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Facilities plan revision spring 2009


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Facilities plan revision spring 2009

  1. 1. Facilities Plan by Traci Rehm ITEC/FRIT 7132 Y01 Lillie E. Suder Elementary Jonesboro, Georgia
  2. 2. Vision Statement <ul><li>Our vision is to create a community with a passion for lifelong learning. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Site Description <ul><li>Suder Elementary is part of the Clayton County Public Schools district located in Jonesboro, Georgia. The student body consists of 685 students in grades Pre-K to 5 for the 2008-2009 school year. The school is located in a low socioeconomic area with 76% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Suder consists of 2 administrators, 53 certified teachers, and 38 classified staff members. Currently, there is 1 full-time media specialist and 1 full-time media assistant. Since there is a large population of EIP students, the school is serviced by a full-time literacy coach and a part-time math coach. Suder Elementary recently installed Interwrite boards and LCD projectors in every class room. This new technology has brought high hopes in increasing student test scores and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Suder was built in the 1960's. As a result, the media center is located to the right of the main entrance and is not centrally located. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Entrance to Media Center
  5. 5. Current Floor Plan 1- Circulation Desk 9-Everybody 17-Reference 25-Storage 2- Circulation Shelf 10-Nonfiction Table 18-Magazine Racks 26-Copy 3- Entrance 11-Maps 19-Emergency Exit Room 4-Fiction 12-OPAC 20-Newscast Table 5-First Grade AR Table 13-Theme Books 21-Professional 6-Kindergarten AR Table 14-Nonfiction 22-Media Specialist Office 7-GCBA, Caldecott, Newberry 15-Biography 23-Workroom 8-Book Return 16-Reading Tables 24-Math Coach Office
  6. 6. Media Center Personnel Mrs. Gant and Mrs. Parham Our greatest assets!!!
  7. 7. Media Specialist Office/Video Collection
  8. 8. Circulation Area
  9. 9. Fiction
  10. 10. Kindergarten and First Grade AR Tables
  11. 11. Georgia Children’s Book Awards, Caldecott, and Newberry Books
  12. 12. Everybody Section
  13. 13. Theme Table
  14. 14. Nonfiction
  15. 15. Biography
  16. 16. Read Aloud Area
  17. 17. Maps
  18. 18. Reference Section
  19. 19. Professional Section
  20. 20. Bulky Tables Problem Area #1
  21. 21. The Solution <ul><li>These old bulky tables are unattractive and poorly located. My solution is to </li></ul><ul><li>move the tables to the east side of the media center with an Interwrite board </li></ul><ul><li>mounted against the back wall. This will provide a large group setting for </li></ul><ul><li>instruction. Teacher and student surveys suggested the need for a larger, </li></ul><ul><li>more kid-friendly reading area. In response to this request, ergonomic round </li></ul><ul><li>tables and lounge chairs will go in the prior location of the bulky tables to </li></ul><ul><li>create an inviting and attractive reading area. This new reading area will be </li></ul><ul><li>centrally located for optimum student monitoring. Clayton county library </li></ul><ul><li>policies are governed by SACS standards. This adheres to SACS standard 3.8.1 </li></ul><ul><li>The institution provides facilities, services, and learning/information </li></ul><ul><li>resources that are appropriate to support its teaching, research, and service </li></ul><ul><li>mission. </li></ul>
  22. 22. OPAC Station Problem Area #2
  23. 23. Solution <ul><li>There are 4 OPAC computers located on a table station. The computers are </li></ul><ul><li>centrally located in the media center and can be seen very well from the </li></ul><ul><li>circulation desk. Teacher surveys addressed the problem that the OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>station blocks the view of the back west corner of the media center and </li></ul><ul><li>therefore poses a problem with management of students. My solution is to </li></ul><ul><li>move the OPAC station to the back wall beside the emergency exit doors. This </li></ul><ul><li>would allow for adequate supervision and provide space for a newly designed </li></ul><ul><li>reading area. This adheres to SACS standard 3.8.1 - The institution provides </li></ul><ul><li>facilities, services, and learning/information resources that are appropriate to </li></ul><ul><li>support its teaching, research, and service mission. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Magazine Racks Problem Area #3
