Flagstaff Unified School District No. 1 Facility Utilization Study October 2008
Purposes of Study <ul><li>How do we best prepare students for the 21 st  Century? </li></ul><ul><li>Past and Future Enroll...
Education for the 21 st  Century <ul><li>High literacy for all; prepare for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work or Technical Schoo...
Factors Affecting Enrollment <ul><li>Mid ’80s: rapid growth; there were plans for a third FUSD middle school, then growth ...
Flagstaff Area Enrollment Trends
FUSD and Charter Enrollment
Elementary, Middle and High School Changes -1,085 -16 -406 -663 95-96 vs. 08-09 10,923 3,616 1,453 5,854 2008-09 (20 th  d...
Elementary Enrollment Trends
Middle School Enrollment Trends +21 +4 +14 -61 -64 -109 -90 Average enrollment difference 2005-2008 is -81 (2008-09 is 20t...
High School Enrollment Trends
Current FUSD Facilities <ul><li>3 High Schools </li></ul><ul><li>2 Middle Schools </li></ul><ul><li>1 K-7 School (Puente d...
Challenges <ul><li>Facilities vs. Student Enrollment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance betwee...
Challenges <ul><li>Puente de Hozho will expand to K-8 in 2009-10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approaching building capacity </li>...
Challenges <ul><li>High school enrollment projections show declining enrollment through 2013-14; at or below 1,000 each </...
Challenges <ul><li>2006 Bonds passed for renovations </li></ul><ul><li>New Start building; location; alternative program f...
Influences on Facility Use Options <ul><li>History, tradition, emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Program considerations </li></ul>...
Facility Use Options <ul><li>Other ideas, hybrid of above????? </li></ul>Option 4 <ul><li>Relocate SHS students to FHS and...
Option 1: No Change <ul><li>Inefficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Budget capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of program flexibility...
Option 2: Retire FHS, students go to CHS/SHS <ul><li>Loss of tradition </li></ul><ul><li>CHS/SHS at or above capacity </li...
Option 3: Relocate SHS, MEMS, Puente and New Start <ul><li>Loss of tradition </li></ul><ul><li>CHS/FHS at or above capacit...
Next Steps <ul><li>Community forums </li></ul><ul><li>Boundary Study </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize option, Board decision </l...
Community Forum Dates 6:30 - 8:00 pm Kinsey Elementary Nov. 3 6:30 - 8:00 pm Cromer Elementary Nov. 5 9:00 – 10:30 am Flag...
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  1. 1. Flagstaff Unified School District No. 1 Facility Utilization Study October 2008
  2. 2. Purposes of Study <ul><li>How do we best prepare students for the 21 st Century? </li></ul><ul><li>Past and Future Enrollment trends </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What about middle school? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facility utilization </li></ul>
  3. 3. Education for the 21 st Century <ul><li>High literacy for all; prepare for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work or Technical School/Community College/University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personalized learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advance based on demonstrated learning, not age </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality early childhood </li></ul><ul><li>More seamless transition to post secondary education </li></ul>
  4. 4. Factors Affecting Enrollment <ul><li>Mid ’80s: rapid growth; there were plans for a third FUSD middle school, then growth stopped. </li></ul><ul><li>Mid ’90s charter schools began in Arizona and Flagstaff. </li></ul><ul><li>“Graying” of Flagstaff; economic conditions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Flagstaff Area Enrollment Trends
  6. 6. FUSD and Charter Enrollment
  7. 7. Elementary, Middle and High School Changes -1,085 -16 -406 -663 95-96 vs. 08-09 10,923 3,616 1,453 5,854 2008-09 (20 th day) 10,974 3,624 1,421 5,929 2007-08 (100 th day) 11,166 3,746 1,479 5,941 2006-07 (100 th day) 11,213 3,734 1,686 5,793 2005-06 (100 th day) 11,276 3,809 1,716 5,751 2004-05 (100 th day) 11,298 3,848 1,697 5,753 2003-04 (100 th day) 12,008 3,632 1,859 6,517 1995-96 Total High Middle Elem FUSD
  8. 8. Elementary Enrollment Trends
  9. 9. Middle School Enrollment Trends +21 +4 +14 -61 -64 -109 -90 Average enrollment difference 2005-2008 is -81 (2008-09 is 20th day)
  10. 10. High School Enrollment Trends
  11. 11. Current FUSD Facilities <ul><li>3 High Schools </li></ul><ul><li>2 Middle Schools </li></ul><ul><li>1 K-7 School (Puente de Hozho) </li></ul><ul><li>1 K-8 School (Leupp) </li></ul><ul><li>10 K-6 Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Project New Start Program </li></ul>
  12. 12. Challenges <ul><li>Facilities vs. Student Enrollment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance between community interest and financial realities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FUSD Enrollment Trends: </li></ul>Lower High School Lower Middle Lower, erratic Elementary
