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Downsizing So You Can Grow WELCOME! THANK YOU FOR BEING A FORWARD THINKER WHO WANTS TO CREATE THE EFFECT AND NOT BE AT THE AFFECT. YOUR SCHOOL WILL BE OF THE ONES THAT THRIVE IN 2020 Rich Odell (231)
? ? ? ? ? How many in the room are confident your school can maintain or increase enrollment over the next 5 years? What is the size of your school and grades served? How many of you have seen your enrollment drop in the last 5 years? How many adjusted their budget down once the school year started? ?
What if I told you…. To be financially viable in 2020 you must downsize your operation by 20-30% Designing and managing a new normal Being Proactive not Reactive
What does this title mean? Downsizing So You Can Grow
Birth Rate in US: Down from 2.4 to 1.6 Education gap has narrowed: public, private, online, home school, charter, for profits. We are no longer 30% ahead of other options Why should you be thinking about it?
The have and have-nots: Middle class cannot afford us anymore Must make $100,000 per year to afford us and even those now get significant financial aid I-Phone Do kids need schools as we have known them? Why should you be thinking about it?
Parental expectations “If you don’t get straight A’s you are a failure” Now the “you” is us not the child & only 250 universities are acceptable Percent of kids who have been diagnosed with a learning difference is up Why should you be thinking about it?
A 21 st century library is called a Starbucks and don’t for one minute think Starbucks isn’t considering how to be a school of the future Why should you be thinking about it?
Where Do You Start?
Discussion with Board Chair Discussion with Executive Committee Discussion with Senior Administrative Team Select task force comprised of a group from: Executive Board & Senior Administrative Team Decide scope of task
Where Do You Start? Create a List of Functions (you could/should consider outsourcing) HousekeepingSubstitute Teachers MaintenanceSome Online Courses Food ServiceTransportation Health ServicesPurchasing College PlacementSnow Plowing Business OfficeMarketing Grounds KeepingFundraising & Alumni Mgmt. ITData Management
Where Do You Start? Create a List of Critical Questions to ask when considering each opportunity Create a matrix-spreadsheet for purposes of prioritizing outcomes Consider each outsourcing opportunity Prioritize the opportunities Develop a plan and timeline for implementation
Internal Cost Cutting Opportunities Better use of space Better use of staff time-consolidation of staff functions Less faculty &/or administration Better use of available class hours Less textbooks Benefit plans Housing options if a boarding school
Internal Cost Cutting Opportunities 4 Days per week Administrative perks Professional development shift Reduce curriculum options End traditional academic school at 10 th grade Sell or lease some of school’s property
Growth Considerations Late afternoon, evening, & weekend classes for enrollees & public Offer a choice: morning or afternoon school Create partnerships with businesses, other schools, and colleges Create professional learning pathways Have multiple school Admissions packages
Growth Considerations Offer multiple diplomas Create new “short” professional programs Become “think” centers Become “whole person” development centers Have “specialization” that you are known for
Looking Beyond 2020
Places to learn won’t be called schools as they will be out of vogue Teacher training & college education programs will not look like they do today Growth of the mind will not involve taking tests to see what you remember Plagiarism will go the way of liquor & pot
Looking Beyond 2020 Apprenticeships will be required in non-vocational professions Youth experential growth center will not need many administrators Private schools will in large part be owned by Universities and businesses Growth incubators will be where kids who know what they want to do for the next 3-5 years hang out
Looking Beyond 2020 Cell phones, computers, T.V.’s, and radios will be gone Dinner will be prepared by a communication prompt and ready when you arrive Newspapers, magazines, and most books will not exist Cursive writing will be gone Sports and Arts will be at the center of youth development GPA’s will not exist
Those Who Daly Die… Those Who Energize Thrive
Contact Information Rich Odell (231) Heads Up Educational Consultin ?