Survey Questions - Plan Comparisons

Survey Questions - Plan Comparisons
Posted on 06/25/2018
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June 25, 2018

Dear RSD6 Community, 

Some consistent questions have been received on the second survey. To help facilitate the following is a link to the original presentation: 

PRESENTATION LINK

Additionally, here is a table-by-table breakdown of just PLAN A and PLAN C. 

Best,  

Chris


Education Considerations

 

Plan A (Status Quo)

Plan C (Redistrict)

No Significant Change

Small Classes

Different instructional models / curriculum implementation

Limited opportunities for students and teacher collaboration across schools / grades

Limited Academic Accountability

Teacher-to-teacher / teacher-to-student collaboration across grades

Content specific instruction for Upper Elementary

Elective / specific / advanced opportunity for Middle School

Improved instructional practices for student needs / intervention

Coherence of curriculum and instructional development

Full Academic Accountability

 
 


Social-Emotional Considerations

 

Plan A (Status Quo)

Plan C (Redistrict)

No Significant Change

Small Classes

Limited / Stagnant Peer Groups

Expanded Peer Groups

Expanded Afterschool Programs

Expanded Middle School Sports / Arts

Increased Region 6 Cohesiveness / Spirit

Cross Towns Connections

Siblings separated by school / town

More Transitions

 
   


Class Size Considerations

Plan A (Status Quo)

Plan C (Redistrict)

Current District Range (Variable)

Low = 8

High = 21

Must consider multi-age consolidation for all grades with <10 students

Expected Average (By Grade)

K = 14.8

1st= 16.33

2nd= 16.67

3rd= 19

4th= 23

5th= 18.33

Middle School = 19.1


 
   


Staffing Considerations

 

Plan A (Status Quo)

Plan C (Redistrict)

Year-to-Year Enrollment Adjustment

Must consider consolidation for all programs and courses with < 10 students

Minimum reduction of 8 FTE PK-8 based on grade consolidation. Maximum reduction of 11 FTE.

Transition based on contract and seniority.

Training and staff development is essential.

Annual cost of contract increase

Year-to-Year Reductions

Savings on Staffing = 8-11 FTE (@ $60K Avg) ($480K to $660K)

Saving on Benefits (33%) ($158K to $218K)

Increased Unemployment

 
   


Transportation Considerations

Plan A (Status Quo)

Plan C (Redistrict)

YearToYear Route Adjustment

Must address PK bussing

New Bus Routes

Longer Routes (Town-to-town) (Max 70 minutes)(LATER CLARIFIED NOT BOTH WAYS FOR 140)

Must address PK bussing

Families with different pickup / drop off times

Annual 2-3% cost of contract increase (through 2019-2020)

Annual 2-3% cost of contract increase (through 2019-2020)

Additional bus

Additional fuel

Additional labor

Estimated new cost $100,000


 
   

Fiscal Considerations

Plan A (Status Quo)

Plan C (Redistrict)

•Year–To–Year Annual Costs

•1-2% Budget Increase (Cost of Living)

•Savings on Staffing = 8-11 FTE (@ $60K Avg) ($480K to $660K)

•Saving on Benefits (33%) ($158K to $218K)

•Consolidation of related services for annual savings of ($100K).

•Initial Moving Costs +$50K

•Initial Training Costs +$25K

•Initial Unemployment +$120k

•Transportation Costs +$100K

2019-2020 SAVINGS = ($500K)

2020-2021 SAVINGS = ($700K)

•Summary: Annual Increase of total town assessment of $170K-$340K.

•0% change to Town Assessments for at least 5 years

•Reinvestment in facilities and classrooms ($11M over 10 Years)


 
   

 

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