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1 SITKA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Sitka School Board Presentation February 7, 2012

2 WHAT DO WE DO AT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS?  Multi-discipline agency with a $1.6 million annual budget  Nine full time employees who provide dozens of programs that serve hundreds of kids  We are much more than the agency that used to operate the Hames P.E. Center!

3 SITKA AMERICORPS  Current annual budget of $440,000 consists of $252,149 coming from the National Corporation for Community Service and $187,851 coming from local match sources  17 National Service Participants embedded in organizations across the community, with the Sitka School District being the most supported organization  Sitka schools and kids receive substantial benefit from the program, including instructional and academic support, youth mentoring and nutrition programming

4 SITKA 21 ST CENTURY PROGRAM  Current annual budget of $246,238 granted by the Alaska Department of Education via the U.S. Department of Education  Site programs at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.  Primary goal of the program is to provide academic support and engaging enrichment activities to students who are below proficient or far below proficient on standardized test and/or come from challenging socio-economic conditions

5 KICK-IT K-12 TOBACCO PREVENTION AND CESSATION PROGRAM  Current annual budget of $100,000 granted by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.  Program satisfies SSD Board Policy regarding prevention education at no cost to the district using Federal Department Health and Human Services approved curriculum (Too Good for Drugs)  Services delivered at elementary, middle school and high school levels

6 BLATCHLEY SWIM POOL  Current annual budget of $214,000 consists of a $44,500 CBS appropriation and $170,000 in local program receipts  Community Schools provides direct programming and partners with UAS, local swim clubs and other community organizations in support of third party programming.  Community Schools often provides in kind staff time to SSD P.E. Programs

7 RECYCLE SITKA  Current annual budget of $36,000 granted by the City and Borough of Sitka. The program administrates recycling community wide.  Recycle Sitka collects recyclables district wide for a total of eleven collections weekly.  Collections divert the contents of eight 350 gallon containers each week from the waste stream. At a rate of $170 per container, the 8 containers represent a savings of $1, per week or $48, per school year

8 VENTURES AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM  Current budget consists of $47,000 in Tribal and State childcare assistance grants and $129,000 in student tuition  Program focus is on youth development through play  Provides much needed afterschool care to working parents in a licensed childcare setting

9 YOUTH AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING  Current budget consists of a $150,000 CBS appropriation and $209,000 in program receipts  Community schools provides school space, administrative support and direct programmatic supervision of a wide array of programs  Programs include: adult and youth sports; summer camps; Sitka Youth Court; Sitka Community Garden; adult art, crafts and exercise classes; ad hoc events including birthday parties, community meetings, celebrations and other short term community events

10 THANK YOU! For more information, please contact: Scott McAdams, Community Schools Director (907)


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