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TCAPS LRMP 1-29-2007

  1. 2. Long Range Master Plan Community Forum #2 January 29, 2007 Welcome Review of Community Forum 1 Grade Configuration Community Dialogue Montessori and TAG Community Dialogue Facilities Community Dialogue
  2. 3. Charge from the Board <ul><li>How should TCAPS schools be configured to produce the best student performance? </li></ul><ul><li>Where should the Montessori and elementary Talented and Gifted programs be located? </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze efficiency and effectiveness of buildings relative to enrollment, programs, and resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Re-examine the order and scope of the elementary school bond reconstruction plan relative to new findings </li></ul>
  3. 4. Long Range Master Plan Community Forum #2 January 29, 2007 Welcome Review of Community Forum 1 Grade Configuration Community Dialogue Montessori and TAG Community Dialogue Facilities Community Dialogue
  4. 5. Long Range Master Plan Community Forum #2 January 29, 2007 Welcome Review of Community Forum 1 Grade Configuration Community Dialogue Montessori and TAG Community Dialogue Facilities Community Dialogue
  5. 6. Michigan’s Economy How Weak is the Economy? <ul><li>Michigan’s economy ranks 50 th in the Nation. </li></ul>
  6. 7. State revenues have not kept pace with inflation.
  7. 8. Enrollment is Declining
  8. 9. The population is aging.
  9. 10. H.S. Graduation Requirements are Increasing
  10. 11. Post-World War II – 1945 to 1959 Educational facilities are aging. Many are over 50 years old. Glenn Loomis Long Lake ES Interlochen ES Willow Hill ES Traverse City HS Traverse Heights ES Old Mission ES Norris ES Bertha Vos Elementary Central HS Eastern ES Cherry Knoll ES
  11. 12. Community Dialogue
  12. 14. Grade Configuration “ How should TCAPS schools be configured to produce the best student performance?”
  13. 15. <ul><li>Considered a variety of options </li></ul><ul><li>Class size is not impacted </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment is decreasing </li></ul>Grade Configuration Assumptions Grade Configuration Options
  14. 16. Option 1 K-6, 7-9, 10-12 <ul><li>16 elementary schools </li></ul><ul><li>2 jr. high schools </li></ul><ul><li>3 high schools </li></ul><ul><li>(CHS, WSH, TCHS) </li></ul>Grade Configuration Options
  15. 17. Option 1 K-6, 7-9, 10-12 <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain status quo </li></ul><ul><li>Students, parents, and staff satisfied with arrangement </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings designed for this configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller schools provide more intimacy for students </li></ul>Grade Configuration Options
  16. 18. Option 1 K-6, 7-9, 10-12 <ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Overhead costs of approximately $500,000 associated with operating elementary facilities may require reduction in programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Limited opportunity for acceleration for 6th and 9th graders. </li></ul><ul><li>Complicates the implementation of new HS graduation requirements </li></ul>Grade Configuration Options
  17. 19. Option 1 K-6, 7-9, 10-12 <ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Complicates 6 th grade teacher certification </li></ul><ul><li>Students experience two different sets of operating procedures in grades 9, and 10-12. </li></ul>Grade Configuration Options
  18. 20. Option 2 K-5, 6-8, 9-12 <ul><li>13-16 elementary schools </li></ul><ul><li>2 middle schools </li></ul><ul><li>3 high schools </li></ul>Grade Configuration Options
  19. 21. Option 2 K-5, 6-8, 9-12 <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Helps implement new HS graduation requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Used by the majority of school districts. </li></ul><ul><li>More acceleration opportunities for 6 th and 9 th graders. </li></ul><ul><li>Eases transition into high school. </li></ul><ul><li>Creation of efficiencies at the elementary level could result in saving of $500,000 per elementary building closed. </li></ul>Grade Configuration Options
  20. 22. Option 2 K-5, 6-8, 9-12 <ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the enrollment at both high schools. </li></ul><ul><li>May require elementary closings to offset new costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Requires east-west boundary changes to balance enrollments </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: Approximately $500,000 - $600,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Potentially disruptive to students, parents and staff associated with the closed facilities. </li></ul>Grade Configuration Options
  21. 23. Long Range Master Plan Community Forum #2 January 29, 2007 Welcome Review of Community Forum 1 Grade Configuration Community Dialogue Montessori and TAG Community Dialogue Facilities Community Dialogue
  22. 24. <ul><li>Discuss the pros and cons of each option. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the option that you believe is in the best interest of TCAPS students. </li></ul><ul><li>What is most important to you in determining the best option? </li></ul>Community Dialogue Grade Configuration Options
  23. 25. Montessori & TAG Options
  24. 26. Key Question “ Where should the Montessori and elementary Talented and Gifted programs be located?” Montessori & TAG Options
  25. 27. <ul><li>Growing, successful program </li></ul><ul><li>342 students currently </li></ul><ul><li>Three 3-year blocks: </li></ul><ul><li>Toddlers/ Preschool-Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 1-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 4-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer to keep all grade levels together </li></ul>Montessori Assumptions Montessori & TAG Options
  26. 28. <ul><li>400-450 students maximum in a building </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment growth should be unrestrained </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally located for convenient access </li></ul>Montessori Assumptions Montessori & TAG Options
