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SCUSD 7-11 Committee and Superintendent Recommendations on School Closure and Consolidation

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Sacramento City Unified School District 7-11 Committee and Superintendent Recommendations on School Closure and Consolidation http://www.scusd.edu/BoardofEducation/Meetings/Pages/20111208.aspx

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									                 SACRAMENTO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
                         BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                                                                        10.1
                                                                           Agenda Item#_______

Meeting Date:        December 8, 2011


Subject:      7-11 Committee and Superintendent Recommendations on School
              Closure and Consolidation

        Information Item Only
        Approval on Consent Agenda
        Conference (for discussion only)
        Conference/First Reading (Action Anticipated: December 14, 2011)
        Conference/Action
        Action
        Public Hearing


Division: Accountability Office/Family and Community Engagement Office


Recommendation

Receive information regarding the Superintendent’s recommendations regarding school closure
and consolidation.

Background/Rationale:

On November 4, 2010, The Board adopted criteria for school consolidation and closure.
Subsequently, the Board appointed a Facility Consolidation and Closure/7-11 Committee to
review data and recommend sites for consolidation and closure. The Committee met during the
spring and summer of 2011 and had their final meeting on August 29, 2011. Their
recommendations were brought to the Board on October 6, 2011. The Board directed the
Superintendent to bring a staff analysis of the 7-11 Committee recommendations and his own
recommendations with analysis to the Board for consideration. Superintendent’s
recommendations were presented to the Board on November 3, 2011.

Following the November 3 discussion and presentation the board directed staff to conduct
further research and schedule community meetings for three schools recommended for closure
(A.M. Winn, C.P. Huntington and Freeport) and two schools recommended for consolidation
(Edward Kemble and Cesar Chavez).


Financial Considerations:

Cost Analysis:
A.M. Winn Elementary – Cost saving of $181,063
C.P. Huntington Elementary – Cost saving of $209,535
Freeport Elementary/John Still Elementary/Middle – Cost saving of $442,009
Edward Kemble/Caesar Chavez Elementary - Cost saving of $42,610
 
Documents Attached:
1. Executive Summary

Estimated Time of Presentation: 30 minutes
Submitted by: Mary Shelton, Chief Accountability Officer
              Koua Franz, Chief Family and Community Engagement Officer
Approved by: Jonathan Raymond, Superintendent
                      cutive Summary 
Board of Education Exec
      tability Offi
Account                     mily and Co
                  ice and Fam                  Engagemen
                                      ommunity E       nt Office 
       mmittee and Superintendent Recom
7‐11 Com                               mmendationss 
School Closure and CConsolidation 
Decembe er 8, 2011 
        losure and Consolidation
School Cl                               ndations 
                               n Recommen

I. Overview/History of Departm     ment or Progr  ram 
 
On  Nove                            B
          ember  4,  2010,  The  Board  adopt    ted  criteria  for  school  consolidati            osure.  
                                                                                        ion  and  clo
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          ently,  the  Board  appointed  a  Facility  Consolid                         11 
                                                               dation  and  Closure/7‐1 Committe to  ee 
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review  data  and  rec               tes 
                       commend  sit for  cons                 nd 
                                                 solidation  an closure.    The  Comm mittee  met  during 
          ng 
the  sprin and  sum   mmer  of  2011  and  had their  finall  meeting  o August  2 2011.    Their 
                                                 d                         on          29, 
recomme               w             ht 
          endations  were  brough to  the  Bo    oard  on  Oct             11.                       d 
                                                              tober  6,  201   The  Board  directed the 
Superinte endent to bring a staff  analysis of t the 7‐11 Com  mmittee rec commendati   ions and hiss own 
recomme   endations  with  analy                 he 
                                     ysis  to  th Board  for  consid        deration.  SSuperintend dent’s 
recomme   endations w were presented to the Bo   oard on Nove  ember 3, 20 011.  
 
A summa   ary of the Suuperintenden  nt’s analysis and recomm  mendations are below:  
 
     Collis P. Hunt    tington Elemmentary School 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme   endation: Closure 
        Close facility and divide a attendance a area betwee  en Woodbine   e Elementarry School and d 
        H
        H.W. Harknes    ss Elementary School. Applications f   from Huntin ngton studennts to attendd 
        other schools               en priority du
                       s will be give                         strict’s Open
                                                  uring the dis            n Enrollment t period. 
         
     Oak Ridge Ele
        O               ementary Sc chool 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme   endation: No o Change 
        Scchool remains open with    h continued Priority Sch hool support             ventions. 
                                                                           ts and interv
         
     Hollywood Pa
        H               ark and Leonardo da Vinci 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme   endation: De esign Team
        Create a Design Team of stakeholder      rs to exploree opportunities for both schools that   t 
        w
        would create desirable programs for students an       nd families. 
         
