Comment & Question Shared at the May 12th Session #5

There was one comment shared at the conclusion of the meeting:

“I’d like the committee to consider options that increase educational adequacy for the high school beyond 73.8.¬† This number seems too low for acceptability.”¬†

The Facilitating Team will take a look at all of the variables before making their final recommendation:  Educational Adequacy, First Costs, Operating Costs, feasibility of site plans, implications to taxpayers, etc.

There was one question:

“I don’t know whether ProjectLEAF is the forum, but would like to see if we could facilitate a discussion about Common Core.¬† I’ve heard some comments by Administration and teachers and know it isn’t popular among community members.¬† Would like more information please.”

We could certainly look at the possibility of some type of Common Core Standards community meeting and facilitate conversation revolving around such a topic.  This would probably occur after we complete our 6th ProjectLEAF meeting.

There will be more information posted in the next day or two sharing the outcome of the Master Plan Scenario prioritization.  We appreciate the more than 100 members of our school community who came out to participate on Monday evening.

Next meeting will be held on June 16, 2014, so mark your calendars!

Preparing for May 12, 2014

Be ready to come with your “Thinking Caps” on Monday night, at 7 pm at St Malachy Hall.¬† We have a great deal of information to work through as we review scenario boards with different options that have been discussed over the past few months.

Geneseo CES #5 Scenario Boards [UPDATE] [REDUCED 5.11.14]

We also want to discuss some of the financing options that may be available and the impact of certain decisions.

Financing Options Summary 5.9.14

Even if you’ve never come to any of the sessions previously, you are more than welcome to attend the Monday, May 12th session!

April 21, 2014 Meeting (Community Engagement Session #4)

Approximately 95 community members, staff, administrators and members of the Board of Education attended session #4, “Envisioning the Future”.¬† There was an engaging tabletop activity reviewing several scenarios to improve the K-8 centers and then scenarios for the HS.

Further work is expected at the May 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Malachy Hall.

Here are some files from the evening:

Health Life Safety Work

District Health/Life Safety Work

Scenario Life Cycle Charts

Scenario Life Cycle Charts

Educational Adequacy Number Changes

Educational Adequacy Changes

Preparing for April 21st ProjectLEAF Meeting

You will note that we have rescheduled our 4th meeting to April 21st.   We will meet at 7:00 p.m. at St. Malachy Hall.  At our 3rd meeting we had more than 100 in attendance again, and we have heard from many folks who have not made any sessions so far, but are planning on attending the next meeting.

Here are the results of some of the work activities from the 3rd Meeting and some of the data shared:

Here are the PowerPoint Presentation Slides Used:

ProjectLEAF Session 3 March 10 Presentation

CES 3, The Gaps

CES 3, What We Do Well

This activity involved all members of a table of 8 sharing projects they thought would improve the educational adequacy of a school.  Each member of the table then had 3 dots they could use to choose their top 3 projects at each table.


Each table was also asked to project a targeted number for a goal for educational adequacy.  Remember that 90-95 is a newly constructed school.

ProjectLEAF CES 3 Educational Adequacy Projections



Community Engagement Session #2, February 24, 2014

Approximately 100 people attended the second session of ProjectLEAF on Monday, February 24th on a blustery winter evening.

Scott Johnson, Architect from Richard L. Johnson & Associates, Inc. and Leona Ketterl, BLDD Architects, Inc. both made presentations to begin the evening.  Scott discussed some of the current conditions of the District buildings, as well as some of the improvements that have been made in the past decade.  Leona shared some of the current information on 21st Century Schools, based upon some remodeling and new construction found in the midwest.

Table activities included a task where all participants shared 3 words that they think best described the current condition of our schools, and then 3 words that would best describe how they would like our schools to be described in the future.  A second table activity identified a ranking of the 21st Century Attributes of schools that we would like to see pursued through the ProjectLEAF process.

The Wordle is a graphic depiction of all of the words that were shared in the activity, with a change in font size based upon the increasing frequency of word appearances.

21st Century Attributes PROJECT LEAF

PROJECT LEAF CES 2 Questions and Responses

PROJECT LEAF Wordle Future Conditions

PROJECT LEAF Current Conditions Wordle

The next Community Engagement Session will be held on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Malachy Church Hall.¬† The topic will be continuing to examine the current conditions of the buildings, and review some of the prioritized current infrastructural needs and their associated costs.¬† We will be learning about the “Educational Adequacy” numbers of each school to help quantify some of the current conditions and costs, and help give some objective data as we move forward.

Information from Community Engagement Session #1, February 10, 2014

The first ProjectLEAF session was attended by nearly 200 people.¬† A quick “State of the District” presentation was shared by Superintendent Kuffel, and then community members present completed two “Table Group” Activities.¬† The results of that work is attached.

The next meeting is Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Malachy Hall.

Questions and responses Project LEAF 1

ProjectLEAF Big Data Sheet 1

Here is a podcast of the State of the District Presentation

CES #1 Podcast, February 10, 2014

Here are the “Surprises and Concerns” and the “Topics of Study” that emerged from Community Engagement Session 1 on February 10th!

CES 1, February 10, 2014 Topics of Study

CES 1, February 10, 2014 Surprises and Concerns