MAPS 2020
Community Survey & Feedback

We have assembled information, analytics, resources links, and infographics to help educate and inform our Manistee community about the MAPS 2020 visioning process to provide a stable educational foundation, designed to support the needs of our students, families, businesses, and community for generations to come.

MAPS 2020 Community Survey

Join the Conversation

 

The Manistee Area Public Schools Board of Education and Administration are reaching out to the Manistee community asking for input on a visioning process that will allow them to gain greater understanding of the community’s perspective for improving the MAPS district.

This survey is an opportunity to share your perspective on the future of the MAPS district as it relates to facilities planning and quality educational resources. We appreciate your time and input. Survey results and stakeholder feedback can be viewed at www.MAPS2020.org.

The average time to complete this survey is less than 10 minutes.

 

FOCUS AREA PRIORITIES – TOP RESPONSES

All of the information contained in the toggles below are the raw data points gathered from the various forums held to date.  The MAPS 2020 site will continue to build on these sections as more groups throughout our community are approached.

The Top Responses outlined below are a summary of the top priorities identified from ALL of these discussions.


(20% or more common responses –in order of top priority)


  • Collaborative/flexible/more space/small group accommodations
  • Improved parking/pick-up & drop-off
  • Auxiliary/dedicated gyms
  • Safe entrances to buildings
  • Electrical/tech improvements/smart boards
  • Voctech/maker’s space
  • Improved furnishings/flexible seating
  • HVAC improvement
  • Natural light/windows/lighting improvement
  • Day care facilities
  • Plumbing improvement/ bath, sinks, drinking fountains in room

Feedback Collected from Facilities Forums

Overall SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats Exercise) Summary - February 2017

 QUALIFICATION TO DISPLAY ON OVERALL SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats Exercise)

October 2016 through January 2017, 120 one-on-one internal and external stakeholder interviews were conducted to inform a SWOT analysis. The interview answers have been compiled to formulate this “Overall SWOT Summary”. To appear on this SWOT summary, similar answers must have been given across 40% or more of the designed cross section. The findings contained here are a general summation of answer groups.

 
STRENGTHS                   
  • Wide Range of Curriculum Choices/Advance Placement/Dual Enrollment
  • Elementary Reading Program/Reading & Math Interventions
  • SpecialEducation
  • Adventure Learning
  • Diverse Athletic and Extra Curricular Offerings
  • Band Program
  • Quality,Specialized Instructional Staff/Administration
  • High School Facility, Pool, and Football Stadium
  • Technology/1:1Program/Student Centric Power Learning
  • Fiscal Management
  • Student Relationships/Diversity/Tolerance/Social Opportunities for Students
  • Superintendent Involvement on State Level
  • Ability to Monitor/Assess Student Progress(NWEA,PowerSchool)
  • PLC*
  • Love andLogic*

* Not mentioned by external survey

 
WEAKNESSES
  • Communication Internally & Externally
  • Social-Emotional Needs of Students
  • Responding to Changing Demographics
  • Programming for Non-College Bound Students
  • Internal Culture
  • Initiative Overload/Layering Tasks/Change of Direction/Goals
  • Age and Functional Obsolescence/Elementary Buildings
  • Challenge of Meeting the Needs of All Students
  • Aftermath of Inconsistent Leadership/Changes
  • Community & School Spirit
  • Morale andStress
  • Articulation and Unification of Vision and Goals
  • Collaborative Internal Process
  • Test Scores
  • Disconnect on some issues between Administrators and Instructional Staff

 

OPPORTUNITIES
  • Engagement with Community/Community Partnerships
  • IncreasedParental and Family Involvement
  • Grants/Growth of Endowment Funds with MCCF
  • Cultivate Ambassadors
  • Collaboration/Offerings Provided for District Schools
  • Creating/Providing a Day Care Program
  • Extend Use of Facilities
  • Bond Proposal for Facilities
  • Board Development
  • Strategy for Communications/Public Relations
  • DevelopingTechnical and Trade Programs

 

THREATS
  • State and Federal Funding/Sources of Revenue
  • Legislative Changes Ongoing with Curriculum/Standards
  • Competition for Students/Declining Enrollment
  • Demographics/Deteriorating Socio-Economic Level
  • Continuing Recruitment of Quality Teachers
  • Legislative Changes Ongoing with Curriculum/Standards
  • Litigation
MAPS Staff Meeting - November 2018

