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1 Putting Students at the Center: School District Reorganization Education and Early Childhood Development Technical Briefing May 3, 2012

2 Government Renewal December 2010 Began a renewal process with a mission to think differently and strategically about the Education system Began an extensive consultation process with stakeholders and partners January 2012 Announced plans to reorganize districts from 14 to 7 (4 Anglophone and 3 Francophone) Proposed district boundaries posted on-line for 30-day consultation February 2012 Announced the new boundaries based on input and over 500 online submissions from stakeholders, partners and the public

3 Vision for Renewal Not just about savings, it is about thinking differently and doing better with what we have Student learning and child development at the center of efforts within quality, inclusive learning environments from early childhood to graduation On-going collaboration, communication and integration with partners and stakeholders Sustainable, efficient, effective, accountable and continuous improvement of programs and services Respect and promote linguistic duality and dual mission Innovate and apply unconventional thinking to current challenges

4 Transition Team and Consultation Transition Team and Minister’s Advisory Committee established per sector (Francophone; Anglophone) Made of experts at the school, district and department level Consulted extensively with DECs and other partners within each linguistic community Developed a district model that reflects input received from each linguistic community

5 Objective of New Organizational Model Increase, and close the gap on, student achievement by: Creating a culture shift that fosters shared leadership, collective capacity and collaboration between and within all levels – in the classroom, the school, the district and the Department – and empowers all these levels to actively participate and be accountable for decision making.

6 New Model

7 Key Features of Model Enhanced support to schools Enhanced synergy among schools Empowerment of principals Educational leadership and capacity building Improved support for inclusion More effective and efficient use of administrative functions Realignment of the role of the Department Culture of accountability

8 Organizational Model: Anglophone School Districts School Cluster Education Support Centre* Office of the Superintendent* School cluster 4-12 schools School cluster 4-12 schools School cluster 4-12 schools 2-3 per district *to be housed in schools where possible

9 Staffing

10 Staffing Adjustments* GroupTotal Types of positions to be downsized or no longer part of district structure CUPE District Administrative Support (e.g. receptionists, clerks, accounting clerks and payroll supervisors) Non-Bargaining30.00 Executive assistants, managers (transportation, facilities, budget, IT), HR/Finance directors, learning specialists, superintendents NBTF16.50** Leads, mentors and other educational staff (employees may be returning to positions in the schools) TOTAL65.20 *includes both sectors **applies only to Anglophone sector

11 Staffing Adjustments Additional opportunities for Part II employees: –Placement in vacant positions in other areas of Government including Part I, III, and IV –Returning to the schools –Potential retirements –Eligible for the redeployment program

12 Staffing Process for Reorganized Districts Cascading Approach Consistent Process Non-Bargaining Positions Unionized positions Timeframe

13 Benefits of New Model

14 How will the system be better? We have designed a system where educators can focus on the needs of our students We have positioned our educational supports to be closer to our students We have built a foundation to better align resources on closing the student achievement gap We have created a system with clear accountabilities and more consistency

15 Organizational Model: Anglophone School Districts School Cluster Education Support Centre* Office of the Superintendent* School cluster 4-12 schools School cluster 4-12 schools School cluster 4-12 schools 2-3 per district *to be housed in schools where possible

16 Le centre d’appui à l’apprentissage Raison d’être: Répondre aux besoins particuliers des écoles en permettant plus facilement l’accès aux ressources humaines spécialisées. On y retrouvera entre autres des ressources en: Pédagogie Construction identitaire Partenariats école-famille-communauté Services de soutien à l’apprentissage Appui administratif (pour les directions d’école) Centre d’appui à l’apprentissage

17 Les communautés d’école Raison d’être: optimiser l’intégration des services; briser l’isolement des écoles; consolider l’esprit de collaboration; partager les connaissances et les meilleures pratiques; renforcer la capacité collective. Composition: Un regroupement approximatif de 6 à 12 écoles par communauté (ex.: écoles nourricières avec école secondaire). Précision: Dans chaque communauté d’écoles, on retrouvera un centre d’appui à l’apprentissage. Communauté École

18 Next steps

19 Next Steps Minister will appoint the new superintendents to oversee staffing and operations in the new districts for the new school year. Focus will be on supporting staff Transition support ongoing over next several months Regular business in current school districts until the end of the school year (June 30) New school districts and newly elected DECs in place July 1

20 Putting Students at the Center: School District Reorganization Education and Early Childhood Development Technical Briefing May 3, 2012

21 Putting Students at the Center: School District Reorganization Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Jody Carr May 3, 2012

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23 Organizational Model: Anglophone School Districts School Cluster Education Support Centre* Office of the Superintendent* School cluster 4-12 schools School cluster 4-12 schools School cluster 4-12 schools 2-3 per district *to be housed in schools where possible

24 Key Features of Model Enhanced support to schools Enhanced synergy among schools Empowerment of principals Educational leadership and capacity building Improved support for inclusion More effective and efficient use of administrative functions Realignment of the role of the Department Culture of accountability

25 District Offices School DistrictLocation of Office of the Superintendent Location of Education Support Centre Anglophone SouthSaint JohnSt. Stephen, Saint John, Hampton Anglophone EastMonctonRiverview and Sackville Anglophone WestFredericton Woodstock, Fredericton, Oromocto Anglophone NorthMiramichiBathurst-Dalhousie, Miramichi

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