Handout for the December 16, 2002 Guilford Board of Finance Meeting

By Bill Quirk ( wgquirk@wgquirk.com)

Note to the Reader:  I gave this handout to the BOF and then read the accompanying (3 minutes) remarks that are found at the end of this document.   Click here to read those remarks.  Note that about half of these remarks are found in the handout.  The most important point, at the end of the 3 minutes, is that (state statutes and our town charter) limit the authority of the BOF to financial considerations.   It's up to the voter to decide about the educational merits of this proposal.    BQ, 12/16/02

Table 1: 2002 Connecticut Academic Performance Test  [CAPT Test]
               Math and Science Results for Educational Reference Group B

School District Math Science Total
1 Madison 78.9    78 156.9
2 Glastonbury 67.4    67.7 135.1
3 Farmington 74.9    59.5 134.4
4 Cheshire 73    65.5 132.5
5 Brookfield 67.9    64.3 132.2
6 New Fairfield 68.1    62.3 130.4
7 Granby 64.4    62.8 127.2
8 Newtown 66.8    59.1 125.9
ERG B Average 65    60.3 125.3
9 Reg. Dist. 5 62.3    67.4 123.7
10 Greenwich 66.2    57 123.2
11 South Windsor 66    62.1 122.1
12 West Hartford 58.1    63.2 121.3
13 Bethel 56.3    60.4 116.7
14 Trumbull 64.6    52 116.6
15 Guilford 61.2    53.8 115
16 Monroe 60.1    52.3 112.4
17 Fairfield 59.6 51.1 110.7

Table 1A:  Demographics of other low scoring school districts

Bethel Trumbull Guilford Monroe Fairfield
ERG B Rank 13 14 15 16 17
Percent of K-12 Students
with Non-English Home
Language
5.3 3.1 .08 3.4 4.8
Percent Minority 13.1 9.7 6.3 6.6 8.7

Table 2:  October 2002 Classroom Loading Data for Adams

 

Team

Teacher
Subject Room Sq.
Feet
P1 P2  P3 P4 P5  P6 P7  P8 Av
Sz
1 7-1 Clough Math B1 648 24 23 ---- 22 24 ---- 23 ---- 22
2 7-1 Flood L Arts B2 707 24 24  ---- 24 24  ---- 15  ---- 22
3 7-1 Robertson L Arts B8 626 19 19  ---- 15 27  ---- 27  ---- 23
4 7-1 O’Rourke Soc S B11 548 19 22  ---- 27 21  ---- 26  ---- 23
5 7-1 Arnold Science B6 957 23 21  ---- 27 21  ---- 24  ---- 23
6 7-2 Cattaneo Math 101 616  ---- 24 23 19 22  ---- ---- 25 22
7 7-2 Gunderson L Arts 104 667  ---- 23 23 24 24  ---- ---- 22 23
8 7-2 Dostert L Arts 105 756  ---- 20 20 22 21  ---- ---- 21 21
9 7-2 Morales Soc S 102 682  ---- 20 21 22 23  ---- ---- 25 22
10 7-2 Hartley Science 205 802  ---- 23 23 24 20  ---- ---- 21 22
11 7-3 N. Mitchill Math 203 465 27  ---- 28 19 21 18  ---- ---- 23
12 7-3 Griffith L Arts 201 616 21  ---- 21 26 21 21  ---- ---- 22
13 7-3 Higgins L Arts 207 635 20  ---- 20 21 21 26  ---- ---- 22
14 7-3 Russo Soc S 206 802 23  ---- 20 24 23 27 ----  ---- 23
15 7-3 Klinkhamm Science 202 682 18  ---- 20 27 27 25 ----  ---- 23
16 8-1 Brennan Math M6 757  ---- ----  18 21 ---- 18 18 18 19
17 8-1 Grappi
Taylor
L Arts 
L Arts
M8
M8
811
811 
---- ---- 20 20 ---- 18
20

20
20
20
18 8-1 Dillon L Arts M11 619  ---- ----  20 19 ---- 20 16 16 18
19 8-1 Culliton Soc S M9 552  ---- ----  19 16 ---- 20 19 21 19
20 8-1 Whiteman Science B5 913  ---- ----  19 19 ---- 19 20 19 19
21 8-2 Montanaro Math M3 715 19  ---- ---- ---- 18 18 21 20 19
22 8-2 Lamberton L Arts M1 837 18  ---- ---- ---- 20 20 20 20 20
23 8-2 Olson L Arts M2 834 20  ---- ---- ---- 18 20 20 20 20
24 8-2 Giles Soc S M4 826 20  ---- ---- ---- 21 20 19 18 20
25 8-2 Riviere Science M14 1513 19  ---- ---- ---- 21 20 18 20 20
26 8-3 Evans Math M5 473  ---- 21 ---- 19  19 ---- 18 18 19
27 8-3 Harrison L Arts M12 837  ----  19 ---- 21  21 ---- 19 19 20
28 8-3 Speicher L Arts M7 765 ---- 16  ---- 20 20  ---- 19 16 18
29 8-3 Robbins Soc S M13 786  ---- 20 ---- 21  18 ---- 18 20 20
30 8-3 Lang Science M15 1394  ----  23 ---- 17  17 ---- 20 21 20
31 NA Mott Spanish 204 462 ----  25 22 ---- ---- 25 26 18 23
32 NA Bucaro Spanish 106 756 25 25 27 ---- ---- ---- 26 19 24
33 NA P. Mitchill Spanish 107 635 15 25 ---- ---- ---- 24 26 17 21
34 NA Shaw French 103 827 23 ---- 17 ---- ---- 16 14 19 18

Empty Classrooms by Period

P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 Total 
16 16 16  9 16  10  10  102

Average Class Size

7-1 7-2 7-3 8-1 8-2 8-3 Grade 7 Grade 8 Adams
22.60 22.20 22.60 18.92 19.52 19.20 22.47 19.21 20.94

Adams Capacity and Grade 7-8 Enrollment Projections

Table 3: Other Adams Classrooms    [included for completeness]

               FT = Classified as classrooms in the Fletcher Thompson floor plan
              CW = Classified as classrooms by C Walker [Nov. 25 public defense].
 
  Room ID  ----- Sq.Ft. How Space is Used
 1  B4 FT  665 ComputerLab
 2 InLibrary -----  651 ComputerLab
 3  B9 FT  373 Special Education
 4  B10 FT  311 Special Education
 5  M16 FT  789 Special Education
 6  208 CW  211 Special Education
 7  203a CW  219 Special Education
 8  B10a FT  233 Resource and Para Educators
 9  108 FT  827  Resource and Para Educators
10  M17 FT  393 Health Classroom
11  B11a  FT  361 Not Known

The data in Tables 2 and 3 has been extracted from these sources:

  1. Adams Middle School (AMS) Class Loading Figures Report, October 2002
  2. AMS 2002/2003 Staff and Multi Team Faculty Report, August 2002
  3. AMS 2002/2003 Teams, August 2002
  4. AMS Floor Plan (handout for Adams building tour)
  5. Fletcher Thompson Floor Plan for AMS

What Bill Quirk Said in His 3 Minutes


Copyright 2002 William G. Quirk, Ph.D.
The reader is invited to print and/or copy this paper.