Early Reading Skills Delivered -- Ringing Advantage
USA VALUES, LLC provides quality is free thinking. It suggests the district must innovate with a first thing first right the first time focus; hopefully traditional high quality change thinking positions the district to start asking the right questions and also provides them the new money bridge to execute solutions.
One step beyond new adapted operational thinking concepts See Adapted High Quality is Free)is a proforma financial projection of what that extra knowledge and innovation will look like in the cost of the district instruction (in total and per child) as that extra learning grows to dominate the district year by year for 13 years starting in kindergarten. It shows savings paying back the new money bridge and more.
These proforma projections are like those used to justify quality program investments with ROI expectations in service businesses every day. These projections are not special. It is time to use similar methods of positive change management and expectation.
Growth in enrollment is not factored into the district projection although it should be. Growth will come from retaining all students locally and substantially reducing the dropout rates. Growth confuses the presentations so it is omitted for readability.
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Small District Projection of New Innovation Dollars
Larger District Projection of New Innovation Dollars
New Money Source For School District Creation of Innovation Dollars From Savings. Corporate Investments or Loan Guarantees Supported by Restructuring with Kindergarten Readiness Used for High Quality Continuous Improvement of Proficiency
Keeping the end in mind, operationally the district and community leadership wants to be able to say the following in its annual reporting.
The district reports “100% of the children arrived ready for kindergarten, and 100% are projected to be proficient in 3rd grade testing. The district facilitated readiness for 60% of the children (125) who started this year. It cost the district $1,000,000 in 2011 at a cost per child of $4,000. Our program facilitates two years of Pre-k readiness services; and, it cost $1,050,000 in 2010 or $4,200 per child. We expect the increased proficiency to reduce our cost of the “traditional 2-12 education service” by at least $8,800 per child in grades 2-12 or $800 per child per year. The total financial benefit to the district for 208 children who started in 2011 is projected to exceed $1,800,000 in their grades 2-12.
Of the 250 children in our pre-K readiness service in 2011; 120 will start kindergarten in 2012 and 130 will start kindergarten in 2013. We expect our district child and teacher learning, the number of children we serve, and property values to grow because of this early investment/gift in proficiency.
We must mention this in terms of a gift and thank the many families who are able to spend the time, attention and money to also deliver their child ready for kindergarten. The families and providers who deliver readiness for this district are a blessing to everyone in the area.”
Some districts might look to the Pre-K industry to serve a larger segment of the cohort for 3 years instead of 2 because it might cost the district less to meet the defined requirements using contractors for children in their 3rd year of primary learning where they are very sensitive to learning language, order, grace and courtesy.
The district will benefit from a learning explosion when 100% of the children are ready for kindergarten as they themselves define it as long as the requirements include the science of early brain development.