PLANNING FOR SUCCESS UPDATING 5-YEAR/10-YEAR FACILITY PLAN
DRIVERS FACTORS TO CONSIDER • CURRICULUM CHANGES • GROWTH & SHIFTS IN STUDENT ENROLLMENT • SAFETY (Cultural Change) • COSTS • CURRENT FACILITIES • AVAILABLE LAND • CAPITAL (FURNITURE, TECHNOLOGY) • TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE
PROPOSAL FOR ADDRESSING CURRICULUM CHANGES, AND GROWTH Conversion of Cape Fear Elementary and Rocky Point Primary to K-5 & Assist with Enrollment at RPP, CFE, CFM, BMS, BES BMS, and BES
CURRICULUM CHANGES Accountability (Instructional Continuity to support 3rd Grade Promotion/Retention Standard) READING AT GRADE LEVEL BY THIRD GRADE FOR ALL STUDENTS WHY?
ENROLLMENT • Rapid growth at Rocky Point Primary, Cape Fear Middle, and Cape Fear Elementary • Declining enrollment at the Burgaw Middle School and Burgaw Elementary School WHY?
SAFETY On-site traffic during arrival and dismissal at Rocky Point Primary and Cape Fear Elementary WHY?
THESE SOLUTIONSADDRESS THE ISSUESBY…. WHAT? • Increasing Vertical Teaming, Common Planning, Curriculum Continuity and Stability • Reducing traffic backup on Hwy 117 and Hwy 133 • Decreasing enrollment at CFE, RPP, and CFM • Increasing enrollment at BES and BMS
ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGES • Support Families • Same bell schedule K-5 • Less change for students • Reduce bus routes • More single routes • More buses serving only one school • Reduce mileage of 98,000 miles on an • annual basis • Minimum savings of $100,000.00 WHAT?
ADDRESSING FUTURE GROWTH *Under this proposal, students are evenly divided among RPP and CFE. **This proposal will extend the need for capacity in the southern and central areas for approximately 3 years. ***Enrollment figures do not include Pre-K (Total 236)
ROCKY POINT PRIMARY and CAPE FEAR ELEMENTARY ETHNICITY
CAPE FEAR MIDDLE, BURGAW ELEMENTARY, BURGAW MIDDLE ETHNICITY
SUMMARY • Creates K-5 schools at Rocky Point Primary and Cape Fear Elementary to address curriculum changes, growth, and safety. Additional advantages include support for families, reducing mileage, and creating cost savings. • Increases enrollment at Burgaw Middle School and Burgaw Elementary School • Decreases enrollment at Cape Fear Middle and Cape Fear Elementary. • Creates capacity at Cape Fear Schools and Burgaw Schools to provide space for anticipated growth • BOARD ACTION • Staff is requesting approval of Board to conduct public hearings AND meetings with schools staffs regarding the proposal • Rocky Point Primary • Cape Fear Elementary • Cape Fear Middle • Burgaw Middle School and Burgaw Elementary School
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Both school facilities (CFE and RPP) designed and built for K-5 students. The K-5 proposal will allow staff to work in vertical teams for planning, identifying common strategies, collaborating, and providing consistency in instruction with the goal of improving student achievement. Bus Routes are prepared during the summer and are finalized during the month of September. K-8 bus routes are in existence in several schools in the school district; however, the goal will be to limit these to every extent possible. The district is in the process of reviewing bus stops. We hope that parents / community members will notify us whenever they see an issue with bus stops. The state determines that 1/4 mile must be between stops, however we can request exceptions in extenuating circumstances. We cannot predict if the number of buses will be reduced in implementing this plan, but we do know the number of miles currently driven will be reduced, based on the current enrollment.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This plan will reduce traffic but we cannot ascertain the exact reduction. The state Dept. Of Transportation (DOT) is currently reviewing this issue. The current transfer policy allows parents to request a transfer of their child from one school to another schoolif the parent/guardian provides transportation. Call 259-2187 to request the paperwork. (Information will be posted on the website) High Schools are not in this redistricting proposal. A small number of Burgaw Middle students are assigned to Trask. Individual cases may be handled through the transfer policy. Redistricting for all schools will be addressed in the 5/10 year plan. Meanwhile we will address issues at each school as they occur.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The state budget determines the number of teachers and teacher assistants at each school based on student enrollment. The State requires boards of education to make placement based on certification. Teachers will be asked for input regarding their assignments. Administrators will also be involved. We will compile questions, suggestions, and information gathered from hearings and meetings with staffs from each of the schools. This information will be presented to the Board of Education on Monday, February 4. The board will determine next steps.