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School District of BeloitREFERENDUM PRESENTATION      IMAGINE BELOIT
1.   History/Challenge and Opportunity2.   The cost3.   The physical plants4.   Educational Advantages5.   Fiscal Responsi...
Board of Education:• Facility study 1998• Architectural drawings 2008
Board of Education challenge:  •   8 buildings built before 1928  •   Newest building built: 1965  •   Last major improvem...
2012-2013 Tax Impact             On a $70 Million Dollar Referendum             Under Current Funding Aid Formula         ...
Success Breeds Success•   National AP Honor Roll, 1 of 367•   National Blue Ribbon, Gaston, 1 of 305•   National GPA award...
Referendum Plan: Physical Plants
Renovate six elementary schools to PK-31. More and larger classrooms for consolidation/team   teaching2. Create interventi...
Primary Schools  Cost Approximately $31 millionApproximately 440 Students/BuildingEast              West  Todd    $6.0M   ...
Todd
Merrill
Robinson
Converse
Hackett
Gaston
Aldrich and McNeel$10M to be allocated from maintenance    savings over the next 5 years Fewer students after reconfigurat...
McNeel
Aldrich
New Cunningham 4-8 Cost Approximately $16 million• Cunningham 60% increase in square  footage• Land area sufficient for ex...
New Cunningham
New SE Intermediate School 4-8 Cost Approximately $16 million• Corner of Lee Lane and Milwaukee Rd• Collaborative partners...
New SE Intermediate
New SE Intermediate
Intermediate School Design1. Separate wings for 4,5,6 and 7,82. Separate entrances/pickup and drop off areas3. Shared spac...
Beloit Memorial High School•   New Swimming Pool – 8 lane•   Conference and Sectional meets•   Locker rooms male and femal...
Tennis Courts•   Tear up existing Tennis Courts•   Relocate west of student parking•   8 tennis courts complex•   Tourname...
Life Center• New equipment relocated from class rooms• Level playing field for Big 8 athletics• Relocate to existing pool ...
High School
High School
Future Use of District-Owned Buildings• Buildings Available for    • Possible Uses  Retirement or Repurposing:    – Distri...
Educational Advantages
PK-3 Grade Alignment       Educational Advantages• Six PK-3 Schools• Alignment of resources for learning to read• Collabor...
PK-3 Grade Alignment       Educational AdvantagesHigher Parent Involvement  – More years in the same building  – Sustained...
4-8 Grade Alignment         Educational Advantages• “Elemiddle” approach  – Makes smaller grades 6-8, approx 150 per grade...
4-8 Grade Alignment         Educational Advantages• Collaborative opportunities for• 4-6 and 7-8 wings• Culture change in ...
4-8 Grade Alignment       Educational AdvantagesHigher Parent Involvement  – More years in the same building  – Sustained ...
The CostPrimary schools =        $31 millionIntermediate schools =   $32 millionSecondary School =       $ 7 million      ...
These are estimated permanent reductions that would assist   us with our budget challenges in each year going forward.Cost...
Referendum versus Operating Cost • Referendum is a stand-alone loan fund   – Must be for capital improvements only   – Not...
Fiscal Responsibility252015                                           Actual Levy collected10                             ...
2012-2013 Tax Impact             On a $70 Million Dollar Referendum             Under Current Funding Aid Formula         ...
Economic Development
• Schools are one of the most  important reasons for business  start-ups and expansion• More new employees stay in Beloit•...
• Chamber of Commerce: ENDORSED• GBEDC: ENDORSED• City Council: ENDORSED• Outside tourism revenue produced  by visiting sp...
Discussion
VOTEApril 3, 2012
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  1. 1. School District of BeloitREFERENDUM PRESENTATION IMAGINE BELOIT
  2. 2. 1. History/Challenge and Opportunity2. The cost3. The physical plants4. Educational Advantages5. Fiscal Responsibility and Savings6. Economic Development7. April 3, 2012
  3. 3. Board of Education:• Facility study 1998• Architectural drawings 2008
  4. 4. Board of Education challenge: • 8 buildings built before 1928 • Newest building built: 1965 • Last major improvements: 1994 • Non-functional pool: 1968 • Deteriorating facilities
  5. 5. 2012-2013 Tax Impact On a $70 Million Dollar Referendum Under Current Funding Aid Formula Estimated Interest at 3.5%Home Value Annual Cost Monthly Cost$75,000* $ 67.50 $5.63• State reimburses District $45 million or 64% of the bond issue• Beloit tax payers pay only $25 million• Business 46%• Residential 54%*Average home value in the city of Beloit
  6. 6. Success Breeds Success• National AP Honor Roll, 1 of 367• National Blue Ribbon, Gaston, 1 of 305• National GPA award, Girls Swim, 20th• National GPA award, Boys Swim, 6th• National Jazz Competition, top 15• RTI program receiving state and national attention
  7. 7. Referendum Plan: Physical Plants
  8. 8. Renovate six elementary schools to PK-31. More and larger classrooms for consolidation/team teaching2. Create intervention rooms3. More gym space4. Needed repairs •Roofing •Security Upgrade •Boiler Systems/HVAC •Parking/Drop off •Building Envelope •Playgrounds •Needed Furnishings •Technology5. Food prep and serving areas
