Reconfiguration Plan Proposal

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Reconfiguration Plan Proposal March 5, 2020 Board of Education Meeting

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Key Areas of Concern

  • Safety and security
  • Provides flexibility to accommodate enrollment changes
  • Efficient staffing
  • Efficient transportation routes
  • Facility use
  • Parking
  • Fiscal considerations
  • Facility amenities
  • Best suited now and in the future

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CASDA Study Takeaways

  • Seek additional revenue sources
  • Consider alternate location for non-instructional spaces
  • Facilities Rental
  • Our schools are currently underutilized
  • Knox can be repurposed and remain a vibrant gem in our community

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Option V

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Repurpose Knox
The Face of the Greater Johnstown School District

  • District Offices
    • Student Registration
    • Human Resources
    • Technology
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Board of Education
  • Records Storage Room
  • Facilities
  • Pre-K and Head Start
  • 13+ Rooms to rent

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Pleasant Avenue
K- Grade 2 School

Same configuration under Option 1 and Option V

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Warren Street School
Grades 3-6

Capacity: 26 Classrooms

20 Common Branch Classrooms

  • Maintain separate art and music classrooms
  • Access to the Pool
  • Playground
  • Parking
  • Teacher staffing by certification
  • Gr. 6 stays and Gr. 3 moves as planned

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Johnstown High School
Grades 7 – 12

  • Adequate classroom space
  • Room for art*, music, PE, lunch
  • Sufficient lockers
  • Office spaces to accommodate
  • Parking
  • Teacher staffing by certification
  • Gr. 8 access to HS courses
  • Gr. 7 & Gr. 8 access to the Pool
  • Vertical curriculum alignment
  • Increased opportunity for staff to meet

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Classroom Rentals

Option I

  • Pleasant 0
  • Warren 2 – 3
  • Knox 0
  • JHS 8 – 10
  • Glebe and/or Jansen

Option V

  • Pleasant 0
  • Warren 0 -1
  • Knox 13 -14
  • JHS 0 – 3?
  • Glebe and/or Jansen

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Build a budget that reflects our priorities in a fiscally responsible manner

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Option V: 2020-2021 Budget

  • A Library Media Specialist in each school.
  • Academic Intervention Services(AIS) provided by certified teachers.
  • Art, Music and Physical Education taught by certified teachers.
  • Reinstate Athletics and Extra-Curriculars.
  • Restore the Athletic Director position.
  • Provide 4 nurses for our 3 schools: physicals, screenings, wellness plan, absences, etc.
  • Add a Social Worker

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Staffing Changes

Option I

  • -2 Teachers
  • -1 Food Service
  • -1 Nurse
  • -1 Principal
  • -5 Teacher Assistants
  • -1 Secretary
  • +0.6 Athletic Director

Option V

  • -3 Teachers
  • -2 Food Service
  • -1 Nurse
  • -2 Principals
  • -6 Teacher Assistants
  • -1 Secretary
  • +0.6 Athletic Director
  • +1 Assistant Principal

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Option I

Approximate Savings $435,000

Option V

Approximate Savings $600,000

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Option V: Move Plan

Summer 2020

  • Gr. 2 and Gr. 3 same plan
  • Gr. 6 stays
  • Gr. 7 and Gr. 8 move to JHS
  • Pre-K and Head Start to Knox

Flexible Moves

  • District Offices
  • Facilities

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Option V: Additional Considerations

  • Facilities Rental Lease
  • Facilities space at Knox
  • Hire a mover to facilitate full scale move
  • Current District Offices
    • rent as is
    • repurpose for JHS electives (FACS, Technology, etc.)
    • renovate for Pre-K

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Option V: Additional Considerations (cont.)

  • Data closet at Warren conversion to classroom space
  • Community rentals at Knox
  • Decrease in transportation costs
  • Special Education Offices to Knox
  • Decrease the traffic and parking in the Knox neighborhood

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Planning for our future while respecting our past!

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