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1 Planning for the Future Elementary School Realignment Proposal

2 Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy

3 Numbers down & Costs up Our district is in the ninth year of declining enrollment and down 152 students from The trend is expected to continue. Our district is in the ninth year of declining enrollment and down 152 students from The trend is expected to continue. Health insurance costs for staff increased by over $130,000 or nearly 26% this year. The district is currently exploring alternate health insurance options. Health insurance costs for staff increased by over $130,000 or nearly 26% this year. The district is currently exploring alternate health insurance options. Salary increases for staff cost over $120,000 this year. Salary increases for staff cost over $120,000 this year. New state aid for the district next year was anticipated at approximately $54,000, but may now be in jeopardy. New state aid for the district next year was anticipated at approximately $54,000, but may now be in jeopardy. Our district health insurance cost increases for next year are anticipated to be up at least 8% or approximately $52,000. Our district health insurance cost increases for next year are anticipated to be up at least 8% or approximately $52,000.

4 USD #343 Enrollment History

5 K-12 Enrollment History Grade Level Kindergarten st Grade nd Grade rd Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade th Grade Total

6 Enrollment Drives School Funding Kansas schools receive state aid based on enrollment numbers and “weighting factors”. Kansas schools receive state aid based on enrollment numbers and “weighting factors”. “Weighting factors” affect state aid such as low enrollment, special education, vocational education, transportation, at-risk students & etc. “Weighting factors” affect state aid such as low enrollment, special education, vocational education, transportation, at-risk students & etc. Our district received approximately $7,671 per student this year in the form of state aid. Our district received approximately $7,671 per student this year in the form of state aid.

7 Sometimes change means doing things different. Yogi Berra, Baseball Player

8 Realignment We believe that realigning Lecompton Elementary School and Perry Elementary School while bringing the Grantville Early Childhood Center to PES will have educational as well as economic benefits. We believe that realigning Lecompton Elementary School and Perry Elementary School while bringing the Grantville Early Childhood Center to PES will have educational as well as economic benefits.

9 Perry Elementary School ( Pre-k through First Grade) Using current and anticipated enrollment numbers: Four sections of kindergarten Four sections of kindergarten Four sections of first grade Four sections of first grade GECC would occupy one classroom GECC would occupy one classroom Special education room would be located in a larger classroom Special education room would be located in a larger classroom Music room would remain in same location Music room would remain in same location Current special education room could be converted to a computer lab Current special education room could be converted to a computer lab

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11 Lecompton Elementary School (2 nd through 4 th Grade) Using current and anticipated enrollment numbers: Three sections of second grade Three sections of second grade Three or four sections of third grade (depending on enrollment #’s) Three or four sections of third grade (depending on enrollment #’s) Three sections of fourth grade Three sections of fourth grade Special education room would be located in the current room Special education room would be located in the current room Music room would be relocated in the primary wing Music room would be relocated in the primary wing Computer lab would be located in current room Computer lab would be located in current room

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13 Class Sizes GECCLESPESClass Sizes Pre-K30 15,15 Kindergarten , 13, 17, 17 1st Grade , 15, 19, 20 2nd Grade , 12, 16, 17 3rd Grade , 12, 13, 14 4th Grade , 19, 21, 21 Total

14 Class Sizes GECCLESPESClass Sizes Pre-K30 15,15 Kindergarten , 15, 16, 17 1st Grade , 14, 16, 17 2nd Grade , 16, 19, 20 3rd Grade , 12, 15, 15 4th Grade , 12, 13, 14 Total

15 Class Sizes LESPESClass Sizes Pre-K 3015,15 Kindergarten 6516, 16, 16, 17 1st Grade 6315, 16, 16, 16 2nd Grade60 20, 20, 20 3rd Grade70 17, 17, 18, 18 or 23, 23, 24 4th Grade54 18, 18, 18 Total184158

16 Class Sizes LESPESClass Sizes Pre-K 3015,15 Kindergarten 6516, 16, 16, 17 1st Grade 6516, 16, 16, 17 2nd Grade63 21, 21, 21 3rd Grade60 20, 20, 20 4th Grade70 17, 17, 18, 18 or 23, 23, 24 Total193160

17 Benefits 1. Specialized into early childhood and 2 nd -4 th grade attendance centers 1. Specialized into early childhood and 2 nd -4 th grade attendance centers 2.Improved grade level teacher collaboration and consistency 2.Improved grade level teacher collaboration and consistency 3.Balances class sizes at each grade level 3.Balances class sizes at each grade level 4.Promotes staff unity between both schools 4.Promotes staff unity between both schools 5.Provides definitive school attendance assignment 5.Provides definitive school attendance assignment 6.Provides greater flexibility in determining the number of teachers 6.Provides greater flexibility in determining the number of teachers per grade level per year 7. Cost savings through one less building to maintain at Grantville 7. Cost savings through one less building to maintain at Grantville 8.Cost savings through a reduction in staff and administration 8.Cost savings through a reduction in staff and administration

18 GECC Costs Below are costs associated with maintaining the GECC building and program. GECC custodial mileage $ 2,142 GECC custodial mileage $ 2,142 GECC utilities $ 9,483 GECC utilities $ 9,483 (electric, gas, water, & phone) GECC maintenance $ 2,000 GECC maintenance $ 2,000 (mowing & etc.) GECC Transportation costs $10,278 GECC Transportation costs $10,278 (fuel & salaries) Total costs$23,903 Total costs$23,903

19 What is the Future of the Grantville Attendance Center? Keystone Learning Services is currently using several rooms in the Grantville building for the Parents As Teachers program. Keystone Learning Services is currently using several rooms in the Grantville building for the Parents As Teachers program. Preliminary discussions have begun with a tenant who would continue to provide educational services in the building. Preliminary discussions have begun with a tenant who would continue to provide educational services in the building.

20 PES & LES Realignment Costs/Reductions Potential additional costs: Increased shuttle busing costs between +$ 3,560 Increased shuttle busing costs between +$ 3,560 LES & PES Potential reduced costs: Reduce 2 classroom teachers-$80,000 Reduce 2 classroom teachers-$80,000 (salary, FICA & insurance) Reduce.5 building administrator-$35,000 Reduce.5 building administrator-$35,000 (salary, FICA & insurance)

21 Potential Realignment Concerns 1.Change…. from what have been successful traditional K-4 schools in Lecompton and Perry 1.Change…. from what have been successful traditional K-4 schools in Lecompton and Perry 2.Adds an additional school transition for our students 2.Adds an additional school transition for our students 3.Class sizes will be larger at upper grades where 3 sections are used 3.Class sizes will be larger at upper grades where 3 sections are used 4.Some additional time for student travel to sites at Lecompton and Perry 4.Some additional time for student travel to sites at Lecompton and Perry

22 USD #343 Adjusts to Changing Times USD #343 is committed to making the transition of children and families to their new sites as positive as possible. USD #343 is committed to making the transition of children and families to their new sites as positive as possible. Since GECC, LES and PES have exceptional programs and staff, the district is confident that all staff and children impacted by these changes will receive the necessary support needed to be successful. Since GECC, LES and PES have exceptional programs and staff, the district is confident that all staff and children impacted by these changes will receive the necessary support needed to be successful.


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