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a better world | un monde meilleur | un mundo mejor | عالم أفضل | лучший мир | 一个更美好的世界

un mondo migliore | より良い世界 | eine bessere welt | a better world | un monde meilleur | un

monde meilleur | un mundo mejor | عالم أفضل | лучший мир | 一个更美好的世界 | un mondo mejor

عالم أفضل | лучший мир | 一个更美好的世界 un mondo migliore | より良い世界 | eine bessere welt

a better world | un monde meilleur | un monde meilleur | un mundo mejor | عالم أفضل | лучший мир

un mondo migliore | より良い世界 | eine bessere welt | a better world | un monde meilleur | un

monde meilleur | un mundo mejor | عالم أفضل | лучший мир | 一个更美好的世界 | un mondo mejor

The State of the School Jane Camblin

March 13, 2013 Peter Sorrentino


MISSION |

“In our increasingly interdependent world, in which the problems we face call for more and deeper global cooperation, UNIS is uniquely placed to contribute. Its core principles emanate from the United Nations charter, that visionary document of world peace and progress. The school’s international environment—in which people of many nations, faiths and points of view study, work and play together—sets an admirable example of mutual tolerance and understanding.”

  • Kofi A. Annan

  • United Nations Security General 1997-2006

  • Remarks on UNIS’ 50th Anniversary


  • U Thant

  • United Nations Secretary General 1961-1971


Agenda
Agenda is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • Parent feedback review

  • Where we are today

    • In progress

    • Goals for the future

  • Advancement update

  • Financial snapshot


Parent feedback values
Parent Feedback – is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.” Values

  • Academic excellence

  • Professional and collegial community

  • Innovation and change

  • Celebration of internationalism

  • Global awareness

  • Respect for our planet

  • Empathetic, caring, compassionate students

  • Relationship with the UN

  • Linguistic ability


Parent feedback
Parent Feedback - is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

Strengths

Aspirations

Human resources

Academic and co-curricular programs

Community and infrastructure

  • Internationalism

  • Academics

  • Community


In progress
In Progress is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • Review of the schedule

  • Security audit

  • Parent food survey

  • Allergy policy

  • Medical services contract

  • Review of existing policies and procedures

  • CIS/NYSAIS Accreditation


Review of the schedule
Review of the Schedule is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • Review of advisory period

  • Access to cafeteria

  • IB concerns

  • Student life


Security audit
Security Audit is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • Review of general security procedures

  • Review of crisis management procedures

  • Examination of physical campus – Manhattan and Queens


Food committee
Food Committee is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • 550 Manhattan families responded to parent food survey

  • Concerns identified around issues of choice, food quality, cafeteria procedures

  • Next step – form committee


Allergy policy
Allergy Policy is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • FLIK and school policies currently under review by medical staff at NYU

  • EpiPens and training to be provided


Medical services contract
Medical Services Contract is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • NYU to provide oversight of best practices – concussion, nursing, procedures related to the management of health issues at school


Review of existing policies and procedures
Review of Existing Policies and Procedures is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • Personnel policies

  • Staff Association agreement

  • After-school procedures

  • Communications protocols/launch of new website and social media

  • Review of management systems


Strategic planning
Strategic Planning is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • Littleford and Associates engaged as consultants

  • Focus groups were conducted with parents, faculty, non-teaching staff, students and alumni

  • 62 priorities were identified

  • Board of Trustees and school leadership developed final list of six multi-faceted priorities


Strategic planning next steps
Strategic Planning – is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.” Next Steps

  • Each of the six priorities will be assigned to a Board committee or sub- committee

  • Strategic plan with actionable priorities and key performance indicators will be shared with the full Board May 2014

  • Status update to the UNIS community before the end of the school year

  • Implementation to begin September 2014


Current hiring initiatives
Current Hiring Initiatives is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

  • Junior School Principal

  • Director of Human Resources

  • Director of Student Support Services

  • Additional psychologist

  • Review of Modern Languages Department structure

  • Social media/web specialist


Advancement update
Advancement Update is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

Laura Heffron

Director of Advancement


Unis fund mission statement
UNIS Fund Mission Statement is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

Gifts to the UNIS Fund make a tangible difference in the teachers we hire; the international curriculum, language courses and enrichment programs that we provide; and the art, drama, music and athletic programs we offer.  Every measure of the advancement of UNIS is touched by your generosity.  A donation to the UNIS Fund is one of the most important gifts you can make to our children in support of a better world.


Participation by constituency
Participation by Constituency is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

As of March 11, 2014


Parent participation by campus
Parent Participation by Campus is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

As of March 11th, All Years


Unis fund parent gifts
UNIS Fund – Parent Gifts is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

As of March 11th, All Years


Unis fund parent dollars
UNIS Fund – Parent Dollars is to educate the young for peace, because, on the question of peace, no man of goodwill can be neutral.”

As of March 11th, All Years







Financial update
Financial Update receive financial aid

Peter Sorrentino

Treasurer

UNIS Board of Trustees


Unis financial overview
UNIS Financial Overview receive financial aid

  • Finance & Audit Committee overview

  • Annual budget process

  • Approach

    • Mission-driven

    • Committed to fiscal sustainability and affordability

    • Careful management of operating expenses

    • Use available resources to deliver the highest quality educational experience for our children

  • Key responsibility of the Board

    • Set policy to ensure the long-term financial health of UNIS


Revenue and Operating Costs

Total Revenue

Total Operating Costs


Tuition vs. Peers peers

  • 5.9% tuition increase for 2014-15

    • Lower rate of growth than peer average over past 3 years

  • Substantial discount to market

    • 20% below peer average, 40-45% below top of market


Attracting peersTop Educators

  • We operate in one of the most competitive education markets in the world

  • UNIS compensation structure is designed to attract and retain the best global educators


Capital Expenditures peers

  • Tuition and other current revenue sources are insufficient to cover extraordinary repairs / enhancements

Capital Projects 2013-14 ($6.6m)

Selected 2014-15 Projects

  • Year 2 Manhattan roof ($2.1mm)

  • Safety/security enhancements ($300k+)

  • Wharf review / maintenance ($200k)

  • Library Conference Room redesign

  • Middle School beautification


UNIS Endowment peers

  • $400K transfer from endowment to operating budget in FY ‘13-14

  • Equal to 1% of total revenue, vs. 6-7% peer average

  • At least ~3x smaller than necessary for a school of our size

  • No material inflows in past 10 years


Program enhancements for next year
Program Enhancements for Next Year peers

  • New School Psychologist and Director of Student Support Services

  • Athletics department ($56k)

    • New swim team, tennis team, JV soccer

    • Strength and conditioning consultant

    • CPR, 1st Aid, concussion training for coaches

  • Staff and faculty professionaldevelopment enhancements ($100k)

  • New website and hire of Digital Media Specialist

  • Capital Enhancements

    • Upgrade CCTV system ($50k)

    • Middle School Beautification ($130k)

    • Library Redesign / Enhancements ($150K)

    • Other Security Enhancements ($250K)


Questions
Questions? peers


Thank You! peers


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