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2010 Community Forums

  1. 1. KALAMAZOO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ASSOCIATION Community Forums March 1 & 11, 2010
  2. 2. COLOSSIANS 3:12-17 (ESV) <ul><li>Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love , which binds everything together in perfect harmony . And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  3. 3. RULES FOR INTERACTION <ul><li>State name and relationship with KCSA </li></ul><ul><li>Limit yourself to pertinent questions and comments </li></ul><ul><li>Limit yourself to 3 minutes for comments </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to Christian principles of love and respect </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
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  6. 6. Community Forums - 2010 HISTORICAL TUITION TRENDS Year K-8 Structure Deficit/Surplus Total K-12 Enrollment Enrollment Increase/Decrease Gross Base Tuition Rate Increase Net Base Tuition Rate Increase 2000-2001 K-5 & MS $(447,470) 1,243 4 3.80% 3.80% 2001-2002 K-5 & MS $ 18,968 1,208 (35) 8.06% 8.06% 2002-2003 K-5 & MS $ (68,993) 1,198 (10) 4.53% 4.53% 2003-2004 K-5 & MS $ 203,408 1,149 (49) 4.77% 1.77% 2004-2005 K-5 & MS $ 414,055 1,224 75 5.52% 2.52% 2005-2006 K-5 & MS $ 392,747 1,207 (17) 4.80% 4.55% 2006-2007 K-5 & MS $ 89,877 1,133 (74) 3.40% 3.15% 2007-2008 K-5 & MS $ (14,564) 1,081 (52) 3.04% 3.04% 2008-2009 K-5 & MS $(246,000) 987 (94) 2.82% 2.82% 2009-2010 K-5 & MS $(500,000) 920 (67) 0.00% -6.26%
  7. 7. Community Forums - 2010 Year Elementary Middle High Cost/Student   04-05 505 262 457 1224 $5,483 $6,111 $6,529 $6,008 05-06 512 257 438 1207 $5,932 $6,468 $7,090 $6,466   06-07 503 247 427 1177 $6,411 $6,809 $7,444 $6,870   07-08 484 225 402 1111 $6,428 $7,438 $7,976 $7,193   08-09 469 221 363 1053 $6,872 $7,077 $8,575 $7,503   09-10 434 205 331 970 $6,103 $7,572 $8,895 $7,412   HISTORICAL IMPACT OF ENROLLMENT
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  9. 9. Carry-Over from the Previous Meeting <ul><li>Superintendent Compensation Information </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator Selection Timeline & Process </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
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  11. 11. Compensation Benchmark Community Forums - 2010 (5,159) (2,808) (1,872) (1,416) Over / (Under) average 110,974 - 10,968 100,006 9,095,856 2007 Supt KCSA 116,133 2,808 12,840 101,422 Average 116,683 21,269 95,414 8,791,520 2008 Princ Hudsonville (Unity) 100,639 10,964 89,675 6,035,027 2007 Supt Grandville (Calvin) 100,877 - - 100,877 Princ Jenison 127,678 774 13,529 113,375 18,036,058 2007 Supt Holland Christian 110,924 - 17,401 93,523 5,939,935 2006 Princ South Christian 139,999 10,456 13,876 115,667 17,538,795 2007 Supt G.R. Christian Total Expense Pension Salary Gross Receipts Reporting Year Role School
  12. 12. Administrator Selection - Timeline <ul><li>Fall 2009: shortfall for current year realized </li></ul><ul><li>Oct/Nov 2009: significant discussion on appropriate staffing for the entire system </li></ul><ul><li>Dec 2009: Board mandate to save $600-$850k, including the potential cut of an Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Jan 2010: Board approves Administrator Cut </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  13. 13. Administrator Selection - Process <ul><li>Dec 2009: Board Selects Sub-team to make a recommendation for the January meeting: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jeff Long, Current President </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Fletcher, Current Board Member </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Todd DeNooyer, Current Board Member </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Craig Lubben, Past Board President </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ben Ipema, Past Board President </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rob DeWit, Past Board President </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Jan 2010: Sub-team meeting: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consultation with Barry Koops, CSI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion on Administrative needs for the coming years </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation formed for the Board </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Jan 2010: Association Board meeting: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John Blumenstein selected </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reorganization of Association/Advancement offices mandated </li></ul></ul></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  14. 14. Administrator Selection - Process <ul><li>Feedback from Barry Koops, CSI: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian School systems around the country are wrestling with a smaller demographic, leading in many cases to downsizing and other difficult decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To survive means to address the changing school landscape, you must meet these challenges head-on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A School Association must have someone in charge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator roles can be combined, but be aware: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The High School is the most complex of the schools, do not give the High School principal other duties </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Elementary School is typically where you have most of your students, you should probably steer away from a combined role there </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Combined roles have worked in other systems, quite successfully </li></ul></ul></ul>Community Forums - 2010
