KM Fiscal Responsibility

  • Kettle Moraine has worked hard to balance the budget and be fiscally responsible. The district is no longer able to manage the continuing decline in revenue through the strategies that have been utilized over the past decades. Efficiencies have been found through the following:

     

    ● Increasing class sizes

    ● Utilizing multi-age classrooms

    ● Attracting open enrollment-in to mid-point of class guideline ranges

    ● Reducing support services to students

    ● Finding efficiencies in transportation

    ● Eliminating employee post-employment benefits

    ● Reducing operating budgets

    ● Centralizing support services and eliminating support positions in buildings

    ● Insurance redesign and competitive bidding processes*

    ● Shifting costs for benefits to employees*

    ● Eliminating step and lane compensation increases

    ● Compensating for micro-credentials that align to school/district goals

    ● Restructuring delivery of learning opportunities

    ● Contracting for custodial services

    ● Reduction in legal fees through staff attorney

    ● Contracting for substitute staff

     

    * The most common KM employee health plan has a $10,000 family deductible and limited network providers. The average family plan for other Waukesha County school districts has a $2,400 deductible.