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  • School District of BeloitREFERENDUM PRESENTATION IMAGINE BELOIT
  • 1. History/Challenge and Opportunity2. The cost3. The physical plants4. Educational Advantages5. Fiscal Responsibility and Savings6. Economic Development7. April 3, 2012
  • Board of Education:• Facility study 1998• Architectural drawings 2008
  • Board of Education challenge: • 8 buildings built before 1928 • Newest building built: 1965 • Last major improvements: 1994 • Non-functional pool: 1968 • Deteriorating facilities
  • 2012-2013 Tax Impact On a $70 Million Dollar Referendum Under Current Funding Aid Formula Estimated Interest at 3.5%Home Value Annual Cost Monthly Cost$75,000* $ 67.50 $5.63• State reimburses District $45 million or 64% of the bond issue• Beloit tax payers pay only $25 million• Business 46%• Residential 54%*Average home value in the city of Beloit
  • Success Breeds Success• National AP Honor Roll, 1 of 367• National Blue Ribbon, Gaston, 1 of 305• National GPA award, Girls Swim, 20th• National GPA award, Boys Swim, 6th• National Jazz Competition, top 15• RTI program receiving state and national attention
  • Referendum Plan: Physical Plants
  • Renovate six elementary schools to PK-31. More and larger classrooms for consolidation/team teaching2. Create intervention rooms3. More gym space4. Needed repairs •Roofing •Security Upgrade •Boiler Systems/HVAC •Parking/Drop off •Building Envelope •Playgrounds •Needed Furnishings •Technology5. Food prep and serving areas
  • Primary Schools Cost Approximately $31 millionApproximately 440 Students/BuildingEast West Todd $6.0M Converse $5.6M Merrill 4.4M Hackett 5.1M Robinson 5.6M Gaston 4.2M
  • Todd
  • Merrill
  • Robinson
  • Converse
  • Hackett
  • Gaston
  • Aldrich and McNeel$1.2M for new roof & lighting by June 2012through Federal Energy Efficiency program $10M to be allocated from maintenance savings over the next 5 years Fewer students after reconfiguration
  • McNeel
  • Aldrich
  • New Cunningham 4-8 Cost Approximately $16 million• Cunningham 60% increase in square footage• Land area sufficient for expansion• Large amount of green space remaining after expansion
  • New Cunningham
  • New SE Intermediate School 4-8 Cost Approximately $16 million• Site Acquisition completed by mid March• In the Morgan neighborhood
  • New SE Intermediate
  • Intermediate School Design1. Separate wings for 4,5,6 and 7,82. Separate entrances/pickup and drop off areas3. Shared spaces for: – Music – Art – Phy Ed – ELL – Special Education – Library Media
  • Beloit Memorial High School• New Swimming Pool – 8 lane• Conference and Sectional meets• Locker rooms male and female• Community Changing Room• Bleachers for 500 + people at pool level• All mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing• Pool Room Heating and Ventilation
  • Tennis Courts• Tear up existing Tennis Courts• Relocate west of student parking• 8 tennis courts complex• Tournaments
  • Life Center• New equipment relocated from class rooms• Level playing field for Big 8 athletics• Relocate to existing pool area• Current weight room transformed to wrestling and/or dance or yoga studio• Fight childhood obesity• Lower health care costs of district employees
  • High School
  • High School
  • Future Use of District-Owned Buildings• Buildings Available for • Possible Uses Retirement or Repurposing: – District Office – Royce – Charter School (RCAA) – McLenegan – Learning Academy – Kolak – Sale to outside party – Morgan – Wright – Burdge
  • Educational Advantages
  • PK-3 Grade Alignment Educational Advantages• Six PK-3 Schools• Alignment of resources for learning to read• Collaborative opportunities• Intense focus on developmental needs of the young child• Dedicated Art and Music areas
  • PK-3 Grade Alignment Educational AdvantagesHigher Parent Involvement – More years in the same building – Sustained Relationships – Fewer transitions
  • 4-8 Grade Alignment Educational Advantages• “Elemiddle” approach – Makes smaller grades 6-8, approx 150 per grade• Alignment of resources for reading to learn• Use of other resources and shared classrooms (e.g. Gym, Tech Ed, Music, Art)
  • 4-8 Grade Alignment Educational Advantages• Collaborative opportunities for• 4-6 and 7-8 wings• Culture change in a building with younger and older students• More opportunities to be involved in sports and extracurricular activities with smaller classes.
  • 4-8 Grade Alignment Educational AdvantagesHigher Parent Involvement – More years in the same building – Sustained Relationships – Fewer transitions
  • The CostPrimary schools = $31 millionIntermediate schools = $32 millionSecondary School = $ 7 million Total= $70 million$45 million reimbursed by the State
  • These are estimated permanent reductions that would assist us with our budget challenges in each year going forward.Cost Savings Area Estimated Annual Cost Savings If Referendum PassesRent $ 128,007.00Utilities (Gas, Electric, Water, Sewer, Storm Water) $ 66,232.00Reduction of Personnel $ 1,019,582.00Facility and Building Maintenance $ 978,780.00Property Services $ 28,334.00Technology Savings-Fiber Lease /PhoneLines $ 10,446.00Transportation $ 35,730.00Staff Travel $ 30,000.00 Grand Total $ 2,297,111.00
  • Referendum versus Operating Cost • Referendum is a stand-alone loan fund – Must be for capital improvements only – Not used for operating budget or salaries • Yearly Operating budget is effected only by the savings incurred by improvements – Helps offset the budget challenges we will continue to face due to decreasing funding
  • Fiscal Responsibility252015 Actual Levy collected10 1995 Levy adjusted for inflation 5 0 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015
  • 2012-2013 Tax Impact On a $70 Million Dollar Referendum Under Current Funding Aid Formula Estimated Interest at 3.5%Home Value Annual Cost Monthly Cost$75,000* $ 67.50 $5.63• State reimburses District $45 million or 64% of the bond issue• Beloit tax payers pay only $25 million• Business 46%• Residential 54%*Average home value in the city of Beloit
  • Economic Development
  • • Schools are one of the most important reasons for business start-ups and expansion• More new employees stay in Beloit• Increased community pride• Local construction jobs• Higher property values• $45 million in outside investment
  • • Chamber of Commerce full support• Outside tourism revenue produced by visiting spectators of large swim meets and tennis tournaments• Improved image to non-Beloiters• Continue trend of Beloit improvements• $45 million in outside investment
  • Discussion
  • VOTEApril 3, 2012