  27. 29. <ul><li>Approximately 120 students </li></ul><ul><li>6 classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 4-6 </li></ul><ul><li>Keep students together in one location </li></ul><ul><li>Centrally located for convenient access </li></ul><ul><li>No transportation provided </li></ul>TAG Assumptions Montessori & TAG Options
  28. 30. <ul><li>Provide a comprehensive program (Pre-school to Grade 6) </li></ul><ul><li>Requires a minimum of 3 classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>TAG remains at Central Grade School. </li></ul>Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 1 Open a Montessori Satellite at Traverse Heights
  29. 31. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 1 <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal disruption of programs at Central Grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides East and West side options </li></ul><ul><li>Provides recently reconstructed facility for satellite. </li></ul>
  30. 32. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 1 <ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Splits Montessori program into two groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Montessori and traditional elementary programs continue to share facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Restrains ability of Montessori to carve its own identity. </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>100-120 students would shift out of Central Grade and free up space for Montessori. </li></ul>Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 2 Maintain Montessori and TAG at Central Grade and redistrict Silver Lake area Central Grade population to Silver Lake Elementary School.
  32. 34. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 2 <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Places Silver Lake area students closer to home. </li></ul><ul><li>Results in cost efficiencies at Silver Lake. </li></ul><ul><li>Opens up 4 classrooms at Central Grade to accommodate Montessori growth. </li></ul>
  33. 35. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 2 <ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>May require classroom construction at Silver Lake </li></ul><ul><li>Disrupts approximately 100 students. </li></ul><ul><li>Ends a 30+ year tradition. </li></ul>
  34. 36. <ul><li>Reassign Silver Lake students to Silver Lake. </li></ul><ul><li>Reassign traditional program to Glenn Loomis. </li></ul><ul><li>Open enrolled students attend a different school. </li></ul>Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 3 Maintain Montessori and TAG at Central Grade and move traditional elementary program to other sites.
  35. 37. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 3 <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Allows Central Grade walkers to walk to Glenn Loomis </li></ul><ul><li>Frees up over 10 classrooms for future Montessori growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Saves money, as it reduces by one, the number of elementary school operations. </li></ul>
  36. 38. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 3 <ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Disrupts many students. </li></ul><ul><li>No traditional education program at Central Grade School. </li></ul><ul><li>Produces uncertainty regarding fate of open enrolled students. </li></ul>
  37. 39. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 4 Move TAG students out of Central Grade and relocate TAG program to Eastern Elementary School. Reassign some Eastern students to Old Mission.
  38. 40. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 4 <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizes space usage at Old Mission. </li></ul><ul><li>Places TAG program at the school from which the greatest number of TAG students originate. </li></ul><ul><li>Opens up approx. 6 classrooms at Central Grade to accommodate future Montessori growth. </li></ul>
  39. 41. Montessori and TAG Options OPTION 4 <ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern students assigned to Old Mission are much farther from home. </li></ul><ul><li>TAG is less centrally located. </li></ul><ul><li>Complicates transportation for all students affected. </li></ul>
  40. 42. Long Range Master Plan Community Forum #2 January 29, 2007 Welcome Review of Community Forum 1 Grade Configuration Community Dialogue Montessori and TAG Community Dialogue Facilities Community Dialogue
  41. 43. <ul><li>Discuss the pros and cons of each option. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the option that you believe is in the best interest of TCAPS students. </li></ul><ul><li>What is most important to you in determining the best option? </li></ul>Community Dialogue Grade Configuration Options
  42. 44. Facility Options
  43. 45. Key Facility Question <ul><li>Should the District consider increasing the average enrollment of our elementary buildings by closing one or more elementary facilities to realize savings that could be used to offset projected deficits or enhance programming? </li></ul>Facility Options “ Analyze efficiency and effectiveness of buildings relative to enrollment, programs, and resources.” The Charge from the Board of Education
  44. 46. <ul><li>Facility options do not impact average class size. </li></ul><ul><li>No building will house more than 450 students. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools will continue to be community facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Early childhood, special education, art and music are high priorities and will continue. </li></ul>Facility Assumptions Facility Options
  45. 47. Facility Options <ul><li>Plan 1 (if K-6) </li></ul><ul><li>Option a </li></ul><ul><li>Option b </li></ul><ul><li>Plan 2 (if K-5) </li></ul><ul><li>Option a </li></ul><ul><li>Option b </li></ul><ul><li>Option c </li></ul>
