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MGT of America, Inc. December 3, 2009. Arlington Public Schools Capacity Planning Study – Final Report. Agenda for Tonight. What we did What we learned What we concluded. Your Team – Some Friendly Faces. Your Team – Dr. Bill Carnes – Partner-in-Charge Dan Schmidt – Project Director

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Mgt of america inc december 3 2009

MGT of America, Inc.

December 3, 2009

Arlington Public SchoolsCapacity Planning Study – Final Report

Agenda for tonight
Agenda for Tonight

  • What we did

  • What we learned

  • What we concluded

Your team some friendly faces
Your Team – Some Friendly Faces

Your Team –

Dr. Bill Carnes – Partner-in-Charge

Dan Schmidt – Project Director

Dr. Ed Humble

Lynda Fender

Karen Gohlsen

Lani Colley

Susan Drattlo

Greg Nichols

MGT of America has offices in:

Olympia, WA

Sacramento, CA

Austin, TX

Tallahassee, FL

Washington, D.C.

Schmidt Associates –

an Indiana-based facility planning, design, and construction management firm

  • MGT and Schmidt have teamed for

  • projects in:

  • - St. Louis Public Schools, MO

  • - State of Colorado

  • - Rapid City Area Schools, SD

  • - Fort Wayne Community Schools, IN

  • - MSD of Decatur Township, IN

  • - The Public Schools of Brookline, MA

  • - Smyth County Public Schools, VA

  • - Vigo County School Corporation, IN- Porter Township Schools, IN

  • Fresno Unified School District, CA

  • State of Wyoming

  • Citrus County Public Schools, FL

  • Boulder Public Schools, CO

  • Ann Arundel Public Schools, MD

  • - Indianapolis Public Schools, IN

Let s begin at the end
Let’s begin at the end…


Over the last three months we
Over the last three months we…

  • Toured every school in the Division

  • Gained an understanding of the programs offered across the Division and in each building

  • Met with Division staff to review data and previous reports

  • Met with county officials to discuss growth in the county

  • Conducted a community meeting

  • Met with the Projections/Capacity Subcommittee of the Facilities Advisory Council

  • Counted the instructional spaces in each school

  • Calculated the capacity of each school as it is currently used

  • Validated the Division’s capacity calculation methodology

Over the last three months we also
Over the last three months we also…

  • Studied demographic and enrollment trends

  • Prepared enrollment projections

  • Validated the Division’s enrollment projection methodology

  • Analyzed the current and projected utilization of each school and grade band

  • Identified possible solutions to crowding issues

  • Created a framework for making capacity decisions

  • Developed a Flash media presentation to explain the framework

  • Prepared the final report for your consideration

You are already crowded
You are already crowded…

.…and you will continue to be crowded in the future.

Your methodologies are sound
Your methodologies are sound.

  • Your capacity calculation methodology is similar to ours.

  • Your enrollment projection methodology is a standard and accepted practice across the country and has proven effective.

  • We see what you see…you are crowded.

Agenda for tonight1
Agenda for Tonight

  • What we did

  • What we learned

  • What we concluded

So…now what?

The six strategies for addressing crowding issues
The Six Strategies(for addressing crowding issues)

  • Changing the delivery, location, or number of programs

  • Changing enrollment practices

  • Adding physical capacity

  • Changing grade configuration

  • Changing the master schedule

  • Increasing class size

Mgt of america inc

Thank you!

MGT of America, Inc.