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					The LSRS Initiative
      Why Local Schools, Regional Support Initiative?
      The State of Maine spends more per student
      than the national average ...
                                                                                     Per Pupil Spending, K-12
                                                                                                     2004–05




                Maine                                                             $10,145



                   U.S.                                                  $8,248


                               $0         $2,000 $4,000 $6,000 $8,000 $10,000 $12,000




Source: A Case for Cooperation, Maine Children‟s Alliance, August 2006
      Why LSRS?

      … while paying low teacher salaries as measured nationally …

      (35th in nation, down from 28th just a few years ago)




     $33,236              $37,000               $40,000   $45,000   $50,000   $56,516

Source: The New York Times, 26 December, 2006
      Why LSRS?


      … and the lowest teacher salaries in New England

                                                                                Average Teacher Salaries by State

        Connecticut                                                                                  $57,337
   Massachusetts                                                                             $53,076
             Vermont                                                        $42,007

      Rhode Island                                                                         $52,261

                Maine                                                   $38,864

  New Hampshire                                                             $42,689

National Average                                                                 $45,726


                              $0      $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000
Source: The Learning State: Maine Schooling for the 21st Century, Select Panel on Revisioning Education in Maine, September 2006
Why LSRS


Maine is performing above the
national average.




                                We can do better.
      MEA Scale Score Trends
      2003–2005
                                         Elementary School, Grade 4
550



540
                                                                      2003

530                                                                   2004

                                                                      2005

520



510


500
          Reading       Writing   Math              Science
      MEA Scale Score Trends
      2003–2005
                                         Middle School, Grade 8
550



540
                                                                  2003

530                                                               2004

                                                                  2005

520



510


500
          Reading       Writing   Math          Science
      MEA Scale Score Trends
      2000–2005
550
                                     Secondary School, Grade 11



540                                                               2000

                                                                  2001
530
                                                                  2002

                                                                  2003
520
                                                                  2004

                                                                  2005
510



500
          Reading       Writing   Math          Science
                 MEA Performance Analysis
                                                                 Grade Eleven Performance Level Distribution
                                     Chart Statistics Based on 2004 – 2005 School Year Student Performance
                        1            1                      1                     0
           100                                                                                   Performance
                      43%          34%                   21%                    9%                 Standards
                90
                80

                70                                                                                 Exceeds
% of Students




                60
                                                                                                   Meets
                50    46%          55%                   45%                   60%
                40
                                                                                                   Partially
                30

                20                                                                                 Does Not

                10
                      10%          10%                   33%                   31%
                 0
                     Reading      Writing                Math                 Science
     % Students Proceeding from
     High School Directly to College (2004)
70

60


50


40
       68.7                              56.6             53.1         40.8

30


20

10

 0

       NY     MA     NJ    CT     PA    USA     NH   RI   Maine   VT   DE
Why LSRS


The LSRS Initiative is based on
numerous reports and commissions,
with all the key stakeholders
involved.

They have all said the same thing:

Restructuring central office
administration will allow us to
reinvest money where it is most
needed ─ in the classroom.
Why LSRS



“Goal: Create an efficient
educational system – one
with a more streamlined
structure but still allowing for
local voice and connection.”
 -- The Learning State: Maine
 Schooling for the 21st Century,
 Select Panel on Revisioning
 Education in Maine, September
 2006
Why LSRS


“Regional cooperation
can improve services
while cutting costs, an
outcome that ought to
be equally welcome to
parents, students and
taxpayers.”
-- A Case for Cooperation, Maine
Children’s Alliance, August 2006
Why LSRS


“Maine‟s unusually high
expenditures on a number
of state-level
administrative functions as
well as on K-12 education
are likely squeezing out
necessary spending in
other areas even as they
contribute to high taxes.”
 -- Charting Maine’s Future,
 Brookings Institution, October 2006
Why LSRS


“Maine is at least as much
„Administrationland‟ as
„Vacationland‟ given the
large numbers of
especially state and
school-district
administrative personnel
that seem to populate the
state‟s expensive
bureaucracies.”
 -- Charting Maine’s Future,
 Brookings Institution, October
 2006
                 Why LSRS


                 Declining enrollments cannot sustain heavy administrative costs.
                   255,000

                   245,000
                                                                                  Resident Pupil Counts
                   235,000                                                           1970 to 2003 Actual
                                                                                  2004 to 2017 Projected
   Grade Count




                   225,000

                   215,000

                   205,000

                   195,000

                   185,000

                   175,000




                                                                                              2005




                                                                                                              2015
                                                                                                     2010
                                                                                    2000
                                                                    1990


