12-13-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38


Title
Potential Attendance/Program Boundary Changes and School Closings for the 2012-13 School Year

Discussion

Proposals for potential attendance/program boundary changes and school closings for the 2012-13 school year:

Proposal 1
Reduce enrollment at Viera High School.  Schools potentially affected: Eau Gallie HS, Satellite HS and Viera HS.

Proposal 2 
Reduce enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr HS.  Schools potentially affected: Clearlake MS, DeLaura MS, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr HS and Satellite HS.

Proposal 3
Reduce enrollment at Kennedy MS.  Schools potential affected: Clearlake MS, DeLaura MS, Kennedy MS and McNair MS.

Proposal 5
Reduce enrollment at Meadowlane ES and Riviera ES.  Schools potentially affected: Roy Allen ES, Croton ES, Lockmar ES, Meadowlane Intermediate ES, Meadowlane Primary ES, Riviera ES, Sabal ES and University Park ES.

Proposal 8A
Balance enrollment at Astronaut High School and Titusville High School and at Jackson Middle School and Madison Middle School.  Schools potential affected: Astronaut HS, Titusville HS, Jackson MS and Madison MS.

Proposal 16A
Close Riverview Elementary School.  Schools potentially affected: Apollo ES, Coquina ES, Imperial Estates ES, Mims ES, Oak Park ES, Riverview ES and South Lake ES.

These recommendations include input from the October 24, 2011 School Board Workshop and the Community Meetings held on November 7, 2011, November 8, 2011, November 9, 2011 and November 10, 2011.  The data associated with the recommendations is based on student membership as of October 14, 2011 (Fall FTE Count) and permanent FISH capacity as of November 11, 2011.  The data does not include non-renewal of existing out-of-area students per Policy 7120, grandfathered of students in District Choice programs or grandfathering approved by the Board.   

Attachments:
     Proposal 1  
     Proposal 2
     Proposal 3
     Proposal 5
     Proposal 8A
     Proposal 16A
     Cost Savings Analysis    
     Proposal Information Matrix
    

   
   



Recommendation

Authorize the Superintendent to advertise for a Public Hearing on January 24, 2012 to approve the staff recommendations for the following proposals to change attendance/program boundaries and close schools for the 2012-13 school year, subject to the recommended conditions.

  • Proposal 1: Reduce enrollment at Viera High School.
  • Proposal 2: Reduce enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr HS.
  • Proposal 3: Reduce enrollment at Kennedy MS.
  • Proposal 5: Reduce enrollment at Meadowlane ES and Riviera ES. 
  • Proposal 8A: Balance enrollment between Astronaut High School /  Titusville High School and Jackson Middle School / Madison Middle School. 
  • Proposal 16A: Close Riverview Elementary School. 

Recommended Conditions

  1. All Proposals:  Rising 6th graders, 8th graders, 11th graders and 12th graders may stay at their current school (grandfathered).  An out-of-area application must be submitted to the Office of School Choice for approval.  Basis: Avoids having 6th graders and 8th graders change schools twice in two years; program continuity for 11th and 12th graders.
  2. All Proposals:  No sibling preference for grandfathered students.  Basis: Delays implementation of attendance boundary changes.
  3. All Proposals:  No transportation for grandfathered students.  Basis: Cost.
  4. Proposal 5:  Grandfather rising 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders moved to Meadowlane ES for the 2010-11 school year and now moved to Lockmar ES and Roy Allen ES, with transportation (Condition 3 is superseded for these students).  An out-of-area application must be submitted to the Office of School Choice for approval.  Basis: Avoids having these students change schools twice in three years.
  5. Proposal 8A:  Grandfather rising 10th graders (in addition to the grades grandfathered in Condition 1).  Waive the requirement to non-renew out-of-area students per Policy 7120 at Titusville HS and Jackson MS.  Basis: The intent of this proposal is to balance enrollment rather than reduce capacity utilization.


Meeting Date(s)
Information - 11/22/2011
Action12/13/2011
Public Hearing1/24/2012

Authority for Action
1001.42, F.S.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Budgeted
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Cost Center
Project
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Program

Contact
Dane Theodore, Assistant Superintendent, Facilities Services,  633-1000 x657


Attachment:  Proposal 1 - Reduce Enrollment at Viera HS.pdf
Attachment:  Proposal 2 - Reduce Enrollment at Cocoa Beach Jr-Sr HS.pdf
Attachment:  Proposal 3 - Reduce Enrollment at Kennedy MS.pdf
Attachment:  Proposal 5 - Reduce Enrollment at Meadowlane ES and Riviera ES.pdf
Attachment:  Proposal 8A - Balance Enrollment between Astronaut HS - Titusville HS and Jackson MS - Madison MS.pdf
Attachment:  Proposal 16A - Close Riverview ES.pdf
Attachment:  Cost Savings Analysis.pdf
Attachment:  Proposal Information Matrix.pdf