The State of the Rockford Public Schools

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					   The State of the
Rockford Public Schools
    Dr. Ellen V. Bueschel
     December 4, 2003
What the best and wisest parent
wants for his own child, that must
the community want for all of its
children.


                ~ John Dewey ~
                        1640




The American system of education can be traced
back to 1640 when Puritans in Massachusetts
established schools to:
•teach basic reading, some writing and some
 arithmetic skills; and,
•to cultivate values that serve a democratic society,
 which implied education related to civics and
 history.
    The Increasing Burden on America’s
              Public Schools

   From 1900-1910, we added
    -nutrition
    -immunization, and
    -health to the list of school responsibilities



   From 1910-1930, we added
    -Physical Education including organized athletics
    -the practical arts
    -Vocational education, including home economics and
       agricultural education, and
    -mandated school transportation
             America’s Public Schools
 In the 1940’s, we added
  -Business education
  -Art and Music; Speech and Drama
  -half day kindergarten, and
  -school lunch programs


 In the 1950’s, we added
  -expanded science and math education
  -safety education
  -driver’s education
  -expanded music and art education
  -foreign language requirements were strengthened, and
  -sex education was introduced.
            America’s Public Schools


 In the 1960’s, we added
  -advanced placement programs
  -Head Start
  -Title 1
  -adult education
  -consumer education
  -career education
  -peace, leisure, and recreation
  education
             America’s Public Schools

   In the 1970’s, we added
    - special education (mandated by federal government)
    - Title IX programs (greatly expanded athletic programs for
    girls)
    - Drug and alcohol abuse education
    - parent education
    - behavior adjustment classes
    - character education
    - environmental education
    - African-American heritage education, and
    - school breakfast programs
          America’s Public Schools

 In the 1980’s the flood gates opened, and we added
  - keyboarding and computer education
  - global education
  - ethnic education
  - multicultural/non-sexist education
  - English-as-a-second-language, and bilingual education
  - teen pregnancy awareness
  - Hispanic heritage education
  - early childhood education
  - Jump Start, Early Start, Even Start
  - full day kindergarten
  - preschool programs for children at-risk
  - after school programs for children of working parents
  - alternative education in all forms
  - stranger/danger education
  - anti-smoking education
  - sexual abuse prevention education
  - health and psychological services were expanded, and
  - child abuse monitoring became a legal requirement for all teachers.
        America’s Public Schools


 In the 1990’s, we added
  -conflict resolution and peer education
  -HIV/AIDS education
  -CPR training
  -death education
  -expanded computer and Internet education
  -inclusion
  -Tech Prep and School to Work programs
  -gang education (in urban centers)
  -bus safety, bicycle safety, gun safety and water safety
       education
   The State of the
Rockford Public Schools
         District 205
          Enrollment
District 205 has 28,685 students, an
increase of 323 students from last year.

   2003-2004 – 28,685 +323 Students
   2002-2003 – 28,362 +658 Students

   2001-2002 – 27,704 +263 Students

   2000-2001 – 27,441     +80 Students

   1999-2000 – 27,361
           District 205
           Our Students
The ethnic composition of our students is:

              46.4% Caucasian
              32.5% African American
              17.7% Hispanic
               3.2% Asian
                .2% Native American

Our students eat 19,800 meals per day with us

55.6% of our students receive free/reduced lunch

Almost 12 % of our students are defined as
students with special needs

2,965 of our students live in homes where
English is not spoken. 62 different languages
are spoken by our students and their families
               District 205
           Our Buildings and Grounds


55 Buildings with a total of 4.6 million square feet of
interior space ~ 1,363 classrooms

The average age of our school buildings is 50.5 years

5.5 million square feet of black top and pavement

595 acres of green space

District 205 maintains 839 acres of property, 280 busses,
and 72 vehicles
         District 205
        Our Employees

5,500 Employees, of these nearly
3,500 live within the District.

The average teacher salary is $49,813.

1,181 of the 1,705 teachers in our district have
achieved a Master’s Degree, a Specialist Degree, a
Certificate of Graduate Studies or a Doctoral
Degree

The average teaching experience of our teachers is
14.85 years within the District, and 17.55 years
including outside experience.
              Our Challenges

 A student population that is growing in numbers and
  increasing in diversity.

 Aging facilities and years of deferred maintenance.

 The necessity of replacing experienced and highly-
  educated teachers.

 Increasing our student achievement.

