Presentation on theme: "MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update meeting Tuesday, June 25, Maynard Community Center, 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 26, Raymond Community Center, 7:00 pm."— Presentation transcript:
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update meeting Tuesday, June 25, Maynard Community Center, 7:00 pm Wednesday, June 26, Raymond Community Center, 7:00 pm Thursday, June 27, Clara City Community Center, 7:00 pm
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update GOAL: Inform the public of the costs of updating/replacing the existing elementary facilities at MACCRAY.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update History of MACCRAY School districts of Clara City, Maynard, and Raymond consolidated in 1989. Previously the three districts had cooperated in a number of different academic and athletic programs.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update History of MACCRAY Facilities In 1989, MACCRAY had four buildings: K-6 elementary in Maynard, K-6 elementary in Raymond, 7-8 middle school in Clara City and 9-12 high school in Clara City. In 1993-94 a 2-phase facilities update was done, costing $6.5 million. Each elementary school demolished the old 3 story wooden wing of the building and the HS wings were remodeled into elementary classrooms. The HS added a wing of additional classrooms. The JH was made handicapped accessible.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update History of MACCRAY Facilities (cont.) In 2000 an energy update was done to the HS, East, and West Elementary for $2.5 million. This consisted of updating windows, doors, lights, and some mechanical upgrades. During the summer of 2013 a major mechanical, electrical, and systems updates is being done to the HS. for $7.6 million.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Enrollment History (Pre-K through 12th grade) In 1989 MACCRAY had an enrollment of 1,023 students. 2003838*2014657 2004786*2015654 2005793*2016655 2006764*2017651 2005 736 *2018 651 2008702 2009706*estimates 2010706 2011664 2012669Data: EGS from MDE (Minnesota Department of Education) 2013665
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update The Board realizes that the while the elementary schools are structurally sound they are in need of major mechanical, plumbing, interior, and outdated space.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Why are we looking at this decision now? State of the facilities Inefficiencies of facilities Cost of construction Cost of financing
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Present state of elementary facilities MACCRAY East Elementary Systems Summary
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update MACCRAY West Elementary Systems Summary
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Cost of utilities per student.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Major factors in moving forward…. Education of students Cost Community concerns
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Education of students Benefits of one elementary site. Teacher collaboration. Student mentoring. Efficiencies of services. (library, computer, labs)
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Cost of updating current elementary buildings.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Savings of going to one site.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Community concerns Loss of a school building in each town. Loss of students to other districts. Housing market changes. Loss of business.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Different elementary options. 1. Continue to maintain present sites. 2. Update current sites. ($13-18 million) 3. Close one site and move to other existing site.($6.5-9 million + adding additional classrooms.) 4. Close both current sites and build new elementary wing onto the High School. (an agreement was signed with ESG to explore costs and options for a new elementary building)
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Option 1. (Continue to maintain present sites.) Pros Keep an elementary building in each town. Minimum rise in taxes Cons Delaying major costs. Put a strain on general budget. Putting money in old buildings.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Option 2. Update current sites. ($13-18 million) Pros Keep buildings in each community. Cons Cost of updating two buildings. Cost of maintaining two buildings. Investing in older buildings.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Option 3. Close one site and move to other existing site.($6.5-9 million + adding additional classrooms.) Pros Elementary site in a community. Cost less than updating two sites. Educational benefits of one site. Cons Investing in an old building. Location
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Option 4. Close both current sites and build new elementary wing onto the High School. Pros Educational benefits Costs savings of one building. Cost savings in bussing. State of the art facility. Performing Arts Center. Cons Loss of buildings in communities Potential loss of students
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Preliminary look at Option 4. House K-6 classrooms (2 section elementary) with a performing arts center (500 seat), expanded kitchen and commons area, and a phy. ed./practice gym (3 court). Outside infrastructure (playground, parking lot, ect.) New furnishings/technology 89,000 sq ft. $20 million.
MACCRAY Elementary Facilities Update Facilities and cost involved. Previous building debt ($612,000-will be paid off in 2014.) Performance contracts for HS project-$7.9 m will be paid off in 2025. Elementary Options Performance Contract-Board approved. Building levy referendum-Voter approved.