Charge from TCAPS Board of Education March 20, 2006
MOVED BY CRAMPTON, SUPPORTED BY CASLER, that the Administration establish a long-range facility master plan. The master plan will address the following: exploration of changes in school grade configuration, creation of a long-term plan for the housing of the TCAPS’ Montessori and elementary Talented and Gifted programs, continued analyzation of organizational efficiencies/effectiveness of our buildings in relation to our enrollment, and re-examination of the order and scope of the elementary building reconstruction projects.
MOVED BY BARR, SUPPORTED BY CRAMPTON, that the Board of Education approve the recommendation of the Superintendent to restructure the District’s grade configurations, moving from a K-6, 7-9, 10-12 model to a K-5, 6-8, 9-12 school building model with boundary changes; close up to 3 elementary schools (to be identified in the near future); and move the District’s Montessori program out of Central Grade to a closed school “X”.
Why change grade configuration? High School Graduation Requirements are Increasing VPAA=Visual Performing Applied Arts LOTE=Language Other Than English – added to graduation requirements with class of 2016
MOVED BY CRAMPTON, SUPPORTED BY BARR, to approve the criteria established by administration to identify up to 3 elementary school closings; remove the two new reconstructs (Old Mission and Traverse Heights), and remove the four newest elementary schools (Silver Lake, Westwoods, Courtade, and Blair) from closing consideration.