Presentation on theme: "Allen Independent School District Project Kids 2015"— Presentation transcript:
1 Allen Independent School District Project Kids 2015
2 Allen Independent School District Project Kids 2015 Tuesday, January 13, 2015Allen ISD Administration Building6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Snack Supper at 6 p.m.Meeting Begins at 6:20 p.m.Facilitator: Michelle Hughes,TM Strategy & Design GroupAllen Independent School District Project Kids 2015
3 Allen ISD Mission. . .Allen ISD cultivates innovation in education that empowers every learner to realize his or her full potential.6:20 – 6:25 Dr. Lance HindtDr. Hindt acknowledges Board members present and introduces Julie Kerr and Chris Caplinger
4 Project Kids Co-Chairs Christine Caplinger & Julie Kerr6:20 – 6:25 Julie & Chris greet group
5 Your Task Cycle for Tonight. . . Purpose of Project Kids 2015:Collaborative development of a bond referendum recommendation for presentation to the Allen ISD Board of Trustees and ultimately to the Allen ISD community in November 20156:25 – 6:30 Review task cycle purpose and outcomes only.Go to next slide for outcomes
6 Outcomes for TonightAligned work group; cohesive owners of the Project Kids workReview of Task Cycle, Decision-Making Model, Housekeeping, Ground Rules & Project Kids 2015 CharterDemographics Overview/ReviewDistrict Administrative VisionNew Construction OptionsFacilities Tour Information for Tuesday, January 27Overview of subsequent meetings6:25 – 6:30 Continued, then go to next slide.
7 Housekeeping. . .pt. 1At 6:00 PM, prior to each meeting, district resource professionals will be available if you have questions or missed a meeting.All presented materials and information will be distributed to you as handouts and/or posted on the Allen ISD website Project Kids 2015 Bond Tab.Because of time constraints, no breaks have been scheduled, so please take breaks as needed. Restrooms and exits are right out the doors behind you.6:25 – 6:30 continuedRead slide.Describe process for Bullet 4, unanswered questions.
8 Housekeeping. . .pt. 2The district leadership team, as well as other professionals, are here to serve you and to be a resource for you. Ask any questions. Unanswered questions or frequently asked questions and answers will be posted on the Allen ISD website Project Kids 2015 Bond Tab.A committee roster will be distributed. Please tell Tim Carroll of any corrections to your information. Your attendance at every meeting will6:25 – 6:30 continuedRead slide.Describe process for Bullet 4, unanswered questions.
9 Common Ground Rules. . . One conversation at a time; no side-bar talk Honor the time contractStay on topic and on taskShare ideas freely; no “duck shooting”Listen to understand; respect and honor others’ inputThink holistically; sublimate personal agendas; consider the whole District.Be kindBe honestBe relentless in pursuing consensusIdentify yourself before you begin to ask a question• HAVE FUN!6:25 – 6:30 Ground RulesThese are the ground rules or norms that you accepted as the guide for how you will work together. If there is anything we need to add, we can do that at any time during this process.
10 Committee Charter. . .We have agreed to the Charter, which can be found in your notebooks for review, of our scope of work and our parameters.6:25 – 6:30 Charter Review and AcceptanceA copy of the charter that you accepted is among your handouts. Please review it often, especially for the scope of your work and parameters.
11 Project Kids 2015 Shared Values (from our first meeting). . . Equity- meeting kids’ needsCommunity involvementDifferentiation for student learningProven programs and strategiesSafetySound financial decisionsHolistic approach- whole districtFuture view-legacy of Allen ISDJustifiable decisions supported by dataFocus on higher education opportunitiesMeaningful spending7:00 – 7:05 Shared ValuesThis is the list of shared values that you as a group enumerated at our last meeting—the qualifiers or principles that you said were critically important as you gather data and deliberate on decisions regarding a bond referendum.Read list.
12 Proposed Decision- Making Model. . . ConsensusProposed Decision- Making Model. . .Sustainable DecisionSuper Majority of 2/380% Rule6:25 – 6:30This is the decision-making model that you accepted to guide our work.Go to next slideVote
13 IntroductionsMembers here for the first time? Introduce yourself to your table team.State your role in the community or Allen ISD.Do you have children in Allen schools?6:30 – 6:35 Michelle/allAre there any members who were not at our first meeting. (If so, take a moment to introduce yourself at your table.)
