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
Strategic Plan
Policy:  
Enclosure
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.
Funding
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation Approve formation of new committee.
Approvals:  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent