For nearly a year, the district has conducted an extensive preK-12 Master Facilities and Programming Study which has included a comprehensive review of facilities and enrollment. This is a continuation of a K-3 Boundaries and Programing Study that began two years ago to study options to balance enrollment across the elementary schools, find a long-term placement for the Spanish Immersion program, and manage changing enrollments in the future.
Desired results of the K-12 Master Facilities and Programming Study are to identify short-term decisions leading to effective longer-term decisions in response to K-12 enrollment growth projected to exceed 20 percent; address growth and placement of choice options, specifically the Spanish Immersion program; utilize near-capacity facilities effectively; manage current and future enrollment trends; and improve potential of balancing student demographics to effectively meet student needs
Within 8-10 years, enrollment will exceed 6,100 students, grades 4-8 at the Westwood Campus will exceed 2,500, and Spring Lake Park High School will exceed 2,100. Viable near-term, intermediate-term, and long-term enrollment and facilities solutions are needed beginning with the 2013-14 school year.