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Full State of the Schools Address - May 11, 2016

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Transcript of Full State of the Schools Address - May 11, 2016

District Technology Plan
Communication Initiatives
PTA, PTSA, Clubs and Community
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State of the Schools
Revere Local School District
May 11, 2016
Revere Board of Education
Claudia Hower
Our School Buildings
Hillcrest Elementary
Bath Elementary
Revere High School
Revere Middle School
Grades K-3
Enrollment: 769
Grades 4 & 5
Enrollment: 393
Preschool: 46
Grades 6-8
Enrollment: 670
Grades 9-12
Enrollment: 890
Student Enrollment Data
Employee Data
Total Student Enrollment: 2,768

Economically Disadvantaged Students: 168 (6%)

Students with Disabilities: 277 (10%)


African American - 53
Asian - 166
Latino - 30
Multiracial - 111
American Indian/Alaskan Native - 1
Caucasian - 2,407

Total Number of Employees: 335

Certified Staff: 212

Non-Certified Staff: 123

Advanced Degrees: 163 with Masters Plus

Number of Buses: 46

Number of Vans: 3

Number of Routes: 41

Miles Driven Per Day: 2,762 (not including summer trips)

Miles Driven Per year: 513,196
Revere Academics
Hillcrest Elementary
Bath Elementary Academics
Revere Middle
Revere High
Grants & Awards
Curriculum & Instruction
Hillcrest Elementary Highlights
Bath Elementary Highlights
Revere Middle
Revere High
District Highlights
District Data
Facebook & Twitter
District Website
So many ways to communicate!
Media Relations
(press releases/news tips)
Revere Flyer Central
Facebook: Revere Local Schools

Twitter: @RevereLocal
Print Newsletter Mailed 3x Annually
Revere Reporter
Revere Monthly E-Newsletter
Blackboard Connect
Key Communicator Group
Academic Achievements:
Million Minute Reading Challenge
Innovative Leaders Institute
ILI is part of Batelle Education Ohio Stem Learning Network
Academic Achievements:
Integrating STEM curriculum: 4th graders learning to code and 5th graders learning robotics
"Too Good for Drugs" program replaced DARE
Academic Achievements:
Academic Challenge Team took 2nd place in regional tournament
Newly structured schedule
84 Minute Period for LA/Math, RTI, RISE, Embedded Professional Development
WEB Program
Academic Achievements:
Five National Merit Semifinalists
Revere ranked fourth in NE Ohio for students taking ACT & receiving non-remediation score
Two U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates
Hillcrest Elementary
$1,000 for Makerspace/STEM Lab
$1,000 for STEM Club for 2nd Grade
$1,000 for 1st Grade Presentation on Force & Motion
Bath Elementary
RSF Grant for teacher to attend Project Lead the Way training in North Carolina
Generous community member donation funded chromebook purchase
Bath Principal & Bath Librarian were panel participants at the American Association for School Librarians National Conference in Columbus
Revere Middle School
Power of the Pen - 7th Grade Team Finished 1st in District Competition
RMS student qualified for Regional Spelling Bee
Revere High School
Mathcon National Competition
Science Olympiad placed 15th in the State at Columbus competition
HS Student Newspaper "Revere Lantern" earned an overall rating of 2nd place and the Revere Lantern Online News earned a rating of 1st place
Silver Linings Day for 2nd Graders and Grandparents
Author Night
Doughnuts for Dudes for 1st Grade Boys and their Fathers
WILD about Hillcrest T-shirt Days
Reader Leader Days
5th Grade Trip to CVEEC
4th Grade Heritage Day
Magical Theater Performances
Bath Players, "The Stone in the Road"
Career Day
Father's Walk
MDA Shamrock Fundraiser
Nick Vujicic Anti-Bullying Assembly
Welcome Home Carson
Revere Players "Sound of Music" sold out three consecutive performances!
Future's Day
First-ever "Get to Know Revere" Night
Opiate Panel for Community
Mock Crash and Trial for Juniors/Seniors
Celebration of the Arts
George Seifert
Dana Appel
Tom Kelley
Diana Sabitsch
Vice President
Comparison of Effective Millage Rates
Lowest Millage in Summit County Amongst Comparable Districts
Curriculum Mapping Process, Pre-K-12
Integrated Unit Design
Math Pathways permitting all students the opportunity to take calculus
K-12 Focus on STEAM & STEM Initiatives
Response to Intervention process in place, K-12
Academic Programming
Newly adopted, "Envisions" Math Program
New schedule which will accommodate STEAM programming and a Makerspace Workshop
Academic Programming
Newly Adopted "Envisions" Math Program
Project Lead the Way
Revere Community C.A.R.E.
$500 Drug & Alcohol Free RHS Senior
$300 Contribution to RHS Senior After Prom (alcohol & drug free) Party
Supports PANDA/Teen Institute Activities
Sponsored "Cutting & Other Self Harm Behaviors" Parent Program
Sponsored "Dangerous Apps" Parent Program
Sponsored "Community Drug Information Night" Parent Program
Provided the Prom Promise Card to all Juniors and Seniors
Hillcrest Elementary PTA
COSI on Wheels
Jump Rope for Heart
Mileage Club
Book Fair
Holiday Shoppe
Birthday Book Club
Farmer's Market
Character Recognition
End of the Year Carnival
Bath Elementary
Book Fair
Help Purchase Chrome Books/Carts
Bath Land Lab/School Garden
Revere Middle
Father's Walk
Power of the Pen
Rachel's Challenge
8th Grade Dance
Revere High
Senior Citizen Brunches (Fall/Spring)
Fall Extravaganza
Celebration of the Arts
Senior After-Prom
Annual Scholarship
Revere Strategic Plan
Facilities Planning Process
Community Engagement Process
20 Focus Groups
Teachers, Administrators & Staff
Community Leaders
Revere Board of Education
Statistically Accurate Poll
Revere Local School District
2016-2019 Strategic Plan
Goal Areas:

