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2011-2012 Calendar Task Force : 

2011-2012 Calendar Task Force

Why the Change? : 

Why the Change?

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Post-Dispatch Article August 25, 1975 Began at Becky-David July 1969 Enrollment increase from 750 to 4,600 over 10 years Not enough classroom space Alternative to split sessions Francis Howell School District

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Where We Are Today Sufficient facility capacity Slowly declining enrollment Single cycle The school calendar at all levels is 174 days Francis Howell School District

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Recommendation from December 2003 Task Force Why Consider Another Calendar?

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Annual calendar surveys Staff/Family input Fiscal Responsibility Why Consider Another Calendar?

The 2011-2012 CalendarTask Force : 

The 2011-2012 CalendarTask Force

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Evaluate the effect of the various school schedules on the following: District Impact-focus on Fiscal Responsibility Student Impact-focus on Achievement Family Impact Staff Impact Francis Howell School District

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Methods of Study FHSD 2003 study - 26 citations noted Used Education Research Service to identify research/literature to be reviewed Research team participants reviewed two “new” articles each Comparison of surrounding districts without year round calendar Student Achievement

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Conclusion Little hard evidence to support increased academic achievement Student Achievement

Fast Facts - Revenue : 

Fast Facts - Revenue Over 86% of the District’s revenue comes from 3 major sources Property Taxes – 54.4% Sales Tax – 7.6% Basic State Aid – 24.6%

Assessed Valuation : 

Assessed Valuation Declined by 5% in 2009 Real property declined by 4.8% Personal property declined by 6.9% Next reassessment in 2011 Expect small growth of 3.5% Another decline in AV would be disastrous

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13 Collections down significantly from prior years Previous forecasts predicted stable revenue Decline in students to be offset by increase in per pupil funding rate Sales Tax

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91% of Missouri’s general revenue comes from personal income and sales taxes Missouri general revenue collections declined 6.9% in 2008-09 compared to 2007-08 Through April, 2009-10 general revenue collections were down 11.7% compared to 2008-09 Elementary and secondary education receives 32% of the total state general revenue State Revenue

Calendar Task Force Proposal : 

Calendar Task Force Proposal 2011-2012 School Year

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Fiscal Responsibility Saves approximately $1M in transportation costs $764,000 by consolidating schedules $232,000 by consolidating instructional minutes Academic Achievement Little hard evidence to support increased academic achievement Key Factors in Decision Making

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Staff Impact Compromise between current early elementary and secondary calendars Family Impact Allows for consistency of student attendance days between levels Key Factors in Decision Making

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All Levels on the Same Calendar Time Frame of Breaks Revised Number of Student Attendance Days Length of School Day What Are the BIG Changes?

All Levels on the Same Calendar : 

All Levels on the Same Calendar Provides consistency for families Allows for 3 breaks throughout the year Allows longer summer break for elementary Makes calendar similar to other area schools Moves majority of snow days at the end of school year

Student 2011-12 Calendar at a Glance : 

Student 2011-12 Calendar at a Glance Start Date August 8th Fall Break October 6 through October 16 Christmas Break December 22 through January 3 Spring Break March 12 through March 23 Last Day of School May 23 (pending snow days )

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Recent legislation 1,044 hour requirement 4 half days vs. 13 for secondary and 12 for elementary in current calendar Student Attendance Days

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Total Student Attendance Days 174 days current calendar 169 days for 2011-2012 calendar School Day increased by 5 minutes Student Attendance Days

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Instructional Days - Elementary

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*Includes early release Wednesday days Instructional Days - Secondary

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Teacher Work Days

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Professional Development Current 9 half days (secondary) or 8 half days (elementary) Proposed Five 4-hour days Five days would be a part of the teacher’s 185 day contract Teacher Work Days

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Parent Teacher conference schedules Change in culture for community/staff Length of breaks for elementary/secondary High School activities Lewis &Clark/Community College Potential Concerns

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Everyone on same schedule Longer break in summer (for elementary) More closely aligns w/other districts (for elementary) Transportation dollars saved without academic impact Potential Benefits

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