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1 1 Impact of the Recovery School District on The East Baton Rouge Parish School System Board Workshop February 10, 2009

2 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 2 Purpose To highlight the potential impact of the Recovery School District on the East Baton Rouge Parish School System as it relates to building capacity, programs, staffing, funding, facilities, Tax Plan construction, and contractual implications. Desired Outcome To identify possible options to address the potential impact.

3 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 3 Projected Financial Impact Eight Recovery School District schools – 4,013 Students –$15.8m in MFP Funds – 21.2m in Local Funds $37.0m

4 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 4 Impact on School Food Service Increased meal prices Annual breakfast and lunch impact $1.8m Staffing reduction Food preparation sites Summer feeding program

5 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 5 Next Steps Business and Operations Identify alternate food preparation sites Determine 2009 summer feeding sites Employee notification process Continue to evaluate district capacity Complete fixed asset inventory of all sites Review student transportation route impact Assess necessary facility modifications/needs Update the fee schedules for support services to RSD Assess long-term financial impact to district

6 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 6 Current Staffing Allotment SCHOOLPRINCIPALSASST. PRINC. DEANTEACHERSSPEECH THERAP EXEC. SECS/ CLERKS PARASSFS STAFF TOTAL Banks ES Capitol ES Dalton ES Lanier ES Park ES

7 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 7 Staffing, cont. SCHOOLPRINC.ASST. PRINC. DEANTEACHERSSPEECH THERAP EXEC SECS/ CLERKS PARASSFS STAFF TOTAL Capitol MS Crestworth MS Kenilworth MS TOTAL

8 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 8 2-year Historical Data for Vacancies ADMINISTRATORSTEACHERSSPEECH THERAPISTS EXEC. SECS/ CLERKS PARASSFS STAFF TRANSTOTAL February – June February – June

9 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 9 Next Steps Human Resources Employee communication/notification Notice of employee intent –Establish dates and timelines –Establish transition procedures Assess staffing needs

10 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 10 Memorandum of Understanding Areas of Concern: 1.Parties to MOU 2.Funding 3.Oversight

11 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 11 Parties to MOU MOU should be between the Board and BESE Only BESE has the authority to place schools into the RSD and said authority should not be delegated to the LDOE Should DOE seek to terminate the MOU for cause, the Board should have an opportunity to be heard before BESE Current draft provides for the parties to be LEA and LDOE

12 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 12 MOU/Funding MOU requires the school district to obligate itself to reimburse the RSD “all actual costs incurred…” The MOU provides no parameters or limits within which the RSD would operate in this regard MOU requires Board to obligate itself to an unknown amount

13 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 13 MOU/Oversight Must submit candidates for school leadership positions to RSD for approval Allow RSD access to district’s budget to provide guidance to help the district align funds LA. Const. Art. 8 Section 3, prohibits this kind of intrusion into the affairs of local school boards

14 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 14 Potential impact on school sites and Options to address

15 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 15 Potential Receiving Elementary Sites Banks Elementary* RSD (298 current enrollment) Scotlandville ES Ryan ES Progress ES *Scheduled to close Park Elementary** RSD (433 current enrollment) Greenville ES*** **New school scheduled ***Scheduled to close 06/30/09 Capitol Elementary RSD (648 current enrollment) Greenville ES Belfair ES Melrose ES

16 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 16 Potential Receiving Elementary Sites Dalton Elementary RSD (383 current enrollment) Delmont ES Old Winbourne ES Lanier Elementary RSD (299 current enrollment) Glen Oaks Park ES Merrydale ES

17 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 17 Potential Impact to EBR Charter Schools Children’s Charter School –Enrollment (213) –Capacity (none) –Finalize lease J. K. Haynes Charter School –Enrollment (199) –Possible pre-K site –Finalize lease Community School of Apprenticeship Learning –Enrollment (141) –Explore additional capacity

18 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 18 Options for Middle Schools Capitol Middle School, RSD (696 current enrollment) Re-purpose Mohican as a small middle school and –Combine Mohican and Staring Education Center (Sending 137 students from Mohican) Re-purpose old Winbourne Elementary site as 6-8 th grade center (if necessary) to relieve pressure from Capitol MS Kenilworth Middle School, RSD (613 current enrollment) Relocate English as a Second Language (ESL) students who live outside of the attendance zone Re-purpose Lee HS (see next slide) Re-purpose Arlington as a small middle school and move Arlington Prep to Northdale Magnet Academy (last option) Crestworth Middle School, RSD (534 current enrollment) Re-configure Scotlandville Elementary to Pre K – 8 th grade

19 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 19 Options for Lee HS* Re-open as a Charter School College Prep (6-12) Current Enrollment = 682 Foreign Language Immersion Pre K-8 with a high school phase- in over the next four years *New Lee HS scheduled for opening Re-purpose the site Specialized Programs –CKAP –6-8 th grade overflow –Military Academy Students opting out will be re- zoned to available high schools in the area

20 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 20 Options for Istrouma High School Istrouma High School Convert magnet program to New Technology High School (Scheduled to open ) Career Tech and College Prep Academy (Partnering with La. Technical College)

21 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 21 Options for Magnet, Gifted/Talented and Special Programs Glen Oaks Park ES self-contained gifted students transfer to Brookstown ES Re-locate English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Kenilworth MS to community sensitive attendance zones Re-locate ESL program to Belaire HS Re-locate or contract pre-k services with potential external vendors

22 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 22 ESS Student Potential Enrollment SCHOOLEBR Current Student Enrollment RSD Student Enrollment Banks ES4033 Capitol ES10195 Dalton ES3836 Lanier ES4441 Park ES6157 Capitol MS Crestworth MS8884 Kenilworth MS10294 Total

23 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 23 Next Steps Curriculum and Instruction Develop a plan to re-purpose Lee High School for board approval by April 2009 (see slide 18) Develop a plan re-purpose Greenville Elementary School for board approval by April 2009 Review grade level re-configurations Identify impact on State Accountability Identify transferal procedures for property, equipment, data, supplies, and student records

24 East Baton Rouge Parish School System Better Schools. Better Futures. 24 Summary Communication to parents and staff Finalize receiving schools –Identify attendance assignments Finalize fixed asset inventories Finalize capacity needs (modular classrooms or classroom construction) Finalize MOU with BESE for four schools Determine long-term financial impact Consider legislation to reduce the impact of fixed costs (i.e., retiree health insurance)


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