     A.M. Winn El
        A               lementary S School 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme   endation: Closure 
        Close facility and divide a attendance a area betwee  en Abraham Lincoln Elem  mentary Scho   ool 
        and James Marshall Elem    mentary Scho  ool. Applicat ions from WWinn student ts to attend 
        other schools               en priority du
                       s will be give                         strict’s Open
                                                  uring the dis            n Enrollment t period. 
         
     Sutter/Kit Ca    arson middle e schools 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme   endation: No o Change (Su utter) 
        Sutter does n  not consolidaate with Kit CCarson. Suttter remains o open with current 
        educational p  program in p place. (Additional recom mendation regarding Ki     it Carson in 
        Superintende   ent Recomm  mendations b  below) 



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                      cutive Summary 
Board of Education Exec
      tability Offi
Account                     mily and Co
                  ice and Fam                  Engagemen
                                      ommunity E       nt Office 
       mmittee and Superintendent Recom
7‐11 Com                                        s 
                                      mmendations
School Closure and CConsolidation 
Decembe er 8, 2011 
 
         
       W
        West Campus High Schoo       ol 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme  endation: De esign Team
        Create a Design Team of stakeholder      rs to examine co‐locating West Cam    mpus with 
        Saacramento C  Charter Highh School on t the Sacrame  ento High School campus. 
         
       W
        West Campus and Georg       ge Washingt ton Carver School of Art   ts and Science 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme  endation: No o Change (CaCarver) 
        Scchool remains on curren   nt campus. Increase out reach and promotion to     o expand 
        Waldorf‐inspired educational program. 
        W
         
       Edward Kemble/Cesar Ch       havez 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme  endation: Co onsolidation 
        Combine scho    ools into onee K‐6 with one administ ration and s  support stafff. Spanish 
         anguage dua
        la             al immersionn program w will continue at consolida  ated site. 
         
       Freeport Elem  mentary Sch hool 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme  endation: Closure 
        Close facility and reassign n students to              Applications
                                                 o John Still. A           s from Freep port student ts to 
        atttend other schools will be given priority during                t’s Open Enro
                                                              g the district            ollment period. 
        Jo             mentary/Mid
          ohn Still Elem            ddle recomm mendation b   below is nece             commodate
                                                                            essary to acc            e 
        Freeport closure. 
         
       Joohn Still Elemmentary/John Still Midd  dle  
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme  endation: Co onsolidation/ /Design Tea am 
        Combine scho    ools into onee K‐8 with one administ ration and s  support stafff. Create a 
        D
        Design Team of stakehold    ders to use tthe decision  analysis proocess to explore 
        opportunities              d create desirable progra
                        s that would                          ams for stud dents and fammilies. 
         
       Faather Keith B. Kenny Ele  ementary Sc  chool 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme  endation: Gr rade Level CChange 
        A
        Add seventh grade in 201    12‐13 and eighth grade iin 2013‐14 t   to provide a K‐8 program  m 
        and a seamless middle sc                tion for Oak  Park studen
                                    chool transit                          nts. 
         
       Kit Carson Middle Schoo    ol 
        Suuperintende  ent Recomme  endation: De esign Team
        Create a Design Team of stakeholder                  e decision an
                                                 rs to use the                         ess to redesig
                                                                           nalysis proce              gn 
        thhe Kit Carson n program and examine configuratio     on. 
         




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Accounta                       d Communit
                    e/Family and                  ent Office
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                      cutive Summary 
Board of Education Exec
      tability Offi
Account                     mily and Co
                  ice and Fam                  Engagemen
                                      ommunity E       nt Office 
       mmittee and Superintendent Recom
7‐11 Com                                        s 
                                      mmendations
School Closure and CConsolidation 
Decembe er 8, 2011 
 
        Caleb Greenw   wood K‐8 Sc chool 
         Su uperintendeent Recomme   endation: De esign Team
         Create a Design Team of stakeholder      rs to use the            nalysis proce
                                                               e decision an                         gn 
                                                                                        ess to redesig
         thhe Caleb Gre eenwood pro  ogram and e  examine con  nfiguration.
          
      Sc   chool of Enggineering annd Sciences
         Su uperintendeent Recomme   endation: De esign Team
         Create a Design Team of stakeholder      rs to examine grade configuration and program 
         needs. 
          
Following  g the Novem mber 3 discussion and pr   resentation t the board directed staff f to conduct 
further re  esearch andd schedule co ommunity m  meetings for three schoo   ols recomme ended for cloosure 
(A.M. Winn, C.P. Hun    ntington andd Freeport) a and two scho  ools recomm mended for c            on 
                                                                                         consolidatio
(Edward Kemble and     d Cesar Chav vez). 
 
