School District No. 42 Considering School Closure Mount Crescent Elementary School

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School District No. 42 Considering School Closure Mount Crescent Elementary School October 8, 2009. School District No. 42 Considering School Closure October, 2009. Introductions. School District No. 42 Considering School Closure October, 2009. Background. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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IntroductionsSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureMount Crescent Elementary SchoolOctober 8, 2009School District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009IntroductionsSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009Background2006-07 - Cornerstone Report recommends school closuresFall, 2007 - Three schools considered for school closure. Decision made to not close schools at that timeSpring, 2009 - Riverside and Mount Crescent considered for closure. First meetings with parents.Fall, 2009 - Consultation process continuesSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009Purpose and ProcessWe will present the district staff perspective and share the many pieces that go into consideration for school closureSchool closure is never tied to just one thing; many factors need to be considered togetherWe will give you all the information we have and try to bring an understanding of why we are hereAt the end of the presentation there will be an opportunity to provide further input and ask questions that were not addressed in the presentationSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009What has changed since Spring 2009Full-day kindergarten announcedOpening of new bridgesEnrolment continues to declineIncreased financial pressure on all school districtsSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009Major issues raised in Spring 2009Senior staff have taken all questions asked in the spring and incorporated them into the major categories that form the basis of this presentation:Enrolment numbersFacilitiesFinancial impactEducational opportunitiesConsidering amalgamation School District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 20091. District/School enrolmentLong range projections show a continuing downward trendLarge numbers of Grade 12 students are not being replaced by incoming Kindergarten studentsDeclining school enrolment*Capacity compared to utilization across the district*As shown in the annual 1701 report which is submitted to the Ministry of Education on September 30 each year. School District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009District enrolmentProjection Report for Public School Headcount Enrolments 2008/09Ministry of Education enrolment projections all grades 200920102011201220132014201520162017201814,34914,12113,91813,77013,67913,65813,68213,76313,85614,021Ministry of Education enrolment projections elementary20092010201120122013201420152016201720187,9307,8517,8337,8227,9008,0278,1158,1978,3388,4872009 District enrolment K-12 (Sept. 30/09)K1234567891011121550155115001492145014281400135013001250122112231200115011001060106110501000981969990958977100295090098196999095897710021060106112211223142814921551Ministry of Education enrolment projections200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020172169165162164169170178177179175178Enrolment by year2005-20062222006-20072092007-20082122008-20091992009-2010166Mount Crescent enrolment numbers2009 Enrolment by gradeK1234567Total1715191720232728166Capacity2006-072007-082008-092009-10%Highland Park34036634532630590%Pitt Meadows471495511532563120%Davie Jones34025425227228885%Edith McDermott38734935336134489%Total1538150098%Difference between Capacity and utilization+38Analyzing Capacity and Utilization: WestCapacity2006-072007-082008-092009-10%Albion457519530577586128%Alexander Rob.518573575545555107%Blue Mountain31720217117015950%Kanaka Creek573584566553578100%Websters Corner27013512211513048%Whonnock27022821223723085%Total2405223893%Difference between capacity and utilization+167Analyzing Capacity and Utilization: EastCapacity2006-072007-082008-092009-10%Fairview49539036631928357%Riverside4713523002019921%Hammond51836237140144486%Maple Ridge51840639342842682%Laity View69656557058160086%Glenwood41019218417116841%Alouette49540438238137676%Mount Crescent40120921219916641%Eric Langton47133831233235074%Harry Hooge47138737936035475%Yennadon60245646950553689%Golden Ears56449549146345581%Total6112425770%Difference between capacity and utilization+1855Analyzing Capacity and Utilization: CentreCapacity2006-072007-082008-092009-10%Glenwood41019218417116841%Alouette49540438238137676%Mount Crescent40120921219916641%Eric Langton47133831233235074%Total1777106060%Difference between capacity and utilization+717Analyzing Capacity and Utilization: Centre2. FacilitiesAge and expected lifespanConstruction qualitySchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 20093. Financial ImplicationsEstimated year by year savings: $380,000Principal salary and benefitsClerical salary and benefits (full-time)Custodial salary and benefitsNoon hour supervisorsInstructional suppliesHeat and lightMinor maintenanceSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 20094.Educational OpportunitiesSome things we have heard from people about the benefits of small schools: Fewer classes at each grade levelContinuity with same teacher year to yearLess students at each grade level and in schoolAccess to communal space gym, libraryCohesiveness of staff and parents School District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 20094.Educational OpportunitiesBut what happens when they get really smallFewer classes at each grade levelSmall peer groupsLess staff/parents to spread out tasksLess time in the building by itinerant staff Limited resourcesIncreased costsSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 20095. Considering AmalgamationBringing together two learning communities into one facilityWhy consider amalgamation?Is it an option?If yes, why Glenwood?School District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009Next StepsReflect on tonights proceedings Review all input receivedProvide a recommendation to the Board on December 9, 2009School District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009Future considerations if a decision is made to close a schoolDevelopment of a transition plan for an orderly and safe accommodation/placement of studentsConsideration of secondary usesSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009School District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009Please provide further input and ask questions that you feel have not been addressed in the presentationSchool District No. 42 Considering School ClosureOctober, 2009Thank you

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