                                                                           1995
                                                    1985
                             1970


                                     1975


                                             1980




                                                           Actual                 Projected             Trendline
* Does not include unorganized territories
Why LSRS


It‟s working locally


SAD 17, Oxford Hills


SAD 47, Waterville, Winslow


SAD 50, SAD 5, Mid-Coast
School of Technology
What LSRS does

• Keeps local schools local
• Boosts classroom resources
• Improves student outcomes
What LSRS does


Takes a bold step in the right direction, by consolidating central
office administration to reduce costs and gain efficiencies
What LSRS does


Reinvests statewide savings in
teachers and students to ensure
all students are ready for Career,
College, and Citizenship.


“The committee believes that work on
the concept of regionalization of
school governance has the potential
to produce better results in student
learning given the limited financial and
personnel resources available.”
– A Regional Community Teaching and Learning
    Together, State Board of Education, January
                                           1997
How it works


Reduces administration and …



                                       152
Maine has 152 district
administrations and nearly twice
                                        26
that many districts. Local Schools,
Regional Support merges those
152 into 26 Regional Centers,
each with one superintendent and
one regional school board
supporting schools in several cities
and towns.
How it works


… retains local oversight

The boards will be governed by
representatives from the
communities they serve,
guaranteeing every parent,
teacher, and community member
a voice in how their schools are
governed.
How it works

… while streamlining purchasing

LSRS streamlines purchasing, back
office functions, curriculum
coordination, transportation, food
service and other administrative
duties at existing school districts
into 26 Regional Centers, based on
the geography of the existing
Career Technical Centers.
LSRS does not close or consolidate schools
─ only administration
The LSRS Initiative centralizes
administration, but does not consolidate
schools.

Education funding continues under the
same formula, only with a smaller amount
for administration, and larger amounts for
various instructional services and
programs.
LSRS and class size


Student-teacher ratios at
the middle and high school
level will change from 16:1
to 17:1.                      LSRS
  LSRS: No teacher layoffs

   649 position counts lost due to change in
   class size
  1,413 teachers due to attrition from last school year
  (2005-06) to this school year (2006-07)




    Lost position counts


                           Voluntary attrition




100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500
Role of online learning


In keeping with our mission of 21st
century education for 21st century
Maine, technology will play an ever
greater role resulting in:

    • Increased efficiencies
    • Technology learning for our
      students

Again, LSRS leverages existing
success stories, from special
programs like MLTI, expanded AP
course offerings, and Early College
courses.
Benefits



A full-time principal for every school
and increased teacher salaries:
• 151 schools currently without a full-time
  principal would get one

• $3.6 million investment in teacher
  salaries over the next 2 years
Benefits


$2,000 scholarships to encourage
college access for all students*

More than 15,000 students over the
next four years




* Estimated average scholarship: one-half
tuition reimbursement at community college
rates for two years for students who attend a
public post-secondary school in Maine and
are eligible for Pell grants
Benefits


Expansion of the laptop
program to Grades 7
through 12

72,000 additional
computers for Grades 9
through 12… more than
100,000 laptops for Grades
7 through 12
Benefits


Increased professional
development for all teachers

New Teacher Learning
Communities, with $20 million
in teacher development
Benefits


Local savings that go
directly to property tax
relief

More than $170 million
in local savings for
property tax relief by
achieving 55% state aid
to local education
Benefits


A voice for every teacher

Excellence in every classroom

Guaranteeing every parent,
student and community member a
voice in how their schools are
governed
Implementation and timeline
                              Maine DOE Communications




      MDOE                State forms       Elect new           Full
      develops            Regional          regional school     implementation
      teams to            Learning          boards who will
      organize data       Communities       select and hire a
      and hires                             superintendent,
      facilitators for                      create priorities
      every new                             for regional
      center to:                            district.

      Help with data
      analysis
      Bring
      communities
      together
      Meld
      resources into
      one

       January           July / August       October                 July

                            2007                                    2008
Success is you


Successful implementation will involve participation from:
• Students
• Parents
• Teachers
• Taxpayers
• Superintendents
• School boards
• Principals
• Other educators
• Business community
• Legislators
• State government
• Municipal officials,
  staff and elected
• General public
26 districts
Why 26?


• Modeled after the geography (and existing collaborations) of the
  existing Career Technical Education regions Designed to be easily
  accessible geographically
• Like-minded communities
Governance


Regional

Local

Management at the
regional center level
For more information


More information and discussion of the LSRS initiative and
          its implementation is available online at:

         http://www.maine.gov/education/supportingschools

				
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