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    1. 1. School District of BeloitREFERENDUM PRESENTATION IMAGINE BELOIT
    2. 2. 1. History/Challenge and Opportunity2. The cost3. The physical plants4. Educational Advantages5. Fiscal Responsibility and Savings6. Economic Development7. April 3, 2012
    3. 3. Board of Education:• Facility study 1998• Architectural drawings 2008
    4. 4. Board of Education challenge: • 8 buildings built before 1928 • Newest building built: 1965 • Last major improvements: 1994 • Non-functional pool: 1968 • Deteriorating facilities
    5. 5. Board of Education Opportunity: • 1994 bonds maturing in 2012 • Lowest interest rates in history • Extremely competitive construction industry driving costs down • Perfect storm
    6. 6. 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• Increased 12 of the last 14 years• Beloit tax payers pay only $25 million• Business 46%• Residential 54%*Average home value in the city of Beloit
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. Referendum Plan: Physical Plants
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. Todd
    12. 12. Merrill
    13. 13. Robinson
    14. 14. Converse
    15. 15. Hackett
    16. 16. Gaston
    17. 17. Aldrich and McNeel$10M to be allocated from maintenance savings over the next 5 years Fewer students after reconfiguration
    18. 18. Middle School DemographicsFree Lunch by Middle SchoolAldrich: 85.89%Cunningham: 79.83%McNeel: 80.34%Southeast School: 70.51%Diversity by Middle SchoolAldrich: Black - 34.6% White - 32.0% Hispanic - 32.3% AmerIndian - .1% Asian - 1%Cunningham:Black - 21.7% White - 46.6% Hispanic - 31.5% AmerIndian - .2% Asian - 0%McNeel: Black - 28.3% White - 44.5% Hispanic - 26.7% AmerIndian - .1% Asian - .4%Southeast: Black - 25.3% White - 38.4% Hispanic - 32.6% AmerIndian - .9% Asian - 2.8%
    19. 19. McNeel
    20. 20. Aldrich
    21. 21. 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
    22. 22. New Cunningham
    23. 23. New SE Intermediate School 4-8 Cost Approximately $16 million• Corner of Lee Lane and Milwaukee Rd• Collaborative partnership with Beloit Health Systems
    24. 24. New SE Intermediate
    25. 25. New SE Intermediate
    26. 26. 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
    27. 27. 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• Used daily from 6AM to 8PM
    28. 28. Tennis Courts• Tear up existing Tennis Courts• Relocate west of student parking• 8 tennis courts complex• Tournaments
    29. 29. 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
    30. 30. High School
    31. 31. High School
    32. 32. 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
    33. 33. Educational Advantages
    34. 34. 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
    35. 35. PK-3 Grade Alignment Educational AdvantagesHigher Parent Involvement – More years in the same building – Sustained Relationships – Fewer transitions
    36. 36. 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)
    37. 37. 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.
    38. 38. 4-8 Grade Alignment Educational AdvantagesHigher Parent Involvement – More years in the same building – Sustained Relationships – Fewer transitions
    39. 39. The CostPrimary schools = $31 millionIntermediate schools = $32 millionSecondary School = $ 7 million Total= $70 million$45 million reimbursed by the State
    40. 40. 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
    41. 41. 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
    42. 42. Fiscal Responsibility252015 Actual Levy collected10 1995 Levy adjusted for inflation 5 0 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015
    43. 43. 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• Increased 12 of the last 14 years• Beloit tax payers pay only $25 million• Business 46%• Residential 54%*Average home value in the city of Beloit
    44. 44. Economic Development
    45. 45. • Schools are one of the most important reasons for business start-ups and expansion• More new employees stay in Beloit• Higher property values• Increased community pride• Local construction jobs• $45 million in outside investment
    46. 46. • Chamber of Commerce: ENDORSED• GBEDC: ENDORSED• City Council: ENDORSED• Beloit 2020: ENDORSED• Outside tourism revenue $50/$140• Improved image to non-Beloiters• Continue Beloit improvements• $45MM in outside investment
    47. 47. Discussion
    48. 48. VOTEApril 3, 2012

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