EDD 9100S Simulation

Period 2     period 3     period 4      period 5      period 6


This is what the simulation shows the EDUCATION team members:

Professional Development
This is based on levels 1 to 7.Level 1 indicates a below average service while level 7 signifies a higher service level.
Level of Professional Development
The community encourages enthusiasm, motivation and a love of learning while reaching for new standards. The quality and skill of professional development will impact the attrition rate of teachers. This decision will apply to all types of schools in the community.
K-Education
This is based on levels 1 to 7.Level 1 indicates a below average service while level 7 signifies a higher service level.
Quality of K-Education
An enriched and exciting curriculum including an athletic program will develop the talents in young minds. The quality of child care and education will influence the appeal of the community towards families with young children.

Should we increase the level of service in some of the areas, such as law, fire, public health, education?

Continuing Education
This is based on levels 1 to 7.Level 1 indicates a below average service while level 7 signifies a higher service level.
Scope and Varity of Offerings
Continuing education offers a wide rage of courses and subjects as it broadens the student’s intellectual potential to its fullest for work life and beyond.
Next Period: 
Elected City Council Members
Every sector needs to allocate one or two participants in a given period to the City Council.
Number of Teachers
Number of teachers indicates the number of teachers engaged in Elementary and High Schools.
Elementary Schools
Experienced and dedicated teachers engage, challenge, and support their students. The number of teachers in an elementary high school will influence the quality of education and lower the class size.
High Schools
High schools need to encourage students to celebrate academic achievement, artistic development, athletic endeavor and personal growth. Maintaining a high standard of schooling is important as parents will decide if their children will go to schools in the community or to private schools.
Quality of Infrastructure
This is based on levels 1 to 7.Level 1 indicates a below average service while level 7 signifies a higher service level.
Elementary Schools
Teachers foster creative and personal growth while setting the highest academic standards. The quality of K-education will influence the appeal of the community towards families with young children.
High Schools
A distinctive learning environment offers students a positive and challenging educational experience. Maintaining a high standard of schooling is important as this determines if parents want to send their children to a public or private school.
Higher Education
This is in form of a percentage of the allocated budget.
Budget for Partnership Projects
A partnership project signifies collaboration between the education and corporate sectors. This beneficial bond fosters social innovation and commercial enterprise. Higher the budget for the project, better the quality of education.
Budget for Outreach Programs
The Outreach program offers rich resources to practical problems. The program uses a range of methods including information, technology transfer, and partnerships to enrich educational opportunities and offer employment skills.


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Community Indicators in Session 1
Week 1
Community Indicators 
After last year’s real estate crisis experts are predicting a year of economic recovery. Nationwide the general economic development data is expected:
§ The gross national product will increase by 2%.
§ Investments will increase by 2%.
§ The cost of living will increase by 1%.
§ Wages and salaries will increase by 2%.
Despite the clear indications of an economic upturn corporations are still reluctant to invest at this time. This is especially true when it comes to hiring new staff. At present, neither the Federal Reserve Bank nor the federal government is expected taking any action impacting the economic development.      
At the recently held OPEC meetings, oil-producing nations have agreed to increase the supply of oil. Experts predict the crude oil-prices might ease slightly. The declining energy prices should have a positive effect on the purchasing power as well as on the community budget. 

Community Events 
If the community is able to sustain progress it should see an economic development in line with the national trend. Increasing price-levels as well as insurance premiums further south are making your region more attractive for relocation. 
A new state legislation mandates a lower teacher-student-ratio. Elementary and high-schools would need to reconsider their hiring plans for teachers. 
A major employer as has announced a plan to expand the Centerville-operations leading to an increase in number of employees by 10%.

Special Inputs
The past unusually cold winter season will put a heavy burden on the Community Services due to extra repair and maintenance work required.










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So, if we want to give more money to Community services, what do we on the City Council do?

The total adds up to 2 + 19 + 24 + 46 = 91%
So we can put at least 2 percent in each quadrant
If we give 2 percentage points to education, that would be a 5% boost in funding, but maybe the increase should be more in Community and Social Services.

increase 1% in Econ Devt
              3% in Community
              3% in Social services
              2% in education.  

How do we increase environmental standards?

Should we release 10% of our land because there is a 10% increase in employment?


I'M NOT SURE HOW THE CITY COUNCIL WORKS.  Do we fill in the percent changes?  Can we make decimal increases?

Current budget
2% in Econ Devt               1.24 million
19% in Community         11.78 million
24% in Social services   14.88 million
46% in education.           28.5 million
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91%

1% in Econ Devt
3% in Community
3% in Social services
2% in education. 
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9% 

Each percent is about $600,000.
Should the city council put 1% into Econ Dev't?


