At least two major pressures on capacity availability within our buildings are:
- increased enrollment growth
- state funding of class size reduction in grades k-3.
a) Major capital projects that are renovating or replacing school buildings.
b) Exploration of current city codes which are flexible or inflexible in the ability for SPS to increase space on confined building locations.
c) Impact of instructional space needs with the operation of current community based organizations.
Number two and number three are items that I find interesting.
There will be 25 members of the taskforce, half from staff and half from city, CBOs, community and schools. (I've served on a couple of key facilities committees in the past; I'll have to ponder applying.)
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.
How to ApplyPlease complete the application form and submit it to Flip Herndon, as indicated, by June 10. Applicants will be notified by email, if possible, or by phone by June 15, 2016.
Open the Capacity Management Task Force Application for family and community members