Presentation on theme: "2005 Architects Workshop Your Role in Meeting the Challenges Being Faced by the SDPBC Presented by: Joseph Sanches, Chief of Facilities."— Presentation transcript:
2005 Architects Workshop Your Role in Meeting the Challenges Being Faced by the SDPBC Presented by: Joseph Sanches, Chief of Facilities
Thank You for Passing the 1/2– Cent Sales Tax Referendum
SDPBC Mission Statement The School Board of Palm Beach County is committed to excellence in education and preparation of all our students with the knowledge, skills and ethics required for responsible citizenship and productive employment.
Fundamental Beliefs 1.Educational Excellence 2.Equitable outcomes for all groups of students 3.Promotion of diversity as a social strength 4.Lifelong learning 5.Ethical foundations of behavior
School Board Priorities 1.Increase literacy for all students, including ESE and ESOL, with emphasis on K-3. 2.Develop strategies to improve achievement of Quartile 1 students using the Florida Department of Education criteria. 3.Promote safe schools with appropriate discipline. 4.Develop a challenging curriculum that supports the Board's mission. 5.Implement continuous staff development to support the Board's priorities, mission statement and goals. 6.Establish adequate operating (contingency) fund through sound fiscal management.
School Board Goals 1.Increase literacy in reading, writing, and mathematics, for all students, including students in Exceptional Student Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages, with an emphasis on grades K-3. 2.Improve achievement at critically low performing schools and among students in Quartile One districtwide. 3.Provide safe and nurturing school environments that are free of drugs, alcohol, firearms and harassment, and where standards of appropriate and ethical behavior are upheld. 4.Implement a challenging curriculum, including methods for individualized and group instruction, that supports the Board's mission and goals. 5.Provide continuous staff development that supports the Board's mission and goals. 6.Institutionalize and correct, as needed, financial and management practices that are sound and accountable. 7.Increase involvement by parents, business and other community interests through partnerships designed to achieve both management and academic improvement and accountability. 8.Provide experiences that prepare students for productive citizenship.
Challenges Facing SDPBC Rising Construction Costs –Maximum Cost Per Student Station –Life-cycle Costs Class Size Reduction –Lack of Funding –Timing Close-out –Large Number of Punch Lists Items –Taking Too Long
Challenges Facing SDPBC Community Relations –Early Coordination / Input –Follow Through and Communication Minor Projects –Lack of Funding –Backlog (thousands of projects) –CSIRs –Hurricanes Program Changes –I have an idea for a new program.
Challenges Facing SDPBC Others –Parent Drop-off –Chiller Noise –Water Intrusion and IAQ –Lack of Funds for Maintenance –Lack of Custodial Staff –Equity –Diversity
Goals of the Division World Class Organization –Service; Quality; Excellence Green Schools – 10-20% reduction in energy use over next 5 years Greater Emphasis on Training –Min. 100 hours per person per year Increase Suggestions –From Staff and Solution Providers
Goals of the Division Improve Technology –PeopleSoft – Financial Systems –CAFM (including PM module) Data Driven Decisions –Benchmarking –Report Cards Improve Diversity –Professional Services - Woman-, African-, Hispanic-, Native-American –Construction - African-American
Goals of the Division We have the most beautiful school I have ever seen. It is absolutely an incredible facility with the most state-of-the-art technology. When the teachers went on a tour the first day, some of them actually screamed aloud with glee when they entered the atrium area of the classroom building. Principal, 2004