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1 Special Project Team Secondary Enrollment and Facilities Study Group Community Meeting – December 3, 2013 Dalton Public Schools

2 Welcome & Purpose Dr. Jim Hawkins – Superintendent Dalton Public Schools Danny Crutchfield – Chairman of the DPS Board of Education

3 DPS Historical Enrollment

4 DPS Growth by Grade Levels

5 Explanation and Expectations of Board Directive Danny Crutchfield – Chairman of the Board of Education, Dalton Public Schools

6 Dalton Public Schools Board of Education Directive Secondary Enrollment and Facilities Study Group Directive The enrollment for Dalton Public Schools secondary students (6-12) based on the October 2013 FTE report and the capacity of current facilities indicate the need to review possible secondary options, to include Dalton High School, Morris Innovative High School, and Dalton Middle School. The projected growth of student population, especially in grades 9-12, demands planning for the near future as well as the long-term capacity of district facilities. The Board of Education directs the superintendent to initiate a secondary study team to review all available information related to enrollment, instructional programming, extracurricular programming, facilities capacity, and assignment to schools. The team shall develop and propose solutions that present feasible and viable options for secondary students and their families that create desirable outcomes. The Board further directs the superintendent to include among the study group two members of the Board, community members, teachers, coaches, activity sponsors, administrators, and others with an interest in enhancing education in Dalton. The study group will be established no later than the Board Retreat in February The group shall present an interim report in June 2014 with a final recommendation to the Board by September 2014.

7 Dalton Public Schools Board of Education Directive Secondary Enrollment and Facilities Study Group Directive The following considerations are established in development of the plan. PRINCIPLES Align with District Directional System Think Strategically and Long-term Consider Desirability, Feasibility, and Viability Research to Inform Configuration Models Ensure Equity and Adequacy for All Students Seek Effectiveness and Efficiency Maintain or Enhance Quality of Instruction Maintain or Enhance Quality of Facilities Consider Financial Impact and Long-term Viability of District PARAMETERS AND PRIORITIES Academic, Extracurricular, and Facility Needs are Applicable to All Secondary Students Enrollment Projections and Capacity Assumptions are the Basis for all Models Morris Innovative High School Continues as a School of Choice New, Zoned 6-12 School is Modeled, at a Minimum Recommendation by September 2014

8 Enrollment & Capacity: Capital Projects History Jennifer Phinney – Director of School Support

9 DPS Response to Growth in Enrollment from 2001 to Date 2001 – Opening of Dalton Middle School 2006 – Addition to Dalton Middle School 2009 – Creation of Morris Innovative High School 2010 – Addition to Dalton High School – Committee formed to look at facilities options for Dalton Middle School and Morris Innovative High School 2013 (July) – High School Models Committee formed to look at options for MIHS and DHS 2013 (October) – construction begins on new addition at Dalton Middle School

10 Enrollment & Capacity: A School Perspective Brian Suits – Principal, Dalton Middle School Steve Bartoo – Principal, Dalton High School

11 Secondary Enrollment Projection and Facility Capacity Dalton Middle School students all progress to the next grade 9-12 students at Dalton High School and Morris Innovative High School progress at 95 percent of each years class Morris Innovative High School is a school of choice Does not factor new enrollments Assumptions for Enrollment

12 Secondary Enrollment Projection and Facility Capacity By School Year grades 6-12 are projected to be over capacity between 104% to 113%

13 Secondary Enrollment Projection and Facility Capacity These projections do not factor any potential growth from new enrollment DMS = 1,706 to 1,841 students with a capacity of 1,750 DHS = from 1,645 to 1,939 students with a capacity of 1,875 MIHS = from 353 to 300 students with a capacity of 438

14 Break Out Sessions Rick Fromm, Dalton Public Schools Board Member Steve Laird, Dalton Public Schools Board Member Elect

15 At your tables… Discuss the information you have heard this evening and please share your concerns, issues you would like to be sure this committee considers or questions you may have. Have someone at your table document your responses. Someone will collect your responses and they will be recorded for the committee as they begin their work.

16 Parameters for Public Comment 15 people will be chosen to speak Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes Please follow the rule of no repeats. If someone has stated your question, comment or observation, please share something else.

17 Projected Timeline for Special Project Team Craig Harper – Chief Administrative Officer

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19 Nominating Process Dr. Jim Hawkins – Superintendent Please choose 10 names from the list of nominees that you believe would be most effective to serve on this committee. Write those names on the nominating form. You may write-in up to 5 additional names if you know someone that is not on the list but you feel should be on the committee.

20 Adjournment Group will be put together soon and will meet before Christmas holidays If you have feedback, comments or suggestions that you would like to share in the coming weeks, please feel free to the committee at If you would like to receive information from the committee as our work progress, please provide contact information including a good address on the sign in sheets on your tables.


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