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A g e n d a Good evening, thank you for coming out tonight. We are here primarily for the purpose of gathering information...
Why is TCAPS considering closing up to three elementary schools?
<ul><li>maintain small class sizes </li></ul><ul><li>preserve high quality programs </li></ul><ul><li>ensure every TCAPS g...
A number of external factors are stimulating change: <ul><li>school reform that includes greater rigor in the high school ...
School reform that includes greater rigor in the high school curriculum
High School Graduation Requirements are Increasing VPAA=Visual Performing Applied Arts LOTE=Language Other Than English – ...
State budget woes that jeopardize adequate funding support
TCAPS’ Structural Deficit
Slightly declining enrollment
Elementary Enrollment History Draft Document-Revised 5/30/07
Enrollment/Capacities There are currently 16 elementary schools within TCAPS operating in 15 separate sites (Central Grade...
Enrollment/Capacities Switching from K-6 to K-5 means 701 fewer elementary students.
The guiding principles of the Long Range Master Planning process: <ul><li>Student achievement is the highest priority </li...
<ul><li>Maintaining programs and small class sizes is more important than keeping buildings open </li></ul><ul><li>Geograp...
<ul><li>Enrollment trends: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District (Jr. High implications) </li...
 
Criteria for Closing a School - Factors to Consider - <ul><li>Number of students displaced </li></ul><ul><li>Net open enro...
<ul><li>Blair Elementary opened 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Courtade Elementary opened 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Old Mission Eleme...
Possible Number of Students Displaced Draft Document-Revised 5/30/07
 
 
 
