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SHUTESBURY EDUCATION STUDYSHUTESBURY EDUCATION STUDY
COMMITTEECOMMITTEE
Created March 18, 2010Created March 18, 2010
Joi...
 11. Identify and clarify current and future goals for the. Identify and clarify current and future goals for the
Town of...
School Committee (2) – Michael DeChiara, ClifSchool Committee (2) – Michael DeChiara, Clif
Read (Co-Chair)Read (Co-Chair)
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 June 1, 2010 – first meetingJune 1, 2010 – first meeting
 Reports – Amherst Regional towns, FranklinReports – Amherst R...
MODEL EVALUATION CRITERIAMODEL EVALUATION CRITERIA
 Accounts for decreasing fiscal resources/ fiscal sustainabilityAccoun...
INITIALLY CONSIDEREDINITIALLY CONSIDERED
MODELSMODELS
STANDSTAND
ALONEALONE
REGIONALREGIONAL
CONFIGURATIONCONFIGURATION
UN...
““COLLABORATIVE ONLY”COLLABORATIVE ONLY”
SCENARIOSSCENARIOS
REGIONALREGIONAL
CONFIGURATIONCONFIGURATION
UNIONUNION
CONFIGU...
REMAINING SCENARIOS:REMAINING SCENARIOS:
STILL UNDERSTILL UNDER
CONSIDERATIONCONSIDERATION
REGIONALREGIONAL
CONFIGURATIONC...
 Monthly meetings, minutes postedMonthly meetings, minutes posted
 Resources, documentsResources, documents
 http://www...
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Oct 19 2010 Shutesbury Educ Study Comm presentation

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Presentation to Shutesbury Public Forum - Oct. 19, 2010 regarding work of Shutesbury Education Study Group.

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Oct 19 2010 Shutesbury Educ Study Comm presentation

