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  • 1. Quality Learning – Responsible Citizens
  • 2. It’s About Our Kids, Our Schools and Our Future
  • 3. Criteria used to develop the District’s Long-range Facility Program Garden City Public Schools
  • 4.
    • To reduce class size
    • To maintain the same or fewer transitions
    • To provide all teachers with a classroom
    • To eliminate modular classrooms
    • To maintain and enhance safety and security for our students district wide
    Garden City Public Schools Criteria For The Program
  • 5.
    • To impact teacher recruitment and retention
    • To provide adequate space for quality programs, now and in the future
    • To base every decision on what is best for our students
    Garden City Public Schools Criteria For The Program
  • 6. Pre-Kindergarten – 12 th grade Long-range Facility Program Garden City Public Schools
  • 7.
    • Construction of a new high school
    • Housing 2,000 with expansion up to 2,500 students
    • Current high school would be converted into a middle school
    • J.D. Adams Hall would house the New Outlook Academy and the Therapeutic Education Program
    Garden City Public Schools Long-range Facility Program
  • 8.
    • Abe Hubert Middle School would be transformed into an elementary school
    • Garfield Elementary School would become a centralized Early Childhood Center
    Garden City Public Schools Long-range Facility Program
  • 9. Centralized Early Childhood Center Garden City Public Schools Description of Program
  • 10.
    • Will be in a centralized location
    • Will have a daily attendance over 600 students ages 3-5
    • Will enhance collaboration of Early Childhood teachers
    • Will provide an expanded continuum of services
    • Will increase opportunities for parent participation and training
    Garden City Public Schools Early Childhood Center
  • 11.
    • It will provide continuity of programs to prepare students for Kindergarten
    • It will reduce the duplication of equipment
    • It will be a facility designed appropriately for the age group
    • It will open up classrooms in elementary schools around the district
    Garden City Public Schools Early Childhood Center
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  • 13. New High School Garden City Public Schools Description of Program
  • 14. The New High School will be built to accommodate a new teaching/learning delivery model called Small Learning Communities Garden City Public Schools
  • 15. What are Small Learning Communities? Garden City Public Schools Small Learning Communities
  • 16. Garden City Public Schools Small Learning Communities
    • Small Learning Communities
    • are classrooms located together in a wing offering courses united by a broad theme of interest
    • It would break the 4 th largest high school in Kansas down into smaller “schools” based on student interest
  • 17. Garden City Public Schools Small Learning Communities
    • Freshmen would be in one wing of the school while the rest of the classes would occupy the other communities in the school
      • This will help freshmen make a successful transition into the high school
      • This will also give freshmen an opportunity to choose a learning community of interest to them with a smaller group of students
  • 18.
    • Makes instruction relevant to students because it ties instruction to an area of interest for students
    • Generates rigor by increasing expectations for students academically
    Garden City Public Schools Small Learning Communities
  • 19. 1. Makes the school more personable and allows teachers to build relationships with students because the community is marketed to students based on their current interests or post-secondary plans 2. Makes the school more personable and allows teachers to build professional relationships because the core academic and elective teachers collaborate for student achievement Garden City Public Schools Small Learning Communities
  • 20.
    • Aids in the retention of teachers in the high school because of the relationships in that learning community
    • Students and teachers form bonds in the learning community creating increased academic achievement by students
    Garden City Public Schools Small Learning Communities
  • 21. What will the New High School look like? Garden City Public Schools
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  • 25. Garden City Public Schools What will the New High School look like? Example of a Typical HS Biology Classroom Today Existing GCHS Biology Science Room 204
  • 26. Garden City Public Schools What will the New High School look like? Existing GCHS Science Room 204 Example of a Typical HS Science Classroom Today
  • 27. Garden City Public Schools What will the New High School look like? Example of a Typical HS Computer Lab Classroom Today Existing GCHS Gifted Computer Lab Room 104
  • 28. Garden City Public Schools What will the New High School look like? Example of a Typical HS Classroom Today Existing HS Classroom Room 105
  • 29. Garden City Public Schools What will the New High School look like? Existing Clifford Hope Auditorium Example of a Typical HS Auditorium Today
  • 30. Garden City Public Schools What will the New High School look like? Existing Clifford Hope Auditorium Example of a Typical HS Auditorium Today
  • 31. Garden City Public Schools What will the New High School look like? Example of a Typical Walk down Gymnasium Today Existing GCHS Gymnasium
  • 32. Garden City Public Schools What will the New High School look like? Example of a Typical HS Hallway Existing GCHS Hallway
  • 33. North of Mary Street East of Campus Drive Where Will The Proposed New High School Be Located?
