Pre-K Through 8 Initiative

Report
Pre-K Through 8 Initiative
SAISD Board Update
April 14, 2003
Where are we now?
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The Pre-K Through 8 concept has been
presented to principals, staff, support
individuals, and community members and
parents
There is a plan to address students at the
elementary school level
We have continued research on the concept
We have visited Pre-K Through 8 schools in
other districts
Numerous staff meetings have been held to
discuss questions and concerns
Work has been done to respond to Board
issues
Additional scenarios have been created in
response to Board requests
An “FAQ” document has been developed
based on community, school, and staff
concerns
A resource book of PK-8 research has been
prepared for each campus
Where are
we now?
How will
we know
when we
get there?
Where are
we going?
Where do we want to be?
• PK-8 District-wide configuration
with 70% approval of parents and
staff
• Continue to investigate the issue
of performance drops and
contextual issues from elementary
to middle school
• Communicate information about
the Pre-K -8 School Configuration
• Consider response from
campuses regarding the desire to
make movement forward in this
area next year
DISTRICT ACTIONS
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Support, monitor, and evaluate the PK-6 Initiative
District-wide feasibility study for PK-8
2003-2004
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At the present time sufficient space is not available at every campus
for the schools to keep their own 6th graders and “grow their own”
PK-8 schools without boundary changes.
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Campuses would have to secure a minimum of 70% approval for the
PK-8 initiative from parents and staff members.
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Financial resources must be evaluated to determine if there is
funding available to provide for the following:
Facility Modifications-Restrooms, science labs, cafeteria
Classroom and Multimedia Resource Center materials that are age
and grade appropriate
Furniture that is grade and age appropriate
Playground equipment
Implementation of PK-8 Initiative in 2004-2005/2005-2006 with new boundary
changes
District Actions
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Pre K-6 in selected schools for 2003-2004
M.L. King Middle School 7th and 8th Only
Miller
Carroll
Gates
Cameron
Baskin
Briscoe
Pfeiffer
King Feeder Group Projected 2003-04
Student Membership
PK
K
Number of Students
1
2
3
4
5
Cameron
66
31
34
38
28
34
36
37
304
Carroll
49
63
63
57
54
44
40
36
406
Gates
59
66
62
63
79
49
68
72
518
Miller
92
42
47
33
49
42
24
25
354
King
6
7
8
124 129
Voting Results
Cameron
Carroll
Gates
Miller
King
Parents 70%
79%
74%
70%
74%
NA
&
Staff 70%
94%
92%
71%
100%
NA
New
253
Longfellow MS and Baskin ES Projected
2003-04 Student Membership
Number of Students
Baskin ES
PK
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
73
72
77
77
66
73
73
70
Longfellow MS
Voting Results
Baskin ES
185
Parents 70%
77%
&
7
8
New
581
239 250
Staff 70%
81%
489
Harris MS and Briscoe ES Projected
2003-04 Student Membership
Number of Students
Briscoe
Harris
PK
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
95
68
83
80
81
88
67
72
112
Voting Results
Briscoe
Parents 70%
86%
&
7
170
8
New
196
634
370
Staff 70%
100%
Davis MS and Pfeiffer ES Projected
2003-04 Student Membership
Number of Students
Pfeiffer
Davis
PK
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
24
30
42
42
47
49
29
28
277
Voting Results
Pfeiffer
Parents 70%
88%
&
7
381
8
New
350
291
1,008
Staff 70%
100%

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