Laura's Restructuring Plan
Open August 2016
Montford Middle -- Open August 2016
2. Hire principal in spring and allow to work on recruitment and development of magnet theme/curriculum
3. Transfer 1 counselor, 1 secretary, and 5 teachers from AMS. As current AMS employees to apply for transfers if interested.
4. Allow 2 or 3 positions at AMS to not be refilled after attrition bringing their total staff number down by about 8 teachers, 1 counselor, and 1 secretary.
5. Allow principal to hire remaining staff including assistant principal. Consider transferring one of AMS' current assistant principals to another school when openings arise, leaving AMS with 2 AP positions instead of 3.
6. Allow students to participate in sports at AMS.
7. Create music program and other extra-curriculars on campus (not part of AMS).
8. Put out feelers to see if the following year families are interested in balanced calendar.
All elementaries in ACS have K-5 configuration
2. ACS Preschool building grows as follows:
Year 1: 4 preschools, 2 kindergartens, 2 first grades. Total of about 120 students and 9 or 10 teachers. Hire principal. Transfer in 3 new teachers. Current preschool program coordinators/directors either become teachers or central office overseers of preschool compliance throughout the district.
Year 2: 4 preschools, 2 kindergarten, 2 first grade, 2 second grade. Add about 50 kids and 2 more teachers.
Year 3: Add 2 third grade
Year 4: Add 2 fourth grade
Year 5: Add 2 fifth grade. School is now at projected capacity and serves about 320 students.
Overall changes and benefits
2. Fewer transitions overall
3. Small middle school may allow retention of families who previously left ACS
4. Small middle school may allow further focus on closing achievement gaps and allowing equitable access to higher level high school programs.
5. Additional elementary on Haywood Rd provides for population growth on that side.
Costs or concerns
2. parking, busing at Montford
3. What renos are really needed at Montford?