Referendum PowerPoint (long) - 2009

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Facility Needs Presentation : 

Facility Needs Presentation Presented by The Eastland Board of Education, and EHS Facility Steering Committee September, 2009

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Eastland CUSD #308 Home of the Cougars Consolidated in 1987

Background : 

Background 1987: Lanark and Shannon school districts consolidate 1998: $10,000,000 Referendum fails: to construct a K-12 facility on one site 1998: $5,500,000 Referendum passes: to construct additions to Eastland Middle School in Shannon, and Eastland High School in Lanark 2005: District constructs $1,800,000 cafeteria addition at Eastland High School, improves accessibility, and creates new Art classroom 2007: District makes $600,000 in necessary improvements to facilities in Shannon and Lanark

Background : 

Background In January, 2006, the Eastland Board of Education developed a Vision, a Mission, and a 3-year Strategic Plan In that plan, the Board identified as one of its core responsibilities: “to provide a safe and effective learning environment for all students”

Guiding Principles : 

Guiding Principles 1. safety 2. effectiveness / utility 3. maintaining facilities in Shannon and Lanark 4. managing improvements incrementally to minimize the tax burden.

Recent Facility Improvements: Eastland High School : 

Recent Facility Improvements: Eastland High School

. . . remodeled the old cafeteria to create a new Art classroom : 

. . . remodeled the old cafeteria to create a new Art classroom

. . . constructed a new cafeteria : 

. . . constructed a new cafeteria

. . . and a new kitchen : 

. . . and a new kitchen

. . .improved accessibility : 

. . .improved accessibility

. . .improved the office and conference areas : 

. . .improved the office and conference areas

. . . replaced the old football and baseball bleachers : 

. . . replaced the old football and baseball bleachers

. . . installed interactive white boards : 

. . . installed interactive white boards

Recent Facility Improvements: Eastland Middle School : 

Recent Facility Improvements: Eastland Middle School

. . .repaired the roof on the 1926 (old) gym : 

. . .repaired the roof on the 1926 (old) gym

. . .remodeled seven (7) restrooms : 

. . .remodeled seven (7) restrooms

. . .repaired the ceiling in the 1958 (contest) gym : 

. . .repaired the ceiling in the 1958 (contest) gym

. . .removed and replaced the old bleachers : 

. . .removed and replaced the old bleachers

. . . and painted the walls : 

. . . and painted the walls

Facility upgrade approaches : 

Facility upgrade approaches 50-year “fix” Facilities are planned and constructed in a manner that addresses needs for an estimated 50 years Incremental Facility improvements and repairs are addressed as needed, in priority order; old debt is retired and replaced with new debt.

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The Next Priority:Physical Education / Vocational / Activity Spaces at Eastland High School

Issues / needs : 

Issues / needs 1. An Ag classroom that is not accessible, and which has no laboratory space. 2. Vocational classrooms and workspaces that lack adequate ventilation for welding and woods finishing 3. Conflicts in using / scheduling gym space for Physical Education Assemblies Extra-curricular practices and community events Fine arts rehearsals and events 4. Inadequate space / safety of the gymnasium 5. Bleachers that are not accessible 6. Inadequate storage for equipment 7. Inadequate space/ventilation in locker rooms 8. No dedicated space for fitness equipment

Ag classroom - size : 

Ag classroom - size

Ag classroom - accessibility : 

Ag classroom - accessibility

Ag classroom – no lab space : 

Ag classroom – no lab space

Woods and Vocational Work Spaces : 

Woods and Vocational Work Spaces No finishing room for Woods projects Inadequate ventilation for welding projects

Physical fitness and the Arts: Academic Outcomes : 

Physical fitness and the Arts: Academic Outcomes Illinois Learning Standards Physical Education - http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ILS/pdh/standards.htm Fine Arts - http://www.isbe.state.il.us/ILS/fine_arts/standards.htm

Physical Education - Facilities : 

Physical Education - Facilities Criteria For Evaluating Physical Education in Illinois Schools Grades K – 12 Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance V. Administration of Physical Education 1.A teacher evaluation system is used and administered by a qualified supervisory personnel. 2. There is a positive working relationship among administrators, teachers and students. 3. Musical activities, lunch activity, recess and extracurricular activities are not substitutes for physical education. 4. Class size is commensurate with class sizes in other subject matter classes. 5. The total staff workload is comparable to any other teacher in the building. 6. The physical education staff is not on duty any more than other teachers in the building. 7. All students are expected to participate in physical education (except allowable exemptions.) 8. School practices discourage or prohibit the use of physical education facilities during the school day for nonphysical education use unless other acceptable teaching space is provided.

No Fitness Room at EHS : 

No Fitness Room at EHS

Lack of fitness equipment : 

Lack of fitness equipment

High School needs : 

High School needs

Gym scheduling conflicts1951 – 2009: activities : 

Gym scheduling conflicts1951 – 2009: activities

Gym scheduling conflicts (cont) : 

Gym scheduling conflicts (cont) Non-physical ed., athletic activities scheduled in the gym: FFA soil judging Fall Concert Community Halloween Party Grain Fair Elementary Christmas Concert High School Christmas Concert PSAE testing Play/musical (1 week) Cabaret Grand March (Prom) Art and Academic Show Mock Trial Mock Wedding Spring Concert Senior Awards Night Freshman Orientation School pictures Homecoming activities Student Council District mtg. Lincoln Assembly Alcohol awareness assembly Kindergarten Circus Baccalaureate/Graduation practices Early/late practices scheduled due to gym conflicts: 6:00 a.m. 46 practices 6:30 p.m. 18 practices At Shannon 20 practices

Gym scheduling conflicts (cont.) : 

Gym scheduling conflicts (cont.)

