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Member Meeting May 2011 Member Meeting May 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • Members’ Meeting May 11, 2011
  • Tonight’s Agenda• Board Welcome – Bernard Putz – Vice President• Academic Year Review – Hans Peter Metzger• Facilities Committee – Laura Vaughan• Policy Committee – Kristen Hughes• Marketing Update – Bernard Putz• Fund Raising Update – Indra Pachtner• Financial Report – Allison Marakovic
  • 2010-11 Academic Year Review1. Enrollment Growth2. MYP Launch3. School Sports SSIL4. WASC Accreditation5. Academic Program and ISA Results6. Rich Extra-Curricular Program and School- wide Activities
  • kid s p er d ay20 05 120 180 240 300 60 0 /0 620 18 06 5 /0 720 21 07 4 /0 820 24 08 3 /0 920 28 09 2 /1 0 20 28 10 4 -1 1 20 29 11 4 -1 2 31 4 Enrollment - Students per Day Grade Sc Middle Sc Pre School
  • Daily Enrollment Cap 300
  • Launch of MYP 2010-1132 is record enrollment in MS
  • School Sports SSIL
  • WASC AccreditationThe students are delightful citizens, eager learners who are very happywith their nurturing and safe environment. They constantly demonstratetheir intense curiosity by developing many questions about the topicsbeing studied. They embrace and exemplify the characteristics of the IBLearner Profile.
  • Academic ProgramInternational School Assessment (ISA)Stanford Achievement Test 10 (SAT 10)DSD DiplomaAATG German Test
  • ISA 2010-11 International GAIS Ave. International GAIS Ave. Grade 3 Grade 3 Ave. Grade 5 Ave. Grade 5Mathematical 321 378 420 471Literacy (497) (358)Reading 262 337 375 447 (290) (428)Writing 377 406 456 487Narrative (362) (488)Writing 401 423 472 489Exposition (422) (464)168 schools from 56 countries with 4,400 students per grade
  • GAIS Graduates• Gymnasium in Switzerland• French American International School IB• Sequoia High School IB• Gymnasium in Germany• Menlo Atherton High School• Gunn High School
  • Extra Curricular Program and Activities38 Extra curricular course offerings325 Students enrolled in extra curricular programs5 Hort sections with 6 staff91 Outstanding field class trips to support the academic program (3 overnight)56 Activities to enrich the program and support school community building
  •  Projects & Improvements:  New Portable near tennis courts (Easter Break)  Parking lot & Playground re-surfacing  Add new play area near gym  Middle School Common Area  Add Gym Equipment  Outdoor/Indoor lighting and painting buildings  Office make-over  *** New playground Neighborhood Relations City of Menlo Park & Community Sports Leagues Relations Elliott Drive Traffic Study
  • • Projects & Improvements: – Add Volleyball court – Middle School: install shade, additional lockers and bleachers – Improve outdoor/indoor lighting – **New Playground near tennis court• Long-term Strategy: – Continue to work with MPSD – Maximize use of campus – GAIS Enrollment Growth to 330 Students
  • • Today GAIS has a limit of 300 daily students per City of Menlo Park – Already Reached Limit for 2011-12 School Year – Need to increase limit asap to allow within-year growth in 2011-2012 and for 2012-13• GAIS applied to City for increase to cap in Feb 2011. City requested GAIS withdraw the application, perform a traffic study, and resubmit.• GAIS will resubmit Formal Application to City to increase enrollment limit to 330 in Summer 2011. Work towards approval in Sep/Oct.
  • • Approval of an increase to the limit is not guaranteed• GAIS needs to: – Work with neighbors – Follow City rules: • No Parking on Elliott Drive, or any surrounding streets • Continue to do “Traffic Duty” and speed control – Perform Formal Traffic Study (starts May) – Develop a Trip Reduction Program to reduce car trips to campus – Show to City that increasing GAIS students will not increase traffic on Elliott & in Willows neighborhood • Currently Willows already near maximum traffic capacity • Less Cars = More Kids
  •  GAIS required to develop a Trip Reduction Program by Fall 2011 ◦ Limit the number of cars driving on Elliott Drive by….  Increase Carpooling to GAIS  Share the School Bus in Menlo Park with Encinal & Laurel for morning pickup & drop-off at GAIS  Shuttle Service to GAIS from local Caltrain station  Vanpools
  • • Prove we can follow City rules: 1. Park only in the lot (not Elliott Drive) (Ever. Even if you get a tardy slip) 2. Drive 15 mph on Elliott Drive• Participate in Developing Trip Reduction Program “Less Cars = More Kids”: 1. Complete Parent Survey (May 12-19th) 2. Provide feedback on carpooling, bus and Caltrain shuttle service as an alternative to driving to GAIS: • June Parent Rep Meeting • Roundtable discussion in June • Email Peter or myself (lvincentvaughan@yahoo.com)
  • Policy CommitteeAbsentee Voting: Soliciting FeedbackPros:•Increased participation in board election voting•Increased sense that the board represents all parent Members•Increased ability to reach quorum•Other?Cons:•Possible decline in Members’ meeting attendance•Other? 19
  • GAIS Marketing• Achieved enrollment targetsGoing Forward• Continue to build GAIS’ reputation and brand• Clarify positioning/messaging for GAIS, preschool, elementary, and middle school• Shift marketing $$ out of print into online o ~ 80% of inquiries come from “word of mouth” and website• Redesign parent and student survey, add teacher survey• Streamline marketing processes and file management o Building an integrated marketing calendar for 2011/12• Conduct exit interviews with select parents
  • Fund Raising• Annual Fund result: $130.000• Save-the-date: Next Fundraiser Party October 22, 2011@Faultline Brewery in Sunnyvale
  • 10/11 Budget 10/11 Forecast VarianceRevenues: Tuition $3,449 $3,493 $44 Fundraising $138 $205 $68 Rental Income/Other $68 $125 $57 Total Revenues $3,655 $3,823 $169Expenses: People $2,613 $2,643 $30 Facilities $498 $498 $0 School Expenses $195 $195 $0 Fundraising Expense $34 $34 $0 Marketing & PR $40 $40 $0 G&A $210 $244 $33 Total Expenses $3,590 $3,653 $63Net from Operations $65 $170 $105 22
  • 11/12 Preliminary 10/11 Forecast BudgetRevenues: Tuition $3,493 $3,886 Fundraising $205 $148 Rental Income/Other $125 $102 Total Revenues $3,823 $4,136Expenses: People $2,643 $2,899 Facilities $498 $537 School Expenses $195 $223 Fundraising Expense $34 $44 Marketing & PR $40 $35 G&A $244 $248 Total Expenses $3,653 $3,986Net from Operations $170 $150 23
  • Financial Trends 4500 Forecast Preliminary 4000 3500$ Thousands 3000 Revenues 2500 Expenses 2000 Net 1500 1000 500 0 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/20112011/2012 Forecast Budget 24
  • Thank You!