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What’S The Plan.Web

  1. 1. What’s the Plan? Pinellas County Fundamental Program
  2. 2. 2008 <ul><li>To address budget reductions, PCSB </li></ul><ul><li>Closed Coachman and Southside facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Created two new fundamental middle schools as “mergers” of existing schools: Clearwater Fundamental Middle School and Madeira Beach Fundamental (K-8) </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Thurgood Marshall </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental Middle School </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2008- 2009 <ul><li>This transition created much </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Angst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sadness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turmoil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PROTESTING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Push back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Push back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Push back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worry </li></ul></ul>Second Guessing <ul><ul><li>Speculation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anguish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disappointment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alarm </li></ul></ul>Doubt And although it is unfortunate the schools had to close… Good things followed!
  4. 4. 2009- 2010 <ul><li>Clearwater , Madeira Beach and Marshall opened and are working hard as </li></ul><ul><li>new/expanded schools and are becoming </li></ul><ul><li>great fundamental schools . </li></ul>Good things! Good things! Good things! Good things! Good things! G o o d t h i n g s !
  5. 5. <ul><li>Good Things! </li></ul>But…
  6. 6. 2010 and beyond <ul><li>Last year’s expansion </li></ul><ul><li>grew the </li></ul><ul><li>fundamental program </li></ul><ul><li> from 5,259 students </li></ul><ul><li>to 7,168 students </li></ul><ul><li>increasing by 37% </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Last year’s expansion </li></ul><ul><li>grew the </li></ul><ul><li>8 th grade enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>from 598 students </li></ul><ul><li>to 852 students </li></ul><ul><li>increasing by 30% </li></ul>2010 and beyond
  8. 8. Last year’s expansion grew the 9 th grade fundamental capacity by 2010 and beyond 0
  9. 9. There is only Osceola has only Each of these current 852 8th grade students is guaranteed a seat at a fundamental high school. 1 fundamental high school. 450 openings each year.
  10. 10. <ul><li>You can do the math… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Fundamental Math <ul><li>852 * > 450 </li></ul><ul><li>852 eighth graders </li></ul><ul><li>is more than the </li></ul><ul><li>450 students Osceola can admit. </li></ul>* This number grows to A lot more! 927 for 2011/2012 and to 967 for 2012/2013.
  12. 12. Fundamental Math <ul><li>6 + 3 > 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Six elementary schools </li></ul><ul><li>plus </li></ul><ul><li>Three middle schools </li></ul><ul><li>is greater than </li></ul><ul><li>One high school </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What’s the plan? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Plan #1 <ul><li>We can sit back and HOPE that not more than </li></ul><ul><li>450 students apply to Osceola Fundamental High . </li></ul><ul><li>Shuts out new nonfundamental students. </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t account for the increasing numbers of students applying to OFHS each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t account for the increasing number of students matriculating from the expanded fundamental middle schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates NEW FTE $$ from students coming into Pinellas Schools from private or home school. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Plan #2 <ul><li>We can send ALL the students to </li></ul><ul><li>Osceola Fundamental High School. </li></ul><ul><li>The severe overcrowding would </li></ul><ul><li>increase costs for “relocatable” classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>negatively impact the incoming 9 th grade class </li></ul><ul><li>negatively impact the entire school </li></ul><ul><li>get worse as 8 th enrollments increase in subsequent years </li></ul><ul><li>shut out all new nonfundamental students </li></ul>
  16. 16. Plan #3 <ul><li>We can open additional </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental High School Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Enables more students to attend the </li></ul><ul><li>proven program of their choice </li></ul><ul><li>Fills a growing need in the district </li></ul><ul><li>More students will apply when the new programs </li></ul><ul><li>are established closer to home </li></ul><ul><li>More accessible for minority students </li></ul><ul><li>Will help the district toward its goal of 100% student success </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effective </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Superintendent, Dr. Julie Janssen said, </li></ul><ul><li>“ ... The district… must offer more fundamental seats…” </li></ul>St. Petersburg Times, August 14, 2009
  18. 18. <ul><li>St. Petersburg Times, August 14, 2009 </li></ul>Superintendent, Dr. Julie Janssen said, “… another fundamental high school may be needed…”
  19. 19. FAN encourages the School Board to make the plan to expand the fundamental high school programs. FAN eagerly awaits the opportunity to support the School Board in any way it can to help expand our Fundamental High School Programs for the 2010 school year.
  20. 20. Thank you!!!

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