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  16. 16. TIMELINE OF BOARD DECISIONS <ul><li>Deficit of $246,000 created by enrollment decline of 94 students, 2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation of Elementary Programs, 2009-2010 ($500,000 in expense savings passed on to parents through $500 and $400 tuition grants) </li></ul><ul><li>Budget deficit for 2009-2010 reduced by $200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of cost-based tuition, 2010-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Balancing budget for 2010-2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$200,000 cost reduction related to administrative and office functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$400,000 cost reduction related to teaching and educational programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0.0 % salary increases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Busing fees </li></ul></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  17. 17. Community Forums - 2010 <ul><li>COST-BASED TUITION </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. $1,000,000 in assistance is embedded in the current model </li></ul><ul><li>91% of students are being charged a tuition rate below actual cost (‘09-’10) </li></ul><ul><li>18% of families are being charged tuition below Heritage’s rates (’09-’10) </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance embedded in current model is not allocated based on need </li></ul><ul><li>Many families at the top of the income scale are not paying cost of education </li></ul><ul><li>Many families have been receiving assistance who do not truly need it </li></ul>
  18. 18. NEHEMIAH COUNCIL <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>To gather and analyze relevant information about the constantly changing and increasingly complex environment (such as trends in enrollment, demographics, and economics) </li></ul><ul><li>To make appropriate long range recommendations to the Association Board of Trustees that are true to the mission </li></ul><ul><li>To assist with implementation of long plans under the direction of the Board of Trustees </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  19. 19. NEHEMIAH COUNCIL <ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Current Association Board President </li></ul><ul><li>Past Association Board Presidents </li></ul><ul><li>Current KCS Foundation Board President </li></ul><ul><li>Current KCS Foundation Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Current Second Impressions Board President </li></ul><ul><li>General Manager of Second Impressions Store </li></ul><ul><li>Superintendent </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Financial Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Other persons as appropriate </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  20. 20. NEHEMIAH COUNCIL <ul><li>Current Membership/Participants </li></ul><ul><li>Ron Baylor (former KCSA Board President) </li></ul><ul><li>John Blumenstein (KCSA Superintendent) </li></ul><ul><li>John Buttery (former KCSA Board President) </li></ul><ul><li>Henry Holland (KCSA CFO, Second Impressions Board President) </li></ul><ul><li>Ben Ipema (former KCSA Board President) </li></ul><ul><li>Doug Jeltema (Executive Director, KCS Foundation) </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Long (current KCSA Board President) </li></ul><ul><li>Craig Lubben (former KCSA Board President) </li></ul><ul><li>Mike Lubbers (Teacher, KCHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Maring (3 rd Grade Teacher, KCEE) </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Muller (General Manager, Second Impressions) </li></ul><ul><li>Joel Netz (7th Grade Teacher, KCMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Rob DeWit (former KCSA Board President) </li></ul><ul><li>Ron Plaisier (current KCS Foundation Board President, former KCSA Board President) </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Tans (former President, KCS Foundation Board) </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Van Dyk (KCSA Director of Technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Marc Verkaik (Principal, KCES) </li></ul><ul><li>Dale Walvort (KCSA Director of Advancement) </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  21. 21. NEHEMIAH COUNCIL <ul><li>The Strategic Process * </li></ul><ul><li>Phase I: Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2: Determining Where We Are </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 3: Envisioning a Preferred Future </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 4: Moving Toward a Preferred Future </li></ul><ul><li>* Adapted from The Strategic Process: 10 Steps for Planning Your Independent School’s Future (2007, National Association of Independent Schools). </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  22. 22. NEHEMIAH COUNCIL <ul><li>Core Values </li></ul><ul><li>Biblical, Reformed Worldview Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing Students for Kingdom Service </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Christian Families </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with Christian Churches </li></ul><ul><li>Pursuit of Excellence for the Glory of God </li></ul><ul><li>Wise Stewardship of God-given Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Affordability for all Families </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Covenantal Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for Heritage and Tradition </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  23. 23. NEHEMIAH COUNCIL <ul><li>Major Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining Organizational Alignment with Mission Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Affordability of Christian Education </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Stability and Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Decline in Churches’ Commitment to Christian Education </li></ul><ul><li>Decline in Belief that Christian Education a Blessing/Privilege vs. Commodity/Right </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Decline in Commitment to the Christian Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic Trend </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers Posed by Community Perceptions </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  24. 24. NEHEMIAH COUNCIL <ul><li>Major Issues, cont’d </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting the Ethnic, Social, and Economic Diversity of the Community </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing and Communicating the Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Competing Forces in the Educational Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Shifts in Family Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Pace with Technological Change </li></ul><ul><li>Long-Term Facilities Upkeep and Upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Perception of Disproportionate Emphasis on Athletics </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010
  25. 25. NEHEMIAH COUNCIL <ul><li>Vision 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Identity and Rightsizing </li></ul><ul><li>Finances and Fundraising </li></ul>Community Forums - 2010

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