School Facility Efficiency Review

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District launches school facility efficiency review process
Madison Elementary Classroom

The school district recently hired two outside consultants — one to lead and facilitate a districtwide school facility efficiency review process, and another to develop a comprehensive analysis of enrollment trends and a long-term enrollment forecast.

Shannon Bingham, of Western Demographics, Inc. based in Colorado and Washington state, will lead and facilitate a school facility efficiency review process. At the June 22 Olympia School Board meeting, Bingham shared about his experience assisting school districts with this type of work and provided a snapshot of the work ahead in this community. He recently met with district leaders and toured the school district to get a firsthand look at OSD facilities.

As mentioned in previous district communications, plans are to convene a committee this fall made up of representatives from every school in the district to study school efficiency. More information will be shared in the coming months about participation in that group.

The enrollment study, which will be completed by FLO Analytics in Seattle, will examine enrollment trends across all buildings by grade level. The study will be broken out by regions and neighborhoods, along with building capacities, bus routes and school program offerings. This information will be essential to help inform the districtwide school facility efficiency review conducted by Western Demographics.


For more information about the committee work, visit the School Facility Efficiency Review webpage.