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1 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent Warwick School Department Long Term Facilities Review - Warwick High Schools - December 3,

2 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent  Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has reported that Warwick Schools are under utilized.  RIDE has reported that Aldrich & Gorton facilities are rated at a level 3 School requiring major renovations.  RIDE may change weighting of the state aid funding formula to Warwick if school facilities are not better utilized. December 3, Background for Facilities Review

3 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent Evaluation Check List December 3, Review Options Enrollment History & Projection Logistics – Site, Location, Building Condition, Parking Spaces, etc. Resources – Cafeteria, Kitchen, Auditorium, Gymnasium, Library – Size & Condition, etc. Athletic Field Condition Capital Improvements – Required Maintenance of Each Building Operating Costs Number of Classrooms – Size & Condition Classroom Utilization – Periods Used, Number of Students per class, etc. Tour of Each School Evaluate Consolidation Models

4 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent Option A –Build a new secondary complex. Costly – No funding – Not feasible Option B – Consolidate Aldrich in Pilgrim and Gorton into Veterans. Age difference too big between grades 7 to 12 – A Middle School model would not be feasible for several years. Option C – Close a Junior High School and a High School, consolidating into the remains secondary buildings. A larger school would be closed – Consolidating into remaining Junior High Schools would be tight – A Middle School model would not be feasible for several years. Option D – Consolidate High Schools into two schools. Then consolidate Aldrich and Gorton into repurposed High School and Winman. High School Students and Sports Teams will be affected. December 3, Options Reviewed

5 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent yr.PKK Total 12/ / / / / / / / / / / Difference1185 December 3, NESDEC Ten Year Projection

6 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent December 3, High School Enrollment Changes SchoolGrade8/298/309/39/1310/811/13 11 Week Difference Toll Gate Total Veterans Total Pilgrim Total Grand Total-42

7 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent GR Total Diminishing Enrollment at Pilgrim December 3,

8 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent GR Total Diminishing Enrollment at Toll Gate December 3,

9 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent GR Total Diminishing Enrollment at Veterans December 3,

10 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent PilgrimToll GateVeterans Year Built LocationNorth-EastSouth-WestSouth-East Lot Size in acres Building sq. ft.219,111204,621215,520 Parking Spaces EntrancesPilgrim Parkway (from Warwick Ave or Fairfax Dr.) Off Centerville Rd Off Toll Gate Rd West Shore Rd Albert Rd Fletcher St Area for AdditionYes December 3, Logistics

11 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent PilgrimToll GateVeterans Kitchen sq. ft.- - 3,4041,2653,004 Cafeteria sq. ft.- - 6,4325,7285,824 CafeteriaSeats Fire Code AuditoriumSeats Gymnasium sq. ft.Large Gym9,6958,74910,485 Small Gym4,1955,2604,909 Library sq. ft.- - 3,1294,7943,146 Athletic FieldsConditionGood Very Good Student Lockers- - 1,1361,4361,250 December 3, Resources

12 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent PilgrimToll GateVeterans School Capacity % Capacity Enrollment No. Classrooms Classrooms Used 4 Periods or Less 18.2%17.3%17.9% Classrooms Used 5 Periods or more 81.8%82.7%82.1% Teacher to Student Ratio 1 to to to 14.2 December 3, School Utilization

13 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent DistrictHigh SchoolStudentsBld sq. ft.Sq. ft. per Student CranstonCranston - East , CranstonCranston - West , East Providence , ProvidenceCentral , ProvidenceHope894178, ProvidenceMount Pleasant898239, ProvidenceClassical , Woonsocket , WarwickPilgrim987219, WarwickToll Gate958204, WarwickWarwick Veterans Memorial907210, Nov-2013 RIDE Enrollment Data Verses Building Square Foot Area * Warwick Data based on district enrollment, more current than RIDE data December 3,

14 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent Budget ItemAnnual Adj. Annual Operating Costs Saving: Aldrich($257,760) Gorton($212,274) ($470,034) Additional Transportation Costs Increase: Buses for HS – 9 $641,000 Buses for JRHS - 3$204,000 Spec. Ed. Buses for HS – 1$85,000 Spec. Ed. Buses for JRHS – 1$85,000 $988,000 Staffing Costs Savings: Consolidated High Schools($2,928,000) Consolidated Junior High Schools($1,685,000) ($4,613,000) Other Savings: Extra Curricular & Interscholastic($300,000) Reduction in Food Service Deficit($60,000) ($360,000) Projected Savings From Current Operating Budget: ($4,455,034) December 3, Adjustment to Annual Budget

15 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent Avoided ItemAvoided Cost Fire Code Bonding Not Needed: Aldrich($980,023) Gorton($1,229,531) ($2,209,554) Other Capital Improvements Bonding Not Needed: Aldrich($5,188,572) Gorton($2,616,585) ($7,805,157) Total Bonding NOT NEEDED:($10,014,711) Annual Operating Cost Avoided for up to 20 years($801,120) December 3, Cost Avoidance

16 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent PilgrimToll Gate Students Teacher to Student Ratio to to 18.6 Buses13/ / Student LockersAdditional Req.517None Lunch Periods December 3, Consolidation Veterans into Pilgrim & Toll Gate

17 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent o Neighborhood will be evaluated to balance the consolidation and determine the best bus routes. o The proposed repurposed high school will be closed for a year, renovated and re-opened as a consolidated junior high school. o Technology moves with the teacher if obtained through the RITTI program. o Students currently enrolled in high school will receive a diploma from their original high school (if they choose). o Budget savings can be utilized to renovate and modernize the consolidated secondary facilities. o The repurposed Junior High School facility will retain the Veterans Name. December 3, Consolidation Details

18 Warwick Public Schools  34 Warwick Lake Avenue  Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent Warwick Public Schools 34 Warwick Lake Avenue Warwick, Rhode Island, Richard D'Agostino, Ed.D, Superintendent December 3,


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