MAPS Staff Meeting 11/20 – 41 participants

 

 

 

 

 

Internal Highest Priority Items Identified

Q1

Q2

Q3

Total by building

Total

1. Collaborative/flexible/more space/small group accomodations

 

 

 

 

63

General

11

19

1

31

 

MMHS

11

5

0

16

 

Kennedy

8

5

0

13

 

Jefferson

2

1

0

3

 

2. Improved parking/pick-up & drop-off

 

 

 

 

37

General

15

0

0

15

 

MMHS

7

2

0

9

 

Kennedy

7

1

0

8

 

Jefferson

3

2

0

5

 

3. Auxiliary/dedicated gyms

 

 

 

 

32

General

11

3

6

20

 

MMHS

6

3

0

9

 

Kennedy

0

1

0

1

 

Jefferson

1

1

0

2

 

4. Safe entrances to buildings

 

 

 

 

30

General

9

1

5

15

 

MMHS

7

1

0

8

 

Kennedy

3

0

0

3

 

Jefferson

2

2

0

4

 

5. Electrical/tech improvements/smartboards

 

 

 

 

22

General

9

4

0

13

 

MMHS

2

0

0

2

 

Kennedy

4

1

0

5

 

Jefferson

1

1

0

2

 

6. Votech/maker’s space

 

 

 

 

21

General

4

1

2

7

 

MMHS

2

12

0

14

 

Kennedy

0

0

0

0

 

Jefferson

0

0

0

0

 

7.. Improved furnishings/flexible seating

 

 

 

 

21

General

10

0

1

11

 

MMHS

3

2

0

5

 

Kennedy

3

0

0

3

 

Jefferson

1

1

0

2

 

8. HVAC improvement

 

 

 

 

17

General

7

2

1

10

 

MMHS

5

0

0

5

 

Kennedy

0

1

0

1

 

Jefferson

1

0

0

1

 

9. Natural light/windows/lighting improvement

 

 

 

 

17

General

6

2

0

8

 

MMHS

2

0

0

2

 

Kennedy

5

0

0

5

 

Jefferson

1

1

0

2

 

10. Day care facilities

 

 

 

 

13

General

4

4

4

12

 

MMHS

0

1

0

1

 

Kennedy

0

0

0

0

 

Jefferson

0

0

0

0

 

11. Plumbing improvement/ bath, sinks, drinking fountains in room

 

 

 

 

13

General

8

0

0

8

 

MMHS

1

0

0

1

 

Kennedy

2

0

0

2

 

Jefferson

2

0

0

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAPS Staff Professional Development - December 2018

Staff Professional Development Presentation 12/18

 

Cards Collected

82

 

 

Presentation/Information Quality

 

History helpful and presented well

44

Show renderings of plans for district, help visualizing district options

2

Excellent process for educating internal stakeholders

2

Teachers feel they are a part of the process

1

Much better process than what happened in past

1

Was very familiar with history

1

Information was general, not about our district

1

 

 

Content Concerns

 

Reality of affordability

2

Staff feels admin already has a plan and their input won’t matter

1

 

 

Requests for Additional Information/Next Steps

 

Long term budgeting/maintenance plans needed

7

More focus on elementary

5

Operating cost information needed

4

Keep collecting input

2

Collect input from students

2

Wants to share more input

2

Ready to see what happens next

2

Washington School sale?

1

Wants to see a future timeline for next 10 years

1

Teacher opportunity to give input on workflow in new spaces

1

Wants more information about building reno vs. new building

1

More info on past failed bonds

1

 

 

Community Engagement

 

Need to educate/involve community/make history easy to understand

14

Concern for public support

1

Misconception about building removal

1

Engage community to use facilities, advertise at events

1

 

 

Focus Area Feedback

 