Financial Stewardship
Technology Integration and Infrastructure
Student Well-being and Safety
Communication, Collaboration & Partnerships
Financial Accomplishments
Audit Award from the Auditor of the State
Shared Services (smaller government)
Health Care
Reducing Long Term and Short Term Debt
Refinanced Bonds to Reduce Interest Cost (twice)
Final Bond Payment
mproving Bond Rating - Moody's Investment Services
BAA1 to A2 to Aa3 to Aa1
Ranking 1 Category Below Top Tier
Fiscal Stewardship
Bus Clean Fuel Program
Reduced Age of Bus Fleet
HB 264 Energy Conservation Initiative
Borrowing Utilizing Interest Free Federal Loan (Qualified School Construction Bonds - QSCB)
Collaboration with Both Unions for 2 Year Salary Freeze
Leveraging the PI Fund
Community Partnerships
Village of Richfield, Bath Township, PTA's and Booster Organizations
Property Values
Levies & Related
Facilities Master Plan
Five Year Forecast
Changes in Assessed Value
We Asked
You Answered
We Listened
Acknowledges that 21st Century Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, are essential to educating our students for tomorrow's world
Embraces new designs for teaching and learning based on current learning theories
Public Policy Impact
State Impact on Public Education - the Unknowns, Vouchers, Charters, Funding
Transferring Responsibility to Home Owner
House Bill & Rollback Changes
Commercial Activity Tax
Commitment to Community - Levy Cycle
Contain Growth in Staff Costs
Historical Trends
Primary Source of Operating Revenue
*Handout of Millage Comparison Available
Extended Levy Cycles
Projected Time Line for New Operating Money
CY 2019
Unrelated to any building initiatives
House Bill 920 Impact - Still in Effect
Cost of Proposed Bond in the amount of $68.2 million dollars
"No New Tax" Partial Offset
Economic Market - The Time is Now
Bond Rates
Construction Costs (12% Increase in Sq. Foot Cost)
Cost of New High School in 2006 versus 2016 ($200 per Sq. Foot Compared to $224 per Sq. Foot
Strong Property Values in Revere Translates to Lower Millage for Constituent
District Safety and Security
See Something Say Something Secret Service Initiative
Support of the Revere Schools Foundation
Door Access System
Community Partnership with The Village of Richfield & Bath Township
Safety and Security Committee
SRO Initiative
Staff Training
Emergency Operating Plan and Threat Assessment
Navigate Prepared
Training with Findlay University
Employee Identification
Cameras in Buses
November Bond Issue
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission Assessment
Fall 2014
Interviewed Architects Fall of 2015
Phone Poll Survey Showed One of the

Facing Revere is
(Fall 2015)
Formed Community Based Facilities and Finance Committees (Fall 2015)
Strategic Planning
Current Proposal
Ensures that teachers and students have a working knowledge of what technology is, how it works, what purpose can it serve, and how it can be used efficiently and effectively to achieve specific goals

Embraces STEAM/STEM programming within each building ensuring that students are college/career ready when leaving high school
Jennifer Reece
District Communications Specialist
Email: jreece@revereschools.org
Phone: (330) 523-3112
Continue to enhance and grow excellent performance by utilizing personalized learning experiences that meet the unique needs of students. Continue to differentiate and enhance the student experience through the support of academic, artistic, athletic and additional opportunities to create a well-rounded individual.
Projected Millage Costs for Bond
(Uncertified Projections)
New Proposed Millage:
2.77 mills, $193.91/per year, $16.16/per mo.

/Current Millage:
1.59 mills, $111/per year, $9.25/per mo.

Total Bond Millage:

4.36 mills, $304.91/per year, $25.41/per month
Calculated on Home with Market Value of $200,000 and Assessed Value (35% of total) of $70,000 using a $68.2 Million Dollar Bond

Based on Projected Bond Borrowing Rate of 4.1% which is not known until time of sale
Facilities Process
Revere Athletics
Total Number of Athletes: 477(276 boys/201 girls)
56% of RHS Student Body Participates in a Sport
Number of Offerings (girls & boys sports): 22
Championships for 2015-16: Volleyball & Girls Basketball
Revere All Sports Booster Club: Parent Organization
Suburban League Players of the Year 2015-16:
Hayley Hendrickson, Tennis
Viktoria Farian, Volleyball
The Arts
Revere Marching Band
Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble
Jazz Band
Revere Choir
Symphonic Choir
Revere Players (two productions annually)
Photography and Advanced Photography Classes
Revere Music Parent Association (RMPA) www.reveremusic.org
Why Now?
Immediate Concerns
Failing structural concerns, including foundations
Lead pipes
Fire suppression systems are non-existent and fire system is below current State standards
Emergency back-up generator systems are non-existent
Safety and security upgrades are needed
Ensure the District meets all building requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Benefits to the Students and Community
Higher return on investment for the community
Enhanced community use of District facilities
New buildings have a longer useful District-wide life when compared to renovated buildings
Current borrowing rates are at historical lows
Provides for replacement of the bus garage without acquiring new/additional property
Provides use of 39 acres, North of the District Administration Building that is owned by the District
Effective instructional classrooms need effective climate controls
Natural lighting, including day light, improves instructional outcomes and learning
Collaborative learning spaces
Because their future depends on us...
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