 Balancing the budget.
                      Finance
Student Achievement




                      Human Resources
                       Staff Support
                       Research &
                       Development
                        Curriculum &
                        Instruction
                       Pupil Personnel
                         Services
   Our Academic Challenges



Student Achievement

Graduation Rate

Early Warning Status
           No Child Left Behind



          Student Achievement
             As Measured by


Illinois State Achievement Testing (ISAT)


     Given to students Grades 3,5 & 8

               March of 2003
                    ISAT Reading – 3rd Grade
               % of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards



                                         (52)
                                    (49)
District                          (45)
                                    (48)                           1998-1999
                                  (45.1)                           1999-2000
                                                                   2000-2001
                                                (61)               2001-2002
                                                 (62)              2002-2003
  State                                          (62)
                                                 (63)
                                                 (62)



           0        20       40             60          80   100
               ISAT Reading – 5th Grade
    % of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards


                             (49)
                                 (50)
District                   (46)
                          (44)
                                                             1998-1999
                           (45.8)                            1999-2000
                                                             2000-2001
                                         (61)                2001-2002
                                        (59)                 2002-2003
  State                                 (59)
                                        (59)
                                         (60.4)



           0   20    40                 60        80   100
                ISAT Reading – 8th Grade
           % of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards


                                            (59)
                                          (55)
District                           (49)
                                    (50)
                                                                        1998-1999
                                (43.9)                                  1999-2000
                                                                        2000-2001
                                                          (72)          2001-2002
                                                          (72)          2002-2003
  State                                            (66)
                                                    (68)
                                                 (63.7)



           0       20      40              60                80   100
                  ISAT Math – 3rd Grade
           % of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards


                                     (59)
                                  (54)
District                                  (62)
                                     (59)                               1998-1999
                                         (60.2)                         1999-2000
                                                                        2000-2001
                                                 (68)                   2001-2002
                                                  (69)                  2002-2003
  State                                                 (74)
                                                        (74)
                                                         (75.7)



           0       20      40       60                    80      100
                     ISAT Math – 5th Grade
               % of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards


                                  (45)
                                  (46)
District                                 (53)
                                    (48)
                                                                           1998-1999
                                           (55.9)                          1999-2000
                                                                           2000-2001
                                           (56)                            2001-2002
                                           (57)                            2002-2003
  State                                         (61)
                                                  (63)
                                                       (68.3)



           0        20       40            60                   80   100
                  ISAT Math – 8th Grade
           % of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards



                        (32)
                         (33)
District                        (38)
                            (37)
                                                                     1998-1999
                           (35.8)                                    1999-2000
                                                                     2000-2001
                                       (43)                          2001-2002
                                          (47)                       2002-2003
  State                                       (50)
                                                 (52)
                                                 (53.1)



           0      20        40                       60   80   100
 Prairie State Exam - 11th Grade Reading
       % of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards




                                      (54)

District                              (55)

                             (45.7)
                                                           2000-2001
                                                           2001-2002
                                                           2002-2003
                                        (58)

  State                                 (58)

                                       (56.4)




           0    20      40              60      80   100
           Prairie State Exam – 11th Grade Math
               % of Students Meeting or Exceeding State Standards



                                     (48)

District                            (46)

                                (40.6)
                                                                2000-2001
                                                                2001-2002
                                                                2002-2003
                                            (54)

  State                                    (53)

                                           (53.3)




           0        20        40              60    80   100
                     Our Graduates


        Graduation Rate over the past decade

                   94-    95-    96-    97-   98-   99-   00-   01-   02-
           93-94   95     96     97     98    99    00    01    02    03

DISTRICT   74.6    74.4   78.4   72.9   75.8 73.6   74.7 73.9 74.9    81.3

STATE      78.0    80.7   80.5   81.6   81.8 81.9   82.6 83.2 85.2 86.0
Academic Early Warning Status


  17 of 39 Elementary Schools are
in the State’s Early Warning Status
     Our Financial Challenges
• Budget Deficit

• Uncertain State Funding

• Tax Caps

• Dependence on Grant funding

• Rising cost of health insurance
  Rockford Public Schools
   FY04 Revenue Budget


              Federal Funds
                  13%




                              Local Funds
                                 52%
State Funds
    35%
                                               Property Tax Levy

                                 2000 ACTUAL LEVY            2001 ACTUAL LEVY           2002 ACTUAL LEVY             2003 BUDGET LEVY
                               AMOUNT         RATE          AMOUNT        RATE         AMOUNT         RATE          AMOUNT         RATE