Focus areas identified are good

30

Gym needs to be a high priority

5

K-5 bathrooms in classrooms/use as shelters

3

Kitchen, cafeteria flow

2

Doors locked consistently/increased security at all entrances

2

Safe learning environment needed for elementary

2

Age appropriate playgrounds

2

Separate space for Middle & High School

1

Stairs at Kennedy need to be removed

1

Replace lockers

1

Improved use of space

1

Gathering place for kids before school

1

Individualized education

1

Large egress windows in classrooms

1

Media tech centers needed for growing demands

1

Loves library collaboration idea

1

Bullet proof glass

1

Green spaces with seating

1

Safety procedures needed

1

New buildings needed

1

Day care required to bring in new families

1

Air quality and circulation

1

Daycare is a strange idea

1

Washers and dryers

1

Central air

1

Showers

1

Separate space for science rooms

1

Sound system

1

Puppy room for teachers

1

Combine K-5

1

Exit door to outside from every classroom

1

ID and backgrounds for every person coming into buildings, way to identify visitors

1

 

 

General Feedback

 

Improvements need to be made for students to show respect/pride

2

Volunteering to speak

2

Site visit of renovated school needed

1

LRCR needs to contribute more in the community

1

Better quality of life needed in Manistee

1

Bond is needed

1

Site visit of renovated school needed

1

 

 

MAPS Supporters Forum - December 2018

SSAC/ATP/Boosters Presentation Feedback 12/19

# responses

 

 

Question #1  – Building improvements to support safety

 

Improve front entry procedures

5

More than just buzzers at the doors, cameras, alarms, security systems

4

Visitor enter into secured area

2

Safety glass on all exterior windows

1

Security throughout building, classrooms, open spaces

1

Random strangers less of a concern than those who know the school routines

1

Too much burden on secretaries to oversee all building traffic and navigate concerns

1

Better lockdown procedures for secondary entrances

1

 

 

Question #2 – Facility improvements to support diverse educational goals

 

More vocational ed opportunities, hands on learning

5

Teach life skills

2

Collaborative/flexible learning spaces

2

Team/group learning to teach how to work in business environment

1

Promote positive culture for students and faculty

1

Upgrade classrooms with current technology

1

Alternative classroom settings for students who cannot function in P.S. groups

1

“Safety net” for near drop-outs/frequent suspensions

1

College not the only working goal

1

Is there a plan for a K-12 campus?

1

Build relationships with community, businesses, WSCC

1

Larger classrooms to accommodate larger class sizes – one teacher with several aides to work in small groups

1

 

 

Question #3 – How to strengthen community support

 

More information provided to parents and public, ie: history piece

3

Share information about budgeting for building improvements vs. new build

1

Reps are welcome to present at monthly ISD meeting

1

Have many more conversations like tonight’s presentation (businesses, Chamber, tribe, human services groups)

1

Mental health “clinic” in school building

1

Leverage resources within community vs. spending money to duplicate efforts

1

Utilize existing spaces for fine arts events, meetings, pool, community events

1

Build partnerships with the parochial schools and home schoolers

1

Community center parenting classes

1

Adult Ed classes

1

Early childhood family education

1

Drug/alcohol education programs

1

Nutrition/cooking classes – real kitchens

1

Offer regular dinners combined with family educational opportunities

1

Food pantry, clothing share programs in schools

1

Rent facilities for adult sports

1

 

 

Board of Education Presentation - January 2019

Board of Education Presentation Feedback 1/19

# responses

 

 

Question #1 – How do you feel that the staff priorities identified align with the objectives of the MAPS Board of Education?

 

Priorities align

3

Staff should not have to focus on facilities needs because of past failed bonds

1

New Fresh learning spaces are pinnacle to district survival and ability to compete

1

Safety

1

Space

1

Fixtures

1

 

 

Question #2 – What facility improvements do you feel would best support our District’s goals for students at every stage of their educational journey?

 

Open, multi-purpose areas

2

HVAC and security improvements at elementary

1

Elementary improvement as focus

1

Makers space for all levels of learning

1

Better lighting, windows

1

Major remodel of Jefferson or new facility

1

Make adjustments to MMHS to maximized learning environment

1

Board always strive to listen to staff needs

1

Question #3 – How can our facilities better serve the needs of the greater Manistee community, and how can we use this opportunity to strengthen community support?

 

Increase access to after-hours activity & meeting space, track access

3

Increase participation w/WSCC & Baker with space in Manistee

1

Inviting fitness facility separate from learning would keep district focus on pride

1

Safe entrances

1

Outreach efforts to bring the community into the schools

1

 

 

Need More Information?

Location: 550 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660 | Map
Telephone:
231-723-3521
Central Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Superintendent: Ron Stoneman
Email: rstoneman@manistee.org