State of the School - United Nations International School

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a better world | un monde meilleur | un mundo mejor | ‫ | عالم أفضل‬лучший мир | 一个更美好的世
界
un mondo migliore | より良い世界 | eine bessere welt | a better world | un monde meilleur | un
monde meilleur | un mundo mejor | ‫ | عالم أفضل‬лучший мир | 一个更美好的世界 | un mondo mejor
‫ | عالم أفضل‬лучший мир | 一个更美好的世界 un mondo migliore | より良い世界 | eine bessere welt
a better world | un monde meilleur | un monde meilleur | un mundo mejor | ‫ | عالم أفضل‬лучший мир
un mondo migliore | より良い世界 | eine bessere welt | a better world | un monde meilleur | un
monde meilleur | un mundo mejor | ‫ | عالم أفضل‬лучший мир | 一个更美好的世界 | un mondo mejor
The State of the School
March 13, 2013
Jane Camblin
Peter Sorrentino
MISSION
“In our increasingly interdependent world, in
which the problems we face call for more and
deeper global cooperation, UNIS is uniquely
placed to contribute. Its core principles
emanate from the United Nations charter, that
visionary document of world peace and
progress. The school’s international
environment—in which people of many nations,
faiths and points of view study, work and play
together—sets an admirable example of mutual
tolerance and understanding.”
Kofi A. Annan
United Nations Security General 1997-2006
Remarks on UNIS’ 50th Anniversary
“One of the greatest tasks of education all
over the world is to educate the young for
peace, because, on the question of peace,
no man of goodwill can be neutral.”
U Thant
United Nations Secretary General 1961-1971
Agenda
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Parent feedback
review
Where we are today
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In progress
Goals for the future
Advancement
update
Financial snapshot
Parent Feedback –
Values
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Academic excellence
Professional and
collegial community
Innovation and change
Celebration of
internationalism
Global awareness
Respect for our planet
Empathetic, caring,
compassionate students
Relationship with the UN
Linguistic ability
Parent Feedback Strengths
 Internationalism
 Academics
 Community
Aspirations
 Human
resources
 Academic and cocurricular programs
 Community and
infrastructure
In Progress
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Review of the schedule
Security audit
Parent food survey
Allergy policy
Medical services
contract
Review of existing
policies and
procedures
CIS/NYSAIS
Accreditation
Review of the Schedule
 Review
of advisory
period
 Access to cafeteria
 IB concerns
 Student life
Security Audit
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Review of general
security procedures
Review of crisis
management
procedures
Examination of
physical campus –
Manhattan and
Queens
Food Committee
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550 Manhattan
families responded
to parent food
survey
Concerns identified
around issues of
choice, food quality,
cafeteria procedures
Next step – form
committee
Allergy Policy
 FLIK
and school
policies currently
under review by
medical staff at
NYU
 EpiPens and
training to be
provided
Medical Services Contract
 NYU
to provide
oversight of best
practices –
concussion,
nursing,
procedures related
to the
management of
health issues at
school
Review of Existing Policies and
Procedures
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Personnel policies
Staff Association
agreement
After-school
procedures
Communications
protocols/launch of
new website and
social media
Review of
management systems
Strategic Planning
 Littleford
and Associates engaged as
consultants
 Focus groups were conducted with
parents, faculty, non-teaching staff,
students and alumni
 62 priorities were identified
 Board of Trustees and school leadership
developed final list of six multi-faceted
priorities
Strategic Planning –
Next Steps
 Each
of the six priorities will be assigned to
a Board committee or sub- committee
 Strategic plan with actionable priorities
and key performance indicators will be
shared with the full Board May 2014
 Status update to the UNIS community
before the end of the school year
 Implementation to begin September 2014
Current Hiring Initiatives
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Junior School Principal
Director of Human
Resources
Director of Student
Support Services
Additional psychologist
Review of Modern
Languages
Department structure
Social media/web
specialist
Advancement
Update
Laura Heffron
Director of Advancement
UNIS Fund Mission Statement
Gifts to the UNIS Fund make a tangible
difference in the teachers we hire; the
international curriculum, language courses and
enrichment programs that we provide; and the
art, drama, music and athletic programs we
offer. Every measure of the advancement of
UNIS is touched by your generosity. A donation
to the UNIS Fund is one of the most important
gifts you can make to our children in support of
a better world.
