Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/11/2017 - 6:30 PM
Category: SCHOOL DIVISION BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: Yancey Update (7:30 to 8:15)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 1
We will engage every student.
Policy:
Enclosure: Report on Yancey Elementary
File Attachment:
Report on Yancey Elementary School with Appendix.pdf
Addendum to Report on Yancey Elementary School.pdf
Report on Yancey Elementary School.pptx
Summary: During the course of the 2016-2017 school year, staff has been providing the School Board with a series of reports and updates on Yancey Elementary School. Specifics of these reports can be found as part of the School Board agendas on the following board meeting dates:
• August 11, 2016
• January 12, 2017
• March 9, 2017
• April 27, 2017

The first three updates addressed student achievement and climate survey information. The April 27th update addressed the current status of two major grants that are significant to Yancey Elementary School. For both grants, a 21st Century Grant and a Title I School Improvement Grant, staff cautioned the School Board that it was likely that the funding would not be available for the 2017-2018 school year.

At the April 27th meeting, staff also informed the School Board that it now appears that Yancey may not reach the original student enrollment projection for the 2017-2018 school year. The 2016-2017 enrollment is 118 and the projection for next year is 108 as the graduating 5th grade class is larger than the projected kindergarten class. Updated estimates for the kindergarten class suggest that it may be less than projected such that Yancey may have an enrollment next year of less than 105 students.
All of the above information was discussed by the School Board. The School Board asked staff to bring back to the next board meeting on May 11 information related to the potential of closing Yancey and absorbing its students into Scottsville and Red Hill Elementary Schools. The purpose of this report is to provide the School Board with relevant information so that the board has the information that it needs to make decisions on next steps.
This report consists of the following sections:
1. Enrollment
2. Community Use
3. Capital and Operating Budgets
4. Student Transportation
5. Demographics
6. Yancey Workgroup Report (2014)
7. Scottsville and Red Hill Capacities
8. Yancey Climate Survey
9. Yancey Staff
10. Legal Authority
11. Options Available to the School Board
Funding: n/a
Recommendation: Information Only
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Rosalyn Schmitt - Planner/Project Manager
Signed By:
Dean Tistadt - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Pamela Moran - Superintendent