Measure V for Patterson Schools


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Measure V for Patterson Schools

  1. 2. Vision Statement for Patterson Schools <ul><li>Our vision is to inspire excellence through education while building outstanding citizens. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Patterson Students at a Glance 4.5% Adjusted 1 Year Dropout Rate 677 API Base Scores (2006) Hispanic Largest Ethnic Group 79.1% % Minority 56.5% % Free or Reduced Meals 38.5% % English Learners 5,414 Enrollment
  3. 4. Progress to  About <ul><li>83% of graduates go on to community colleges and four year college programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Our students scored the best in the county on the &quot;Work Keys Assessment&quot; in 2008. Employers like Gallo use this test to place employees. </li></ul><ul><li>Our dropout rate is lower than county and state rates in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50% of students receive a &quot;3&quot; or better on Advanced Placement tests, earning them college credit. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Progress to  About <ul><li>Our college prep program is a candidate to be a state model program. </li></ul><ul><li>One of the first districts in Stanislaus County to develop and offer Response to Intervention programs for struggling students. </li></ul><ul><li>The prestigious Association of California School Administrators named Dr. Patrick Sweeney Superintendent of the Year for our region in 2008. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Local Government Obligation Bonds <ul><li>Local school districts can issue school construction bonds and levy property taxes to pay for facility bonds, provided they get voter approval. They may be used for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Furnishings & equipment such as computers, desks, and books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction, rehabilitation or replacement of school facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisition or lease of real property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No teacher or administrative salaries or operating expenses </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. What Measure G Accomplished <ul><li>In 2001, Measure G, a bond measure for $19.5 million, built Creekside Middle School, which houses over 1300 students. Creekside relieved overcrowding in Patterson schools by moving the 6th graders out of the elementary schools and the 7th and 8th graders off the high school campus. </li></ul>
  7. 8. The 3 R’s for Patterson Schools Today <ul><li>R epair </li></ul><ul><li>R eplace </li></ul><ul><li>R enovate </li></ul>
  8. 9. How Bond Projects are Implemented After the Bond is Passed <ul><li>It will take 10 years to repair, replace, and renovate Patterson’s school facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Measure V mandates a Citizen’s Oversight Committee for all bond expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>District does not get all bond monies at one time </li></ul><ul><li>State contributes funds </li></ul>
  9. 10. Ten Year Master Plan <ul><li>Patterson High School Facilities Projects : </li></ul><ul><li>Build Science Center and Vocational/Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>Renovate 40 year old classrooms by repairing floors, walls, and roofs, upgrading outdated electrical systems, and installing new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade auditorium </li></ul><ul><li>Renovate and add restrooms </li></ul>
  10. 11. Ten Year Master Plan <ul><li>Walnut Grove School: </li></ul><ul><li>Add classrooms, career center, and modern library </li></ul><ul><li>Creekside Middle School: </li></ul><ul><li>Build new cafeteria </li></ul><ul><li>Northmead School: </li></ul><ul><li>Repair and renovate classrooms, make electrical and safety improvements, roofing, plumbing, and flooring </li></ul><ul><li>Add new and modern classrooms in the kindergarten wing </li></ul>
  11. 12. Ten Year Master Plan <ul><li>Las Palmas School: </li></ul><ul><li>Replace old classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Renovate kitchen facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Renovate and expand student support services </li></ul><ul><li>Construct new library building </li></ul><ul><li>Grayson School: </li></ul><ul><li>Replace old classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Replace aging school infrastructure/facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Construct a new library building </li></ul><ul><li>Add restrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Apricot Valley School: </li></ul><ul><li>Build new shade structure </li></ul>
  12. 13. Ten Year Master Plan <ul><li>Del Puerto School: </li></ul><ul><li>Expand facilities to include student support, technology center, new classrooms and a multi-use room </li></ul><ul><li>Rising Sun School: </li></ul><ul><li>Renovate and repair of aging classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Replace existing HVAC units with energy efficient units </li></ul><ul><li>Add restrooms </li></ul>
  13. 14. Reasons to Support Measure V <ul><li>Measure V connects Patterson’s schools and students with the 21st Century education they need to succeed. Measure V will ensure up-to-date, modern technology at every school. </li></ul><ul><li>Measure V will replace outdated electrical systems that can’t handle computers and other new technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Measure V will replace and repair the many school buildings that are over 40 years old and have deteriorating walls, floors, roofs and plumbing systems. </li></ul>
  14. 15. More Reasons to Support Measure V <ul><li>Measure V will provide the necessary facilities to prepare students for college or their career including science and technology labs, and agriculture and vocational career facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Measure V will ensure student safety with upgraded electrical and plumbing systems, additional lighting, and improved alarm and emergency communication systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Measure V was developed by parents, teachers, local business people, accountants, and professional planners to make needed improvements in our local schools. Not one penny of Measure V can be spent on salaries or administration. It all goes to our schools! </li></ul>
  15. 16. Risks if Measure V Doesn’t Pass <ul><li>Students will graduate unprepared for the technological demands of today’s careers in agriculture and business or for college education. </li></ul><ul><li>Rising costs of repairing old buildings drains funds from the operating budget for education. </li></ul><ul><li>Patterson becomes a less attractive place to live, work, and do business as educational opportunities and worker skills decline. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Questions?