Participation by Constituency
100%
Admin Council
86%
UNIS Fund Co-Chairs
87%
83%
UNIS Fund Ambassadors
Trustees
40%
Parents
15%
Faculty and Staff
Parents of Alumni
1%
Alumni
2%
As of March 11, 2014
Parent Participation by
Campus
45%
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
40%
38%
32%
26%
FY14
12%
Queens
Manhattan
12%
FY13
Total
As of March 11th, All Years
UNIS Fund – Parent Gifts
500
470
400
300
200
100
197
164
Number of Gifts
0
As of March 11th, All Years
UNIS Fund – Parent Dollars
$400,000
$200,000
$0
2014
Total Raised $202,348
2013
$120,287
2012
$117,254
As of March 11th, All Years
$50 buys 5 plants and 10 seed
packets for the new
greenhouse and student
garden – Queens Campus
$100 buys 4 full sets of cricket equipment for the PE
department
$100 buys 10 Junior School students French magazine subscriptions
Manhattan Campus
$2,000 covers 4 Middle School students to attend outdoor
environmental programs
A gift of $8865 supports one out of 108 UNIS students who receive
financial aid
Financial Update
Peter Sorrentino
Treasurer
UNIS Board of Trustees
UNIS Financial Overview
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Finance & Audit Committee overview
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Annual budget process
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Approach
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Mission-driven
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Committed to fiscal sustainability and affordability
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Careful management of operating expenses
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Use available resources to deliver the highest quality
educational experience for our children
Key responsibility of the Board
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Set policy to ensure the long-term financial health of UNIS
Revenue and Operating Costs
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Significant over-reliance on tuition revenue, relative to peers
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82% of operating costs related to salaries and benefits
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Contractual CBA % increases are key driver of Tuition % increases
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~6% increase in salaries and benefits for ’14-15E
Total Revenue
Annual Fund
1%
Funded
Projects and
Donated
Services
2%
Total Operating Costs
Endowment
Transfer
1%
Maintenance/
Outsourcing/
Utilities
7%
Other
7%
Program
Expenses
4%
Benefits
21%
Net Tuition
Revenue
89%
Other
7%
Salaries
61%
Tuition vs. Peers
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5.9% tuition increase for 2014-15
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Lower rate of growth than peer average over past 3 years
Substantial discount to market
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20% below peer average, 40-45% below top of market
Tuition Comparison vs. Peers
$34,538
35,000
$37,677
$35,732
$29,990
30,000
$28,559
$28,028
25,000
Dollars (Tuition)
-18.85% below peer avg.
-20.07% below peer avg.
-20.40% below peer avg.
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,000
0
2012
2013
UNIS Average
Linear (UNIS Average )
2014
Peer Avg (ex. UNIS)
Linear (Peer Avg (ex. UNIS))
Attracting Top Educators
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We operate in one of the most competitive education markets
in the world
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UNIS compensation structure is designed to attract and retain
the best global educators
2013-2014 Peer Group Faculty Compensation Analysis
(Salary only; excludes benefits)
140,000
120,000
UNIS
Peer Group
$124,084
$118,025
(Dollars) Total Compensation
100,000
$87,898
$80,326
80,000
$65,017
$58,913
60,000
40,000
20,000
0
Highest
Lowest
Compensation Level
Median
Capital Expenditures
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Tuition and other current revenue sources are insufficient to
cover extraordinary repairs / enhancements
Capital Projects 2013-14
($6.6m)
• Year 2 Manhattan roof ($2.1mm)
• Safety/security enhancements
($300k+)
Queens
$330k,5%
Queens Roof,
$621k , 9%
Selected 2014-15 Projects
Technology
$1.4M, 21%
• Wharf review / maintenance ($200k)
• Library Conference Room redesign
Other Capital
Projects, $1.0M, 15%
Manhattan Roof,
yr. 1 of 2, $3.2M , 49%
Master Planning
$30k , 1%
• Middle School beautification
UNIS Endowment
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$400K transfer from endowment to operating budget in FY ‘13-14
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Equal to 1% of total revenue, vs. 6-7% peer average
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At least ~3x smaller than necessary for a school of our size
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No material inflows in past 10 years
$20
Endowment Funds ($mm)
$18
$16
+14.4%
$14
+10.3%
$12
$10
$8
$6
$13.9
$15.3
$17.5
$4
$2
$0
12/31/11
12/31/12
12/31/13
Program Enhancements for Next Year
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New School Psychologist and Director of Student Support
Services
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Athletics department ($56k)
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New swim team, tennis team, JV soccer
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Strength and conditioning consultant
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CPR, 1st Aid, concussion training for coaches
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Staff and faculty professional development enhancements
($100k)
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New website and hire of Digital Media Specialist
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Capital Enhancements
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Upgrade CCTV system ($50k)
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Middle School Beautification ($130k)
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Library Redesign / Enhancements ($150K)
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Other Security Enhancements ($250K)
Questions?
Thank You!

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