Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/8/2011 - 6:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 7.5 Development of a Long Term Plan for School Closure
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
File Attachment:
Summary: • Establish a new School Closure Committee to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of MDUSD schools and facilities to develop a long-term (3-year minimum), comprehensive plan to identify and address potential school/facilities closures and openings.
• Here are just some of the key components to be researched, evaluated, and addressed in the plan:

1. An analysis of continuing growth and/or declining enrollment trends
• The School Closure Committee’s report still needs in-depth analysis and reflection.
2. Redrawing attendance boundaries to establish balanced feeder patterns
3. Transportation issues (e.g., availability)
4. Traffic and safety issues
5. Relocation or redistribution of special education/after school/support programs at schools to be closed
6. Transition and support plan for students at schools to be closed
7. Staffing impact and needs
8. Redistribution of revenue/funding sources at the closing schools
9. Use of Measure C facilities monies
10. Maintenance and security of closed facilities and/or possible use of closed facilities
11. Explicit accounting of actual money saved from school closures, not just a best guess.

In addition, use the CDE's "Closing a School Best Practices Guide" as a resource.
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: Approve formation of new committee.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent
Vote Results: