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Pre-K Through 8 Initiative SAISD Board Update April 14, 2003.

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1 Pre-K Through 8 Initiative SAISD Board Update April 14, 2003

2 Where are we now? The Pre-K Through 8 concept has been presented to principals, staff, support individuals, and community members and parents There is a plan to address students at the elementary school level We have continued research on the concept We have visited Pre-K Through 8 schools in other districts Numerous staff meetings have been held to discuss questions and concerns Work has been done to respond to Board issues Additional scenarios have been created in response to Board requests An “FAQ” document has been developed based on community, school, and staff concerns A resource book of PK-8 research has been prepared for each campus Where are we now? How will we know when we get there? Where are we going?

3 Where do we want to be? PK-8 District-wide configuration with 70% approval of parents and staff Continue to investigate the issue of performance drops and contextual issues from elementary to middle school Communicate information about the Pre-K -8 School Configuration Consider response from campuses regarding the desire to make movement forward in this area next year

4 DISTRICT ACTIONS Support, monitor, and evaluate the PK-6 Initiative District-wide feasibility study for PK *At the present time sufficient space is not available at every campus for the schools to keep their own 6 th graders and “grow their own” PK-8 schools without boundary changes. *Campuses would have to secure a minimum of 70% approval for the PK-8 initiative from parents and staff members. *Financial resources must be evaluated to determine if there is funding available to provide for the following: Facility Modifications-Restrooms, science labs, cafeteria Classroom and Multimedia Resource Center materials that are age and grade appropriate Furniture that is grade and age appropriate Playground equipment *Implementation of PK-8 Initiative in / with new boundary changes

5 District Actions Pre K-6 in selected schools for M.L. King Middle School 7 th and 8 th Only Miller Carroll Gates Cameron Baskin Briscoe Pfeiffer

6 King Feeder Group Projected Student Membership Number of Students PKK New Cameron Carroll Gates Miller King Voting ResultsParents 70%&Staff 70% Cameron79%94% Carroll74%92% Gates70%71% Miller74%100% KingNANA

7 Longfellow MS and Baskin ES Projected Student Membership Number of Students PKK New Baskin ES Longfellow MS Voting ResultsParents 70%&Staff 70% Baskin ES77%81%

8 Harris MS and Briscoe ES Projected Student Membership Number of Students PKK New Briscoe Harris Voting ResultsParents 70%&Staff 70% Briscoe86%100%

9 Davis MS and Pfeiffer ES Projected Student Membership Number of Students PKK New Pfeiffer Davis ,008 Voting ResultsParents 70%&Staff 70% Pfeiffer88%100%


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