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    What We Do

    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.

    There are two major pressures on capacity available in our school buildings:

    • Increased enrollment growth.
    • State funding of class size reduction in grades K-3.

    Our team:

    • Monitors changes in enrollment, demographics, and program demand, including capital development and program placement.
    • Facilitates interdepartmental discussion if such changes occur.
    • Make recommendations for possible actions to ensure that school building and regional capacity match with enrollment, demographic, and program changes.

    Adding Capacity

    By calculating building capacity and working with the Enrollment Planning department, we have developed various methods to address the increasing number of students enrolled in the district, including capital levy-funded construction to build new schools, replace or expand existing schools, and open previously closed schools.

    Portable classrooms are another method for adding capacity for schools. The Draft Portable Management Plan presentation shows the expected placement and removal of portable classrooms through the 2025-26 school year.

    Revising School Boundaries

    Boundaries Revision Projects use building capacity data, enrollment projections, and other information to revise school boundaries and balance enrollment.

    Capacity Management Resources

    School Capacity