Building capacities are calculated as outlined in Policy FB-AP: Facilities Planning. The methodology was revised in 2012. The full 2012 report on the methodology can be found here. We have also provided a two- page summary of the methodology here. Capacity calculations are informed by each school's population and programs, so they are updated as those variables change. The most recent figures are included in the spreadsheet at the bottom of this page.
Updates to the methodology were made in May 2017. Below is the full report on the changes and the presentation to the School Board:
Ten year enrollment projections are made on an annual basis based on cohort survival method - a common practice that utilizes a historic grade progression ratio.
FY 2018-19 10-Year Projection (pdf)
Projected Capacity Conflicts
When capacity and enrollment projections are analyzed together, we are able to document current conflicts and project where conflicts will occur. This spreadsheet is updated annually; it informs both the LRPAC and the School Board in making capital plans and decisions.
Capacity vs. Enrollment - Spring 2018 (pdf)