1. STUDENT REASSIGNMENT COMMITTEE MEETING Media Center, Nash Central High School Monday, February 13, 2012 4:00Call to OrderRoll Call Approval of the Minutes from the January 30, Committee Organizational MeetingCommittee Operating Procedures Understanding the Optimization Process Mike Miller OREDReport to School Board 2/27/12Questions Next Meeting Out of Capacity table and Scenario Data Monday, March 26 6:00 3
2. Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools
3. Transparent Lines of Communications Committee Meetings Open to the public Website Information posted immediately after each meeting E-mail/ Phone Line An e-mail address to answer questions/ receive feedback etc has been established to ensure seamless communication and to make all information readily available to the public. A phone line has been established for those with limited or no internet access to provide feedback to the committee.
4. Jan-Aug 2012 Aug - 2012 Aug – Dec 2012 August 2013 Committee Committee Public Input/ Community Deliberations/ Recommendations Engagement ImplementationMonthly Reports to Presented to the the School Board School Board Board of Education Approval 6
5. Public Engagement Board of Education Committee Chairs Technical SupportCommunity Committee Feedback ORED Staff 7
6. Contiguous boundaries: Attempt to maintain contiguous school boundaries without using satellite attendance areas. Respect neighborhoods: Avoid dividing easily recognized “neighborhoods” or identified “developments” or “sub- divisions” unless it is necessary to meet other guidelines. Whenever possible and practical use major highways, railroads, rivers, and streams as natural boundaries. Proximity to schools: While it is recognized that all students cannot be assigned to their closest school, consider students proximity to other schools when creating school boundaries. 8
7. Modify feeder systems: In order to maximize facility use and establish reasonable numbers of students at each site, consider the use of 6 middle school feeder systems instead of 5. This would allow smaller, more instructionally suited middle schools and less dependence on mobile classrooms. Stay within enrollment capacities: Unless it is likely that a school enrollment will be declining, assign students to the four high schools in a way that their enrollments are under established capacities. Consider anticipated growth: Enrollment growth patterns should be taken into consideration, where feasible, to ensure that anticipated growth will not adversely impact one school significantly more than the others. Enrollment balance: In keeping with the intent of SB612, attempt to balance the percentage of academic and economic populations at each middle and high school. 9
8. February 13 – Understanding the Optimization Process March 26 – Out of Capacity table and Scenario Data April 30 – Scenario Review and Revision May 29 – Scenario Review and Revision June 25 – Final Scenario Presentation 10
9. Michael Miller, Program ManagerOperations Research and Education Laboratory (OREd)Institute for Transportation Research and EducationCentennial CampusNorth Carolina State University Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools
10. Data Collection/Compilation GIS data ▪ Geocoding complete: School years 2006-07, 2008- 09, 2010-11, 2011-12 ▪ Planning Segment review: On-going District membership trends ▪ NC DPI ADM for Month-One School building capacities 12
11. Planning SegmentReview(Using current parcel data and2011-12 NRMPS boundaries) Segment boundary before adjustment Segment boundary after adjustment 13
22. Current stated ES capacity: 8147 Current ES membership: 7546 8 schools at or above 90% utilization 5 schools at or above 100% utilization 37 mobile units (58 teaching stations/ classrooms) serving 11 of 16 elementary schools. 24
23. Membership (DPI Month- School Capacity Utilization One ADM)Nash Central Mid 605 670 90%Edwards Mid 731 827 88%Parker Mid 420 557 75%Red Oak Mid 919 850 108%Southern Nash Mid 1081 850 127%Total Middle (6-8) 3756 3754 100% Membership (DPI Month- School Capacity Utilization One ADM)Nash Central High 1229 1150 107%Northern Nash High 1210 1150 105%Rocky Mount High 1151 1390 83%Southern Nash High 1260 1068 118%Total High (9-12) 4850 4758 102% 25
24. Current stated MS capacity: 3754 Current MS membership: 3756 3 schools at or above 90% utilization 2 schools at or above 100% utilization 15 mobile units (28 teaching stations/ classrooms) serving 4 of 5 middle schools. 26
25. Current stated HS capacity: 4758 Current HS membership: 4850 3 schools at or above 100% utilization 16 mobile units (16 teaching stations/ classrooms) serving 3 of 4 high schools (and Early College High). 27
26. Membership (DPI Month- School One ADM)Greene Alt. (6-12) 95Early College High (9-12) 207Total 302 Alternative Schools Early College High currently over-utilized Alternative Schools not included in reassignment process. 28
27. OPTIMIZATION 29
28. Operations Research techniques enable users to solve large-scale optimization problems involving many variables andconstraints.The driving variable in the optimization algorithm is totaldistance traveled by students to school. The solutionsgenerated by these OR techniques are optimal in the followingway: the system-wide student travel distance is minimized while satisfying constraints such as building capacity 30
29. OR techniques allow theexploration of holisticscenarios that can providemaximum efficiency forthe entire district. 31
30. Optimal Attendance Zones School Balance indexMembership building allowance forecast capacities (Aggregate measure) Optimization Algorithm Optimal Attendance Zones 32
31. The optimization processexamines multiple schoolsite/assignment schemesand continually re-calculatesthe constraint variables foreach school in the impactedarea...
32. Ultimately determining theoptimal school site/assignmentthat will:1. Minimize transportation costs and2. Satisfy the constraintswithin the impact area.Optimal scenarios can be thenfine-tuned by staff to addresstransportation and other issues.
33. Located southeast of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, JohnstonCounty NC has experienced tremendous growth over the lasttwo decades. As an OREd client since 1990, Johnston CountySchools have used the data-driven planning tools in IPSAC tolocate new school sites and draw attendance zones toaccommodate and increasing student population.In 2010, JCS opened two new high schools – the culmination ofyears of careful planning and hard work. 35
38. Data Consensus on Membership Forecast School Building Capacities – Current status Optimization Holistic - Considers entire system Always minimizes student travel distance, given policy-driven conditions on: ▪ Utilization ▪ Feeder patterns ▪ Balance 42
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40. Transparent Lines of Communications Committee Meetings Open to the public Website Information posted immediately after each meeting E-mail/ Phone Line An e-mail address to answer questions/ receive feedback etc has been established to ensure seamless communication and to make all information readily available to the public. A phone line has been established for those with limited or no internet access to provide feedback to the committee.
41. February13 – (4:00-5:30)* March26 (6:00) April 30 (6:00) May 29 (6:00) June25 (4:00–5:30)* August/ Sept TBD