  13. 13. Challenges <ul><li>Puente de Hozho will expand to K-8 in 2009-10 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approaching building capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turns away interested families </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lone Tree Corridor expansion may affect Kinsey Elementary School </li></ul>
  14. 14. Challenges <ul><li>High school enrollment projections show declining enrollment through 2013-14; at or below 1,000 each </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affects programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affects scheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affects AIA competitive teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic and sports </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Challenges <ul><li>2006 Bonds passed for renovations </li></ul><ul><li>New Start building; location; alternative program flexibility </li></ul>
  16. 16. Influences on Facility Use Options <ul><li>History, tradition, emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Program considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Facility condition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sale of property and rebuild possibilities?? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enrollment changes (declining for a decade) </li></ul><ul><li>Economic conditions: local, state, national </li></ul><ul><li>Potential FUSD savings </li></ul><ul><li>Other???? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Facility Use Options <ul><li>Other ideas, hybrid of above????? </li></ul>Option 4 <ul><li>Relocate SHS students to FHS and CHS </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate MEMS to Sinagua </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate Puente de Hozho to MEMS building </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate New Start to PDH building </li></ul>Option 3 <ul><li>Retire FHS; relocate students to CHS and </li></ul><ul><li>SHS…capacity expansion required </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate New Start (land swap?) </li></ul>Option 2 No changes Option 1
  18. 18. Option 1: No Change <ul><li>Inefficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>Budget capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of program flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>Status quo </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort zone </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic balance </li></ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>Compromises Benefits
  19. 19. Option 2: Retire FHS, students go to CHS/SHS <ul><li>Loss of tradition </li></ul><ul><li>CHS/SHS at or above capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic balance </li></ul><ul><li>Does not address middle school concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Does not address PDH growth </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>Facility flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Program/scheduling depth </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of CHS and SHS </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of New Start programs </li></ul><ul><li>Avoids investing $13M of bond funds for refurbishment </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>Compromises Benefits
  20. 20. Option 3: Relocate SHS, MEMS, Puente and New Start <ul><li>Loss of tradition </li></ul><ul><li>CHS/FHS at or above capacity </li></ul><ul><li>FHS requires renovation investment </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic balance </li></ul><ul><li>Involves multiple sites </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul><ul><li>Facility flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Program/scheduling depth </li></ul><ul><li>Effective use of CHS and FHS </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of Puente & New Start programs </li></ul><ul><li>Starts to address middle school concerns </li></ul><ul><li>? </li></ul>Compromises Benefits
  21. 21. Next Steps <ul><li>Community forums </li></ul><ul><li>Boundary Study </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize option, Board decision </li></ul><ul><li>Create Implementation Timeline </li></ul>
  22. 22. Community Forum Dates 6:30 - 8:00 pm Kinsey Elementary Nov. 3 6:30 - 8:00 pm Cromer Elementary Nov. 5 9:00 – 10:30 am Flagstaff Library, Fourth Street Branch Nov. 15 10:00 – 11:30 am Flagstaff Library, Downtown Oct. 31 6:30 - 8:00 pm Sinagua High School Commons, Oct. 29 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mount Elden Middle School Room 200 Oct. 23 3:00 - 4:30 pm DeMiguel Elementary School Commons Oct. 22 6:30 - 8:00 pm Flagstaff High School Mini-auditorium Oct. 21 Time Location Date

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