14 Brief Review of School Finance 6:35 – 6:45 Greg CartwrightGreg Cartwright, Chief Financial Officer
15 Public School FinanceTexas Education Code - Chapter 41 Property Wealthy DistrictRecapture (a.k.a. Robin Hood)Impacts Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Local Tax Effort3 Equalized Wealth Levels (EWL) for Recapture1st Level Tax Rate up to $1.002nd Level Tax Rate from $1.01 to $1.063rd Level Tax Rate from $1.07 to $1.17Allen ISD meets the 3rd LevelAssessed on Tax Rate from $1.07 up to $1.17Fiscal Year = $400kNo impact to Interest & Sinking (I&S) Local Tax Effort to pay Bond Debt Service7:45 – 7:55 Tim Carroll(embedded slides)
16 Public School Finance Texas Education Code - Chapter 45 Bonds may not be issued and taxes may not be levied unless authorized by a majority of the qualified voters of the district, voting at an election held for that purpose, at the expense of the district, in accordance with the Election Code.If the Bond Election is passed by the Voters, it provides an authorized maximum dollar amount for the District to sell bonds and incur debt.Sale of BondsMust be approved by the Board of TrusteesRarely sold all at once – usually sold in increments over multiple yearsWith potential Nov Bond Election, first bond sale in early 2016 and Debt Service payments begin in August 2016 (Fiscal Year )7:45 – 7:55 Tim Carroll(embedded slides)
17 Public School Finance7:45 – 7:55 Tim Carroll(embedded slides)
18 Public School Finance7:45 – 7:55 Tim Carroll(embedded slides)
19 Feedback or Questions from Last Meeting? History of Allen ISD Bonds? (Tim Carroll)Public School Finance? (Greg Cartwright)District Demographics? (Beth Nicholas)6:45 – 7:00 Feedback, Questions or Comments from last meeting regarding:History of Allen ISD Bonds;Public School Finance;Demographics
20 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Dr. Lance Hindt6:20 – 6:30 Dr. Lance HindtDr. Hindt thanks committee for service and gives them their charge for the work to be done.Introduce Board and Board President
21 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Story • Bolin • Kerr • Marion • Vaughan7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)Elementary School Renovations
22 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Build new elementary school (#18) to balance enrollments in northwest quadrant of district7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)Elementary School #18
23 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Build science & technology facility on existing AHS property or build new facility in west Allen7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)Allen High School Science & Technology Facility
24 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Science & Technology Center Facilities7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)
25 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD 7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)Science & Technology Center Facilities
26 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD 7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)Renovate or Replace Existing FacilityLowery Freshman Center
27 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD 7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)Lowery Center Additions
28 Lowery Freshman Center Classroom Size Classrooms are under the district standard size.
29 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Lowery Freshman Center Addition Concept7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)
30 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Lowery Freshman Center Replacement Concept7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)
31 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Relocate Dillard Center To Provide Space For ExpansionOf Services7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)Dillard Special Achievement Center
32 Administrative Vision For Allen ISD Repurpose space within current Dillard Center for professional development facility7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)Allen ISD Staff Training Center
33 Projects Based On Strategic Plan Objectives Career and Technology RecommendationsJR ROTC SpaceVet Tech for Ag ScienceAg Shop for Ag ScienceAdvanced Engineering ProgramHealth Science Simulation LabDiesel Mechanics (Service Center)Greenhouse Improvements for Ag ScienceTrade Career Program(s) i.e. Welding, PlumbingAddition/Expansion of AHS fine arts space for percussion roomPurchase school buses per ongoing district replacement program7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)
34 Projects Based On Strategic Plan Objectives Dillard Special Achievement CenterExpand existing Dillard Center to accommodate alternative / non-traditional school or professional development spaceRe-purpose portion of Lowery Center facility to accommodate alternative and non-traditional school or convert portion of space for professional developmentRe-purpose existing Dillard/Technology/Facilities/Maintenance buildings for alternative and non-traditional school or convert portion of existing space for professional development7:05 – 7:50 Allen ISD Administrative Recommendations (Dr. Lance Hindt)
35 Questions for Dr. Hindt Regarding the District’s Vision Presentation? 7:50 – 8:20 Receive Questions from GroupGo to next slide(Michelle/Dr. Hindt)
36 What Was The Most Important Thing You Heard What Was The Most Important Thing You Heard? Do You Have a Question or Comment?Discuss at your tables the information you have heard.What was the most important thing you heard or what was your most significant perception?Ask one question or give one comment or feedback from your table. You may want to decide as a team which question to bring to the large group.Keep your questions and comments concise and to the point.Write unanswered questions on the presented topic, one per post it, and leave on your table.7:50 – 8:20 Michelle/allNow you will have time to consider the information you have heard at your tables. After about 10 minutes, I will ask you to ask one question or give one comment or feedback from your table. You might want to decide which question you will ask. After we have heard from each table, if we have time, I will allow second questions or comments.
37 The Facilities Tour A Very Important Meeting for This Committee Tuesday, January 276:00: Dinner6:30: Board buses for Facilities TourStory Elementary School / Lowery Freshman Center / Dillard Center8:45: Return to Administration BuildingTim Carroll, Allen ISD Chief Information Officer8:20 – 8:30 Tim Carroll
38 General Questions, Comments, Feedback. . . 8:30 – 8:45 Receive general questions from the group on any of tonight’s topicsReview the process
39 Process Check/Likes & Wishes 8:45 Likes & Wishes/MichelleThank you so much for your time, attention and energy this evening. I will see you on January 27 for our Facilities Tour where you will see in person some of the projects we heard about tonight or will hear about on February 24.