When we start moving numbers in education (adding teachers), our surplus is going to drop.


Several "WHAT IF?" situations




Calendar

Week 1  up to Sept 5
Each sector makes suggestions to City Council.

week 2  Sept 5-11  City Council meets
and approves a budget (we hope with some surplus)

Week 3   Sept 12-15
the divisions plug in their numbers and write reports.

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week 4 the next Session starts
















Several "WHAT IF?" situations






If you want to know what it's like to work "on and off" WIMBA, please check out our city council meeting for Tuesday Sept 6....
That's when we split the surplus  1 3 3 1  (8% of the money given largely to Community and Social services)

HERE are the key points in youtube, if you want to know what happened in our simulated city council meeting.   




FEEDBACK about this page:
KH wrote:   If you want to do the video anyway, you're going to have to make it more prominent on your page. I looked around for awhile and had just about decided that you hadn't made it yet before I found it.

Everyone is working hard and under pressure to get their work done. Your audience is going to appreciate more succinct points, so I think bullet points would be a better way than blocks of text.  See SITUATION B

Here is the video:








In the education section, we have to decide what the levels are going to be...





The future appears to need investment in better levels of service...




Here is the interpretation that I gave to my colleagues on the City Council:



Situation as of Sept,. 3


It appears that there are surpluses in three areas...
and there are six problems facing us

1.  deficit of $122,000 

2.   a threat of problems (cold weather?) that will impact community services and possibly social services

3  the education department has to hire more teachers (legislature mandates a drop  in the number of students per teacher ratio)

4.   not enough public transit

5.  not enough start up opportunities.     (rating of 98) 

6.  Population is growing at 2%   so we'll have 70,000 x 2% = 1400 more people.

If we promote the $300,000 business incentive program, apparently there will be a strain on public services (maybe we'll need more police to show up)

Should we spend some of the surpluses by increasing the levels of service in all four departments and use some of the surpluses in the other 3 budgets to support the deficit?

a)   Would it be okay if we promote these ideas with our individual groups?   The key idea is that Session 1 should use surpluses to address these problems.   I wonder if we should release more land to accommodate for these extra people and possibly raise money for the future.

b)   should we raise the utility "capture cost" so that we can get more funds to subsidize the public transportation better?

I look forward to your input.    By asking all of us to discuss these ideas, perhaps our city council meeting will go faster since we've already polled the people about the need to increase community services (for public transit) and the other initiatives mentioned above.

Steve
954 646 8246   



IN OTHER WORDS ... for EACH of the six areas, the city council can have a response:

1.  deficit of $122,000    <<<< proposed action = transfer funds from education?  Econ Develop?  to cover the  deficit

2.   repairs of problems (cold weather) will impact community services     <<<<  proposed action = more funding for utilities and infrastructure

3  the education department has to hire more teachers (legislature mandates a drop  in the number of students per teacher ratio)     <<<<  proposed action =  Education should spend some of surplus on more teachers.

4.   not enough public transit    <<<<  proposed action =  increase money spent on public transit 

5.  not enough start up opportunities.     (rating of 98)   <<<<  proposed action = go with the $300,000 project.

6.  Population is growing at 2%   so we'll have 70,000 x 2% = 1400 more people.   <<<<  proposed action =  release land for development?
invest now in more law enforcement, public health, fire, libraries?  

Do you see any other actions that are needed?
to respond to the increase in 
-- more law enforcement?
-- more hospital?  health staff?

Should we in general spend all of the surpluses, or should we save some surpluses for next cycle?

How much land should we sell?

Should we increase the level of service in some of the areas, such as law, fire, public health, education?


THIS IS WHAT THE CITY COUNCIL LOOKS AT:





Situation in each sector
EDUCATION



COMMUNITY SERVICES
UTILITIES, LIBRARY, PUBLIC TRANSIT

EDD 9100S Simulation





SOCIAL SERVICES
FIRE, HEALTH, POLICE




ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

EDD 9100S Simulation

Part 1 Introduction



Part 2  a look at the other departments

Simulation 3 -- looking at other competing cities


Situation A (no change) or B (more services)?




FEEDBACK about this page:
KH wrote:   If you want to do the video, you're going to have to make it more prominent on your page. I looked around for awhile and had just about decided that you hadn't made it yet before I found it.

Everyone is working hard and under pressure to get their work done. Your audience is going to appreciate more succinct points, so I think bullet points would be a better way than blocks of text.

Bullets:
1.  We have an opportunity to increase services.
2.  We need to prepare for repairs (Community Services) and  more teachers (mandated)
3.  The new workers (10% more jobs) might bring needs for public health, fire and police.  



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