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ratio of devices to students in each class K-4 beginning in 2018

Bond/Levy

Message/video from Mike Nollan

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the options currently being considered by the school board?

"Option K" and "Option 3" are being considered by the school board.

What does option K include?

Option K

  • New 1-5 elementary school
  • New Developmental Preschool and Kindergarten building
  • Remodel Lincoln

What does Option 3 include?

Option 3

  • New K-5 500 student capacity elementary school in-lieu of Lincoln
  • New K-5 500 student capacity elementary school
  • Re-purpose Lincoln

What would a repurposed Lincoln look like?

A repurposed Lincoln would still be used by the school district.

What are the capacity numbers for each elementary building?

Lincoln: 400

Mount Stuart: 450

Valley View: 480

What are the major limitations in each building TODAY?

  • Cafeteria Size/Food Service Capacity
  • Lack of Specialized Classroom Space
  • Playground Size (Lincoln)
  • Lack of Gym Space
  • All classroom space has been utilized

What are the current enrollment numbers for each elementary school?

What are the projections for enrollment over the next few years?

  • Enrollment Increase started with a large kindergarten class during the 2013 -14 school year
  • Since that time kindergarten enrollment continues to come in at 250+ students
  • This is an average increase of approximately 30 students per year in comparison to typical enrollment
  • Students continue to transfer into the district at all grade levels

What has been done with the buildings thus far to help the needs of our elementary learners?


Building Configuration

  • Four portable classrooms at Valley View
  • Two portable classrooms at Mt. Stuart
  • Two portable classrooms at Lincoln
  • Converted auxiliary space to classrooms
  • Displaced intervention programs (Title, Highly Capable) for additional classrooms
  • Increased seating capacity in cafeterias

Lincoln Elementary School

  • 4 classroom teachers
  • Additional Intervention Teacher
  • Part time specialist
  • ½ time assistant principal
  • Additional paraprofessional support
  • Incorporated Counselor in Specialist Rotation
  • Adapted Specialist Schedule

Mt. Stuart Elementary School

  • 5 classroom teachers
  • ½ time assistant principal
  • Part Time Specialist
  • Additional Paraprofessional Support
  • Incorporated Counselor in Specialist Rotation
  • Adapted Specialist Schedule

Valley View Elementary

  • 5 Classroom Teachers
  • Assistant Principal
  • Part Time Specialist
  • Additional Paraprofessional Support
  • Math Lab Specialist
  • Incorporated Counselor in Specialist Rotation
  • Adapted Specialist Schedule

Why not just add more portables?

One of the things often forgotten when we add portables to a building is that the common areas of a building (offices, music rooms, counseling, gym, cafeteria, bathrooms) are built for a certain internal capacity. What happens when we add portables, then, is that the internal capacity cannot best meet the needs and the safety of the learners.


What has the community involvement been throughout this process?

Where can I find more information?

What is a Developmental Preschool? Is it required?

A Developmental Preschool a service for students with special developmental needs. We are required to have the program and have housed the program at CWU for ______ of years.

How much do we pay in rent to CWU for Developmental Preschool and Excel Alternative High School?

$43,000 per year. We've been renting from CWU for these spaces for _____ number of years.

What are the current spaces used by the Ellensburg School District?

Ellensburg High School

  • Year built: 2006
  • Grades currently serviced: 8-12
  • Current enrollment: 957 + 250 8th grade
  • Capacity: 1200
  • Portables: none
  • Teachers on "carts" or sharing classrooms: 7

Excel Alternative High School (located at CWU in Black Hall)

  • Year built: (CWU Black Hall) 1998
  • Grades currently serviced: 9-12
  • Number of classrooms: 1
  • Number of teachers: 2
  • Current enrollment: 26
  • Capacity: 39
  • Portables: none
  • Teachers on "carts": none
  • Rent:

Parent Partnership Program (located at the United Methodist Church)

  • Year built: N/A
  • Grades currently serviced: K-12
  • Number of classrooms: 1
  • Number of teachers: 1
  • Current enrollment: 38
  • Capacity: 38
  • Portables: none
  • Teachers on "carts": none
  • Rent:

Morgan Middle School

Lincoln Elementary

Mount Stuart Elementary

Valley View Elementary

Developmental Preschool

Non-School Buildings:

Bus garage / Maintenance / Printshop


Glossary

New-in-Lieu

That means, in order to capture state resources for the project, we have to take a building out of the traditional K-12 rotation, and build a new building for that purpose.

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