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  • District Initiatives: CHS Diploma System Middle Level Reform Dunn Literacy Initiative Special Education Program Evaluation State & Local Fiscal Issues Local tax cap restricting tax rate to 3.5% in FY 09 limiting total town revenue to $1.3M S-3050 Property Tax Legislation limiting maximum request for Town appropriation to schools to 5.0% State aid level funded three consecutive years – over 1 million dollar impact Decline in Medicaid revenue due to new guidelines Key Budget “Drivers” (page 24 in budget book) Salary 327,000 increase – would have increased over 900,000 Healthcare Claims 1,086,000 increase Pensions 550,000 increase 99% in 4 years
  • School Committee Final Budget Presentation 4

    1. 1. Cumberland Public Schools: “ A Smart District Getting Smarter ” Presentation to the Cumberland School Committee April 7, 2010
    2. 2. FY 11 Budget: Financial Issues <ul><li>Town Appropriation - 1% Increase $362,024 </li></ul><ul><li>Unidentified Savings 497,030 </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement Incentive 498,519 </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel/Program Reductions/Concessions 897,000 </li></ul><ul><li> $2,254,573 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Primary Goals <ul><li>Discussion of FY 11 Budget Recommendations to Support </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Cumberland Diploma System & PBGR </li></ul><ul><li>PK-12 Arts Education Programs </li></ul><ul><li>PK-12 Library/ Media Programs </li></ul><ul><li>PK-12 Physical Education, Health and Athletic Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of Staff Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of Elementary School Design Proposal </li></ul>
    4. 4. Cumberland Diploma System PBGR & Teaching and Learning MATH Scope & Sequence ELA Curriculum & Literacy Initiatives SCIENCE Physics First & Chemistry Second Data to Inform Instruction Teams & Transition ILP & Technology
    5. 5. PK-12 Arts Education Programs <ul><li>Goal: A high quality arts education program of study which leads to arts literacy for all students and includes dance, music, theatre, and </li></ul><ul><li>visual arts and design. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes in at least visual arts and design and music shall be available for each student in each grade through the middle level. </li></ul><ul><li>A program of study shall exist for all secondary students to enable them to demonstrate proficiency in at least one art form. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: Basic Education Program, June 2009 </li></ul>
    6. 6. PK-12 Library/Media Programs <ul><li>Goal: A high quality library-media program provides all students with multiple opportunities to access and interact with library-media instruction and materials necessary to acquire proficiency in the essential learning skills that support the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary students provided with access to full service library-media program through increase in staffing in the Elementary School Design Proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>Cumberland High School and middle level library-media program supports resources including books, written materials, internet resources, and information technology accessible to all enrolled students and personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Select Reference: Basic Education Program, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li> Learning4Life, AASL, 2008 </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>References: </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Education Program Regulations, RI Board of Regents (June 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>RI Physical Education Framework Supporting Physically Active Lifestyles through Quality Physical Education, RIAHPERD (March 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Curricular Physical Activity and Sport Programs for Middle School Students, Position Statement by National Association for Sport and Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>A Position Statement by The National Association for Sport and Physical Education's (NASPE) Position Statement on Caseload Assignments, National Association of School Nurses (June 2006) </li></ul>PK-12 Physical Education, Health & Athletics Programs
    8. 8. PK-12 PE, Health & Athletic <ul><li>Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education classes for Grades 1-5 students </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education classes consistent with Graduation Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Intramural/after-school program at middle level </li></ul><ul><li>RI Interscholastic League (RIIL) Program for JV and Varsity Sports </li></ul>Goal: A high quality physical education program of study leads to the development of knowledge and skills necessary to lead a physically active lifestyle.
