Plan for District-Wide STEAM Expansion

  • The HMC-1 Board of Education approved expanding STEAM & project-based learning to all schools.  The downloadable PDF document below outlines a three-year implementation plan targeting pre-kindergarten through 12th grade STEAM & PBL professional development, programming resources, and college & career readiness.

    Download the STEAM & Project-Based Learning Plan (PDF)

Superintendent's Presentation for March 7 Vote

  • During their March 7, 2019 special meeting, the HMC-1 Board of Education approved the Superintendent's alternate recommendation. The board amended the recommendation to repurpose Symington Elementary and Johnson Elementary. The approved plan also includes grade reconfiguration and budget reductions.

     

    The Superintendent's full presentation and details of budget reductions are available to view. The approved alternate plan can be found on page 21.

     

Superintendent's Recommendations

  • Superintendent Yolanda Cargile, Ed.D. has provided her recommendations for the Board of Education to consider.

    The Board of Education is expected to vote on recommendations at a special meeting 6:00 pm, March 7, 2019, in the Smith-Hale Middle School multi-purpose room.

    Download the Superintendent's Recommendations (PDF)

Final Recommendations from MGT Consulting (Feb. 21,2019)

  • At the February 21, 2019, HMC-1 Board of Education meeting, MGT Consulting Group presented their final recommendations to address building usage, capacity, and budget reductions.

     

    Please note a final decision has not been made.

     

    The Board of Education is expected to vote on recommendations at a special meeting March 7, 2019, 6:00 pm, in the Smith-Hale Middle School multi-purpose room.

     

    Details are available in the Final Report by MGT Consulting Group (PDF).

Initial Options Presented by MGT Consulting (Feb. 12, 2019)

  • At the public meeting on February 12, MGT Consulting Group outlined several options that would address the district’s building usage, capacity, and budget reductions. 

     

    Details are available in the Powerpoint presented by MGT Consulting Group (PDF).

Budget Reductions & Restructuring

  • HMC-1's Board of Education is considering the following budget reductions recommended by the Executive Leadership Team. Additional information on select recommendations are included below.

     

    Recommended Budget Reductions                Amount (Percent of Operating Expenses)

    Program Restructuring............................................$644,000 (.70%)
       - Alternative Education
       - Choice Schools
       - CODE Gifted Program

     

    Travel (5% Reduction)..............................................$22,264 (.02%)

     

    Discovery Education Contract.................................$150,000 (.19%)

     

    5-Year Pacific Education Conference Rotation......$20,000 (.02%)

     

    Building & District Supplies (10% Reduction).......$300,000 (.37%)

     

    Key Financial Technology Lease..............................$263,201 (.33%)

     

    Grade Reconfiguration..............................................$1,908,500 (2.37%)
       - Moving Pre-K to one building
       - K-5th grade
       - 6th-8th grade
       - 9th-12th grade

     

    TOTAL RECOMMENDED REDUCTIONS AS OF JAN. 8, 2019.......$3,307,965 (4.11%)

STEAM Expansion

  • The HMC-1 Board of Education is considering a proposal by the Executive Leadership Team that expands the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) project-based learning model to all schools. This would give students at each school the opportunity to benefit from the program. Students would no longer be bussed to Compass or Millennium and would attend their neighborhood school.

     

    For more information on the benefits of STEAM project-based learning and the opportunities HMC-1's program provides, see our School Choice Expansion booklet (PDF).

       

Alternative Education Proposal

  • One of the budget reductions the Board of Education is considering is restructuring our alternative education, placing all programs in the Burke Support Building.

     

    For more information on the proposal, see the District Alternative Education Proposal (PDF).

Last Modified on May 6, 2019