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February 16, 2011. Tonight’s Agenda  Review Assets and Challenges From Last Meeting  Review Necessary Assumptions  Look at Possible Considerations.

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1 February 16, 2011

2 Tonight’s Agenda  Review Assets and Challenges From Last Meeting  Review Necessary Assumptions  Look at Possible Considerations  Take The Next Step

3 Table 1 – AssetsTable 1 – Challenges *Strength of curriculum offerings *Community has high expectations of our educational system *Fairly conservative/fiscally sound Middle School focused on kids Meeting very diverse student population needs Facilities in good condition *Class sizes Changing demographics Current building floor plans do not lend to high scheduling efficiency Current older facilities not designed to support 2011 technology

4 Table 2 – AssetsTable 2 – Challenges *Increasing Enrollment *Community Partnerships - U of M Fellowship Graduation rates increasing Positive public perception of School Board All day Kindergarten Investments in science education – MS, HS Choices in curriculum Success Coaches *Negative publicity of educational mandates- - NCLB - AYP *Assumptions based on student demographics *Concerns in regards to spending (current economic situations) Space for special needs population Historical perception of class size/space utilization Resources spread across four elementary schools

5 Table 3 – AssetsTable 3 – Challenges *District Finances good - Low debt - Good financial management Hormel Foundation -Corporate support Staff Development options -Masters program (= higher quality education for kids) Strong PSEO After school/extra-curricular activities *Larger class sizes *Facilities outdated Low district family income – Free/reduced lunch % ELL/cultural differences High Sped Ed numbers Emerging/promising teaching methodologies do not fit current spaces Spaces not conducive to how we want to educate our kids

6 Table 4 – AssetsTable 4 – Challenges *Hormel Foundation support *Kindergarten center Science labs Curriculum Community involvement *Unfunded mandates *Income gap vs. state average Achievement gap- socio/economic status Space constraints Football program

7 Table 5 – AssetsTable 5 – Challenges *High quality staff *All day kindergarten center Parent involvement @ elementary Reading & math centers @ elementary Middle School Team model Neighborhood elementary schools New labs @ MS & HS Community Partnerships *Access & security @ sites *Class sizes *Elementary & MS space Pick-up & drop-off @ sites Lack of new labs @ elementaries Potential schedule changes Parent involvement @ secondary Room sizes Bathrooms @ kindergarten center Creating a sense of community @ secondary with students (Owatonna example)

8 Table 6 – AssetsTable 6 – Challenges *Programming –strong, student centered programming *Community – Collaboration Family support Partnerships Increasing enrollment High quality programming Comprehensive programming Supportive community Strong partnerships *Building – age, capacity, infrastructure, energy efficiency *$$ - state funding, mandates Aging buildings Space for programming State funding Mandates Infrastructure – Technology Rate of change – knowledge Space Diversity – changing demographics

9 Table 6 – AssetsTable 6 – Challenges All-day everyday Kindergarten Early childhood programming Student support systems Family support systems Specialized programming- SPED, GT, ELL, Intervention Success Coaches ALC Early intervention Innovative Middle School Science, teaming, Fine Arts, College Readiness AHS – Teaming, retaining students Global learning Involved parents Diversity – changing demographics Security Energy inefficiencies Parking Green space Class size Increasing enrollment

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20  Needs to Meet All State and Federal Mandates  Needs to Integrate with Current District Programs  Needs to be Innovative and 21 st Century ◦ Possibilities:  Grade Level Centers  Choice/Magnet Schools  Program Focus  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math  Gifted and Talented  Fine Arts  45/15 Balanced Calendar

21  Racially Segregated Attendance Areas  Socioeconomically isolated Attendance Areas  Growth Areas Within the Community/School District

22  State Site Requirements  Existing Site Limitations  Vacant Buildings on Potential Sites  Availability of Potential Vacant Sites  Possible Partnerships to Acquire Sites

23  Building Floor Plan – Gyms; Auditoriums; Cafeterias; Computer Labs; Libraries; Special Ed; Science Labs; Art Rooms; Music Rooms; Classrooms  Adequate Classroom and Special Area Size  Potential for Remodeling

24  Public Tolerance for a Tax Increase  $20 Million Available for Construction with No Tax Increase

25 Their World Has Changed

26  Dream! Do Not Limit Yourself  Generate Potential Solutions and Evaluate How They Fit With our Considerations  Create Questions You Need Answers To

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