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  1. Early Childhood Education

  2. Early Childhood Programs in Sunnyside Early Childhood Special Education: Ocotillo Early Childhood Block Grant Program: Drexel, Esperanza, Los Amigos (Steps 4 Success) Title I Preschool (Smart Start): Craycroft, Los Ranchitos, Rivera **SPED students in Ocotillo, ECBG, and community Headstart sites within SUSD boundaries (6 sites)

  3. SPED Preschool • Required since 1992 for ages 3-5 • SPED preschoolers must be educated with • non-disabled peers • Ongoing evaluations must occur so services are • In place by child’s 3rd birthday (“In by 3” regulation)

  4. SPED Preschool Enrollment in 2009-2010 Ocotillo: 190 Other sites: 70 Total SPED PreK: 260

  5. Early Childhood Special Education—federally mandated program Current Enrollment 260 M+0 6B PreK Teachers (8) 315,635.00 IDEA Teachers (1) 45,588.00 Teachers (1) 65,556.00 **Personal Care Attendants (19) 263,616.00 **Speech/Lang Path. (district) (2) 94,415.00 **Speech/Lang.Path (contracted) (2.6) 221,240.00 **Summer Child Find Services 55,000.00 **Occupational Ther. (contracted) (.9) 55,000.00 **Occupational Ther. Asst. (contracted) (.9) 40,000.00 **Physical Ther. (contracted) (.8) 65,000.00 **Audiologist (contracted) (.2) 17,000.00 Secretary (1) 34,417.00 Nurse (.5) 22,452.00 PIA (1) 12,912.00 **Psychologist (1) 46,914.00 *Early Childhood Administrative Coordinator 74,731.00

  6. SPED Pre-school Cost Summary Total M & 0 Costs for SPED preschool:$ 1,429,476.00 (includes Child Find costs and Early Childhood Admin) Total 6B IDEA Costs for SPED preschool:45,588.00 Total Pre-K IDEA Grant costs for SPED preschool: 65,556.00 Total Preschool Special Education costs $1,540,620.00 ADM $ Generated: 478,217.00

  7. Salaries and Benefits • $ 3,334,405.17 • Salary and Benefits: 18 Sped Teachers • Salary and Benefits: 73 SPED Aides • 1 SPED Teacher-ESI • 1.5 Program Specialist • 4 Bus Monitors • 3 prevention specs (EIS) • National Certified Psych, SLP, OT/PT • .5 Program specialists (ESI) • Related Service Vendors • Southeast Regional Coop • .5 Behavioral Specialists Travel and Conference Registration $3,710 Indirect Costs $52,365.50

  8. IDEA Preschool Grant for 2009-2010 $98,951.83 Has been reduced by $10-20,000 each year for the last five years

  9. Reimbursements for Preschool SPED: 2008-2009 • Medicaid: • Direct Service Reimbursement: $63,000 • Medicaid Outreach: 6,500 • Total Medicaid Reimbursement: $69,500 • Preschool SPED generates about 23% of the total Medicaid $

  10. Child Find Components & Requirements • Public Relations • Birth – Age 3 referrals • 45-day screening process • Ongoing Child Find services built in to the schedule of all related service providers • Mandate requires evaluations and IEPs prior to age 3 for any student in SUSD boundaries

  11. Title I Preschool Program SMART START 3 classrooms Craycroft, Los Ranchitos, Rivera

  12. Title I Preschool “Smart Start” program—3 classrooms Current Enrollment: 54 students (18 per classroom) Title One Teachers (3) 121,163.00 Para-professionals (4) 50,114.00 Data/program asst. (.5 FTE) 21,821.00 Total SMART START Program costs: $193,098

  13. Early Childhood Block Grant Program (ECBG) STEPS 4 SUCCESS • Drexel, Esperanza, Los Amigos • 6 CLASSROOMS • Department of Health requirements for • Space and adult/child ratio (1:8)

  14. ECBG General Information • Funding based on district-wide enrollment and % of Free and Reduced lunch counts • No carry-over • Redistribution every spring of remaining funds across state programs • In 2008-2009 the state withheld all reallocation money