EDUCATIONAL                     $72,875,462     3.7000       $76,543,281     3.7000     $79,911,870     3.7000       $82,109,446     3.7000
SPECIAL EDUCATION                  $787,843     0.0400          $827,495     0.0400        $863,912     0.0400          $887,670     0.0400
OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE          $9,848,035    0.5000       $10,343,687     0.5000     $10,798,901     0.5000       $11,095,871     0.5000
TRANSPORTATION                    $3,939,214    0.2000        $4,137,475     0.2000      $4,319,561     0.2000        $4,438,348     0.2000
WORKING CASH                       $984,804     0.0500        $1,034,369     0.0500      $1,079,890     0.0500        $1,109,587     0.0500
MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT              $2,001,121    0.1016        $2,101,837     0.1016      $2,012,915     0.0932        $2,073,302     0.0934
SOCIAL SECURITY                   $2,501,401    0.1270        $2,627,296     0.1270      $2,563,659     0.1187        $2,640,569     0.1190
LIFE SAFETY                        $984,804     0.0500        $1,034,369     0.0500      $1,079,890     0.0500        $1,109,587     0.0500
REGULAR TORT IMMUNITY             $5,944,274    0.3018        $5,500,773     0.2659      $5,308,740     0.2458        $6,000,000     0.2704
DEBT SERVICE                      $9,072,010    0.4606       $11,270,481     0.5448     $11,433,461     0.5294       $11,666,126     0.5257

    TOTAL LEVY                 $108,938,968     5.5310      $115,421,061     5.5793    $119,372,799     5.5271      $123,130,507     5.5485


    INCREASE/(DECREASE) - $   ($10,146,299)    ($0.6803)   $6,482,093       $0.0483   $3,951,737       ($0.0522)   $3,757,708       ($0.0214)
    INCREASE/(DECREASE) - %      -8.52%         -10.95%       5.95%           0.87%      3.42%           -0.94%       3.15%           -0.39%


ASSESSED VALUATION            $1,969,607,092               $2,068,737,323             $2,159,780,261               $2,219,174,218

INCREASE                               2.73%                       5.03%                      4.40%                        2.75%
Tax Rate X Assessed
   Valuation = Levy
         EAV Growth
(Equalized Assessed Valuation)


     2003 - $2.219 Billion

     2002 - $2.160 Billion

     2001 - $2.069 Billion

     2000 - $1.970 Billion

     1999 - $1.917 Billion
                Rockford Public Schools
  Comparative Statement of Revenues and Expenditures
                    FY2004 Budget
                       ($000’s)
                      Education     Special        Tort      Grant        Food      Oper. &        Debt Transp. IMRF/FICA Working Life
                        Fund       Education     Immunity    Fund        Service    Maint.        Service Fund    Fund     Cash Safety Total
                         (10)        (17)          (11)       (18)         (19)      (20)          (30)    (40)    (50)    (70)   (92)
REVENUES

 LOCAL
 Property Taxes           79,796           863       5,615           0          0     10,626        11,664    4,250   5,013   1,063   1,063 119,951
 Corporate Taxes           5,567             0           0           0          0      2,110         2,682        0   1,045       0       0 11,403
 Food Service Sales            0             0           0           0      2,200          0             0        0       0       0       0 2,200
 Other                     1,759         1,757          15           0         16        362           100       25     700       2      50 4,786
       Total Other        87,121         2,620       5,630           0      2,216     13,097        14,446    4,275   6,758   1,064   1,113 138,340


 STATE
 General State Aid        47,562             0          0          0            0             0         0         0      0       0       0 47,562
 Grants                   10,343        13,880          0     10,641          358             0         0    11,440      0       0     294 46,955
       Total State        57,905        13,880          0     10,641          358             0         0    11,440      0       0     294 94,517



 FEDERAL
 Grants                      32          1,300          0     27,669        5,182             0         0        0       0       0       0 34,183



 TOTAL REVENUES          145,058        17,801       5,630    38,310        7,756     13,097        14,446   15,716   6,758   1,064   1,406 267,040
                        Rockford Public Schools
                       FY04 Expenditure Budget


                                           Equipment               Utilities/Fuel
                                              3%                         2%
                                Supplies
      Purchased Services          4%
             5%                                                    Other
                                                                    1%
Pupil Transportation
         2%

  Principal & Interest
          5%

                                                                                    Salaries
                                                                                     53%

