Committee Meeting notes

Committee Members:  Bob Johnson, Amy Friesner
(meeting notes authored by Bob Johnson)
 
This website is a catch all for the for the work done on the whole scope of relocating the pre-k groups into the newest dist 690 building and vacating the old dist 690 buildings by start of school 2012-13
 Please if the information on this site is miss quoted or not stated correctly let Amy or myself know !

The main reason for looking at the building move has been declining enrollment.  The peak 
enrollment for the district occurred in 1996 at 1,570 students.  The district is expecting 1,090 or 
less students to start the school year in the fall of 2011.  This drop of almost 500 students has 
forced the district into many difficult decisions over the past fifteen years in regards to 
programs, staff, and operations.  The constant “budget adjusting” has been a volatile process 
for the school and the community.  When the High School was built in 1986, there were 985 
students district wide.  We will be within 100 students of that number this fall.  The Middle 
School/High School complex has 210,000 square feet.  By comparison, the entire Lower 
Elementary complex is just over 85,000 square feet.

Also in 1986 the Dist had only one  library and  one kitchen to service the total population. At the end of the 2010/2011 school year we as a Dist were operating three library's and three kitchens.  By moving K, First and Second, over to the newest building ,  we have reduced the the number of kitchens and library's to two each.

The next challenge, is to find the correct fit for our pre-k programs, in the 510 Ceder location, with the end result being the total shut down of the old school building.

9/8/11
First meeting
Committee Members: Amy Friesner, Bob Johnson
people present:Craig, Emily, Keith Landin, Deb Landin, Annie Lund, Kari Lund, Patti Hodgson, Kathy Scheving, 

I stressed the need for a complete audit /survey on the requirements  that the pre-k groups need to function correctly
I also stressed that we as a board need to see how the current k-12 is adjusting to the new groups that have just moved in this year.

so, the pre-k group, is going to supply the information on actual kids coming to their different class groups and the staff that handles those groups.  Also they are going to show the required (if any) space needed according to state or federal law/statute.

Amy stressed that she would like the various groups/people that this whole thing effects voice their concerns and Ideas on how we as a district can make this all happen.

I also made the point that when they come with their Ideas they consider what  snowball effect would happen because of their idea.

next meeting is scheduled for 9/13/ 11  @ 5:15 pm

9/9/11

Just wanted to post information provided by Kathy S

Preschool Children Enrolled for 2011-2012

Patti’s Pitter Patter - 9 three year olds   8-10 am
Kari’s Pitter Patter - 8 three year olds    8-10 am
Kari’s Learning Readiness -  12 four/five year olds  1/2 day  afternoon
Annie’s Learning Readiness AM - 12 four/five year olds 1/2 day
Annie’s Learning Readiness PM - 10 four/five year olds 1/2 day
Patti’s Learning Readiness - 11 four/five year olds 1/2 day afternoon
ECFE -  Wed AM  20 Adults and 32 kids  estimate from last year/In october
ECFE - Mon PM 10 Adults and 22 kids  estimate from last year/in october
ECFE - Tues PM  9 Adults and 10 kids estimate from last year/in october
ECFE - Thurday AM  8 Adults and 12 kids estimate from last year/in october

Tessa’s Head Start - 7 three year olds and 12 four year olds and 1 five year olds
11:30 - 3:00 class time Mon thru Thurs
Pam’s Head Start - 5 three year olds and 10 four year olds
9:15 - 1:45 class time Mon thru Thurs
Lindsay’s Head Start - 7 three year olds and 6 four year olds  
8:00 - 12:00 class time Mon thru Thurs

34 speach, 4 DD

All of our early childhood special education children are integrated into the above mentioned programs.


All so made a drive through at 10 am at the New school parking and there are 130 open parking spaces
Pre- K seems to have 18 different cars

9/13/11
present
Committee Members: Amy Friesner, Bob Johnson
People present: Craig, Emily,  Deb Landin, Annie Lund, Kari Lund, Patti Hodgson, Kathy Scheving, Steve Bangston, Bernie Larson, Lori Schaible. Mark Carlson. From (Community Action Director) which includes Headstart (Federal Funded)

concerns  Lunch//break long walk// takes 30 min ????

would Steve B to mention on radio//Article in Paper//Need to get link on main site//

head cook and Bob J  looking into the Roseau lunch program.

November 1 st  meeting
present
Committee Members: Amy Friesner, Bob Johnson
People present: Craig, Emily,  Deb Landin,  Kari Lund,  Kathy Scheving, Steve Bangston,  Mark Carlson. From (Community Action Director) which includes Headstart (Federal Funded), Nick Smieja

class sizes  ( kids per class increase ) in order to free up more room space.

Library  discussion on if we go to just one library which one do we keep.

portable class rooms  ?????  grant would pay for access hall
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