Capacity Management Task Force
In response to the current and projected increased enrollment of Seattle Public Schools a task force is being formed to examine and prepare a set of recommendations to the superintendent for the purpose of being prepared for continued demands for future classroom space in our buildings at all levels.
Two major pressures on capacity availability within our buildings are:
- Increased enrollment growth
- State funding of class size reduction in grades k-3
Role of the Task Force
The role of the task force is to gather, analyze, review, and consider information and data and to prepare a report to the Superintendent of Schools regarding Seattle Public Schools capacity issues. Read the Capacity Management Task Force Charter.
Family and Community Representation
Our goal is for the task force to include parent/guardian, family, and community members who represent the diversity of Seattle Public Schools and who can provide valuable insight and perspective regarding the future of facilities for the students of Seattle Public Schools.
Expected Timeline for Task Force Meetings
Appointment of the task force will be for ten months.
Meetings will begin at the end of June 2016 and continue until March 1, 2017. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.
How to Apply
Please complete the application form and submit it to Flip Herndon, as indicated, by June 15. Applicants will be notified by email, if possible, or by phone by June 20, 2016.
Open the webpage with the Capacity Management Task Force Application for family and community members .
SPS Capacity Planning and Management
Capacity Planning and Management is part of the Capital Projects and Planning Department. Capacity management requires working to balance the number of students at each school with the space available. Read more about our department on our Capacity Planning and Management webpage.