                           Benefits
                            25%              Salaries & Benefits
                                                     78%
                  Rockford Public Schools
    Comparative Statement of Revenues and Expenditures –
                      FY2004 Budget
                         ($000’s)
                              Education Special  Tort   Grant Food Oper. & Debt Transp. IMRF/FICA Constr. Working Life
                                Fund Education Immunity Fund Service Maint. Service Fund  Fund     Fund Cash Safety             Total
                                (10)     (17)    (11)   (18) (19)     (20)   (30)   (40)   (50)    (60)    (70)   (92)

EXPENDITURES
  Salaries                      83,672   26,504     1,349 17,733 3,341   8,577      0 7,067          0     0        0 406      148,649
  Benefits                      36,676   13,087       473 8,207 1,074    2,035      0 2,607      5,450     0        0    71     69,680
  Principal & Interest           2,584        0         0      0     0     549 11,431      0         0     0        0     0     14,564
  Purchased Services             1,622      462     4,003 5,584    495   1,715      0    171         0     0        0 500       14,551
  Supplies                       1,360      229         2 4,500 3,811      683      0    819         0     0        0    45     11,448
  Equipment                      1,048       10         0 1,029    275     145      0 1,797          0   500        0 3,000      7,804
  Utilities/Fuel                    27        0         0      0     0   4,200      0 1,302          0     0        0     0      5,529
  Pupil Transportation              24        6         0 1,112      0       0      0 3,478          0     0        0     0      4,620
  Instructional Tuition              0    1,951         0      0     0       0      0      0         0     0        0     0      1,951
  Facilities & Maint./Other        910       20        50    144   240     561     20 (1,524)        0     0        0 240          661

   TOTAL EXPENDITURES          127,923   42,269     5,876 38,310 9,236 18,465 11,451 15,716      5,450   500        0 4,261    279,456

EXCESS/(DEFICIENCY)             17,134   (24,468)   (247)     0 (1,480) (5,367) 2,995      (0)   1,308   (500)   1,064 (2,855) (12,415)

BEGINNING FUND BALANCE          53,654   (79,186)   2,842     0 1,880    (9,867) 4,586 14,442    3,101 1,398 15,656 4,612       13,119

ENDING FUND BALANCE             70,789 (103,654)    2,596     0    400 (15,234) 7,580 14,442     4,410   898 16,720 1,757          703
                                        Property Tax Levy Cycle

      2002 / 2003 SCHOOL YEAR                                      2003 / 2004 SCHOOL YEAR                                      2004 / 2005 SCHOOL YEAR
Jul A S O N D                 J    F M A M J Jul A S O N D                                 J    F M A M J Jul A S O N D                                 J    F M A M J
02   02   02   02   02   02   03   03   03   03    03   03   03   03   03   03   03   03   04   04   04   04    04   04   04   04   04   04   04   04   05   05   05   05    05   05



     RECEIPT
     OF 50%
     (2001 Levy)




                    2002 LEVY                     RECEIPT         RECEIPT
                                                   OF 50%         OF 50%




                                                                                 2003 LEVY                     RECEIPT         RECEIPT
                                                                                                                OF 50%         OF 50%




                                                                                                                                              2004 LEVY                     RECEIPT
                                                                                                                                                                             OF 50%
 Strong
Communities


 Strong
 Schools
There is no power for change greater
 than a community discovering what it
 cares about.
              ~ Margaret Wheatley ~
        Site-Based Governance


The 17 member District Learning Team
composed of teachers, principals,
administrators and community members
selected 5 schools to begin the process of
site based governance.


      5 Schools – Barbour, Eisenhower,
         Nelson,West and West View
         Rotary Academy Program
About 200 Rockford Public School 8th Graders
are participating in the Rotary Academy. This
program which is sponsored by the YMCA,
Rockford Rotary, District 205 and Anderson
Japanese Gardens focuses on developing areas
such as:
             - Leadership
             - Cooperation
             - Communication
             - Problem Solving
             - Team work
             - Self-esteem
             - And Community Service.
                After School Programs




Currently there are 16 schools with After School Sites. One hundred students
participate at each site. Many community agencies contract to operate these
programs.
Rockford Public Schools




66 Participants!
Juliana Barker and Corey Pearson Principals for a Day
              at Johnson School
Henrietta Dotson-Williams Principal for a Day
            at Ellis Arts Academy
Counting the pennies for Jane!
What the best and wisest parent
wants for his own child, that must
the community want for all of its
children.


                ~ John Dewey ~
Public Engagement
There is no power for change greater
 than a community discovering what it
 cares about.
              ~ Margaret Wheatley ~

				
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