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Report
Alameda Articulation Area
Facilities Proposal
Creating Schools to Meet the
Growing Needs of our Communities
Today’s Objectives
• Review the needs for a plan to provide more
elementary classrooms for the Alameda area
• Discuss the proposal recommended by the
Alameda & District Leadership
• Gather your input and ideas to address the
need for more elementary classrooms
Alameda Area Current Reality
Enrollment Concerns
Over-enrolled Deane Elementary , Kendrick Lakes
Elementary , Lasley Elementary, Stein Elementary
 Deane ES
2014-15 Enrollment 479, 102% utilization
Potential new development
 Stein ES
2014-15 Enrollment 737, 164% utilization
 Lasley ES
2014-15 Enrollment 511, 99% utilization
New housing development
Alameda Area Enrollment Concerns
School
Deane ES
Kendrick Lakes
Lasley ES
Patterson
Stein ES
Enrollment/Utilization
2014-15*
w/o Temps (# of Temps)
2015-16
w/Temps
2016-17
w/Temps
2017-18
w/Temps
479
102% (4)
442
109% (3)
511
99% (2)
379
79% (1)
737
164% (13)
492
75%
452
94%
556
85%
535
77%
773
91%
497
76%
425
89%
565
86%
527
76%
780
91%
502
77%
410
85%
573
84%
513
74%
776
91%
• All 23 temporary classrooms are used to calculate
utilization in years 2015-16 to 2017-18.
• Patterson & Stein Pre-K not included in enrollment,
located off-site.
Stein Elementary Current Concerns
• Crowded classrooms and common areas.
• Lack of adequate instructional and intervention space.
• Student and Staff safety.
• Insufficient teacher work area(s).
• Playground, parking, and cafeteria overcrowding.
• Temporary buildings are permanent.
Options Considered
• Build a new ES
– Advantages: Adds additional capacity without impacting current operations
– Challenges: No funds or land to build a new school in the area (not timely)
• Remodel of Stein ES
– Advantages: Adds capacity to highly performing school
– Challenges: Inability to construct without major disruption to current operations
and lack of funds (not timely)
• Add 6th Grade to O’Connell Middle School
– Advantages: Provides immediate relief for multiple schools (timely)
– Challenges: Required to offer busing to another school due to Turn-around status
of OMS; does not solve Stein issues; negative impact on smaller elementary
schools
• K-8 at O’Connell Middle School
– Advantages: potential to provide some relief to schools; minimal disruption
– Challenges: too small of K-6 program to provide relief and effective programming
Proposed Plan
• Creating a new International Baccalaureate Primary
Years Program elementary school in the Alameda area.
• Combining the International Baccalaureate Middle
Years Program (MYP), which serves students in grades
7 through 10, into a single site on the Alameda
International High School campus.
• Moving all 11th and 12th graders, including the
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP), to a
separate wing on the Alameda International High
School campus.
Alameda Articulation
9-12
AIHS
7-8
O’Connell
PK/K-6
Deane
K-Lakes
Lasley
7-12
PK/K-6
Patterson
Stein
Stein
New
School
AIHS
Deane
Kendrick
Lakes
Lasley
Patterson
Why a New Elementary School?
• Timely response for:
– Improved classroom and common area conditions
specifically for Stein elementary school.
– The school district to accommodate additional
student enrollment in the Alameda/Central Lakewood
area.
• Maintain community partnerships
– Boys and Girls club, clinics, adult education, preschool programs.
Projected Enrollment Impact
School
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
Deane ES
486
493
498
493
488
Lasley ES
Kendrick Lakes ES
Patterson ES
(No Pre-K)
503
442
503
449
511
422
511
388
511
357
435
428
414
414
414
753
480
487
497
509
-
300
318
334
349
1,304
3,923
1,392
4,045
1,409
4,059
1,472
4,110
1,540
4,169
Stein ES
(No Pre-K)
New ES
AIHS
Total
Why a 7-12 High School for Alameda?
• International Baccalaureate Program
– Middle Years Program for All Students:
• 7th through 10th Grade.
• Research supports
– Fewer transitions for students = improved
achievement and reduced drop-out rates.