  9. 9. Primary Schools Cost Approximately $31 millionApproximately 440 Students/BuildingEast West Todd $6.0M Converse $5.6M Merrill 4.4M Hackett 5.1M Robinson 5.6M Gaston 4.2M
  10. 10. Todd
  11. 11. Merrill
  12. 12. Robinson
  13. 13. Converse
  14. 14. Hackett
  15. 15. Gaston
  16. 16. Aldrich and McNeel$10M to be allocated from maintenance savings over the next 5 years Fewer students after reconfiguration
  17. 17. McNeel
  18. 18. Aldrich
  19. 19. New Cunningham 4-8 Cost Approximately $16 million• Cunningham 60% increase in square footage• Land area sufficient for expansion• Large amount of green space remaining after expansion
  20. 20. New Cunningham
  21. 21. New SE Intermediate School 4-8 Cost Approximately $16 million• Corner of Lee Lane and Milwaukee Rd• Collaborative partnership with Beloit Health Systems
  22. 22. New SE Intermediate
  23. 23. New SE Intermediate
  24. 24. Intermediate School Design1. Separate wings for 4,5,6 and 7,82. Separate entrances/pickup and drop off areas3. Shared spaces for: – Music – Art – Phy Ed – ELL – Special Education – Library Media
  25. 25. Beloit Memorial High School• New Swimming Pool – 8 lane• Conference and Sectional meets• Locker rooms male and female• Community Changing Room• Bleachers for 500 + people at pool level• All mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing• Pool Room Heating and Ventilation
  26. 26. Tennis Courts• Tear up existing Tennis Courts• Relocate west of student parking• 8 tennis courts complex• Tournaments
  27. 27. Life Center• New equipment relocated from class rooms• Level playing field for Big 8 athletics• Relocate to existing pool area• Current weight room transformed to wrestling and/or dance or yoga studio• Fight childhood obesity• Lower health care costs of district employees
  28. 28. High School
  29. 29. High School
  30. 30. Future Use of District-Owned Buildings• Buildings Available for • Possible Uses Retirement or Repurposing: – District Office – Royce – Charter School (RCAA) – McLenegan – Learning Academy – Kolak – Sale to outside party – Morgan – Wright – Burdge
  31. 31. Educational Advantages
  32. 32. PK-3 Grade Alignment Educational Advantages• Six PK-3 Schools• Alignment of resources for learning to read• Collaborative opportunities• Intense focus on developmental needs of the young child• Dedicated Art and Music areas
  33. 33. PK-3 Grade Alignment Educational AdvantagesHigher Parent Involvement – More years in the same building – Sustained Relationships – Fewer transitions
  34. 34. 4-8 Grade Alignment Educational Advantages• “Elemiddle” approach – Makes smaller grades 6-8, approx 150 per grade• Alignment of resources for reading to learn• Use of other resources and shared classrooms (e.g. Gym, Tech Ed, Music, Art)
  35. 35. 4-8 Grade Alignment Educational Advantages• Collaborative opportunities for• 4-6 and 7-8 wings• Culture change in a building with younger and older students• More opportunities to be involved in sports and extracurricular activities with smaller classes.
  36. 36. 4-8 Grade Alignment Educational AdvantagesHigher Parent Involvement – More years in the same building – Sustained Relationships – Fewer transitions
  37. 37. The CostPrimary schools = $31 millionIntermediate schools = $32 millionSecondary School = $ 7 million Total= $70 million$45 million reimbursed by the State
  38. 38. These are estimated permanent reductions that would assist us with our budget challenges in each year going forward.Cost Savings Area Estimated Annual Cost Savings If Referendum PassesRent $ 128,007.00Utilities (Gas, Electric, Water, Sewer, Storm Water) $ 66,232.00Reduction of Personnel $ 1,019,582.00Facility and Building Maintenance $ 978,780.00Property Services $ 28,334.00Technology Savings-Fiber Lease /PhoneLines $ 10,446.00Transportation $ 35,730.00Staff Travel $ 30,000.00 Grand Total $ 2,297,111.00
  39. 39. Referendum versus Operating Cost • Referendum is a stand-alone loan fund – Must be for capital improvements only – Not used for operating budget or salaries • Yearly Operating budget is effected only by the savings incurred by improvements – Helps offset the budget challenges we will continue to face due to decreasing funding
  40. 40. Fiscal Responsibility252015 Actual Levy collected10 1995 Levy adjusted for inflation 5 0 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015
  41. 41. 2012-2013 Tax Impact On a $70 Million Dollar Referendum Under Current Funding Aid Formula Estimated Interest at 3.5%Home Value Annual Cost Monthly Cost$75,000* $ 67.50 $5.63• State reimburses District $45 million or 64% of the bond issue• Beloit tax payers pay only $25 million• Business 46%• Residential 54%*Average home value in the city of Beloit
  42. 42. Economic Development
  43. 43. • Schools are one of the most important reasons for business start-ups and expansion• More new employees stay in Beloit• Increased community pride• Local construction jobs• Higher property values• $45 million in outside investment
  44. 44. • Chamber of Commerce: ENDORSED• GBEDC: ENDORSED• City Council: ENDORSED• Outside tourism revenue produced by visiting spectators of large swim meets and tennis tournaments• Improved image to non-Beloiters• Continue trend of Beloit improvements• $45 million in outside investment
  45. 45. Discussion
  46. 46. VOTEApril 3, 2012

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