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Hilldale Public Schools Community Forum October 23, 2012 Dr. Kaylin Coody.

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1 Hilldale Public Schools Community Forum October 23, 2012 Dr. Kaylin Coody

2 Just a few things….. FIRST – THANK YOU!! FOR YOUR TIME!!!  We won’t have enough time….but we’ll exchange as much info as we can!  Gonna move fast and furious to cover some ground!  Need your input!  This powerpoint and the results of this meeting will be posted on our website under the DISTRICT tab – give me a week or so

3 So let’s get started  Introductions  Purpose: To encourage communication in determining needs of the district; begin facility planning

4 Our schedule this evening 6:30-7:15 Review of current info 7:15-7:25 Brainstorm Ideas on Elementary Needs 7:25-7:35Brainstorm Ideas on Secondary Needs 7:35-7:45 Brainstorm Ideas on Bond Process 7:45-8:00 Groups Summarize

5 Quick financial review  Types of school money – general, building, activity, bond  Where are we as a district? $11 mil budget; 79% to salary last year  Changes with state money – currently below 2008 levels; Hilldale=nearly $1million less  Changes in federal money – “sequestration” of Budget Control Act goes into affect Jan, 2013 – 9-21% decrease in federal funds next fall & through 2021; Hilldale 9%= $86,618 next year alone  Changes in ad valorem – big part of our funding!  Local decrease in valuation this year -$3,627,947  SQ 766 on Nov ballot exempts intangible personal property, estimated -$32.5 million in funding to OK schools  SQ 758 on Nov ballot reduces maximum ad valorem increase in a year from 5% to 3% estimated -$6.5 million in funding to OK schools

6 Quick review of last Community Forum & impacts Top three responses under each CLEP (Comprehensive Local Education Plan) Goal

7 CLEP Goal 1: Provide Quality Curriculum & Instruction  More technology, individualized – wireless, more comp  Begun a process to increase tech: added wireless across campus; have interactive boards in all rooms; begun intensive staff training on websites and technology integration; # computers/types of technology – looking at grants; obviously a money issue  Increase variety of electives  Perpetual secondary issue, will be looking at options; class size minimums; staff; space – “no room at the inn!”; costs  Smaller class size  Reviewing opportunities to reallocate staff based on student needs, staff certification, class size; adding new staff; space – “no room at the inn!”; costs of staff, facilities, maintenance/custodial; utilities

8 CLEP Goal 2: Provide a Safe Learning Environment  Improve traffic flow  Importance of separating vehicle and pedestrian traffic; current access limitations; where’s the front entrance? long-range planning; significant costs  Space/smaller facilities/maintain connection to students  Relationships are critical! site organization; site safety; door access system/central offices; long-range planning; costs of more space to maintain smaller environment; secondary challenges with elective locations  Increase supervision  Staff at pkup/drop off; early arrivals are a problem; staff duty/costs  Badges  Staff IDs in next 4 weeks; Student badges required?

9 CLEP Goal 3: Attract & Retain Quality Staff – ALL staff  Better pay  State salary schedule;  Tchrs: one-step (approx $450) cost approx $50,000  Support increase (varied, starting at approx $.20 an hour) cost $$  Support & Certified Employee of the Month program – recognition & appreciation  Have better facilities  Generally facilities in pretty good shape, always need to improve; can’t get behind with maintenance!  Class size  Costs staff (approx $50,000 per teacher); custodial  Costs for building – original costs; maintenance; custodial; utilities

10 CLEP Goal 1: Provide Quality Facilities This is all about long- range planning; student projections  Bigger cafeteria at Elem & MS  Original building costs; equipment/furniture; maintenance/ custodial; utilities  Technology/infrastructure  New wireless; will need new infrastructure as we add technology; new servers; phone system tapped out!  New facilities/quality buildings  Original building costs; equipment/furniture; maintenance/ custodial; utilities  Utility costs – average monthly for gas, water, electric  LE/UE-$5.75 sq ftHS-$4.58 sq ft  MS-$7.26 sq ftAth/Audit-varies greatly $5.08 sq ft

11 So now… The elephant in the room – a bond issue

12 Bonding possibilities  Approx $4 million bond results in 11% increase in property taxes, 11 mils – Other Muskogee County schools  Haskell17.92  Muskogee19.11 – bond in spring  Ft. Gibson12.55 – bond in spring  Oktaha26.06  Webbers Falls32.58  Porum15.21

13 Few things to remember  We currently own approx 20 acres west of the HS stadium  We currently own approx 20 acres west of the Elementary  We are in negotiations to purchase 1 acre behind the church to provide better access to the 20 acres west of Elementary  Can’t forget parking  Can’t forget safety/emergencies when thinking of buildings  We DO have water issues on each site

14 Rules for brainstorming  No idea’s a dumb idea--write them all down  Round robin quickly to get ideas  Don’t repeat ideas  When finished brainstorming, each participant determines their own top three preferred ideas  Count & write down number of times each idea is selected

15 Group Activity 1: 7:15-7:25 You have 6 minutes to: Brainstorm specific physical/equipment ideas on needs of the Elementary You have 4 minutes to: Prioritize the ideas

16 Group Activity 2: 7:25-7:35 You have 6 minutes to: Brainstorm specific physical/equipment ideas on needs of the Secondary You have 4 minutes to: Prioritize the ideas

17 Group Activity 3: 7:35-7:45 You have 6 minutes to: Brainstorm specific ideas on how to approach a bond issue – who does what? You have 4 minutes to: Prioritize the ideas

18 7:45-8:00 Group summaries

19 Our Mission Why do we exist?

20 Our Vision What kind of school do we want to be?

21 Our Values What must we do to become that school?

22 Thank you for your time & helping as we strive to be THAT school!!!


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