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Facility Utilization & Racial Balance 2012-2014

BACKGROUND

In June 2012, the Greenwich Public Schools were cited by the CT State Board of Education for Racial Imbalance in two schools - Hamilton Avenue School (HAS) and New Lebanon School (NLS). As defined by State Statute (10-226e), schools are cited for racial imbalance when the percentage of the minority population in a given school is 25% points more or less than the average for the comparable schools in the District.

After an extensive public process, and consideration of feedback from the Greenwich community, the Board of Education has developed and will submit a Racial Balance Plan to the State Board of Education - pending full Greenwich Board of Education approval at the June 17, 2014 meeting.

CRITICAL DOCUMENTS

October 16, 2014
Greenwich Public Schools Racial Balance Plan Timeline Update: 2014-2015 School Year - Submitted to CT State Board of Education

July 9, 2014 
Greenwich Public Schools Racial Balance Plan Presentation to Connecticut State Board of Education (CSBOE) 
Unanimously approved by the CSBOE as presented, conditioned on providing a deliverable timeline within 90 days

June 17, 2014
Greenwich Public Schools Racial Balance Plan - Agenda Item for Action at June 17, 2014 BOE Meeting
(Approved as presented 6/17/14)

May 22, 2014
Discussion of State Attorney's Feedback on Racial Balance Plan at May 22, 2014 BOE Meeting 

May 1, 2014
Presentation of Draft Racial Balance Plan - Agenda Item at May 1, 2014 BOE Work Session 

April 24, 2014
Discussion of Racial Balance Plan - Agenda Item at April 24, 2014 BOE Meeting 

Appendix to April 24, 2014 Racial Balance Plan

Action on New Lebanon School Planning Limitations - Agenda Item at April 24, 2014 BOE Meeting

April 3, 2014
Discussion of New Lebanon School Feasibility Study - Agenda Item at April 3, 2014 BOE Work Session 

March 20, 2014
Discussion of New Lebanon School Pre-Feasibility Study - Agenda Item at March 20, 2014 BOE Meeting

February 19, 2014
New Lebanon School Facility Update for 2014-2015 School Year (En Espanol

January 7, 2014
Facility Utilization & Racial Balance Update - Agenda Item at January 9, 2014 BOE Meeting 

November 7, 2013
Next Steps on Facility Utilization & Racial Balance - Agenda Item at November 7, 2013 BOE Budget Meeting 

October 24, 2013
Facility Utilization & Racial Balance Report - Agenda Item at October 24, 2013 BOE Meeting 

October 10, 2013
Letter from CT Commissioner of Education on Unique Schools Status Question - Dated 10/8/13, Received via Email 10/10/13 
Facility Utilization & Racial Balance - Metis Report - Agenda Item for October 10, 2013 Board Meeting

October 8, 29013
Facility Utilization and Racial Balance: Current Status and Options 

September 26, 2013
Facility Utilization and Racial Balance Update at September 26, 2014 BOE Meeting 
ADDENDUM: Update: New Lebanon School Expansion Study 
ADDENDUM: Status and Steps for Determining the Board Plan (Revised and Reposted 9/27/13)

September 18, 2013
Letter from Board of Education to CT Department of Education/Commissioner Pryor 

September 12, 2013
Facility Utilization and Racial Balance Update at September 12, 2013 Meeting
Metis Survey - A Preliminary Report
Draft Community Schools Plan - Proposed by Board of Education Members Mr. Sherr and Dr. von Braun  

August 29, 2013
Facility Utilization and Racial Balance Update at August 29, 2013 Board of Education Meeting (En Espanol)

July 30, 2013
Overview of “Preliminary Proposal 7.30.13” – Facility Utilization & Racial Balance (En Espanol )

July 15, 2013 (Documents submitted to State Board of Education (note change of date for meeting - originally scheduled for 7/10/13))
State Board of Education Meeting on July 15, 2013, 9:30a.m., Legislative Office Building, 300 Capital Avenue, Hartford, CT
Presentation: Addressing Racial Imbalance and Facility Utilization in the Greenwich Public Schools 

June 24, 2013
Summary of Board of Education Decisions Made June 20, 2013 & Next Steps
Summary of Board of Education Decisions Made June 20, 2013 & Next Steps - En Espanol 

June 20, 2013 (Documents submitted to Board of Education as part of the June 20, 2013 Meeting Agenda)
Frequently Asked Questions Document & Public Comment Summary Report
Frequently Asked Questions Document & Public Comment Summary Report - En Espanol
(Please note: the FAQ will be updated periodically and can also be found here: http://www.greenwichschools.org/page.cfm?p=11006)

June 6, 2013 (Documents submitted to Board of Education as part of the June 6, 2013 Meeting Agenda)
Presentation of Possible Options for Addressing Facility Utilization and Racial Balance Issues
Presentationof Possible Options for Addressing Facility Utilization and Racial Balance Issues - En Espanol

May 23, 2013 (Documents submitted to Board of Education as part of the May 23, 2013 Meeting Agenda)
Presentation of Analysis of Existing Conditions (24MB) (2 PPT Slides Per Page Version, Same Report, Smaller File Size (1MB))
Presentation of Analysis of Existing Conditions - En Espanol

BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS

PLEASE NOTE: CONTAINED WITHIN THESE BOARD DOCUMENTS IS INFORMATION FROM STUDIES CONDUCTED IN PRIOR YEARS AND AS FAR BACK AS 2007 THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY RELEVANT TO OR BEING USED FOR THE CURRENT ENROLLMENT ISSUES FACING THE DISTRICT.

January 30, 2013
Racial Balance Update

December 6, 2012   
Racial Imbalance Update Presented to the Board of Education - Answers to Board Questions, Update on International Baccalaureate Programmes in GPS Schools, STEM Presentation

November 8, 2012    (November 1, 2012 Report - Nov. 1st meeting canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, presented on Nov. 8th)
Racial Imbalance Update Presented to the Board of Education - Potential Strategies for Addressing Racial Imbalance

October 18, 2012    
Racial Imbalance Update Presented to the Board of Education - Report on discussion with Commissioner Pryor, Additional Data

July 11, 2012          
Data Report on Current Racial Imbalance  - Stats Compiled by the Administration and Submitted to the Board of Education

June 11, 2012         
Letter from Commission Stefan Pryor - Citing Hamilton Avenue and New Lebanon Schools as Racially Imbalanced.



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