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FENTON AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. EDUCATIONAL REFORM: Accepting the challenge; modeling the change. Schools must take the lead in the economic redevelopment of our county and of our state. Reform is good—it is needed. The state and federal government have set the standards, but….

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Fenton area public schools

FENTON AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

EDUCATIONAL REFORM:

Accepting the challenge; modeling the change


Schools must take the lead in the economic redevelopment of our county and of our state

Schools must take the lead in the economic redevelopment of our county and of our state.


Reform is good it is needed

Reform is good—it is needed.


The state and federal government have set the standards but

The state and federal government have set the standards, but…..


They give no direction on how to get there

…they give no direction on HOW to get there!


We know how to get there and we can lead the way

We know HOW to get there, and we can LEAD the way!


Programs and practices supporting our vision

Programs and Practices Supporting Our Vision

  • Technology

  • Curriculum alignment (in progress)

  • Common assessments (in progress)

  • Willingness to collaborate

  • Development of systems of intervention

  • Foreign language at the middle level


Continued

Continued……

  • Block scheduling at the high school

  • Existing graduation requirements that support the reform movement

  • Competitive student performance at all levels

  • Pursuit of IB Authorization

  • K-12 department chair structure


Continued1

Continued……

  • Beyond school programming (after school and summer school programs) integrated with the curriculum

  • Systemic work with data-forming habits


We have laid the groundwork

We have laid the groundwork….

  • We are ready to meet State standards

  • We are ready to meet Federal standards

  • We are ready to take on International standards


What is the international baccalaureate program

What is the International Baccalaureate Program?

  • A continuous improvement model based on international best practice

  • A set of rigorous standards for instructional organization and delivery

  • An instructional system that teaches our students to think analytically and to share their thinking in a meaningful way

  • An authorizing agency that holds us accountable to meeting the standards


What does ib mean to the community

What does IB mean to the community?

  • It is a world renown educational delivery system

  • Students learn the value of giving back to the community

  • Forces our children to think in the perspective of others

  • Valued by International businesses


What does ib mean to our teachers

What does IB mean to our teachers?

  • IB provides them with the top quality professional development they deserve

  • PD provides them with the tools they need to get our kids to the next level in a competitive market

  • PD is meaningful and can be immediately implemented

  • IB honors the art of teaching


What does ib mean to our students

What does IB mean to our students?

  • They develop a strong knowledge base

  • They practice applying that knowledge to situations around the world

  • They compare their world to the rest of the world

  • They investigate, analyze, and present information to authentic audiences

  • They take their knowledge outside the classroom and use it in multiple situations


What is different about instructional practice within an ib program

What is different about instructional practice within an IB program?

  • Instruction is based on inquiry rather than just being handed the information

  • Students must use the information rather than simply hear the information

  • Students must apply the information to a situation or problem rather than hold the information

  • Students must share their thinking with others rather than only their teacher


Most common question how can you afford to do this

Most common question:How can you afford to do this?


Response how can we afford not to do this

Response…..How can we afford NOT to do this?


How are we paying for ib

How are we paying for IB?

  • Title II funds

  • Fenton Area Public Schools Education Foundation

  • Requested grant dollars from Greater Flint Community Foundation

  • Continuing to research other grant opportunities


Proposal a

Proposal A

  • Took funding responsibility away from our district and put it into the hands of the State

  • Took away our community’s right to fiscally support solid academic programming if we so choose

  • Promised equity in school funding (but has not delivered on that promise)


Proposal a1

Proposal A….

….took away our rights, but has not lived up to it’s responsibility!


Fenton area public schools education foundation

Fenton Area Public Schools Education Foundation…

  • Is committed in its support of Academics, Athletics, and the Arts

  • Is committed to supporting IB

  • Has pledged $10,000 to the IB program this year

  • Is accepting matching contributions designated to this cause


The foundation

The Foundation…

Provides an avenue for the community to support our academic programming

and

Frees the district from being held hostage by the state!


Budget information

Budget Information


Deficit spending

Deficit Spending

  • 2006-2007:

    • $612,998 – projected deficit spending

    • Cuts equaled $710,000

    • 7.7% fund balance


Deficit spending1

Deficit Spending


Major difference

Major Difference?

2006-07 we were down 70 students….

approximately $490,000 in revenue


Projected salary expense

Projected Salary Expense

  • $640,526 increase in salaries

    • Inclusive of an increase in the salary step schedule

    • Inclusive of a .82% retirement increase

    • Inclusive of the administrative contract which expires in 2008


Fenton area public schools

Fenton Area Public Schools


Key enrollment factors

Key Enrollment Factors

  • Birthrate

  • Economics (Jobs, Housing Market, Taxes)

  • Attraction of New Students

  • Retention of Existing Students

  • Competition

    • Curricular and Extra-Curricular Programs

    • Facilities

    • Community


Economics

Economics

  • Jobs

    • Weak job market impacts youngest families first

  • Housing Market

    • New Homes (Genesee, Livingston, Oakland)

    • Significant # of foreclosures, abandoned homes

  • Taxes/Rates


Attraction of new students 2006 07

Attraction of New Students2006/07

  • Non-residents = 4.9% of district enrollment

  • 172 Non-Resident Students Enrolled

  • 53 Resident Students Left

  • Net Gain of 119 Students = $845,852


Historical data with 1 17 07 likely enrollment projection

Historical data with 1/17/07 Likely Enrollment Projection


Historical data with 1 17 07 low enrollment projection

Historical Data with 1/17/07 Low Enrollment Projection


Projected revenue estimates

Projected Revenue Estimates

  • 2007-2008 Student Count Revenue - $25,190,752

    • $7,085 per student

    • Plus $23 equity payment

    • Multiplied by 3544 students (blended)


Enrollment considerations

Enrollment Considerations

  • If we are down 150 students:

    • Revenue loss: $1,066,200

  • If we are down 100 students:

    • Revenue loss: $710,800

  • If we are down 50 students:

    • Revenue loss: $355,400


Scenario 1

Scenario #1

  • Best Case:

    • $612,998 deficit carryover from 06/07

    • $640,526 salary increases

    • $355,400 revenue loss (50 students)

    • $1,608,924 in cuts


Scenario 2

Scenario #2

  • Middle of the Road:

    • $612,998 deficit carryover from 06/07

    • $640,526 salary increases

    • $710,800 revenue loss (100 students)

    • $1,964,324 in cuts


Scenario 3

Scenario #3

  • Worst Case:

    • $612,998 deficit carryover from 06/07

    • $640,526 salary increases

    • $1,066,200 revenue loss (150 students)

    • $2,319,724 in cuts


Proactive measures

Proactive Measures

  • Summer tax collection

  • Non-homestead renewal with restoration language

  • Early childhood at one site

  • IB Authorization

  • Partnerships with SLPR

  • Partnerships with GISD

  • Partnerships with Baker College


How do we balance the 07 08 budget

How do we balance the 07-08 budget?

  • Maximize class size

  • Restructure our support services

  • Realign grade levels

  • Administrative adjustments


This is our most significant challenge in years

This is our most significant challenge in years


How can you help

How can you help?

  • Non Homestead tax renewal

  • Citizens for Equity

  • Support the Education Foundation


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