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Building use study plattsburgh city school district presentation to the board january 9 2014

Building Use StudyPlattsburgh City School DistrictPresentation to the BoardJanuary 9, 2014

Castallo and Silky-Education Consultants

Bill Silky and Phil Martin, Consultants


Purpose of study

Purpose of Study

Given the practical capacities of the existing schools and in light of future enrollment projections, is it feasible to reduce the number of operating school buildings and continue to maintain the quality of the educational program? If so, how might the buildings best be utilized and what might the fiscal implications be? If not, what building modifications, if any, should be made, and why?

Is it feasible to relocate district office functions to another school building? If so, what are the options for their relocation?

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

Jake Short, Jay Lebrun, and Dawn Stetz

The school principals

Claudine Selzer and Norbert Neiderer

The Advisory Committee Members (David Coryer, John Haubner, Scott Beebie, Paul Grasso, Walter Chmura, Christina Coryea, Mary Lou Megarr, Ben Wright, Carrie Zales, Mike Haley, Amy Senecal

The Board of Education

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Findings

Findings

Except for special education students, all students walk to school or are transported by their parents.

K-12 enrollment has declined by 1.9% over the past five years, from 1,833 to 1,799

K-12 enrollment is projected to increase by 3.2% over the next five years, to 1,856.

K-5 enrollment has increased by 1.3% over the past five years, from 829 to 840.

K-5 enrollment is projected to increase by 8.0% over the next five years to 907.

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Findings

6.Middle school enrollment has declined by 4.4% over the past five years, from 408 to 390.

7.Middle school enrollment is projected to remain stable for three years, then increase to 410 in seven years.

8.High school enrollment has declined by 4.5% over the past five years, from 596 to 569.

9.High school enrollment is projected to decline to 538 in three years, but then increase to 557 in seven years.

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Enrollment history projections

Enrollment History & Projections

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Findings

10.The instructional program is somewhat comparable across the elementary schools;

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Core Academics

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Special Area Subjects

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Findings

11.Elementary student that attend Bailey and Oak perform slightly better than those attending Momot on state tests. This is likely due to socio-economic differences in families served.

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A measure of family poverty

A Measure of Family Poverty

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Findings

  • Since nearly all K-12 students walk or are driven by their parents daily to their respective schools, transportation concerns are not an issue related to this study.

  • All buildings in the district need structural improvement.

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Findings

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14. Over the next

five years the

three

elementary

schools will

need the same

number of

classrooms as

this year, but

no more than

this year.

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Findings

15.Except for Stafford Middle School, school parking areas are adequate for current use.

16.Relocating students to Bailey or Stafford would require additional parking.

17.The boundaries of Stafford Middle School do not permit the construction of additional parking.

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18.Construction of additional classrooms at Bailey may require acquisition of park property from the City.

19.The legality of acquiring park property from the City is uncertain, even if the City is willing to release the property.

20.Additional classrooms at Bailey could present safety concerns regarding the increased influx of vehicles at the beginning and end of the school day.

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21. Closing Oak and

relocating the

students to Bailey

would result in an

estimated staff

savings of $190,700.

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  • Closing Oak and maintaining it at minimal heat and light would result in an estimated annual savings of $50,300.

  • The estimated annual debt service cost of a twenty classroom addition to Bailey is approximately $100,000 per year for twenty years.

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Findings

  • The estimated annual savings for selling the Duken building or swapping it with the City for a segment of park land adjacent to Bailey Avenue Elementary School is $84,600.

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  • There is sufficient space in the high school and middle school to accommodate district office functions.

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Options advantages disadvantages

Options: Advantages & Disadvantages

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Options

Options

Continue current grade and building configuration

Keep all classroom buildings open;

relocate district office functions to middle/high schools;

sell, lease, or maintain Duken building

Sell Duken or swap for city park property;

close Oak;

construct 20-classroom addition to Bailey;

relocate district office functions to middle/high schools, or Oak, or Bailey;

sell, lease, or maintain Oak

4. Construct 8-classroom addition to Bailey;

close Oak;

reconfigure grade alignment to PK-4, 5-8, 9-12;

realign attendance zone with one-quarter of Bailey to Momot;

relocate district office functions to Oak or Middle/High Schools

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Option 1

Option 1

Continue current grade and building configuration

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Option 2

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Option 2

Keep all classroom buildings open;

relocate district office functions to middle/high schools;

sell, lease, or maintain Duken building


Option 3

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Option 3

Sell the Duken building or swap it for a segment of park land near the Bailey Avenue Elementary School, close Oak Street Elementary School, construct an addition to Bailey Avenue Elementary School, and relocate district office functions to the addition at Bailey Avenue Elementary School, or to the Oak Street building, or to a combination of the high school and middle school.


Option 4

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Option 4

Construct 8-classroom addition to Bailey; close Oak;

reconfigure grade alignment to PK-4, 5-8, 9-12;

realign attendance zone with one-quarter of Bailey to Momot;

relocate district office functions to Oak or Middle/High Schools

This option is not feasible because:

1- A lack of instructional classroom space for additional grade and lack of parking space. Assessment of possible space availability at Stafford finds that a maximum of six classrooms could be made available. Over the next seven years a minimum of seven to eight classrooms would be necessary for the building to serve grades 5-8.

2- The parking lot is inadequate to accommodate staff currently, with no room for expansion. Accordingly, the lot could not accommodate increased staff for a 5-8 middle school.


Recommendation

Recommendation

We recommend that the Board of Education work with district administration to relocate the district office functions currently located in the Duken building to the high school and middle school for the 2014-15 school year. As soon as possible, a plan for distribution of these offices between both secondary buildings should be crafted by the Superintendent and his staff. The following floor plans provide possible locations at both Stafford Middle School and Plattsburgh High School for district offices. These might serve as a beginning basis for discussion.

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Building use study plattsburgh city school district presentation to the board january 9 2014

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Building use study plattsburgh city school district presentation to the board january 9 2014

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Questions

Questions????

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