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RCAS Legislative Breakfast. Dr. Timothy Mitchell Rapid City Area Schools 11/12/13. Priority Tasks 2013-2014. Priority Task #1 All Students Learning at High Levels Priority Task #2 Fiscal Responsibility Priority Task #3 Infrastructure Development. Priority Tasks 2013-2014.

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rcas legislative breakfast

RCAS Legislative Breakfast

Dr. Timothy Mitchell

Rapid City Area Schools


priority tasks 2013 2014
Priority Tasks 2013-2014

Priority Task #1

All Students Learning at High Levels

Priority Task #2

Fiscal Responsibility

Priority Task #3

Infrastructure Development

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Priority Tasks 2013-2014

Priority Task #4


Priority Task #5

Policy Development and Revision

Priority Task #6


Legislative Session and School Safety

priority task 1 learning
Priority Task #1-Learning

Professional Learning Communities-More Clarity and Coherence

Right People-Right Place-Right Time


Not Just on Wednesday-Culture Shift

priority task 1 learning1
Priority Task #1-Learning

Common Core

Adopt by SD Board of Education-November 2010

Language Arts and Math

Rigorous set of expectations for students

Implementation 2013-2014 school year



priority task 2 fiscal responsibility
Priority Task #2-Fiscal Responsibility

2012-2013 Fall Enrollment


2013-2014 Fall Enrollment


Budget: 13,850

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Priority Task #2-Fiscal Responsibility

Budget Process-Similar to 2013-2014

Budget Calendar Approved 10-15-13

2014-2015 FTE counts submitted

Health Insurance-proposed benefit change

Capital Outlay requests submitted

2012-2013 Audit presented to School Board

Legislative Session Begins

Federal Education Funding

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Priority Task #2-Fiscal Responsibility

Salary Schedule Task Force

Must be Competitive

Provide Flexibility

Consider all Components of Compensation

Communicates What is Important

Serves a Purpose-Be Reliable

the situation
The Situation

Current Budget:

General Fund $82.3 Mill

Capital Outlay $18.0 Mill

Sped $18.6 Mill

Pension $2.3 Mill

Health Insurance $16.9 Mill

Total Overall RCAS $ 165.6 Mill

the situation1
The Situation

2013-2014 Budget Includes:

-Fund Balance 17%

- $3.9 Mill in Fund Balance

- 5% Bonus to Staff

- No Capital Outlay Flexibility

-Budget Reduction $1.5 Mill

priority task 3 infrastructure development
Priority Task #3-Infrastructure Development

Five Year Capital Outlay Plan

Board Study Session 10-29-13

Current Debt Review- Toby Morris

Proposed 2013-2014 Five Year CO Plan

What?? and How??

priority task 4 personnel
Priority Task #4-Personnel

Teacher/Principal Effectiveness Pilot

**Improve instruction and student learning

**Encourage professional relationships

**Use of multiple measures

**Establish clear expectations (Danielson Framework)

**Fair, Flexible and Research-based

**Used to inform personnel decisions

priority task 5 policy
Priority Task #5-Policy

Communication Task Force

New Policy Implementation

DRAFT-Media Guidelines

Impact of Social Media

Task Force formation

priority task 6 miscellanous
Priority Task #6-Miscellanous

Monitor Legislative Session

Actively Involved: ASBSD, SASD, SDSSA, Large School Group and USA Group

All education groups coming together with consistent proposals

  • Large School Group-Dianna Miller (Lobbyist)
  • USA-Mitch Richter & John Pedersen
  • SDSSA-Dec 4-Tim Mitchell
  • SASD-Feb 4 -Rob Monson
  • ASBSD-Nov 22-Wade Pogany & Sheryl Kirkeby
  • School Board-Jeff Nelson
  • Website: www.rcas.org
    • Administration
    • Superintendent
    • 2014 Legislative Session
priority task 6 miscellaneous
Priority Task #6-Miscellaneous

Summer Study-Education Funding

**Increase the # of school days by 2 each year for 5 years for a total increase of 10 days

**Raise the PSA by 3.8% to $4805 (8-7)

**Provide funding to add training days for technology

**Plan to gradually reduce the use of Capital Outlay flexibility

**Minimum funding base of 2% (Current CPI 1.6%)

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Priority Task #6-Miscellaneous

Summer Study-Education Funding

**Dollars for use of evidence-based strategies

**Dollars for teacher salaries

Large School Group

**Change index factor to 3% or more

**Change the CPI

preview on issues
Preview on Issues
  • Adjustments to PSA
  • Use of Capital Outlay
  • Additional Training Days-Technology
  • Teacher Pay
  • CTE Programs
  • School Safety
  • Pension Levy
  • SDCL 13-32-9 – Co-Curricular Participation
  • SDCL 6-8B-2 – 55% General Obligation Bonds
  • School Calendar
follow up
  • Thank You for your attendance today
  • I will be contacting you to schedule a meeting
  • We are inviting each of you to consider visiting a school
  • Questions ?? and Conversation