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					Enrollment Growth
    Meetings
         February 2012
  Superintendent Mark Dockins
    Presentation Purposes
 Why the need for a change?
 What are some proposed solutions?
 How much will the proposed solutions cost?
 When can the proposed plans be
 operational?
What is prompting this need for a
change?
         Explosive Enrollment
               Growth
 Uintah was the fastest growing school district in the
  state last year at 4.6%.

 Uintah continues to show enrollment growth even while
  other counties and states are in economic decline.

 Our senior class this year has 391 students which
  started with 451 Kindergarten students.

 This year our Kindergarten class has 726 students.
 Our Kindergarten class for next year is projected to be
  785.
         2006-2012 Enrollment
               History

                     9000

                     8500

                     8000
Student Enrollment




                     7500

                     7000

                     6500

                     6000

                     5500

                     5000
                                Enrollment Projections

                                           Oct 2011   Oct 2012   Oct 2015
School                          Capacity Enrollment Enrollment Enrollment
East Side Elementary               3500       2860       *3071      *3682
Vernal Middle                      1000        928        *971      *1239
Vernal Jr. High                    1000        870       *1010      *1110
Uintah High School                 1500       1133       *1131      *1302
                  *Calculated
*Calculated       with a five
with a three      year
year average      average
What are some proposed
       solutions?
   Four Possible Solutions
 Adopt a Year-Round School Schedule
 Build additions onto Vernal Middle and Vernal
  Junior High Schools to increase capacities
 Bond to build a new high school, move 9th
  graders up to the high school level and change
  the configuration at VJH/VMS
 Complete Current 10 year plan with an
  addition at UHS to accommodate 9th graders
  and change the configuration at VJH/VMS
     Year-Round Schooling
 More efficient use of building
 Research suggests it benefits At-Risk students
 On-going costs:1M
 Logistics of Scheduling
     Additions at VJH/VMS
 Cost is not within scope of 10 year plan
 Both schools have already been remodeled
  recently

 How large do we want a middle school or junior
  high?

 Auditoriums, cafeterias, hallways, safety, space for
  addition at VJH?
  New Configuration with High
            School
 K-5 Elementary schools
 Two 6,7,8 middle/junior high school
 Grades 9-12 high school
What Supports the Configuration of
moving 9th Grade to High School?

 Enrollment growth
 Curriculum and activity needs match better with a
  6/7/8 school vs 8/9 school
   9th grade credit/counseling
   Academic interventions
 More efficient use of personnel and resources with
  9th grade at high school:
   Performing Arts
   CTE/ATC/Concurrent Ed
    UHS: Last School in Ten Year
                Plan
 The scope of the ten year plan for the bond was to
  remodel UHS.

 Within the scope of the remodel there are issues with
  stadium, cafeteria, auditorium and all mechanicals.

 This is planned to be a two year project and is
  anticipated to be in the 20M range.

 An addition to handle capacity could be accomplished
  without raising taxes.

 Fiscal Responsibility
           A New High School
 Smaller high school atmosphere
 More opportunities for students to participate in
  certain activities
 How large do we want Uintah High School to be?


 Cost:
   Expense of building and purchase of property
   Expense of operating a new high school: duplication of
    everything a high school needs
   Double the travel and expenses for extra-curricular/routes
 Lose identity of a single high school community
             Cost of Proposals
 Year-round School: 1M increase in operational costs
 Additions to VJH/VMS:
   4.5 M
 Reconfiguration with New High School
   Bond (50 to 60 M)
     Property
     Building
   Leeway (6M)
     Maintenance and Operations
 Reconfiguration with UHS Expansion (3.5 M to add classroom
  capacity)
   UHS is last school on the ten year facilities plan and we can handle
    the cost of the remodel without bonding and raising taxes
   Can be accomplished within the scope of the current ten year plan and
    funding
When will the proposed
changes be implemented?
1. Year-round School: 2013-14
2. VMS/VJH Additions: 2014-15
3. UHS Addition: 2014-15
4. New High School: 2015-16
Thank you for your attendance.
We appreciate your interest in
what we are trying to
accomplish.

				
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