    9. 9. Non-Certified Staffing Analysis <ul><li>Closed </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 FTE Custodians </li></ul><ul><li>9.5 FTE Teacher Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>0.5 FTE Pool Manager </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE Foreman </li></ul><ul><li>14.5 FTE TOTAL </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 FTE Teacher Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>0.5 FTE District Support Technician </li></ul><ul><li>3.0 FTE Custodial Floaters </li></ul><ul><li>5.5 FTE TOTAL </li></ul>
    10. 10. Elementary Staffing Analysis <ul><li>Closed </li></ul><ul><li>9.5 FTE Classroom Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE Special Educator </li></ul><ul><li>10.5 FTE TOTAL </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>4.0 FTE Classroom Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE Special Educator (Severe & Profound) </li></ul><ul><li>5.0 FTE TOTAL </li></ul>
    11. 11. Middle School Staffing Analysis <ul><li>Closed </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 FTE English (NCMS) </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 FTE Family Consumer Science (Middle) </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE Band (Middle) </li></ul><ul><li>0.2 FTE Mathematics (NCMS) </li></ul><ul><li>0.2 FTE Science (NCMS) </li></ul><ul><li>0.2 FTE Social Studies (NCMS) </li></ul><ul><li>0.6 FTE Physical Education (Middle) </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 FTE Special Educators (Middle) </li></ul><ul><li>7.6 FTE TOTAL </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 FTE Music (Middle) </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 FTE Afterschool Program Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>4.0 FTE TOTAL </li></ul>
    12. 12. CHS Staffing Analysis <ul><li>Closed </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE English </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE Family Consumer Science </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE World Language </li></ul><ul><li>0.8 FTE Technology Education </li></ul><ul><li>0.5 FTE Special Educator </li></ul><ul><li>0.4 FTE School Nurse-Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>5.7 FTE TOTAL </li></ul><ul><li>Open </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE Special Educator </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 FTE TOTAL </li></ul>
    13. 14. Elementary School Design Proposal <ul><li>Present key elements </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss advantages for student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Identify data impacting design proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Compare financial savings of original proposal and modified proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss implementation issues </li></ul>
    14. 15. Elementary School Design Proposal WHY NOW? Discussion emerges during zero-based budget process Proposal included in FY 11 Budget for academic and financial advantages Proposal is strategy to maximize use of schools in a cost-effective way Proposal is strategy to preserve the integrity of face-to-face instruction and the instructional core
    15. 16. Recommendation: Elementary School Design Proposal <ul><li>That the Cumberland School Committee approve an Elementary School Design for the 2010-2011 school year and beyond for the Cumberland Public Schools which includes the following grade configurations: </li></ul><ul><li>Ashton School Grades PK & Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>BF Norton School Grades 1, 2, 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Garvin Memorial School Grades 4, 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Community School Grades 1, 2, 3 </li></ul><ul><li>J J McLaughlin Cumberland Hill Grades 4, 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Through more equitable distribution of resources, the district believes it can create advantages for student learning while, at the same time, create savings for the district estimated at $500,000. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Advantages for Student Learning: Elementary School Design <ul><li>Creates early learning environment specifically designed for young learners with an increased range of academic, social and emotional supports available to Cumberland families as their students enter the public schools; </li></ul><ul><li>Creates equity in the student-teacher ratio at individual grade levels; </li></ul><ul><li>Provides increased opportunities to implement research-based practices that support the needs of English Language Learners, students with disabilities; and high-end learners; </li></ul><ul><li>Provides compliance with Regulations Governing the Length of School Day (June 2004) </li></ul>
    17. 18. Elementary School Design: Advantages for Student Learning <ul><li>Creates early learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>specifically designed for young learner </li></ul><ul><li>with an increased range of academic, </li></ul><ul><li>social and emotional supports available to </li></ul><ul><li>Cumberland families as their students </li></ul><ul><li>enter the public schools </li></ul><ul><li>Reference: RI Early Learning Standards, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Education Program, June 2009 </li></ul>
