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AASA’s Script


Welcome:

SchoolforSolutions Center –with bonds
  • Thanks      joining this conversation on curriculum funding
  • The School Solutions Center was created in 2009 to help school districts
    cut costs, created efficiencies, and help improve student performance
Best Business
Practices
series

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             Sonnie Lee
School Solutions Center Coordinator




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   Meeting Today’s
Curriculum Challenges
 thru Capital Projects


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 Cynthia Bianco        Mark Laurrie       Lynne Tompkins

 Superintendent           Deputy             Educational
Niagara Falls City    Superintendent        Administrator
 Public Schools      Niagara Falls City   Niagara Falls City
                      Public Schools       Public Schools




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   New
Academic
Standards




                          School
                      Infrastructure




            School
            Budgets


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    TING TO
INVEN




                  MORR
                 OW
    IT Project
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                         October 21st, 2013
                 Background
District size:                         7,227 students

Location:                              630 66th Street
                                       Niagara Falls, New York

Demographics:
Population –                          49,722 residents
Median income –                       $28,000
% of voting residents w/no children   72%
Largest employers                     Niagara Falls City Public Schools &
                                      Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital
% of students on free breakfast/lunch 100%

Number of Schools                      11


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q   Capital Improvement
q   Increased Security
q   Increase Student Achievement
q   ADA Compliant
q   Energy Efficiencies


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“…physical activity can have an impact on
   cognitive skills…attitudes…academic
 behavior…enhanced concentration and
 attention as well as improved classroom
                 behavior.”




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q NO Increase in local taxes
q NO teacher or student displaced*




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  Todd Smith       Matt Frankenberry

Pitsco Education   Pitsco Education
 National Sales       Director of
    Manager            Education




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 No just


  t
Technology




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  Learning
Environments




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STEM solutions for elementary,
   middle, and high school
       Algebra Academy at
Carolina High School & Academy
                   Implementation
                   Example

                   •Only failing high school in
                   Greenville, SC

                   •83% of students qualify
                   for free/reduced lunch

                   •School’s Algebra I end-of-
                   course pass rate in 2008
                   was 58%
Solution Partners


       Mark Emerson

         Chevron
        Education
       National Sales
         Manager




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Working for Schools
                                  CES/Pitsco Success Story
                    Nuview Union School District



PROGRAM SCOPE
   §   622 KW of solar at four locations
   §   Wireless programmable thermostats
   §   Rooftop replacement
   §   Interior and exterior lighting upgrades
   §   New refrigerator and freezing units
   §   Envision™ Education Program with Pitsco STEM Lab
Living learning labs for 7th and 8th graders
Energy behavior program
                                                                PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Professional development teacher workshops
                                                                  § $5.2MM net savings over 30 years
FINANCE
                                                                  § $565,000 from utility incentives
   § $6.9MM paid-through savings and incentives over 20 years     § $50,000 operational and maintenance
                                                                    savings every year
                                                                  § Equivalent of removing 215 cars from the
                                                                    roads




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Partnering for Progress

              Clean reliable sustainable      energy efficient   economic solutions
              for our K-12 partners



                                   Select School Districts                 Projected Lifetime Savings

Your most critical goals:          East Side UHSD                                $43,000,000
                                   Huntington Beach City SD                      $15,000,000

•Modernize facilities              Jurupa USD                                    $34,000,000

•Improve learning                  Los Angeles USD                               $14,000,000

environments                       Milpitas USD                                  $12,000,000

•Generate savings                  Morgan Hill USD                                $8,000,000
                                   Orange USD                                    $16,000,000
•Funnel savings back into the
                                   Oak Grove USD                                 $13,000,000
classroom
                                   San Dieguito USD                              $10,000,000
•Bridge innovation
                                   San Jose USD (Phase II)                       $25,000,000
•Fund hands-on STEM
                                   San Lorenzo USD                                $4,500,000
curriculum
                                   Santa Ana USD                                 $12,000,000
•Raise student achievement         South San Francisco USD                       $20,000,000
                                   Temple City USD                               $11,800,000

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    Hindsight/ Q&A

•   Would you recommend this solution to other school districts?
•   What would you do differently?
•   How would you advise others from improving on the process?
•   How did you decide how to use the funds?
•   What was the most positive experience of the entire process?
•   What was the most negative experience of the entire process? 
•   How did your school district prep for bringing STEM into your
    district?




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•   http://www.internationalschoolsfirstaid.com/Site/Design/Application/Sections/primary/home/images/hands_up_kids.png (kids)
•   http://www.appletreeinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Feature-New-Look2.jpg (boys with book)
•   http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/mainframe/tipstechniques/applicationdevelopment/project_pitfalls/ (IBM)




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