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Coloma Community Schools Community Forum #2 October 25, 2011.

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1 Coloma Community Schools Community Forum #2 October 25, 2011

2 Introductions Purpose - Update - Seek Input - Identify Priorities Welcome

3 Update -Review timeline -Review funding & revenue -Review goals & strategies -Report findings from Forum #1 -Present updated concepts -Review costs and priorities Small Group Discussions Large Group Reporting Wrap-Up Tonight’s Agenda

4 1. Planning Tasks May Facility Assessment UpdateApril Educational InputMay / June Hire Construction ManagerJune School Board Work SessionJuly Steering CommitteeJune - August 7. Community Forum #1September Analyze Input and Refine OptionsMid Sept. – Mid Oct. Timeline

5 9.Community Forum #2October Community SurveyEarly November 11. Analyze ResultsMid November 12. Final Option Mid November 13. Board Review and Approval of Preferred Option Late November 14. Department of Treasury Application Dec / Jan Department of Treasury MeetingJanuary Bond Campaign Feb. – May BOND ELECTION May 8, 2012 Preliminary Timeline

6 1991 bonds were re-funded in 1993, and again in 2009 Savings to Coloma taxpayers = $549,240 Will be paid off of in 2019 Bond Funding

7 Current debt levy is 1.4 mills 87% of school districts in Michigan levy more millage than Coloma 1 mill increase would raise about $8.2 million with a 20 year bond 1 mill increase = $100 annually for a home with taxable value of $100,000 Bond Funding

8 Bond Funds can only be used for facilities, not operations, but can help save General Funds that should be spent on operations. General Funds can be used for facilities, but should be used for only for operations. Bond Funding

9 Facility Planning – Goals Enhance learning opportunities Improve safety & security Reduce operating costs Reconfigure to better utilize facilities Consolidate in a central location Make High School a 9-12 facility Support programs that attract students and families to Coloma

10 Facility Planning - Strategies Washington ElementaryClose Pre-SchoolRelocate Coloma ElementaryK-3 Middle School4-5 Junior High School6-8 High School9-12 Athletics Technology Transportation Administration

11 Small Groups Reports Table #1 $8.5 million ; 1 mill plus Priority on PK–8 H.S. Band and Choir – not athletics Need Technology Pre-K in Coloma Elementary Fix entry at Junior High – security!

12 Small Groups Reports Table #2 $8.5 million; 1 mill plus Priority on PK–8 H.S. Band and Choir One kitchen for High School and Jr. High?

13 Small Groups Reports Table #3 Want it all. Stand up for kids! $18.2 million; 2 mills plus Existing 1.4 mills keeps dropping each year Senior citizens need to be convinced

14 Small Groups Reports Table #4 $16 million; 2 mills Priority on PK–8 and Administration High School Option A Fix existing field Technology – especially at High School

15 Small Groups Reports Table #5 Want it all (agree with Table #3) $18 million; 2 mills plus Wolverine Athletic Conference Safety and Security in all buildings Coloma Elementary needs other improvements too; don’t just add on

16 Small Groups Reports Table #6 $10.8 million, plus; 1.5 – 2 mills Priority on PK–8 H.S. Band and Choir Athletics - new field, etc. Safety and security

17 Small Groups Reports Table #7 How do we get community to agree? Re-align schools first; priority on PK– High School a good idea Don’t ask for everything at once Be careful about “want” vs. “get”

18 Comment Forms Need upgrades, but keep to 1–1.5 mills Anything over $8 million will not pass Need details; savings & expenses Do a Community Survey Identify what level community will support, then prioritize Possible tour of buildings…, see inside!

19 Comment Forms It’s all important, but personally, athletics is a BIG part of my vote! Concerns about Coloma Elementary Numbers of students Bathrooms too small Cafeteria/Gym can’t serve 4 lunch periods and hold gym class every day Include teachers in planning

20 Updated Concepts

21 ( Last Time…. ) Pre School and Administration Move to former Middle School North Renovate 2 classrooms for Pre School Renovate remaining area for Administration Renovation for 2 toilet rooms Entrance canopy Fire alarm improvements Pre School playground Pre School and Administration parking lots

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23 (Last Time….) Pre School and Administration

24 ( Tonight ….) Coloma Elementary PK & K-3 6 Kindergarten classroom addition 2 Pre-School classroom addition Office and entry addition Renovate existing office area Kindergarten and Pre-School playground Separate bus loop, drop off and parking Remove “Fine Arts” building

25 ( Last Time ….) Coloma Elementary K-3

26 ( Tonight ….) Coloma Elementary PK & K-3

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28 Middle School 4-5 Middle School South Building + Gym Windows in windowless classrooms Corridors in academic wings Replace lockers with wider units Replace built-in cafeteria tables Connecting entry/corridor to gym Delivery and storage area

29 Middle School 4-5

30 Junior High School 6-8 Windows in windowless classrooms Corridors in academic wings Replace lockers with wider units Replace built-in cafeteria tables

31 Junior High School 6-8

32 (Last Time….) High School 9-12 ; Scheme A Band and Choir addition o Convert existing Band/Choir to Art Rooms o New Entry Lobby and Administration Offices Auditorium renovation seats o Lobby & Restrooms o Dressing/Green Room/Scene Shop Cafeteria / Multipurpose addition o 300 seats, 2 periods o Kitchen / Servery o Delivery / Storage area o Expanded fitness/ weight room

33 (Last Time….) High School Scheme A

34 (Tonight….) High School 9-12 ; Scheme A Band and Choir addition o Convert existing Band/Choir to Art Rooms o New Entry Lobby and Administration Offices Auditorium renovation seats w/ expansion o Lower Stage Floor & Raise Stage Roof o Dressing/Green Room/Scene Shop Cafeteria / Student Commons renovation o 300 seats, 2 periods o Relocate Kitchen / Servery o Delivery / Storage area o Expanded fitness/ weight room

35 ( Tonight ….) High School Scheme A-1

36 High School Scheme A-1

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38 Athletics New Field – 2,000 seats o Bleachers o Press Box o Field Lighting o Sod Turf, Drainage & Irrigation * o Toilet / Concessions Building o Ticket Building o Team Building o Site Work (fencing, pathways, utilities, lighting) o Parking Lot (football field size for band practice) * Alternate: artificial turf

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40 Other Improvements Technology o Expand & enhance existing technologies o Explore new systems & methods Transportation o New Buses (3) o Toilet rooms for maintenance building

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42 Is this the right long range plan for Coloma Community Schools? What millage limit do you think voters will support? Based on that, what projects should be included in this bond proposal? Small Group Questions

43 Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Large Group Reporting

44 Thank you for your input! Next : Community Survey To Be Announced


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