Presentation on theme: "BOE PRESENTATION – TONA 2020 UPDATE JANUARY 30, 2014 PRESENTED BY: CARRIE OLIVER, LISA DRMACICH, BRIAN MISLIWY AND JAMES NEWTON."— Presentation transcript:
BOE PRESENTATION – TONA 2020 UPDATE JANUARY 30, 2014 PRESENTED BY: CARRIE OLIVER, LISA DRMACICH, BRIAN MISLIWY AND JAMES NEWTON
MISSION/VISION/MOTTO Mission Statement - All stakeholders will work to develop a district long range strategic plan to create an individualized, quality education plan for students as well as engage student and community partners within a positive school climate while securing district financial solvency for future years. Vision - Promote the Community/School District Connection by creating the best education environment for student learning and achievement. TONA 2020 - All Stakeholders – One Voice
Small City School District Allowed to exceed debt limit Jamestown, Kingston, Niagara Falls, Elmira, Corning 85.2 building aid ratio Need a 60% vote to exceed debt limit Waiver application - NYS Regents and State Comptrollers Office need to approve Maximum Cost Allowance at Fletcher - There is cost allowance for each classroom - strive for 100% of our cost eligible for state aid – be cautious with high cost/low aid such as aud and pool
When to Vote If the vote occurred in 2015 – 16 school year (Spring 2015) – scope and design development Architect/Engineers develop plans and specifications and submit to SED (Spring 2016) SED takes about 1 year to approve (Spring 2017) Another 6 months to a year for bids and begin construction (Fall 2017) Approximately 2 years of construction (2019 completion)
SUPERINTENDENT MEETING At a recent Erie 1 BOCES superintendent meeting, the District Superintendent stated that it is more difficult for districts to get capital project approval from SED. He said it is important to focus on program improvements, specifically, new state curriculum initiatives and how the project will help with program implementation (This meeting was after the TONA 2020 meeting).
LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (LEED) WANT THE BUILDING TO QUALIFY FOR LEED STANDARDS RECOGNIZE A LEVEL OF EFFICIENCY FRAMEWORK ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS MORE COMFORTABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND SAVES MONEY LONG TERM
$30,000,000 - $40,000,000 CAPITAL PROJECT – Capital Markets $80,000 ASSESSED VALUE HOME WILL COST AN ADDITIONAL $40 - $53 PER YEAR ESTIMATE $600 OVER A 15 YEAR PERIOD WHEN BUILDINGS ARE SOLD, PROCEEDS COULD BE USED TO HELP PAY THE DEBT
Questions that would need to be answered Why Consolidation? Cost savings and program improvements? SED will question - is it necessary? What will we do with the two vacant buildings? Central School funds could be used to establish a Capital Reserve SED conceptual framework review SED Facilities Department Report Needed
RATIONALE FROM LRP STUDY Provides the best opportunity for sharing both curriculum and instructional resources. Provides the best opportunity for clear and shared focus for the elementary program. The focus will be formed around a common set of beliefs and values, creating a consistent direction for all elementary children in the district. Provides the best opportunity for the alignment of curriculum both horizontally across a grade level and vertically between grade levels. Alignment of curriculum is essential to assuring that classroom instruction is focused on the learning standards.
RATIONALE FROM LRP STUDY Provides the best opportunity for grade level collaboration and communication. Greater grade level teaming increases the potential for sharing and professional development among the professional teaching staff. Provides the most overall flexibility in adjusting for educational needs of students. This includes, but is not limited to, special education program options, early literacy interventions, and title one program availability.
RATIONALE FROM LRP STUDY Provides the greatest flexibility for maintaining consistent class sizes when grade level student populations are disproportional. Has the greatest potential for having state of the art technology and related software and provides the easiest platform for continued updates and maintenance of the technology.
RATIONALE FROM LRP STUDY Reduces the amount of transitions from school to school at the elementary level and provides the best funnel into the middle school. Provides the greatest potential for consistent extended-day programming. Eliminates attendance zones and the shifting of attendance zone lines.
RATIONALE FROM LRP STUDY Provides the greatest potential to be a totally up-to-date educational environment that is environmentally friendly and provides the best overall learning environment. Provides the best opportunity for a united Tonawanda community focused around parental participation at one centralized elementary complex over an extended period of time.
OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE SAVINGS Utilities Personnel Insurance Site savings - maintenance of one building compared to maintenance of three buildings (cost avoidance) Energy Efficiency Model – boilers, solar, geothermal, etc…
NEXT STEPS AS A COMMITTEE, DO WE WANT TO CONTINUE WITH THIS VISION? BOE PRESENTATION – TONA 2020 committee is asking the BOE if they will approve for us to continue moving forward with the one elementary campus concept. SED TRIP – Facilities planning