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District News

Seattle Public Schools to hold community meeting on Dec. 11 to outline
Short Term Capacity Management for 2013-14

Dec. 3, 2012 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications | (206) 252-0200

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 possible changes to schools 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.

The District invites the public to learn about the latest options at a community meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the John Stanford Center auditorium. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. District leadership continues to meet with school communities in each region.
 
In addition, the Seattle School Board held a Work Session Wednesday, Dec. 5 to study both the Short Term Capacity Management Plan and the New Student Assignment Plan (NSAP) Transition Plan for the 2013-14 school year.
 
Both issues are scheduled to be introduced at the Jan. 9, 2013, School Board meeting, with Board action on both short-term capacity management and NSAP Transition Plan scheduled for the Jan. 23, 2013, Board meeting.

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

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

 



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