2014 MISD Bond Presentation

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The materials have been prepared by a citizen led campaign to fix overcrowding at the Mercer Island School District.

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  • 2014 MISD Bond Presentation

    1. 1. Fix Overcrowding •MISD is over-capacity •The 2014 Bond Solution •How you can help
    2. 2. Problem: MI Schools are Overcrowded 2013/2014 MISD Enrollment I.P. IMS MIHS 119 over capacity L.R. W.M. 218 over capacity 409 over capacity
    3. 3. Further Overcrowding is Projected Les Kendrick, Ph.D. (Educational and Planning Consultant), Nov. 2012 Enrollment Study
    4. 4. Currently 25 Portable Classrooms - Equivalent to an Elementary School Island ParkLakeridge West Mercer Portable Newly placed portables.
    5. 5. Number of Portables Steadily Increasing ! " #" $! " $#" %! " %#" $" %" &" ' " #" ( " ) " *" +" $! " $$" $%" $&" $' " $#" Elementary ‘13 ’00 ’02 ’04 ’06 ’08 ’10 ’12 ‘14 Years 25 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Islander Middle School ‘13 ’00 ’02 ’04 ’06 ’08 ’10 ’12 ‘14 Years 10 8 6 4 2 0
    6. 6. Challenges with Overcrowding • No space in portables for individualized learning (parent volunteers &para-pros) • Shortened lunch breaks to accommodate all children – 20 minutes are inadequate for serving, eating & bathroom breaks • Shared facilities like libraries, hallways, restrooms and storage over capacity • All-school assemblies & parent/student events • Portables encroach on recreation space • Parking facilities overcrowded and pick-up/drop-off queues back up into neighborhood arterials
    7. 7. MIHS Overcrowding - Educational Specifications Analysis MIHS Overcrowding - Educational Specifications Analysis * * * Mahlum recommend’s 85% for purposes of set-up, tear down, planning, preparation of science carts, etc. ** Assumes 10 class rooms. * *
    8. 8. MI School Board’s Diligence • Two public listening sessions (May ’12) • EMC public survey in June ‘12 – Why did bond fail • Joint Ad-Hoc City Council/School Board meetings • Mahlum Architecture short term & long term planning for the 6th school and the mega-block • Updated student enrollment projection (Les Kendrick) • Transpo’s traffic analysis of 6th school options. • Televised school board meetings
    9. 9. Board’s Diligence cont… • Triangle research public process facilitation of new 6th school options – New 4th elementary & expand or rebuild IMS – New (5-9) middle school – New high school • Public survey conducted by EMC Research (Jan.‘13) • Board achieves consensus on a plan (Feb.‘13) • Architecture firms developing educational specifications • Public listening sessions June, July, Aug. & Sept. 2013 • Public survey found ~70% support for $98M Bond • Bond resolution unanimously passes (Sept. 27, 2013)
    10. 10. 2014 bond measure 1) Build a new 4th K – 5 elementary school on district owned North Mercer campus Cost: $43 million
    11. 11. New 4th Elementary School PEAK 42nd St. 86th Ave. 40th St. Bus Access Parking Car pick-up & drop off
    12. 12. Expand Islander Middle School • 14 new classrooms • Larger student commons area • New gymnasium, music rooms, cafeteria, commons and administration • Cost $49 million
    13. 13. Island Middle School Expansion
    14. 14. Proposed IMS Floor Plan
    15. 15. Mercer Island High School Expansion • 10 classroomsincluding – 4 science labs – 6 general education • Cost $11 million
    16. 16. Mercer Island High School Addition 42nd St. 92ndAve.
    17. 17. View of 4th Elementary with MIHS 42nd St. 92ndAve. 40th St. 86thAve.
    18. 18. 4th Elementary Allows Options for MIHS Long- Term** ** Note, this layout is only to show that any future High School renovations/rebuilds are not unnecessarily constrained by the elementary school. 86thAve. 40th St. 92ndAve. 42nd St.
    19. 19. Advantages of Bond Measure 1) Solves overcrowding at all Elementary, IMS and MIHS • Including right sizing existing elementary schools (common spaces, outdoor recreation areas and parking facilities and removes portables) 2) Highest voter support for all options explored 3) Maintains and leverages past investments in schools 4) Maximizes MISD’s ability to address future demographic changes 5) Budget sensitive, cost effective, timely all school improvement ready for 2016-2017 school year
    20. 20. How You Can Help  Join the volunteer committee  Advocate  Endorse  Donate
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