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1 Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. Dr. Frank G. Roberson, Superintendent March 26-27, 2014 RCSS Rightsizing 5 Year Plan School Reconfiguration: Butler High School School Closure: Sego Middle School

2 Questions / Public Comment We are here to respond to questions or concerns you may have. You may present formal written comments and/or suggestions or oral comments. Your comments today are being recorded and will be provided to the School Board. Please write your question/concern on a card and present it to a staff member at the microphone when you speak. As you exit, please submit to a staff member, at the back of the auditorium, cards that contain questions not addressed during this meeting. Thank you for taking the time to attend this meeting. Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

3 RCSS 5 Year Plan Proposed Timeline June 2014 – School Closure Ursula E. Collins Elementary June 2015 – School Closure National Hills Elementary June 2017 – School Reconfiguration / School Closure T.W. Josey High School / Murphey Middle School June 2019 – School Reconfiguration / School Closure Butler High School / Sego Middle School Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

4 Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure Recommendation:  Due to declining enrollment at Butler HS, establish a grade configuration.  Close Sego Middle School Julia Avenue Augusta, GA Timeline:  Transition 8 th grade students August 2018 (200 students)  Transition 6-7 th grade students August 2019(400 students)  June 2019 – Close Sego Middle School Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

5 ENROLLMENT HISTORY OF BUTLER HS AND SEGO MS

6 NPUs 34, 36, 78, 100, 416 Sego (6-8), Butler (9-12) to Butler (6-12) 2011 Lumpkin Road Augusta, GA NPU 37 Josey (6-12) th Street Augusta, GA NPU 612 Gracewood Elementary (K-5) 2032 Tobacco Road Augusta, GA Pine Hill Middle (6-8) 2147 McElmurray Road Hephzibah, GA Cross Creek High School (9-12) 3855 Old Waynesboro Road Augusta, GA Implementation: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. Note: Enrollment numbers will be reviewed during the 2018 school year in preparation for transition of students.

7 Implementation: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. NPU 73

8 Educational Programming: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure  Establish a planning collaborative to study and design effective programming for 6-12 configuration.  Establish a community advisory committee to support the planning process Note: This action will develop over time and benefit from study of the 6-12 experience at Josey HS. Final decisions related to educational programming will be driven by current practice, instructional expectations, and technology development as the timeline matures. Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

9 Organizational Management: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure Supervision: Principal will determine the most strategic duty stations for administration, staff, and School Resource Officer to successfully supervise all students. School Security: Assign School Resource Officers as appropriate. Upgrade surveillance cameras in the existing school and new construction, outside the school, and athletic complex. Transportation: All students will follow the same schedule. Assign bus monitors as appropriate. All buses will be equipped with three cameras. Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

10 Organizational Management: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure Student interaction: While the day to day learning environment for middle and high school students will be separate, positive interaction among students and teachers is a vehicle that drives educational success.  Effective scheduling and supervision will establish a safe and orderly environment.  Lunch schedule  Media Center schedule  Science and Computer labs  Gymnasium schedule  Transitions (Class change, Dismissal, Arrival, etc.) All Organizational Management components will be evaluated each year for effectiveness and revision as needed. Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

11 School Climate: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure  Anti-bullying Curriculum  OLEWUS – Violence Prevention Works  Teacher – as – Advisor Program  Each student will be assigned one caring adult who will mentor, monitor progress, and provide support throughout the child’s tenure at the school.  Full Time Nurse  Guidance Counselors (per state allocation)  Continued support services: social worker, psychologist, intervention specialist, and parent facilitator Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

12 Athletics: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure  Butler 6-8 students will continue to participate in the RCSS Middle School Athletic Program for all sports.  Butler 9-12 students will continue to participate in the RCSS High School Athletic Program for all sports. Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

13 Staffing Plan: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure Every effort will be made to ensure that every employee with satisfactory performance will be placed in another comparable position within the school system. This decision will be made on the basis of district enrollment patterns. Personnel will follow students to the extent possible. In cases where limited opportunities exist within these particular schools, staff members will be placed in comparable positions across the school system. As these decisions are made, staff members will be kept informed. Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

14 Facility Plan: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure Butler High School Site 2016Complete Construction of new Butler HS 2017Design middle grades construction. (Contingent upon SPLOST V) 2019Construct new middle grades spaces. (Contingent upon SPLOST V) Sego Middle School Site Decommission (June 2019 ) Renovate and utilize as an elementary school (Contingent upon SPLOST V) Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

15 Public Comments Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

16 Next Steps: Butler Reconfiguration / Sego Closure Presentation of final RCSS Rightsizing Plan to board members for approval on Tuesday, April 17, Establish transition committee, timeline, and communication process. Learning Today…Leading Tomorrow The Mission of the Richmond County School System is to educate students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.


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