    18. 19. Early Learning Concept: Advantages for Student Learning Coordinate access to high quality early childhood programs Full-Day Kindergarten available to “level the playing field” for at-risk learners Options for quality child care programs and partnerships with community agencies Child Outreach services available in a central location for all Cumberland residents Walk-in services for OT/PT & Speech available in a central location
    19. 20. Advantages for Student Learning: Elementary School Design <ul><li>Creates equity in the student-teacher ratio at individual grade levels </li></ul>12 18 16 17 14 7 4 Totals 23:1 (7) 22:1 (10) Cumb Hill 23:1 (9) 22:1 (9) 21:1 (8) Community 24:1 (5) 22:1 (8) Garvin 23:1 (7) 21:1 (8) 22:1 (6) BF Norton 23:1 (7) 15:1 (4) Ashton 5 4 3 2 1 K PK School
    20. 21. 2010-11 Class Size Overview (in current school design) 14 19 18 18 15 7 Totals 25:1 (3) 21:1 (5) 25:1 (4) 20:1 (5) 21:1 (4) NA Cumb Hill 22:1 (4) 24:1 (5) 23:1 (5) 24:1 (4) 24:1 (4) 23:1 (4) Community 20:1 (3) 22:1 (3) 21:1 (3) 20:1 (3) 21:1 (3) 23:1 (1) Garvin 22:1 (2) 16:1 (3) 16:1 (3) 18:1 (3) 21:1 (2) 23:1 (1) BF Norton 25:1 (2) 20:1 (3) 19:1 (3) 20:1 (3) 20:1 (2) 23:1 (1) Ashton 5 4 3 2 1 K PK Preschool Center School
    21. 22. Elementary School Design: Advantages for Student Learning <ul><li>Creates increased opportunity to implement </li></ul><ul><li>differentiated instructional strategies such </li></ul><ul><li>as flexible skills grouping </li></ul><ul><li>that respond to the needs of all learners , </li></ul><ul><li>including high-end learners </li></ul><ul><li>Select References: District Strategic Plan, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Rhode Island PK-12 Literacy Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction (Tomlinson) </li></ul><ul><li>Schoolwide Enrichment (Renzulli) </li></ul>
    22. 23. Elementary School Design: Advantages for Student Learning <ul><li>Increases  collegial  opportunities  for   </li></ul><ul><li>grade  level  collaboration  and  professional  collaboration   </li></ul><ul><li>on  critical  student  learning  issues   </li></ul><ul><li>such  as  differentiation  of  instruction,   </li></ul><ul><li>lesson  development and   </li></ul><ul><li>professional  development   </li></ul><ul><li>Select References: RI Quality Standards on Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Instruction (Renzulli, Tomlinson) </li></ul>
    23. 24. Elementary School Design Current Space Utilization 70% 96% 80% 40% 72% % Capacity 309 462 518 222 265 Present Utilization Grades 1-5 437 483 644 552 368 Classroom Capacity Grades 1-5 Garvin Cumb Hill Community BF Norton Ashton
    24. 25. Elementary School Design 49% 42% 16% 100% 6% % Students Within .75 mile 22% 19% 6% 56% 1% % Students Within .5 mile Garvin Cumb Hill Community BF Norton Ashton
    25. 26. Elementary School Design Implementation Plan <ul><li>Original Plan Design </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 1-3 & Grades 4-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Preschool & Kindergarten students assigned to Ashton </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary students assigned to ‘partner schools’ by grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Modified Plan Design </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 1-5 </li></ul><ul><li>Preschool & Kindergarten students assigned to Ashton </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary students assigned to four schools by neighborhood </li></ul>
    26. 27. Elementary School Design Estimated Fiscal Note <ul><li>Original Plan Design </li></ul><ul><li>Savings </li></ul><ul><li>7 teachers 311,703 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Principal 93,093 </li></ul><ul><li>.5 Kindergarten teacher 47,377 </li></ul><ul><li>.5 Kindergarten TA 13,651 </li></ul><ul><li>.5 Special Education Teacher 19,971 </li></ul><ul><li>.8 Special Education TA 16,512 </li></ul><ul><li>Pension Savings 50,477 </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare Savings 6,155 </li></ul><ul><li>Medical 40,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Child Outreach -37,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Library -22,623 </li></ul><ul><li> $ 539,316 </li></ul><ul><li>Modified Plan Design </li></ul><ul><li>Savings </li></ul><ul><li>4 teachers 178,116 </li></ul><ul><li>1 Principal 93,093 </li></ul><ul><li>.5 Kindergarten teacher 47,377 </li></ul><ul><li>Pension Savings 27,493 </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare Savings 3,353 </li></ul><ul><li>Medical 25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Child Outreach -37,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Library -22,623 </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education TA -20,641 </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education Teacher -39,983 </li></ul><ul><li> $ 254,185 </li></ul>

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