Co-Chairs Carina BryantPrincipal, Southern Nash Middle School Victor Ward Director of Personnel
Principal Representatives - 3 Ann Mitchell, Elementary School Principal Robin May, Middle School Principal Chip Hodges, High School Principal
COMMUNITY MEMBERS - 5 Tommy Stockdale, Eaton Corporation Kelley Deal Tem Myers, Wells Fargo Bank Tripp Evans, CW Williams Vanessa McCleary, City of Rocky Mount
Staff Members - 4 Sherri Wells, Spring Hope Elementary Sylvia Anthony-McGeachy, Williford Elementary Cindi Carpenter, Southern Nash Middle School John Gay, Nash Central High School
Parents - 5 Tracy Proctor, Swift Creek Elementary Laticia Cavazos, Spring Hope Elementary Tracy Wiggins-Elliott, Middlesex Elementary LaTasha Sledge, Parker Middle/ Hubbard Elementary Monica Whitehead, Rocky Mount High School
District Representatives 11 (Recommended by each School Board Member) District 1 – Archie Jones District 2 - John Barnes District 3 - Reggie Mullen District 4 - Chet Osterhoudt District 5 - Melissa Dalsimer District 6 - Lester Weaver District 7 – Chris Miller District 8 – Pastor James Gailliard District 9 – Shirley Kelly-Morton District 10 – Ruth Bullard District 11 – Cynthia Dunston
Support Staff – Ex-OfficioProgram Staff will serve as ex-officio members of thecommittee and will be available for technical support.
COMMITTEE GUIDANCE Prior to the committee starting its work the board will need to reach consensus on priorities to guide the process Tonight we will need to clarify priorities to guide the committee as discussion evolves
Proposed Reassignment GuidelinesContiguous boundaries: Attempt to maintain contiguous school boundaries without using satellite attendance areas.Respect neighborhoods: Avoid dividing easily recognized “neighborhoods” or identified “developments” or “sub- divisions” unless it is necessary to meet other guidelines. Whenever possible and practical use major highways, railroads, rivers, and streams as natural boundaries.Proximity to schools: While it is recognized that all students cannot be assigned to their closest school, consider students proximity to other schools when creating school boundaries.
Proposed Reassignment GuidelinesModify feeder systems: In order to maximize facility use and establish reasonable numbers of students at each site, consider the use of 6 middle school feeder systems instead of 5. This would allow smaller, more instructionally suited middle schools and less dependence on mobile classrooms.Stay within enrollment capacities: Unless it is likely that a school enrollment will be declining, assign students to the four high schools in a way that their enrollments are under established capacities.Consider anticipated growth: Enrollment growth patterns should be taken into consideration, where feasible, to ensure that anticipated growth will not adversely impact one school significantly more than the others.Enrollment balance: In keeping with the intent of SB612, attempt to balance the percentage of academic and economic populations at each middle and high school.
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Are these acceptable? Do you wish to prioritize them in any way? Are there others you wish to add?
Ensure Compliance with Targets Outlined in Senate Bill 612 – Sec 17 (a) (b) Sec. 17. (a) The Interim Board and the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education shall make their best efforts to achieve a racial balance in student enrollment, within plus or minus 12 percentage points of the system wide average minority student enrollment at the following schools: Rocky Mount Senior High, Northern Nash Senior High and any new high school within the Nash- Rocky Mount School Administrative Unit, and any middle or junior high school that feeds any of these high schools. A school will be considered to be in substantial compliance with the racial balance objectives of this paragraph if its racial balance is plus or minus 18 percentage points of the system wide average minority student enrollment. (b) For all schools other than those covered in subsection (a) of this section, the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education will promote reasonable and practical racial balance in the schools, utilizing and preserving neighborhood and voluntary schools to the maximum extent permitted by the Constitution, and consistent with sound educational practices.
AGENDACOMMITTEE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Auditorium, School Administration Building Monday, January 30, 2012 6:00 Welcome Chair, Board of Education Introductions Dr. Anthony D. Jackson Charge to the Committee Role of the Committee Chairs Role of the Committee Role of the Consultant Senate Bill 612 ORED Mr. Mike Miller Methodology Process Timeline
PROPOSED MEETING SCHEDULE February 13 – (4:00-5:30)* March All meetings will held in 26 (6:00) the Central Office Auditorium April 30 (6:00) May 29 (6:00) June 25 (4:00–5:30)* August/ Sept TBD
REPORTS TO THE BOARD An organizational meeting of the committee will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012. The committee will begin meeting in February with the charge to bring recommendations to the board no later than August 2012. The chairs will provide updates to the board at the work session immediately following each of their committee meetings.
COMMUNICATIONS Transparent Committee Meetings Open to the public Website Information posted immediately after each meeting E-mail/ Phone Line An e-mail address to answer questions/ receive feedback etc has been established to ensure seamless communication and to make all information readily available to the public. A phone line has been established for those with limited or no internet access to provide feedback to the committee.