How Does NAPLS Make Every Dollar Count?

  • Cost Per Pupil
    We are an excellent school district, achieving above average results while keeping spending at the average cost per pupil of districts in central Ohio, lower than Upper Arlington, Worthington, Dublin and others.
    In fact, our cost per-pupil dropped from $12,138 in FY2012 to $11,967 in FY2013. With that average cost per-pupil, we are proud to provide an excellent quality education with necessary instructional materials, technology and computers, and a rigorous and relevant curriculum that meets the need of all students.

Cost Saving Measures

  • Cost savings measures that have taken place include, but are not limited to:
    • Reducing purchased services
    • Combining professional development and eliminating advanced purchasing of materials
    • Moving to a zero-based budgeting model, lowering many department budgets
    • Reducing print publications and mailings
    • Renegotiated certified staff step and salary increases from 2011 to 2014, resulting in significant cost containments for the district
    • Reducing new hires, which has increased class sizes in some areas
    • Renegotiated health insurance coverage for staff
    Containing Costs

Outside Funding Sources

  • The district actively seeks outside grant funding to allow us to provide enhanced services for our students and community. These outside funds include, but are not limited to:
    • Donations from the New Albany Community Foundation, New Albany Scholars, the New Albany Women’s Network, and building Parent Teacher Organizations, to host K-12 Author Visit opportunities for published authors to interact with students
    • A $1.1 million Straight A Fund grant bringing a MIT Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab) to the campus as we implement Innovation Generation, curriculum focused on advanced manufacturing/robotics, IT, and a health care track
    • Gifts totaling over $1.6 million -  $1.5 million for architectural enhancements to the new 1-8 Learning Facility;  $72,626 for the Easton OSU Solar building; and $58,354 from district Parent Teacher Organizations, background checks, scholarships and more
    • 100% privately funded artificial turf due to the generous support of a community-led campaign