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draft planning today for our children s future ccs facilities study follow-up informational presentation february 4 2013

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district goals for future years the proposed building closure should provide financial support for the implementation of our long range plan which strives to · maintain quality academic and extracurricular programs · maintain all staffing necessary to provide a high-quality educational program · maintain all of our facilities and · continue building excellence in education while being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers.

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commitment to excellence as a school community · we believe our children and community deserve the best programs and facilities we can provide · we believe the success of our schools is among the most valuable asset of owning a home in this community · we believe safe and secure facilities for our children are essential · we believe in teaching our children to achieve mastery and excellence to expect the best for themselves · we continue working hard to improve our schools and improve academic achievement.

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why are we here extremely challenging economic climate · not just a chittenango central schools problem · not just a new york state problem · not just a public school problem · this is a national fiscal crisis chittenango central school district has lost $2.4 million in state aid over the past five years our overall budget has remained flat at approximately $36 million for the past five years last year s tax increase of 2 was the lowest it has been in the past five years we have taken many measures to reduce expenses over the past five years we are operating as efficiently and effectively as possible without significantly hurting students programmatically.

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we would like to maintain our current quality academic and extracurricular programs we are all here because we have the best interests of the students in mind this is all about sustainability any decision made will be disruptive to some groups looking at the comprehensive study does not show the entire thought process and considerations we would like to do what would be the least disruptive to students parents staff and the community ­ socially emotionally and academically.

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here s what we have done to reduce expenses over the past five years · instructional ­ ­ ­ ­ 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 8.6 fte reductions 4.5 fte reductions 12.9 fte reductions 7.4 fte reductions · total · non-instructional ­ ­ ­ ­ 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 33.4 fte instructional reductions 3.5 fte reductions 2.5 fte reductions 7.0 fte reductions 3.0 fte reductions · total 16.0 fte non-instructional reductions · seven athletic coaching positions eliminated · concessions by all bargaining unit members over past 3 years

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reductions that have been made which negatively impact student programs · · · · · · · · · · · · · · o.4 fte technology in high school 1.1 positions one less business teacher in high school no home and careers in the high school 0.5 one librarian for three elementary schools 2.0 three less cleaners in the district one part-time security guard in the district 0.5 1.5 less clerical staff no elementary enrichment programs no middle school assistant principal reduced after school clubs elimination of science kits 50 no 5:30 p.m late bus runs middle school social worker 0.4 no freshman boys basketball

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reductions that negatively impact student programs continued · · · · · · · · · · · · · · combined boys/girls bowling 1 coach one less indoor track coach one less football coach two junior high boys basketball teams to one two junior high girls basketball teams to one two junior high girls volleyball teams to one one less modified wrestling coach combined jv/varsity football cheerleading team 1 coach combined jv/varsity basketball cheerleading team 1 coach ais writing eliminated in elementary schools 1.0 elimination of 0.4 school psychologist increased class sizes k-12 combined 6/7 band and 7/8 band 0.6 guidance counselor 0.5

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here s what we will need to look at cutting if we do not close a building expense reductions non-mandated programs · · · · · · · · extra curricular programs all areas art in the high school music in the elementary schools technology in the high school business in the high school elementary school counselors full day kindergarten back to ½ day department chairpersons and coordinators

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declining enrollment 1973 3340 students 1992 2750 students 2002 2530 students to 1992 2750 students 2002 2530 students 2012 2070 students 17.7 to 8 to 18.2 1973 3340 students to 2012 2070 students 38%

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kindergarten enrollment history bolivar heights 1 2 5 3 3 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 4 1 2 11 18 27 17 5 14 1 123 total homes currently 128 students in bolivar heights school year 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 total k lake street bridgeport bridgeport k enrollment comparison to current class g=graduated 214 220 195 180 209 185 151 165 173 183 139 175 142 143 166 123 153 145 144 136 132 137 132 154 132 123 132 133 109 102 112 108 109 123 90 117 103 109 110 85 64 98 78 88 58 48 55 53 28 33 40 74 37 63 34 34 43 33 36 42 35 39 30 23 34 36 40 30 27 26 29 18 20 23 40 27 36 24 24 26 27 24 29 24 live birth data 145 149 132 123 141 150 149 115 87 132 196 225 187 188 209 192 164 175 176 185 142 174 144 143 167 145 145 149 144 gggggg 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 k

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closing two buildings make the middle school a k-5 building not possible · 6 grade levels at 7 sections each · need 42 general education classrooms will not work · middle school only has 31 general education classrooms make the middle school a k-4 building will not work · 5 grade levels at 7 sections each · need 35 general education classrooms make bolivar a 5-7 building need to do complete retro-fit · very expensive make the high school a 8-12 building will work · concerns about social mix shared staffing shared rooms scheduling athletic transportation co-teaching state and regents testing · large numbers 847 students middle school and elementary buildings are designed much differently a significant amount of capital improvements would need to be done to each building ­ retro-fit.

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closing two buildings make bolivar a k-3 building major renovations needed · 526 students that s with 91 students in kindergarten · 4 grade levels at 7 sections each · need 28 general education classrooms · bolivar has 21 general education classrooms · must add on a minimum of 10 classrooms 5.5 to 6.0 million dollar cost for renovations need 7 more general education classrooms · would need an additional 3 classrooms for ancillary services make the middle school a 4-7 building can work 607 students · concerned about the mix of grade levels socially and academically · bussing concerns with the start times make the high school a 8-12 building can work 847 students · same concerns as previously stated including large enrollment

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can we close a building next year close lake street or bridgeport make bridgeport or lake street a k-2 building no 375 students · 3 grade levels at 7 sections each · would require 21 general education classrooms · bridgeport only has 18 general education classrooms lake street has 17 general education classrooms make bolivar a 3-5 building yes 449 students · 3 grade levels at 7 sections each · yes this could work · bolivar has 21 general education classrooms

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can we close lake street or bridgeport next year make lake street or bridgeport a k-1 building yes 303 students · · would require 14 general education classrooms concerns with time on a bus for elementary students and increased transportation costs make bolivar a 2-4 building yes 443 students · · would require 21 general education classrooms concerns with time on a bus for elementary students and increased transportation costs make the middle school a 5-8 building yes 626 students keep the high school as a 9-12 building yes 673 students · consider this overall option very disruptive

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