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Montgomery Public Schools Facilities Consolidation and Rezoning. SUPERINTENDENT’S PROPOSAL. Rationale for Change . Reduction in operating funds/proration Poor facilities Need to consolidate to maximize efficient use of resources Shifting demographics. DeJong Recommendations.

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    1. Montgomery Public Schools Facilities Consolidationand Rezoning SUPERINTENDENT’S PROPOSAL

    2. Rationale for Change • Reduction in operating funds/proration • Poor facilities • Need to consolidate to maximize efficient use of resources • Shifting demographics

    3. DeJong Recommendations • Implement projects as funds become available • Consolidate schools • East high school top priority • Consolidate central office functions • Aggressively dispose of surplus property • Contract professional services as needed

    4. DeJong Recommendations • Conduct attendance boundary study • Acquire land for new schools • Update plan every five years • Pursue community partnerships • Seek funding for projects • Involve the community

    5. Recommendations Summary Three phase program • Implement Phase I in the 2011-2012 year • Attendance zone study • Rezone to place children in schools nearest their homes • Make full use of capacity and reduce operating cost by consolidating schools • Secure funding QSCB/Bonds/Partnerships • Secure land for new Lee/Capitol Heights (fall 2011) • Authorize/secure site for new east high school, begin design phase (April 2011)

    6. Recommendations Summary • Implement Phase II over 1 – 3 years • Brewbaker Technology gym and cafeteria additions (fall 2012) • Consolidate Central Office (fall 2012) • New eastside high school opens (fall 2013) • Renovations to Lanier – becomes magnet center (fall 2013)

    7. Recommendations Summary • Implement Phase III over 4 – 6 years • New elementary school • New Capitol Heights Middle School • New Lee High School • New school (K-8 or K-12) in the southern part of the county (consolidate Pintlala/Dunbar-Ramer)

    8. Phase I • Close the following schools in 2011: • Hayneville Road Elementary • Harrison Elementary • Head Elementary • Seth Johnson Elementary (Becomes Floyd Middle Magnet) • MacMillan Elementary Magnet • McIntyre Middle • Houston Hill Middle (Becomes MacMillan Elementary Magnet) • Floyd Middle Magnet • Daisy Lawrence

    9. Phase I • Completely close or lease • Old Bellingrath – possible lease to city

    10. Phase I • Students from closed schools move: • Hayneville Road Elementary to Morris, MLK, and Catoma Elementary Schools • Harrison Elementary to Davis and McKee Elementary Schools • Head Elementary to Morningview, Dalraida, Flowers, and Dozier Elementary Schools • Seth Johnson Elementary to Floyd and McKee Elementary Schools

    11. Phase I • MacMillan Elementary to Houston Hill Middle (allows for eventual increase in the number of slots) • McIntyre Middle to Southlawn and Bellingrath Middle Schools • Houston Hill Middle to Capitol Heights, Goodwyn, Brewbaker, and Bellingrath Middle Schools • Floyd Middle Magnet to Seth Johnson Elementary School (allows for eventual increase in the number of slots)

    12. Phase I • Rezone entire district • Correct problems • Put students as close to home as possible • Revise zone variance policy and procedures • Ensure policy and procedures followed • No “grandfathering” except rising seniors who meet criteria • Revamp start times to minimize the need to hire additional bus drivers

    13. Little Demographic Change • Only three schools have demographic category changes greater than 10 percentage points due to rezoning: • Catoma: Increases Black from 38% to 46% • Flowers: Increases White from 40% to 53%, decreases Black from 54% to 42% • Dalraida: Decreases White from 67% to 55%

    14. Current Proposed

    15. Current Proposed

    16. Current Proposed Capacity       Proposed Carver                    1400             1377 Lanier                     1483             1413 JD                          1639             1646 Lee                         1895             1770

    17. Phase I Costs/Savings • Annual projected savings of utilities if proposed schools are closed: • Hayneville Road Elementary $111,499 • Harrison Elementary $102,798 • Head Elementary $ 83,231 • MacMillan Elementary Magnet $ 49,381 • McIntyre Middle $162,969 • Floyd Middle Magnet $108,055 • Daisy Lawrence $ 11,991 Total: $705,924

    18. Phase I Costs/Savings • Annual projected savings with reduction of support personnel: • Hayneville Road Elementary $137,975 • Harrison Elementary $ 96,891 • Head Elementary $225,528 • Houston Hill $233,045 • McIntyre Middle $298,346 • Johnson Elementary $ 130,031 Total: $1,121,816

    19. Phase I Costs/Savings • Annual projected savings with reduction of certificated personnel in excess of state funding: • Hayneville Road Elementary $ 32,080 • Harrison Elementary $ 47,274 • Head Elementary $ 54,316 • Houston Hill $ 76,330 • McIntyre Middle $ 83,104 • Johnson Elementary $ 44,035 Total: $ 337,139

    20. Phase I Costs/Savings • ONE TIME projected savings with reduction of personnel: • Hayneville Road Elementary $205,043 • Harrison Elementary $209,774 • Head Elementary $291,451 • Houston Hill $303,830 • McIntyre Middle $353,566 • Johnson Elementary $239,035 Total: $1,602,681

    21. Phase I Costs/Savings • Additional cost • Moving: $36,000 (approx $6,000 per school for the six schools that are closing) one time cost • Minor renovations to Houston Hill and Seth Johnson $500,000 – one time cost • Summer security cost – one time - $100,000

    22. Phase I Costs/Savings • Totals • One time/single year savings $1,602,861 • One time/single year cost $ 636,000 • Difference + $ 966,861 • Annual savings $2,051,766

    23. Phase II • New eastside high school opens • Purchase and renovate existing building to eventually house 1,400 students: cost approx. $30 million • Renovations to Lanier High complete • Cost approx $22 million • Becomes magnet center for BTW/Baldwin/Loveless • Sale of BTW/Baldwin/Loveless • Brewbaker Technology gym and cafeteria additions complete

    24. Phase II • Consolidate Central Office – utility costs annually • Fairwest $ 37,000 • Assessment $ 6,500 • Operations/Technology $145,000 • Central Office/Annex $110,000 • Bellinger Hill $ 41,000 • PSC $ 30,000 Total $369,500 Other savings are being evaluated

    25. We Are Not in This Alone Birmingham City Schools expect to close five schools next year and others in coming years. DeKalb County GA, is closing 12 schools next year. Minneapolis/St. Paul closing 11 schools

    26. Important Dates: • Public Hearings • Jan. 18 at Carver High 5:00 p.m. • Jan. 20 Carr Middle 5:00 p.m.* • Jan. 24 King Elementary 5:00 p.m. • February 15 called board meeting to consider final recommendations * Spanish translators will be on hand, and materials will be translated for ESL parents at the Carr meeting.