Gym scheduling conflicts (cont.) : 

Gym scheduling conflicts (cont.)

Gym safety – perimeter space : 

Gym safety – perimeter space

Gym safety – perimeter space : 

Gym safety – perimeter space

Facility specifications : 

Facility specifications Courtside Space Recommendations for Basketball National Federation of State High School Associations Team sideline: Min. 3 ft, preferably 12 feet Opposite sideline: Min. 3 ft., preferably 10 feet unobstructed space End lines: Min. 6 ft. unobstructed space outside the boundary line http://www.athleticbusiness.com/specifications/

Gym safety – inadequate “buffer zone” : 

Gym safety – inadequate “buffer zone” http://www.articlearchives.com/sports-recreation/sports-recreation-events/1625398-1.html

Gym safety – door placement : 

Gym safety – door placement

Gym safety – door placement (cont.) : 

Gym safety – door placement (cont.)

Gym safety – bleachers : 

Gym safety – bleachers

Gym safety – bleachers (cont.) : 

Gym safety – bleachers (cont.)

Gym safety – equipment storage : 

Gym safety – equipment storage

Gym safety – equipment storage : 

Gym safety – equipment storage

Locker room - space : 

Locker room - space

Locker room – space (cont.) : 

Locker room – space (cont.)

Locker room – space (cont.) : 

Locker room – space (cont.)

Summary of issues/needs : 

Summary of issues/needs Accessibility, safety, and utility of the Ag and Vocational classrooms and workspaces No dedicated space for fitness equipment Conflicts in using / scheduling gym space Physical Education classes Assemblies Sports practices and events (boys and girls) Fine arts rehearsals and events Space / safety of the gymnasium for athletes and spectators End and sideline space Placement of the entrance doors Accessibility of the bleachers Inadequate storage space for gym equipment Inadequate space/ventilation in locker rooms

Background: the process : 

Background: the process Board Directive Administrative Input Facilities Committee developed architectural parameters Board of Ed. approved architectural parameters Architect developed and presented a gym expansion plan, and a 2-facility plan Stakeholder Input Board Action 2-Facilities 3-Faclities Alternative/ Hybrid approach No Action

Option #1:Gym/Fitness Expansion Plan : 

Option #1:Gym/Fitness Expansion Plan Gym Level Bottom Level

Option #1: estimated costs : 

Option #1: estimated costs

Option #2: 2-Facility Plan

Option #2: estimated costs : 

Option #2: estimated costs 1. Remodeling of the current building in Shannon to accommodate grades Pre K – 5 Est. Cost $1,200,000 2. Remodeling the current locker rooms, weight room, and Ag classroom spaces at Eastland High School Est. Cost $670,000 3. Constructing a new gymnasium on the north side of the cafeteria at Eastland High School Est. Cost $4,700,000 4. Constructing a new educational wing (classrooms, fitness room, weight room, locker rooms, and media center) north of the cafeteria at Eastland High School, and remodeling the current high school space as necessary to house grades 6-9, and a District Office. Est. Cost $10,800,000 $17,370,000.

Board resolution : 

Board resolution October (2008) Board resolution: to pursue a district-wide referendum of not greater than $7,000,000 for the construction of a new addition and to make improvements to the existing facilities at Eastland High School

Tentative timeline : 

Tentative timeline Jan.-Feb., 2009 Board of Education discusses funding March, 2009 Representatives from the Board of Education, the CAC, and Staff will develop an Exploratory Committee April, 2009 Exploratory Committee will assess the need for a new addition. If the committee agrees with the Board, a Steering Committee and Co-Chairs will be selected. April-May, 2009 Steering Committee Mtgs. (2-3). Funding, strategy June The Board publishes a Request for qualifications for an architect for the project. July-August The Board interviews and selects an architect. September, 2009 The Board works with the architect to refine the vision, and the estimated costs for the project. October, 2009 The Board of Education votes on a resolution to place the question of a referendum on the ballot for February, 2010. October-February Referendum campaign

Floor Plan – Proposed Physical Education Addition : 

Floor Plan – Proposed Physical Education Addition

External view : 

External view

Floor Plan – Ag / Vocational Remodeling : 

Floor Plan – Ag / Vocational Remodeling

Existing gym bleacher modifications : 

Existing gym bleacher modifications

Impact on taxes : 

Impact on taxes The district will retire its current debt in 2014. The remaining debt can be restructured, and $7,000,000 in new debt structured at no increase in the B/I tax burden. This means no change in the B/I tax rate if EAV increases by 1.5% per year, or a decrease in the B/I tax rate from its current level if the District’s EAV increases at a rate greater than 1.5% per year. The average EAV increase over the last 14 years has been 7% per year.

Tax rate comparisons (FY 09-10) : 

Tax rate comparisons (FY 09-10) (From 2009 Northwest Salary Study compiled by the Northwest Division of IASA: highest to lowest tax rate) Will not increase when the referendum passes

Tax rate history - Eastland : 

Tax rate history - Eastland

Board Finance Committee recommendations to the Board : 

Board Finance Committee recommendations to the Board 1. The Board should pursue a voter approved (referendum) option for funding. 2. The Board should finance the project over time in the manner that minimizes the impact on taxpayers.

Board of EducationStrategic Objective for Facilities: : 

Board of EducationStrategic Objective for Facilities: “to provide safe and effective learning facilities for all students”

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