  • 34. What will the total bond proposal cost? Garden City Public Schools
  • 35. Garden City Public Schools Bond Price
    • New High School $92,452,224
    • Early Childhood Center 3,905,500
    • Remodel Current High School 267,500
      • Upgrade Existing Science Rooms
      • Remodel Counselor Suites back to Classroom Space
    • Remodel Abe Hubert Middle School 802,500
      • Convert Art Room Wing into Kindergarten/1 st Grade
      • Convert Counselor Offices to Classrooms
      • Build Elevator to access Second Floor
    • Total Bond Project $97,427,724
  • 36. Garden City Public Schools What Will It Cost? The state of Kansas will fund 37% of the total bond cost: over $36 million of the principal plus 37% of the interest
  • 37. Garden City Public Schools What Will It Cost? If approved, the mill rate would increase by 9.56 mills from 36.14 to 45.7 mills on a 25 year bond
  • 38. Garden City Public Schools What Will It Cost?
    • The impact to the homeowner would be as follows:
    • Annual Monthly Daily
    • $ 75,000 $ 82.46 $ 6.87 $0.23
    • $100,000 $109.94 $ 9.16 $0.30
    • $150,000 $164.91 $13.75 $0.45
    • $200,000 $219.88 $18.32 $0.60
    • $300,000 $329.82 $27.49 $0.90
  • 39. Garden City Public Schools What Will It Cost?
    • The impact to commercial businesses would be as follows:
    • Annual Monthly Daily
    • $ 100,000 $ 239.00 $ 19.92 $0.66
    • $ 200,000 $ 478.00 $ 39.83 $1.31
    • $ 250,000 $ 597.50 $ 49.79 $1.64
    • $ 500,000 $1,195.00 $ 99.58 $3.27
    • $ 750,000 $1,792.50 $149.38 $4.91
    • $1,000,000 $2,390.00 $199.17 $6.55
  • 40. Garden City Public Schools What Will It Cost? The impact to agricultural property owners would be as follows: Annual Monthly Dry Crop Land - 160 Acres $68.83 $5.74 (Median Use Value = $150/acre) Irrigated Land - 160 Acres $80.30 $6.69 (Median Use Value = $175/acre) Grass Land - 160 Acres $11.47 $0.96 (Median Use Value = $25/acre) Annual Cost per Acre: Dry Crop Land $0.43 Irrigated Land $0.50 Grass Land $0.07
  • 41. Garden City Public Schools Mill Levy Comparison to Other School Districts Current (2007-2008)     After Successful Bond Election (reflecting an 9.56 mill levy increase) USD Mill Levy Sorted: Mill Levy Rank (out of 296) Percentile High to Low 254 th Bottom 14th USD Mill Levy Sorted: Mill Levy Rank (out of 296) Percentile High to Low 167 th Bottom 44th
  • 42. Garden City Public Schools Students Mill Levy With Bond Amount Dodge City 5,836 55.30 Salina 7,415 54.48 Hays 3,026 49.65 Great Bend 3,159 46.07 Hutchinson 4,777 43.20 Liberal 4,585 40.01 Holcomb 876 38.88 Garden City 7,311 36.14 45.7 Mill Levy Comparison to Other School Districts
  • 43. Garden City Public Schools Mill Levy Comparison to Other School Districts
  • 44. Garden City Public Schools What Will It Cost? The current bond will be retired in October 2010
  • 45. Garden City Public Schools What Will It Cost? The new bond, if approved, will be retired in 25 years
  • 46. If approved, when will the New High School be completed? Garden City Public Schools Completion Date
  • 47. August 2012 Garden City Public Schools Completion Date
  • 48. What are the likely consequences if the bond issue is defeated? Garden City Public Schools
  • 49. Garden City Public Schools Consequence of Defeat Funds would not be available to address facility and educational deficiencies
  • 50. Garden City Public Schools Consequence of Defeat Students would continue to receive instruction in trailer classrooms
  • 51. Garden City Public Schools Consequence of Defeat Driven by a great deal of community input, the Board of Education is committed to solving the facility and educational concerns and would most likely seek another funding solution
  • 52. A delay in addressing these issues results in higher construction costs and possibly increased interest rates Garden City Public Schools Consequence of Defeat
  • 53. Election Information October 15 – Advance Voting Begins October 20 – LAST DAY to Register to Vote! November 4 – ELECTION DAY
  • 54. QUESTIONS?