In a letter home last week, we wrote that even though the referendum failed, Saylesville WILL BE OPEN next year. It will take at least a year, if not two, to either consolidate or dissolve the school district. During this time period, Saylesville will remain open and will still need to educate our students.
The question many are asking is, “What will Saylesville look like next year?”
That question is not an easy one to answer as enrollment is a key determiner of our budget. We understand it is difficult to decide if your child will return to Saylesville next year without knowing what the staff model will look like. This does become a “chicken or the egg” problem as many cannot commit to returning if they don’t know what programming will look like. And, the district cannot determine programming if we don’t know how many students we will have (which determines our revenue).
Parents will receive a survey asking them to indicate the liklihood of their child returning. When we have a better estimate of which students will return at which grade levels, we can better estimate the staffing for next year. It is quite probable that we would need to look at split and/or multi-age classrooms at most, if not all, grade levels. If enrollments are too low at any particular grade level or grade span, we may need to consider shared staffing with another school district.
Based on the tentative likelihood of students returning, we will begin building budget/program scenarios. We will again survey parents on the likelihood of their child returning based on the proposed academic program. Please call the school if you have any questions.
Personalized Learning Academy
Rubicon is opening the Rubicon Personalized Learning Academy
for the 2014-15 school year.
(THIS YEAR, we are piloting the academy with all 3rd-5th grade students.)
The Rubicon Personalized Learning Academy is available to all resident and open enrollment students.
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