Presentation on theme: "Scotts Valley Schools Worth Saving. Scotts Valley Schools Rank Among the Best Academic Performance Index Scores (scale of 1-1,000) Brook KnollAPI 919."— Presentation transcript:
Scotts Valley Schools Worth Saving
Scotts Valley Schools Rank Among the Best Academic Performance Index Scores (scale of 1-1,000) Brook KnollAPI 919 Vine HillAPI 882 SV Middle SchoolAPI 902 SV High SchoolAPI 845
Good Schools Benefit EVERYONE Increased Real Estate Values Lower Crime Rates Community Pride Increased earning potential 98% of SV students graduate High School All but 2 students last year went to College
REVENUE PROBLEM State has cut SV budget by approx. $3,000,000 in last 3 yrs. SV receives less per student than 97% of Unified Districts. More Cuts Expected
How Cuts Impact the Classroom TEACHER CUTS 28% of teachers at Vine Hill Elementary 25% of teachers at Brook Knoll Elementary 11% of teachers at SV Middle School 20% of teachers at SV High School LIBRARY CUTS 100% of Library Staff & Hours
How the Cuts Impact the Classroom Aides, Counselors & Supervision Cuts: 100% of counselors at elementary schools 77% of counselors at SVHS & MS 25% of High School Supervision Maintenance Cuts: 44% of District Maintenance 22% of School Custodians
Up to $1.1+ Mil. Potential Cuts ’12-’14 All Counselors Middle School Academy All Four Libraries More Layoffs? Shorter School Year? Furloughs?
FUNDRAISING SV Parents raised over $4,500,000 in past 5 yrs. Donations Approx $400 per student per yr. Parents donate tens of thousands of hours Helpers in Classrooms Nearly All District Transportation Food Service
FUNDING OPTIONS? State Budgeted Funds SHRINKING Donations MAXED OUT Bond (ONLY FOR FACILITIES) Parcel Tax
Solution Temporary parcel tax that stays 100% local Over 100 other districts in the State have taken the same action to prevent cuts (including Live Oak, Santa Cruz City Schools (2 measures), Lakeside, etc.).
Parcel Tax Goals Protect our children’s math, science, reading, & writing skills by: Preventing further increases in class size; Retaining experienced teachers; Keeping libraries open; Preparing students for college & careers
FACTS Every penny from this measure will benefit local schools, be controlled locally, and cannot be taken away by the state CITIZEN oversight committee to ensure proper spending As proposed, no money from this measure can be used for administrator salaries or administration Year Term Senior & Disabled Exemption Likely less than $100/yr Requires 67% to pass
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