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Community Engagement Session #1
April 26, 2016

PURPOSE
!  Provide an opportunity for community members to
share and discuss hopes, ideas, and suggestions for the
school district future
!  Engage in meaningful dialogue and discussion
!  Make recommendations to the Board of Education
regarding a comprehensive, Facilities Improvement
Master Plan covering at least 20 years.

SCHEDULE

QUESTIONS / COMMENTS
Fill out the “I Have a Question” form
Email: bcox@ecusd.info
Call: (309) 659-2239
Ask questions during Small Group time

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AGENDA

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State of the District
Process Overview
Needs Assessment
Future Focused Learning
Possible Scenarios
Financial Review

State of the District
2015-2016

Brad Cox
Superintendent of Schools

Erie CUSD #1

! Broad Curricular Offerings
! Small Class Size
! Academic Success
! Athletic Success

ERIE CSD ANNEX
Grades: PreK–Kindergarten | Enrollment: 100
Original Building (1956); Addition 1 (1974); Addition 2 (1997)

ERIE ELEMENTARY
Grades: First–Fourth Grades | Enrollment: 160
Original Building (1954); Most Recent Addition (1982)

ERIE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades: Fifth–Eighth Grades | Enrollment: 200
Original Building (1968); Cafeteria, Gymnasium, & Music Room Addition (1973);
Classroom Addition (1992); Kitchen Addition (1995)

ERIE HIGH SCHOOL
Grades: Ninth–Twelfth Grades | Enrollment: 235
Original Building (1995)

Facility Goals
! Greater Functionality, Now
! More Viable without Exelon, Future
! Decrease Transitions for Students,
Teachers
! Increased Efficiency (Staff and Energy)
! Continuing to Attract Families

PROCESS
For Developing a Facilities Master Plan
WHERE WE ARE NOW

DEFINE
strategic
objectives

ASSESS
current
conditions

WHERE
W E WA N T
TO G O

VISIONING
for the
future

HOW DO WE GET THERE

DEVELOP
solutions

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

EVALUATE
the options

DECIDE

STEERING
COMMITTEE

Nicky Friedrichsen
Kurt Wolf
Tammy Tegeler

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Mark Wiseley
Tim McConnell
Kara Wisdom

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
COMMITTEE
Nicky Friedrichsen
Kara Wisdom
Brad Anderson
Gary Farral
Taylor Jackson
Michelle McWilliams
Chuck Milem
Chad Miner

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Jerry Norman
Shannon Parrish
Jennifer Tegeler
Meagan
VanDeWostine
Mike Winckler
Danae Wunderlich
Jeff Wunderlich

FINANCE
COMMITTEE

Tim McConnell
Tasha Keegan

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Mike Murphy
Jason Norman

NEEDS

ASSESSMENT

Building Components
Electrical

Exterior
Wall

Fire
Detection

HVAC

Interior

Lighting

Plumbing

Roof

Site

Building
Envelope

School
Security

Costs
Per Square
Foot
General
Overview
$80
$70

$67.47

$60
$50
$40

$34.60

$30
$20
$10

$9.40

$12.30

$0
Erie Elementary Erie Middle School Erie High School
School

Erie CSD Annex

Facility Needs
Assessment Total

$4,816,000

FUNCTIONALITY

SCHOOL FACILITY
EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY

ASSESSMENT
School Site
Building
Systems
Maintainability

Safety and
Security
Program
Support
Educational
Environment

A
Excellent
B
Satisfactory
C
Borderline
D
Poor
F
Failing
X
Non-Existent

“Large group spaces for
student collaboration
are provided.”

“Each teaching/learning
area has adequate
convenient outlets,
phone, and computer
cabling for technology
applications.”
“Finishes and hardware
are of durable quality.”

