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  1. 1. Charge from TCAPS Board of Education March 20, 2006 <ul><ul><li>MOVED BY CRAMPTON, SUPPORTED BY CASLER, that the Administration establish a long-range facility master plan. The master plan will address the following: exploration of changes in school grade configuration, creation of a long-term plan for the housing of the TCAPS’ Montessori and elementary Talented and Gifted programs, continued analyzation of organizational efficiencies/effectiveness of our buildings in relation to our enrollment, and re-examination of the order and scope of the elementary building reconstruction projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YES: Barr, Brooke, Casler, Crampton, Lyberg, Morris </li></ul><ul><li>NO: None </li></ul><ul><li>MOTION PASSED </li></ul>
  2. 2. Hiring of Consultant TCAPS Board of Education June 26, 2006 <ul><ul><li>MOVED BY CRAMPTON, SUPPORTED BY LYBERG, that the Board of Education authorized the hiring of Kingscott, Inc to facilitate the creation of a TCAPS Long Range Master Plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YES: Barr, Brooke, Casler, Crampton, Lyberg, Morris </li></ul><ul><li>NO: None </li></ul><ul><li>MOTION PASSED </li></ul>
  3. 4. 100 Member Long Range Master Plan Steering Committee
  4. 5. Community Forum 1 November 6, 2006
  5. 6. Community Forum 2 January 29, 2007
  6. 7. Community Forum 3 March 19, 2007
  7. 8. <ul><li>Community Forum 1 275 </li></ul><ul><li>Community Forum 2 400 </li></ul><ul><li>Community Forum 3 400 </li></ul><ul><li>Local Outreach Sessions 450 </li></ul>Community Involvement
  8. 10. LRMP Steering Committee Recommendations to Superintendent April 16, 2007 <ul><li>Change the grade configuration of TCAPS schools to K-5, 6-8, 9-12, with boundary changes, as early as the fall of 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Close up to three elementary schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate the Montessori program to a closed or to be closed elementary school building. </li></ul>
  9. 11. Superintendent’s Recommendation to Board of Education April 23, 2007 <ul><li>Grade Configuration </li></ul><ul><li>Restructure grade configuration within the District to a K-5, 6-8, 9-12 model with boundary changes. Implementation to take place as early as 2008-2009 but no later than 2009-2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency and Effectiveness of Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Close up to 3 elementary schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Montessori and TAG </li></ul><ul><li>Relocate Montessori to a closed or to be closed elementary school. </li></ul><ul><li>Order and Scope of Elementary School Bond Reconstruction Plan </li></ul><ul><li>A recommendation will be made on this issue following a decision on which elementary school(s) to close. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Why is TCAPS considering closing up to three elementary schools?
  11. 13. <ul><li>maintain small class sizes </li></ul><ul><li>preserve high quality programs </li></ul><ul><li>ensure every TCAPS graduate is well prepared to succeed in the future </li></ul>In order to:
  12. 14. Tentative Schedule of Elementary School Closings/Consolidation Process <ul><li>May 22 - June 8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening meetings conducted in each of the nine buildings slated for consideration. Closing process described and public input sought. </li></ul></ul>Phase One Over 700 interested citizens attended the nine meetings.
  13. 15. Phase Two <ul><li>June 11 – July 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate the public input received during the nine public meetings and develop a plan for the Board of Education. Depending upon the complexity of the plan, either present the plan to the Board of Education or seek further public input on a tentative plan for the Board of Education. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. Phase Three <ul><li>July 9 – August 13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A recommendation is submitted to the Board of Education at either the first (July 9) or the second (July 23) Board meeting in July with the Board acting on the recommendation at its next scheduled meeting, the second meeting in July or the first meeting in August (August 13), respectively. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Board Approved Criteria for Closing a School - Factors to Consider - <ul><li>Number of students displaced </li></ul><ul><li>Net open enrollment – in vs. out </li></ul><ul><li>Number of walkers </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to non-TCAPS public schools </li></ul><ul><li>Historical significance </li></ul><ul><li>Current enrollment and projected trend </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of renovation to meet 21 st century needs </li></ul><ul><li>Size and flexibility of building/site for TCAPS purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Value of property for other uses </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation implications – length and cost </li></ul>The ten criteria listed below are based upon public input, previous TCAPS closings and an analysis of processes used in other districts and are in no particular order.
  16. 18. Analysis of Closing Criteria Using a 3 Scale Rubric Model
  17. 19. Analysis of Closing Criteria Using a 1-9 Ranking Model
  18. 20. Analysis of Closing Criteria Using a Proportionate Variance Model
  19. 21. 21 Working Draft
  20. 22. <ul><li>I recommend that TCAPS cease to operate these three elementary schools upon the completion of the 2007-2008 school year: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bertha Vos Elementary School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glenn Loomis Elementary School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norris Elementary School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jim Feil </li></ul><ul><li>7/9/07 </li></ul>Superintendent’s Recommendation to the Board