Optimizing for Equity 3-Year Plan to Redesign Schools to Support Excellence for All

  •  Optimizing for Equity

    Timeline

    Proposal

    Sequence

    Rationale

    Fall 2020

    Repurpose Van Winkle as an exclusive Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) School.

    Students in K-5 at Van Winkle will be transferred to Bates.

    Commitment #1: A Strong Start. Key Initiative: Expand the number of pre-kindergarten seats.

    Fall 2020

    Expand traditional Pre-K classes at McWillie.

    Discontinue Montessori for 6th Grade at McWillie.

    Boyd kindergarten students (presently instructed at McWillie) will be served at home school.

    Commitment #1: A Strong Start. Key Initiative: Expand the number of pre-kindergarten seats.

    Fall 2020

    Close Barr Elementary.
    (Current Enrollment, 166)

    Barr students will be transferred to Pecan Park.

    Close Barr Elementary given severe under-enrollment and facility challenges.

    Fall 2020

    Consolidate Hardy Middle School with Blackburn Middle School.

    Hardy students will be transferred to Blackburn.

    Hardy will be transformed into a premier Athletic complex.

    Commitment #2: Innovative Teaching & Learning. Key Initiative: Robust elective offerings beginning as early as middle school.

    Fall 2020

    Consolidate Siwell Middle School with Cardozo Middle School.

    Siwell students will be transferred to either Cardozo or Peeples based on rezoning.

    Siwell building usage to be determined.

    Commitment #2: Innovative Teaching & Learning. Key Initiative: Robust elective offerings beginning as early as middle school.

    Fall 2021

    Repurpose Rowan as a District Teaching & Learning Center.

    REAP Program to be relocated.

    Office of Teaching & Learning to move from Central Office to Rowan.

    Commitment #3: Talented and Empowered Teams. Key Initiative: World-class Teaching and Learning Professional Development Center.

    Fall 2022

    Assign community stakeholder taskforce to develop plan strengthening the Lanier High School Feeder Pattern.

    Specific proposal to be developed by community stakeholder taskforce addressing enrollment, program offering, and facilities (in Spring 2020).

    Commitment #2: Innovative Teaching & Learning.
    Commitment #4: Joyful Learning Environments.

Last Modified on December 10, 2019