SPS: Seattle Public Schools community meeting Dec. 11 to outline Short Term Capacity Management plan for 2013-14

Seattle Public Schools meeting announcement:

The public is invited to learn about Seattle Public Schools’ latest options for short term capacity management during a community meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the John Stanford Center auditorium.

Enrollment is growing at Seattle Public Schools, with almost 50,000 students this year. Projections show continued year-to-year increases in enrollment for the next five years, with an enrollment of more than 57,000 students by the 2021-22 school year, if current trends continue.

The District is developing a Short Term Capacity Management Plan, which will outline options to ensure the District has enough seats to meet enrollment next fall. This plan will likely include some minor renovations and could add portable classrooms for next year.

During the Dec.11 meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Information will also be presented about the New Student Assignment Plan (NSAP) Transition Plan for the 2013-14 school year.

Both the short-term capacity management plan and the NSAP Transition Plan are scheduled to be introduced at the Jan. 9, 2013 School Board meeting, with board action scheduled for the Jan. 23, 2013 board meeting.

For more information on capacity management, please visit http://bit.ly/SPSCapacityManagement

For more information on BEX IV, please visit http://bit.ly/SPSBEX

To give input and feedback, please email comments to capacity@seattleschools.org

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