Draft Document-Revised 5/30/07
 
Draft Document-Revised 5/30/07
 
 
Draft Document-Revised 5/29/07
Net Open Enrollment In and Out
Number of Walkers Numbers based on second semester SASI data March 2007
Proximity to Non-TCAPS Public Schools
Bertha Vos Bertha Vos Mill Creek Cherry Knoll Courtade
Cherry Knoll GT Academy Cherry Knoll Courtade
Interlochen Interlochen Lake Ann Westwoods Blair
Norris Norris Suttons Bay Willow Hill Long Lake
Historical Significance  * based upon 300 students per year *
Elementary Student Enrollment History and Projections Variations in enrollments from year to year have been impacted by pr...
Facilities Information
Tentative Schedule of Elementary School Closings/Consolidation Process <ul><li>May 22 - June 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eveni...
Meeting Schedule
Phase Two <ul><li>June 11 – July 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate the public input received during the nine public meetin...
Phase Three <ul><li>July 9 – August 13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A recommendation is submitted to the Board of Education at ei...
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  1. 1. A g e n d a Good evening, thank you for coming out tonight. We are here primarily for the purpose of gathering information and listening to public input . <ul><li>Presentation on the school closing process (sharing the facts the Board of Education is working with) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer any clarifying questions surrounding the presentation and process </li></ul><ul><li>Open the floor to all questions and comments related to Long Range Master Planning and the school closing process </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why is TCAPS considering closing up to three elementary schools?
  3. 3. <ul><li>maintain small class sizes </li></ul><ul><li>preserve high quality programs </li></ul><ul><li>ensure every TCAPS graduate is well prepared to succeed in the future </li></ul>In order to:
  4. 4. A number of external factors are stimulating change: <ul><li>school reform that includes greater rigor in the high school curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>state budget woes that jeopardize adequate funding support </li></ul><ul><li>slightly declining enrollment </li></ul>
  5. 5. School reform that includes greater rigor in the high school curriculum
  6. 6. High School Graduation Requirements are Increasing VPAA=Visual Performing Applied Arts LOTE=Language Other Than English – added to graduation requirements with class of 2016
  7. 7. State budget woes that jeopardize adequate funding support
  8. 8. TCAPS’ Structural Deficit
  9. 9. Slightly declining enrollment
  10. 10. Elementary Enrollment History Draft Document-Revised 5/30/07
  11. 11. Enrollment/Capacities There are currently 16 elementary schools within TCAPS operating in 15 separate sites (Central Grade and Montessori share the Central Grade site). The total enrollments and capacities for these 15 sites are indicated below:   Data from 9/27/06 enrollment report
  12. 12. Enrollment/Capacities Switching from K-6 to K-5 means 701 fewer elementary students.
  13. 13. The guiding principles of the Long Range Master Planning process: <ul><li>Student achievement is the highest priority </li></ul><ul><li>Keep class sizes as small as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain the quality and variety of the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Give parents options: open enrollment, preschool, half-day or all-day kindergarten, etc. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Maintaining programs and small class sizes is more important than keeping buildings open </li></ul><ul><li>Geography is a big factor when redistricting </li></ul><ul><li>School closings and redistricting will be challenging for those affected </li></ul>The guiding principles (cont’d.)
  15. 15. <ul><li>Enrollment trends: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District (Jr. High implications) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where to reassign students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student proximity and… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space available at nearby buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Number of walkers attending the school </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility from other areas of the district </li></ul><ul><li>Site issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age and condition of building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation and parking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Playground and property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term viability/future uses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial implications </li></ul><ul><li>Open enrollment implications – Numbers in and out </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>Criteria for Closing a School - Factors to Consider - TCAPS 2004
  16. 17. Criteria for Closing a School - Factors to Consider - <ul><li>Number of students displaced </li></ul><ul><li>Net open enrollment – in vs. out </li></ul><ul><li>Number of walkers </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to non-TCAPS public schools </li></ul><ul><li>Historical significance </li></ul><ul><li>Current enrollment and projected trend </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of renovation to meet 21 st century needs </li></ul><ul><li>Size and flexibility of building/site for TCAPS purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Value of property for other uses </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation implications – length and cost </li></ul>The ten criteria listed below are based upon public input, previous TCAPS closings and an analysis of processes used in other districts and are in no particular order.
  17. 18. <ul><li>Blair Elementary opened 1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Courtade Elementary opened 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Old Mission Elementary reconstructed 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Silver Lake Elementary opened 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Traverse Heights Elementary reconstructed 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Westwoods Elementary opened 1990 </li></ul>The following six elementary schools have been removed from consideration for school closing: These buildings were removed from consideration for closure since they all meet 21 st century educational environmental needs having either been built or having undergone reconstruction in the last 20 years. All other buildings will be at least 50 years old by the fall of 2008.
  18. 19. Possible Number of Students Displaced Draft Document-Revised 5/30/07
  19. 23. Draft Document-Revised 5/30/07
  20. 25. Draft Document-Revised 5/30/07
  21. 28. Draft Document-Revised 5/29/07
  22. 29. Net Open Enrollment In and Out
  23. 30. Number of Walkers Numbers based on second semester SASI data March 2007
  24. 31. Proximity to Non-TCAPS Public Schools
  25. 32. Bertha Vos Bertha Vos Mill Creek Cherry Knoll Courtade
  26. 33. Cherry Knoll GT Academy Cherry Knoll Courtade
  27. 34. Interlochen Interlochen Lake Ann Westwoods Blair
  28. 35. Norris Norris Suttons Bay Willow Hill Long Lake
  29. 36. Historical Significance * based upon 300 students per year *
  30. 37. Elementary Student Enrollment History and Projections Variations in enrollments from year to year have been impacted by previous school closings. 09/10 08/09 07/08 06/07 05/06 04/05 03/04 02/03 01/02 00/01 SCHOOL Grades K - 5 Grades K - 6 285 286 335 337 346 351 331 320 301 310 Willow Hill 241 250 269 274 229 212 236 265 307 304 Norris 240 235 272 277 279 288 290 313 327 322 Long Lake 291 287 335 316 320 305 306 327 315 316 Interlochen 269 254 266 295 282 296 292 308 307 312 Glenn Loomis 258 278 325 328 290 315 304 299 276 279 Eastern 338 331 373 377 359 337 337 361 329 335 Cherry Knoll 280 281 321 313 308 303 301 298 320 306 Central Grade 266 263 272 295 297 277 278 252 214 230 Bertha Vos
  31. 38. Facilities Information
  32. 39. Tentative Schedule of Elementary School Closings/Consolidation Process <ul><li>May 22 - June 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening meetings conducted in each of the nine buildings slated for consideration. Closing process described and public input sought. </li></ul></ul>Phase One
  33. 40. Meeting Schedule
  34. 41. Phase Two <ul><li>June 11 – July 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate the public input received during the nine public meetings and develop a plan for the Board of Education. Depending upon the complexity of the plan, either present the plan to the Board of Education or seek further public input on a tentative plan for the Board of Education. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 42. Phase Three <ul><li>July 9 – August 13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A recommendation is submitted to the Board of Education at either the first (July 9) or the second (July 23) Board meeting in July with the Board acting on the recommendation at its next scheduled meeting, the second meeting in July or the first meeting in August (August 13), respectively. </li></ul></ul>
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