100

Educational Adequacy
Excellent+

90
80
70
60

73

76.3

60.9

Sa#sfactory+

Borderline+

50
40

Poor+

30
20
10
0
Erie Elementary School

Erie Middle School

Erie High School

POSITIVE TRAITS
•  Facilities are near residential populations
•  Campuses are in close
proximity to each other
•  Support traditional teaching/learning
•  Well maintained facilities

AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
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Students/teachers moving between buildings
Split classrooms
Accessibility issues
Safety at Elementary School
Lack of effective collaboration environments
Shortage of athletic spaces
Not enough usable outdoor spaces
Shortage of lab/STEM/project based spaces
Bus loading zones, parent pick-ups, parking
Shortage of electrical capacity
Lack of available storage space
Heating and cooling issues in every building

TEACHER SURVEY
“Our+spaces+are+small:+we+don’t+really+have+storage+space.+We+
order+products+and+then+have+to+disperse+them+through+the+4+
schools.+There+is+no+good+place+to+keep+our+extra+supplies+though+
in+each+building+and+remember+where+everything+is+kept.”+
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“We+need+effec#ve+hea#ng+and+cooling+methods+that+can+be+
relied+upon+for+comfort.”+
“The+tables+work+well+for+students.+However,+I+would+
like+for+my+setup+to+be+more+flexible.+If+we+want+to+circle+
up+to+read,+I+would+like+that+op#on+without+having+to+
take+the+#me+to+rearrange+the+en#re+room.”+
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“We+have+small+class+sizes,+but+we+have+very+few+
effec#ve+“medium”+spaces+for+collabora#ve/group+work+
when+larger+spaces/rooms+are+needed.”+

FUTURE
FOCUSED
SCHOOLS

THEN . . .

… and NOW

Yesterday’s Educational Approach:
The Factory Model
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Unskilled&
Laborers&
Extra&People&
Leaders&

The Bell Curve of Results
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EMPLOYMENT:Then and Now

Professional & managerial
Clerical &
administrative
Service
Sales
Manufacturing & other
blue collar occupations
Agricultural &
related occupations
*Source:&1959&data<&the&1960&census,&Table&100,&Social&and&Economic&CharacterisDcs&of&the&
PopulaDon.&2008&data<&the&U.S.&Department&of&Labor,&Bureau&of&Labor&and&StaDsDcs,&Current&
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U.S.&Department&of&Labor,&Bureau&of&Labor&and&StaDsDcs,&Current&PopulaDon&Survey,&CharacterisDcs&of&the&Employed,&
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Table&10&

1920

1950

1980

2010

2015

CURRICULUM: Then and Now
Social Studies

1960
American History
Soc. Prob.
Social Studies
Western History

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Adv.&World&History&
AP&European&History&
AP&Psychology&
AP&US&Government&
AP&US&History&
Basic&Law&
Economics&
Government&
Psychology&
Sociology&
US&History&
World&Geography&
World&History&

CURRICULUM: Then and Now
Business Education

1960
Basic Business
Bookkeeping
Business Law
Office Practice
Shorthand
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Web&Design/Media&Dev’t&
Yearbook&ProducDon&1<2&

CURRICULUM: Then and Now
Special Education

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1960
Not required

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Life&Skills&PE&
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Do school facilities affect
academic outcomes?

YES!

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impacts&from&improved&indoor&air<quality,&
ranging&from&13.5%&up&to&87%&improvement.&

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CENTURY

Learning Environments
•  Learning is no longer optional
•  Meet the needs of every child
•  Engage students in learning
•  Anywhere/anytime learning
•  Support the 4C’s:
collaboration - communication
creativity - critical thinking
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characteristics of

FUTURE
FOCUSED
SCHOOLS
How is “FORM” changing to
follow “FUNCTION”?

POTENTIAL
SOLUTIONS

Status Quo

Scenario 1A: 21st Cent / Retire Partial Annex

Scenario 2: HS Becomes Elem / MS to 6–12

Scenario 5: PK–4 at Annex; 5–8 at HS; 9–12 at MS

Financial
Committee
Update

ECUSD Financial Status
•  No debt
•  Reserves of $12MM
•  Operating budget surplus of $1M

Property Tax Rates-Surrounding Area

Historical
Property
Tax
Rates-Erie
Historical Tax Rates

Purposefully Positioned
for a Campus Project

Campus Project-Proposed Funding Sources

Financial Impact on You

Property Tax Rates-Surrounding Area

Historical
Property
Tax
Rates-Erie
Historical Tax Rates

THANK
YOU!
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May 22, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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May 24, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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