  46. 48. <ul><li>Average K-6 elementary school enrollment = 313. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 1 Option a Close no schools. Continue to operate all 16 elementary school facilities. (if K-6)
  47. 49. <ul><li>Identity of each building is retained. </li></ul><ul><li>No disruptions to students, staff, and families. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains current traditions present in every building. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 1 (if K-6) Option a Pros
  48. 50. <ul><li>Overhead costs may require reduction in programs (or increase class size). </li></ul><ul><li>Small facilities are an inefficient model for delivery of special programs such as p.e. and music. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not address overcrowding and under crowding. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 1 (if K-6) Option a Cons
  49. 51. <ul><li>Average K-6 elementary school enrollment = 338 or 365. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 1 Option b Close 1 or 2 elementary schools. (if K-6)
  50. 52. <ul><li>Reduced overhead costs can be used to offset projected budget deficits or enhance programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides flexibility that may lead to more educational opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Public use of the facilities can be improved. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 1 (if K-6) Option b Pros
  51. 53. <ul><li>Potentially disruptive to students, parents and staff associated with closed facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>May lengthen some bus rides. </li></ul><ul><li>May require additional bond dollars to modify or improve facilities still in use. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 1 (if K-6) Option b Cons
  52. 54. <ul><li>Average K-5 elementary school enrollment = 273. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 Option a Close no schools. Continue to operate all 16 elementary school facilities. (if K-5)
  53. 55. <ul><li>Identity of each building is retained. </li></ul><ul><li>No disruptions to students, staff, and families. </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller schools provide more intimacy for students. </li></ul><ul><li>May provide opportunity to focus on early childhood education. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 (if K-5) Option a Pros
  54. 56. <ul><li>Overhead costs may require reduction in programs (or increase class size). </li></ul><ul><li>Small facilities are an inefficient model for delivery of special programs such as p.e. and music. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not address overcrowding and under crowding. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 (if K-5) Option a Cons
  55. 57. <ul><li>Average K-5 elementary school enrollment = 292 to 313. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 Option b Close 1 or 2 elementary schools. (if K-5)
  56. 58. <ul><li>Reduced overhead costs can offset projected deficits or enhance programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides flexibility that may lead to more educational opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Public use of the facilities can be improved. </li></ul><ul><li>May provide opportunity to focus on early childhood education. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 (if K-5) Option b Pros
  57. 59. <ul><li>Potentially disruptive to students, parents and staff associated with closed facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>May lengthen some bus rides. </li></ul><ul><li>May require additional bond dollars to modify or improve facilities still in use. </li></ul><ul><li>May require additional bond dollars to modify or expand high school facilities. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 (if K-5) Option b Cons
  58. 60. <ul><li>Average K-5 elementary school enrollment = 337 to 365. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 Option c Close 3 or 4 elementary schools. (if K-5)
  59. 61. <ul><li>Reduced overhead costs can offset projected deficits or enhance programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides flexibility that may lead to more educational opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Public use of the facilities can be improved. </li></ul><ul><li>May provide opportunity to focus on early childhood education. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 (if K-5) Option c Pros
  60. 62. <ul><li>Potentially disruptive to students, parents and staff associated with closed facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>May lengthen some bus rides. </li></ul><ul><li>May require additional bond dollars to modify or improve facilities still in use. </li></ul><ul><li>May require additional bond dollars to modify or expand high school facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Could lead to substantial redistricting. </li></ul>Facility Options Plan 2 (if K-5) Option c Cons
  61. 63. Long Range Master Plan Community Forum #2 January 29, 2007 Welcome Review of Community Forum 1 Grade Configuration Community Dialogue Montessori and TAG Community Dialogue Facilities Community Dialogue
  62. 64. <ul><li>Discuss the pros and cons of each option. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the option that you believe is in the best interest of TCAPS students. </li></ul><ul><li>one in Plan 1 and </li></ul><ul><li>one in Plan 2 </li></ul><ul><li>What is most important to you in determining the best option? </li></ul>Community Dialogue Grade Configuration Options
  63. 65. Process Continues… <ul><li>Information tabulated for Steering Committee. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct remaining focus group meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Committee develops draft recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>Community Forum 3 reviews and responds to the draft recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Committee finalizes recommendations for Superintendent and Board consideration. </li></ul>

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