The Five Percent Solution Thambi Thomas. Making the Vision viable again. Two of Many Challenges Facing Adventist Education. Decreasing Enrollment and the Disappearing Dollar. What is needed is a “rebirth” of Adventist education . . .
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Making the Vision viable again
Decreasing Enrollment and the
We must initiate a “renaissance” in Adventist education . . .
And there is a third “R” in play . . .“Recession”
The Pacific Union Conference distributed $4,137,080 in North American Division reversion funds in 2009 to local conferences for education and an additional $2,640,689 in tithe reversion funds from North American Division for evangelism. This proposal is suggesting that the addition of another 30 percent of “tithe reversion funds” received by local conferences for evangelism be earmarked for education. This would have provided an additional $792,207 to education.
This amount combined with the percentage of tithes from churches (slide 11) would have made $8.91 million dollars available in support of Adventist education in the 7 LCOE of the PUC.
A school with 10 constituent churches would have at least 20 school board members not including the school principal and the school assistant business manager. An academy with 30 constituent churches would have over 60 school board members. Most school boards are poorly attended, and almost never have full attendance.
Under this new proposal for a more effective board, the Conference K-12 Board of Education will appoint a 6-7 member school board for each school that is representative of the school/church community, and through the superintendents train school board members.
Essential 1: School clearly identified as an Adventist school
Essential 2: Adventist perspective is actively promoted
Essential 3: Restructured, affordable tuition
Essential 4: Non-Adventist student surcharge
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