– Longer years in a facility positive correlation for
students and staff.
– Access to more resources for students and staff.
Alameda International HS
• Building Plan for 7-12 Configuration
Draft: Structures for Student Safety
• Separate passing periods for 7-8
• Staggered start and end times for 7-8 vs. 9-12
• 7-8 will have a separate entrances on the
north side of the building
• 9-12 will use the main entrance on the south
side of the building
• Three separate lunchtimes: 7-8, 9-10, &11-12
– 7-10 will have closed campus.
Draft: Structures for Student Safety
• Additional electives and health classes for 7-8
(required by MYP)
• Reviewing ability for staggering the PE classes
in order to make the best use of facilities and
to accommodate the locker room being used
by only certain grades at specific times.
• 5-6 Assistant Principals, 3 Deans and 6
Campus Supervisors
• Additional secretarial support
Draft: Academic Focus
• Data for both OCMS and AIHS highlights Math as an area of
academic focus
– School Wide Title plan will focus on math.
• AIHS UIP is focused on implementing effective literacy skills
across contents.
– The implementation of close reading strategies in all classrooms
will continue to be our focus as the implementation of close
reading has resulted in improvement in literacy scores, as
demonstrated in TCAP and ACT.
• Teacher collaboration, using data to inform teaching and
learning are all requirements of the IB MYP.
• Evaluating the next steps for Dual Language and the biliteracy seal
Draft: Support Resources
• For community support
– Title will provide a community liaison, if necessary we
will pay for an additional community liaison
– Our budget will also provide for two full time JCMH
professionals, we intend to keep both individuals
currently working at AIHS and OCMS.
• The budget will support a full time clinic aide.
• Continuation of the MCPN clinic and Dental Van.
• Middle school sports will be implemented.
– AIHS coaches are excited about the potential for
building our school spirit and sports programs
Draft: Cost Impact
Conversion of AIHS to a 7-12 model Conversion of O’Connell MS
• Renovation in 2015
• Most of the expense
– Create two Kindergarten rooms with
associated with the transition
toilet facilities.
will be in the relocating of
– Convert one ‘pod’ to a first and
materials and furnishings from
second grade unit and convert the
O’Connell.
core toilet facilities to age
appropriate water closets, urinals
• Minimal costs to renovate
– Possible additional
administrative space &
– Elective space (music, art)
• Moving expenses $100,000.
• Budget $200,000 for
renovation expenses.
and lavatories.
• Classroom casework could be
converted in the summer of 2016,
for 2016-17 school year.
• Interior renovation and furnishings
$500,000
• Two exterior playgrounds $200,000
• Moving expenses $100,000.
Key Benefits of the Proposed Plan
• Ensures kids have safe, welcoming schools and
classrooms.
• Serves the growing educational needs for the
Alameda community.
• Provides a timely plan to meet the area needs.
• Aligns the 7-10 program and resources for an
enhanced academic experience.
High School Students Insight
Benefits of 7-12 Proposal
Concerns of 7-12 Proposal
• The elimination of the hard 9th
grade transition, earlier adoption
of good high school habits
• Teachers would know students
better personally and
academically
• Teachers can work together more
• More opportunities for students
who wanted to try harder classes
including electives
• 7th and 8th grade classes would
mean more, kids would take
them more seriously
• Better transportation for families
• Older siblings can keep an eye on
younger siblings
• Immaturity of 7/8th graders
• Would their lower academic
expectations bring us down?
• What would happen with the
teachers? There are good
teachers at both schools.
• Would our classes get bigger?
• Influence of older students could
be good or bad
• Would there be the same
behavior expectations for all
grades?
• Some students might move to
another school
Alameda Area Proposal Summary
• For the 2015-16 School Year
– Move 7th and 8th grade students to AIHS
– Move Stein ES onto the current O’Connell MS
campus
• For the 2016-17 School Year
– Open a new elementary school on the current
Stein ES campus
• New school will offer the IB Primary Years Program
Table Conversations
• Discuss the following at your tables:
– Benefits of the current proposal
– Concerns of the current proposal
– Additional thoughts for consideration
– Unanswered questions from your table

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