total Classroom Instruction (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,361
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 43
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 61.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,650
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 63.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,561
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 36
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 60.9%
Classroom Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $7,074
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 46
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 58.7%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2008-09): 96.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $7,311
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 42
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 60.3%
% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2009-10): 95.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $7,231
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 38
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 58.3%
%% of Classroom Salaries and Benefits to Total Classroom Instruction Costs (2010-11): 95.6%
Classroom Supplies/Textbooks (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $248
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 51
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $305
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 76
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $279
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 81
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.2%
Classroom Purchased Services/Other Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $40
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $33
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 18
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $51
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 19
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.4%
Total Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,831
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 15.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,875
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 47
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 15.5%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,880
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 49
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 15.1%
Salaries and Benefits for Support Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,706
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 14.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2008-09): 93.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,747
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 14.4%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2009-10): 93.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,766
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 60
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 14.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Support Services Salaries and Benefits (2010-11): 93.9%
Total Administration (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,013
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 10
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 8.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,067
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 7
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 8.8%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,122
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 9%
Legal Services (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $18
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 24
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $12
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 5
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.1%
Administration Salaries and Benefits (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $864
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 12
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 7.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2008-09): 85.3%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $929
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 14
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 7.7%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benfits for Administration (2009-10): 87.1%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,019
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 32
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 8.2%
% of Total Salaries and Benefits to Salaries and Benefits for Administration (2010-11): 90.8%
Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $1,513
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 55
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 12.6%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $1,261
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 17
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 10.4%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $1,568
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 57
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 12.6%
Salaries and Benefits for Operations and Maintenance of Plant (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $60
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2008-09): 4%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $66
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 2
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2009-10): 5.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $66
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 3
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0.5%
to % of Salaries and Benefits for Operations to Total Operations and Maintenance of Plant Costs (2010-11): 4.2%
Board Contributions to the Food Service Program (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 0%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $0
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 0
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 0%
Extracurricular Costs (Definition)
Per Pupil Amount (2008-09 actual costs): $324
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2008-09 actual costs): 89
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2008-09): 2.7%
Per Pupil Amount (2009-10 actual costs): $270
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2009-10 actual costs): 65
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2009-10): 2.2%
Per Pupil Amount (2010-11 budget): $281
Per Pupil Ranking Within Group (2010-11 budget): 78
% of Budgetary Cost Per Pupil (2010-11): 2.3%
Personal Services - Employee Benefits (Definition)
% of Total Salaries (2008-09): 22.7%
% of Total Salaries (2009-10): 26.7%
% of Total Salaries (2010-11): 27.8%
Total Equipment Cost (Definition)
Per Pupil Costs (2008-09): $21
Per Pupil Costs (2009-10): $26
Per Pupil Costs (2010-11): $30
Ratio of Students to Classroom Teachers and Median Classroom Teacher Salary (Definition)
Student to Teacher Ratio (2009-10): 12.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 45
Teacher Salary (2009-10): $59,364
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 47
Student to Teacher Ratio (2010-11): 12.7
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 60
Teacher Salary (2010-11): $59,238
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 34
Ratio of Students to Educational Support Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Support Service Ratio (2009-10): 74.2
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 71
Support Service Salary (2009-10): $68,413
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 28
Student to Support Service Ratio (2010-11): 76.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 72
Support Service Salary (2010-11): $67,838
Salary Ranking (2010-11): 20
Ratio of Students to Administrative Personnel and Median Salary (Definition)
Student to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 190.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 41
Administrator Salary (2009-10): $115,091
Salary Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 35
Student to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 194.4
Ratio Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 54
Administrator Salary (2010-11): $119,136
Salary Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 44
Ratio of Faculty to Administrative Personnel (Definition)
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2009-10): 17.5
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2009-10): 44
Faculty to Administrator Ratio (2010-11): 17.9
Faculty to Administrator Ranking Within Group (2010-11): 51
Comparison of Budgeted General Fund Balance vs. Actual (Used) or Generated (Definition)
General Fund Balance (2008-09): $8,368,459
2008-09 Actual: $-1,622,601
General Fund Balance (2009-10): $6,745,858
2009-10 Actual: $948,280
General Fund Excess Surplus (Definition)
Actual Excess (2008-09): $1,731,795
Actual Excess (2009-10): $623,615