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WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT +. Community Input Session JANUARY 21 and 22, 2015.

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1 WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT +

2 Community Input Session JANUARY 21 and 22, 2015

3 AGENDA 1. Introductions 2. Opening Remarks 3. Career and Technology Center 4. Potential New Site Analysis Process 5. Next Steps 6. Questions 7. Visioning Session

4 INTRODUCTIONS Steve Hulsey Principal Corgan Brett Sumrow Associate Principal Corgan Gary Baker Principal Gary Baker and Associates

5 OPENING REMARKS – District Snapshot – Purpose of this community input session – Public input for development of a potential bond referendum for action by the WFISD Board of Trustees – To represent the entire community in the planning process – How the input will be utilized

6 SCHOOL FACILITIES – School facilities are powerful indicators of community values and aspirations – They can also address the social, educational, recreational, and personal needs of the members of the broader community – Schools should be a resource to the community at-large – Environment affects learning – When school facilities are perceived this way, value is created for the school and for the community, since families can be strengthened and communities can realize added vitality (Source: BEST Collaborative Policy 2005)

7 JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL S – Provide Student Population relief at all Elementary Schools – Aligns all 6 th graders with 7 th and 8 th grade students academically with state curriculum standards – Places all 6 th graders at Junior High Schools – Currently 182 out of th graders at Junior High Schools - All other 6 th graders at an Elementary Campus – 400 Student Classroom additions and limited existing facility renovations at both Barwise and McNeil Junior High Schools – Limited existing facility renovations at Kirby Junior High – Changes all Junior High Schools to true Middle School grade level alignment

8 CAREER EDUCATION – HB 5 – Passed by state legislature in 2013 – All district current freshman are aligned with this state law – Current district facilities do not align with HB 5 – A new Career Center allows WFISD to offer classes for all five endorsements included in HB 5 – Perot Commission started in 1984 began this program and need for the 60% students that do not go to college as well as 40 % that do go to college – 5 of top 10 occupations in future are in medical fields – All 3800 High School Students will have the opportunity to utilize this facility – Partnerships with local community, colleges, Chamber to train for local workforce needs

9 WHAT IS CAREER EDUCATION? BACK THEN – Career education has taken on a whole new identity – Course offerings were once limited to shop class and agriculture, focused on trades that supported a farming-based economy. – Programs today are less agriculture- focused and better designed to prepare students for higher level skills and entry into today’s workforce

10 WHAT IS CAREER EDUCATION? TODAY – Goal: to help students discover their interests and the educational pathway that can lead to success – Real world training – The opportunity to uncover their desired path for themselves

11 NORTH TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION Occupations with highest percentage growth until 2020 Computer and Mathematical Architecture and Energy Community and Social Service Education, Training and Library Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Healthcare Support Protective Services Personal Care and Service

12 Occupations adding most jobs until 2020 Food Preparation and Handling Personal Care Aides Registered Nurses Retail Salesperson Elementary School Teachers Nursing Assistants LVNs Medical Secretaries NORTH TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION

13 COLLABORATION BETWEEN PROGRAMS The variety of programs offered and collaboration between them help develop today’s students into tomorrow’s dynamic workforce. architecture construction HVAC auto collision/repair aircraft technology agriculture mechanics animal science computer maintenance computer programming engineering (PLTW) oil + gas welding S.T.E.M. audio/video production graphic arts animation culinary arts arts + humanities

14 COLLABORATION BETWEEN PROGRAMS advanced coursework A.P. I.B. dual credit multi-disciplinary business financial services marketing business + industry pre-medical/dental/nursing pharmacy technician law enforcement legal services cosmetology public services

15 POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS – Pre Medical Studies – Advertising Design – Cosmetology – Computer Animation – Computer Maintenance – Computer Technician – Engineering – Robotics – Culinary Arts – Auto Collision – Auto Tech – Cisco – Career Center – Career Awareness Training – Emergency Medical Tech – Biotechnology High school students can earn certifications in their chosen field

16 BRIDGE TO COLLEGE & CAREER COLLEGE READINESS – Students can receive college credit in high school through these programs. – Partnerships with local colleges can provide advanced educational opportunities.

17 BRIDGE TO COLLEGE & CAREER WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – Students are trained and certified in their chosen field of work. – Studies have shown that graduation and retention rates are increased with these programs. – Students are prepared to begin their careers immediately after graduation.

18 CAREER PATHWAYS

19 COSMETOLOGY

20 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING

21 CULINARY ARTS

22 AUTOMOTIVE

23 ENGINEERING

24 HEALTHCARE

25 GRAPHIC ARTS

26 ADVERTISING DESIGN

27 CTE CENTER EXAMPLES

28 EAGLE MOUNTAIN SAGINAW ISD

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31 BIRDVILLE ISD

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34 FORT WORTH ISD

35 GRAND PRAIRIE ISD

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38 TYLER ISD

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41 SITE ANALYSIS AND SELECTION PROCESS – Process – Analysis Process for what is best for entire district – Utilities proximity and availability – Roads and Adjacencies – Costs of the site – Visibility from the highways – Time Line for Decision

42 THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Program Development and Community Input Sessions School Board workshops on Potential Bond Program Scope and Costs Potential Program Presented to School Board including Community Input School Board Could Call for Bond Election for May 9, 2015 Bond Election Date Jan 2015 Feb 2015 TBD

43 VISIONING PROCESS

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