  1. 1. SHUTESBURY EDUCATION STUDYSHUTESBURY EDUCATION STUDY COMMITTEECOMMITTEE Created March 18, 2010Created March 18, 2010 Joint committee of Select Board andJoint committee of Select Board and School CommitteeSchool Committee 9 members, representing broad9 members, representing broad interests of communityinterests of community School Committee (2), Select Board,School Committee (2), Select Board, Fin. Comm, School Council, K-12Fin. Comm, School Council, K-12 Parent, Town Administrator,Parent, Town Administrator, CommunityCommunity members (2)members (2)
  2. 2.  11. Identify and clarify current and future goals for the. Identify and clarify current and future goals for the Town of Shutesbury and its residents regarding:Town of Shutesbury and its residents regarding:  a.a. The delivery of quality education services andThe delivery of quality education services and education outcomes for school-aged children.education outcomes for school-aged children.  bb. The financing of education for Shutesbury’s. The financing of education for Shutesbury’s school-aged childrenschool-aged children  cc. The governance of the educational system.. The governance of the educational system.  d.d. The capacity to provide sustainable leadershipThe capacity to provide sustainable leadership and oversight of the educational system.and oversight of the educational system.  2.2. Recommend a plan that can best achieve the futureRecommend a plan that can best achieve the future goals for Shutesbury.goals for Shutesbury. Committee ChargeCommittee Charge
  3. 3. School Committee (2) – Michael DeChiara, ClifSchool Committee (2) – Michael DeChiara, Clif Read (Co-Chair)Read (Co-Chair) Select Board – Elaine Puleo (Co-Chair)Select Board – Elaine Puleo (Co-Chair) Fin. Comm – Patrick CallahanFin. Comm – Patrick Callahan School Council – Jody BrushSchool Council – Jody Brush Town Administrator – Becky TorresTown Administrator – Becky Torres * Parent of K-12 student – Emily Bloch* Parent of K-12 student – Emily Bloch * Community members – Gary Bernhard, Eric* Community members – Gary Bernhard, Eric StockerStocker SHUTESBURY EDUCATIONSHUTESBURY EDUCATION STUDY COMMITTEESTUDY COMMITTEE * Select Board/School Committee appointment
  4. 4.  June 1, 2010 – first meetingJune 1, 2010 – first meeting  Reports – Amherst Regional towns, FranklinReports – Amherst Regional towns, Franklin County, Mahar RegionalCounty, Mahar Regional SHUTESBURY EDUCATIONSHUTESBURY EDUCATION STUDY COMMITTEESTUDY COMMITTEE  Criteria for evaluating educational optionsCriteria for evaluating educational options  Model and scenario considerationsModel and scenario considerations  Assessing optionsAssessing options  October 19 – public forum, meetings w/ guestsOctober 19 – public forum, meetings w/ guests  Future public forums, feedback/input, surveysFuture public forums, feedback/input, surveys  Collaboration other educ study groupsCollaboration other educ study groups
  5. 5. MODEL EVALUATION CRITERIAMODEL EVALUATION CRITERIA  Accounts for decreasing fiscal resources/ fiscal sustainabilityAccounts for decreasing fiscal resources/ fiscal sustainability  Enables local control (vs regional control)Enables local control (vs regional control)  Promotes quality educationPromotes quality education  Helps provide evaluation criteriaHelps provide evaluation criteria  Creates mechanisms for ongoing reflection/evaluationCreates mechanisms for ongoing reflection/evaluation  Addresses Union 28 concernsAddresses Union 28 concerns  Supports human sustainabilitySupports human sustainability  Increases capacity and cohesionIncreases capacity and cohesion  Addresses need for good inter-town relations (intertownability)Addresses need for good inter-town relations (intertownability)  Creates opportunities for advancing educational technologyCreates opportunities for advancing educational technology  Preserves school culturePreserves school culture  Provides for balance between current school values and futureProvides for balance between current school values and future realities re: technology, etc.realities re: technology, etc.
  6. 6. INITIALLY CONSIDEREDINITIALLY CONSIDERED MODELSMODELS STANDSTAND ALONEALONE REGIONALREGIONAL CONFIGURATIONCONFIGURATION UNIONUNION CONFIGURATIONCONFIGURATION Within these 3 models, 13 separate scenarios were reviewed and discussed
  7. 7. ““COLLABORATIVE ONLY”COLLABORATIVE ONLY” SCENARIOSSCENARIOS REGIONALREGIONAL CONFIGURATIONCONFIGURATION UNIONUNION CONFIGURATIONCONFIGURATION 1. K – 12 Region w/ Amherst, Pelham & Leverett 1. K – 6 Region w/ “outer ring” (Pelham, Leverett & Shutesbury) 2. K-8 Region w/ “outer ring” 1. K – 6 Union w/ Amherst, Pelham & Leverett 2. K-8 Union w/ “outer ring” 3. Current Union 28 w/ new agreement 1. Current Union 28 structure 2. Expand Union 26 w/ Amherst, Pelham, Leverett & Shutesbury
  8. 8. REMAINING SCENARIOS:REMAINING SCENARIOS: STILL UNDERSTILL UNDER CONSIDERATIONCONSIDERATION REGIONALREGIONAL CONFIGURATIONCONFIGURATION UNIONUNION CONFIGURATIONCONFIGURATION 1. K – 6 Region w/ “outer ring” (Pelham, Leverett & Shutesbury) 2. K-8 Region w/ “outer ring” 1. K – 6 Union w/ Amherst, Pelham & Leverett 2. K-8 Union w/ “outer ring” 3. Current Union 28 with a newly created agreement OR
  9. 9.  Monthly meetings, minutes postedMonthly meetings, minutes posted  Resources, documentsResources, documents  http://www.shutesburyeducation.infohttp://www.shutesburyeducation.info Committee UpdatesCommittee Updates  Announcements on web site, Roadtown, Our Town, etc.Announcements on web site, Roadtown, Our Town, etc.
  10. 10. Thank you for your interest!

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