  15. ECBG Program Costs 6 teachers (Drexel, Esperanza, Los Amigos): $342,119.00 8 para-professionals 177,992.00 2 Parental Involvement Assistants (PIAs) 1 at Drexel, 1 at Esperanza (Los Amigos remains vacant) 39,866.00 1 Secretary 29,712.00 *Nurse (position vacated on 11/09) 18,225.00 Total ECGB Costs for 2009-2010: $607,914.00 • Anticipated Revenue Sources • $443,815.00 (ECBG Grant) • 172,065.00 (Title I ARRA) • Total: $615,880 *Full-year nurse cost was $50,063.00

  16. ECBG Funding History 2005- 2006 $644,249.00 2006-2007 680,777.00 2007-2008 631,432.00 2008-2009 584,108.00 2009-2010 (anticipated) 443,815.00 2009-2010 (actual) 221,907.50

  17. Funds to cover initial ECBG reductions • 2008-2009 • 2 PIAs & 2 Para-pros paid from Medicaid : $82,490.00 • 2009-2010 : • Above costs moved to Title I ARRA • Additional Title I ARRA funds used for additional reduction • to ECBG (25% reduction in August, 2009) 172,065.00

  18. Summary of needed funds to cover ECBG costs for 09-10: ECBG funding received in 09-10: 221,907.50 Continuation of Title I ARRA funds for 09-10:172,065.00 Add 6B (IDEA) ARRA funds for 09-10 178,000.00 (Requested) Title I ARRA and/or carry-over for 09-10 35,941.50 (Requested) Total ECBG Operating Costs for 09-10 of $607,914.00

  19. Summary of costs: Early Childhood Program Administrator: 74,731.00 Early Childhood Special Education: 1,429,476.00 (includes Child Find) Title I SMART START Program (3 classrooms) 193,098.00 ECBG Steps 4 Success program: 607,914.00 Total Cost of all SUSD Early Childhood Programs $2,305,219.00

  20. 2010-2011 ECBG Expenditures and Revenues • ECBG Program Costs (same as 2009-2010) $607,914.00 • Requested Funding Sources: • 6B ARRA 1 year only: 178,000.00 • Additional Amount Requested:$429,914.00

  21. 2011 - 2012 ECBG Expenditures and Revenues • ECBG Program Costs (same as 2009-2010) $607,914.00 • Amount Requested: $607,914.00

  22. ECBG classrooms Average cost per classroom (teacher and para-pro) = $85,000 Average cost for six Steps 4 Success classrooms $510,000

  23. Proposal

  24. Proposal for 2010-2011 • Convert Ocotillo Elementary School to an Early Childhood Learning Center • Bring all current Early Childhood Programs under one roof • Move Ocotillo K-5 students to other schools in the district • Place current Ocotillo Elementary staff in other schools in the district

  25. Drexel (ECBG) Los Amigos (ECBG) Esperanza (ECBG) Parents as Teachers Craycroft (Title 1) Sunnyside Early Learning Center Rivera (Title I) El Centro Alegre Los Ranchitos (Title I)

  26. Ocotillo K-5 Proposed Student Placements 2010-2011 Enrollment 2009-2010 Enrollment 135 from Ocotillo 699 students Drexel = 564 students 46 from Ocotillo Los Ranchitos = 630 students 676 students 110 from Ocotillo Rivera = 546 students 656 students Total = 291 Regular Education K-5 students

  27. Ocotillo K-5 Self-Contained Special Education Programs Proposed Student Placements 3 classrooms (45 students) MOMR Program Esperanza 2 classrooms (12 students) Santa Clara MD Program

  28. $$$ Financial Savings

  29. Ocotillo Budget Savings Teachers $983,248.00 Principal & Office Staff 150,071.00 Counselor 50,646.00 Nurse 38,226.00 Psychologist 48,904.00 Librarian 64,308.00 Sub-Total Savings $1,335,403.00 Prop 301 funds 152,312.00 Grand Total Savings: $1,487,715.00

  30. Ocotillo Budget Savings Total of $1,493,180.00

  31. Transportation • Current address—proximity (as close to new school as possible) • Feeder pattern—follow pattern of newly designated school

  32. Options for Board Consideration Option A: Keep Ocotillo Elementary open Other funding sources fund ECBG (Title IA or M&0) Option B: Close Ocotillo—move with proposal as submitted Option C: Keep Ocotillo open Close ECBG program Option D: Close Ocotillo Move with proposal with modification of ECBG program **El Centro Alegre child care center will face closure in all options A new fee-based program will be part of all options shown above