The distr rict scheduleed four comm  munity meet   tings to gath
                                                               her feedback k.  These meeetings weree 
conducte   ed on the following date es:  
 
Wednesd    day, Novemb  ber 16 (6:30 pm) – A.M. Winn (mult     ti‐purpose rooom) 
Monday,    , November 28 (6:30 pm  m) – C.P. Hun ntington (mu  ulti‐purpose room) 
Tuesday,   , November 29 (6:30 pm  m) – Freeport  t (multi‐purppose room)
Thursday   y, December  r 1 (6:30 pm)) – Edward K Kemble/Cesa              Chavez multi‐purpose room) 
                                                                ar Chavez (C
 
All questions and com   mments wer   re audio taped and post   ted on the foollowing web blink: 
http://ww   ww.scusd.ed du/Pages/Sc  choolClosure eandConsoli dationOptio   onsandOppo               px 
                                                                                        ortunities.asp
          
II. Driving Governance: 
 
Education Code sections 17387‐1      17389 Surplus Property Advisory Co     ommittee 
 
The California Education Code Se     ection 17387 7‐17391 pro  ovides for community inv  volvement b by 
attendan                            evel regardin
          nce area at the district le             ng surplus sppace.  This coommunity in nvolvement 
should fa  acilitate makking the bestt possible juddgments abo  out the use of excess school facilitie
                                                                                                     es in 
each indi  ividual situation.  The prrocess would d allow com munity invo  olvement bef              ns 
                                                                                         fore decision
are made   e about scho             or the use of
                        ool closure o             f surplus spa ce, thus avooiding comm munity conflicct 
and assuring building   g use that is compatible with the community’s n     needs and desires.   
 
Prior to t              se, or rental of any excess real prop erty, except
           the sale, leas                                                   t rentals not exceeding 330 
days, the e School Board shall appoint a distric  ct advisory ccommittee to advise the  e governing 
board in the develop    pment of dist trict‐wide po            procedures g
                                                   olicies and p            governing thhe use or 



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                      cutive Summary 
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      tability Offi
Account                     mily and Co
                  ice and Fam                  Engagemen
                                      ommunity E       nt Office 
       mmittee and Superintendent Recom
7‐11 Com                                        s 
                                      mmendations
School Closure and CConsolidation 
Decembe er 8, 2011 
 
dispositioon of school buildings or              chool buildin
                                     r space in sc            ngs which is not needed for school 
purposes  s. 
 
III. Budgeet:  
 
Cost Analysis: 
A.M. Win  nn Elementa  ary – Cost savving of $1811,063 
C.P. Hunt  tington Elemmentary – Co ost saving off $209,535 
Freeport Elementary    y/John Still Elementary/M  Middle – Cos st saving of $442,009 
Edward K  Kemble/Caesar Chavez E     Elementary ‐             g of $42,610
                                                  ‐ Cost saving           0 
 
IV. Goals s, Objectives s and Measu ures: 
 
The 7‐11 Committee: 
 
     1. Reviewed the   e school enro ollment and other data provided by                   to determin
                                                                           y the district            ne 
        thhe amount o  of surplus sppace and real property 
     2. Reviewed non‐K‐12 sites to determin      ne the amou  unt of surplus space and real property 
        D
     3. Developed a priority list o              eal property
                                     of surplus re
     4. Provided an a   advisory report recomm  mending closu  ure and/or cconsolidation of surplus real 
        property 
         
The Supe  erintendent and staff analyzed the 7   7‐11 Commit   ttee recomm mendations f  for 
programmatic consid     derations, accademic per rformance an  nd cost‐bene efits.   
 
V. Major  r Initiatives: 
 
The Boar  rd appointed d a Facility Consolidationn and Closur re/7‐11 Com mmittee to ad  dvise the 
Superinte  endent and Governing B   Board in the developmen                e or disposit
                                                               nt of the use            tion of schoool 
buildings s or space in school build dings which is not neede ed for schoool, administra             er 
                                                                                         ative or othe
related ppurposes.  Th he 7‐11 Com mmittee used               a adopted by
                                                 d the criteria            y the Board of Education  n.  
These cri iteria are: 
 
Phase 1 
Capacity 
Condition  n 
Operatioon Cost 
 
 
 



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Account                     mily and Co
                  ice and Fam                  Engagemen
                                      ommunity E       nt Office 
       mmittee and Superintendent Recom
7‐11 Com                                        s 
                                      mmendations
School Closure and CConsolidation 
Decembe er 8, 2011 
 
Phase 2 
Location Accessibility  y 
Enrollme  ent Data 
         Costs 
Facility C
         Usage/Efficie
Facility U             ency 
         Condition & S
Facility C             Site Data 
Program Data 
 
The Supe   erintendent’s additional recommenddations were e created us            riteria as well as 
                                                                      sing these cr
academic   c performan            m alignment, proximity o
                       nce, program                                   ential budget
                                                         of sites, pote                        d 
                                                                                   t savings and
enrollme  ent trends. 
 
VI. Results: 
 
Bring com  mmunity inp            mmendations to the Boa
                       put on recom                      ard 
 
VII. Next Steps: 
 
Bring fina al recommendations to the Board foor conferencce and action n  
          




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