  25. 25. The Solution <ul><li>The magazine racks are half full. My solution is </li></ul><ul><li>to weed out a rack and place all magazines onto </li></ul><ul><li>1 rack. This will be located next to the nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>area. This will adhere to SACS standard 6.21 – </li></ul><ul><li>Maintains a comprehensive materials collection </li></ul><ul><li>consisting of current media, books, reference </li></ul><ul><li>sources, and periodicals in print and electronic </li></ul><ul><li>formats that support student learning, the </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum and the instructional program. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Morning Newscast Table Problem Area #4
  27. 27. The Solution <ul><li>The morning newscast area takes up too much space to be </li></ul><ul><li>used only once a day. Consequently, it will be the new location </li></ul><ul><li>of a large group instructional area with a mounted Interwrite </li></ul><ul><li>board. My solution is to move the newscast table to the </li></ul><ul><li>read aloud area located on the west wall. There is plenty of </li></ul><ul><li>room against the wall and this will provide a multifunctional </li></ul><ul><li>and more efficient space. The Interwrite board installation </li></ul><ul><li>and newscast area meets SACS Standard 7.1 – The </li></ul><ul><li>library/media center materials collection includes current </li></ul><ul><li>technological formats in support of the school’s mission and </li></ul><ul><li>instructional program. </li></ul>
  28. 28. The East Wall – Work Room, Math Coach Office, Storage Room, and Copy Room Problem Area #5
  29. 29. The Solution <ul><li>These 4 adjacent rooms are inefficient and wasteful of library space. The part-time </li></ul><ul><li>math coach is only at Suder 2 to 3 days a week. The storage room needs major </li></ul><ul><li>weeding. My solution is to move the math coach into an empty class room since </li></ul><ul><li>enrollment has declined. I will take out the wall joining the copy room and storage </li></ul><ul><li>room. The new, larger room will be a combination copy and work room. Student and </li></ul><ul><li>teacher surveys suggested the need for more computers to conduct research. Our </li></ul><ul><li>school does have 1 computer lab; however, it is used only once a week by each class </li></ul><ul><li>during student specials time. This does not allow adequate time and availability for </li></ul><ul><li>student research, especially since the principal has requested that students work on </li></ul><ul><li>math skills while in computer lab. Consequently, I will take out the wall between the </li></ul><ul><li>old work room and the math coach office. This new space will be an information hub </li></ul><ul><li>housing 20 computers. Empty class rooms can be used for additional storage as </li></ul><ul><li>needed. The new computers meets SACS standard 7.7 – The school has a balanced </li></ul><ul><li>inventory of instructional technology and shall provide for maintenance and replacement. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, SACS standard 6.28 – Budgets sufficient funds for library media services and </li></ul><ul><li>resources, including equipment, to support the curricular and instructional programs. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Book Return Area Problem #6
  31. 31. The Solution <ul><li>Teacher surveys suggested the need for a more secure book return area. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, students place their returned books on top of the counter beside </li></ul><ul><li>Winnie the Pooh. There has been a problem with books being stolen while </li></ul><ul><li>media personnel are assisting students with material selection. Consequently, </li></ul><ul><li>some students have been unable to check out books or required to pay unfair </li></ul><ul><li>fines. My solution is to create a book drop and make it clear to students that </li></ul><ul><li>they are to place returned materials in the book drop in the event that media </li></ul><ul><li>personnel are not at the circulation desk. This will ensure SACS standard </li></ul><ul><li>3.8.2 - The institution ensures that users have access to regular and timely </li></ul><ul><li>instruction in the use of the library and other learning/information </li></ul><ul><li>resources. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Revised Floor Plan 1-Circulation Desk 8-Everybody 15-Biography 22-MS Office 2-Circulation Shelf 9-Newscast/Read Aloud 16-Magazine Rack 23-Information Hub 3-Entrance 10-New Reading Tables/Chairs 17-Book Drop/Return 24-Copy/Workroom 4-Nonfiction 11-OPAC 18-Large Group Instruction 25-Reference 5-First Grade AR Table 12-Maps 19-Emergency Exit 26-Listening Station 6-Kindergarten AR Table 13-Theme Table 20-Interwriteboard 7-GCBA, Caldecott, Newberry 14-Nonfiction 21-Professional 26