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Learn more about the study:
Please join us on Tuesday, September 3, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Guilderland High School LGI, for a community meeting to learn more about the goals of the building capacity study as well as the methodology that will be used throughout the process. We hope to see you there!

GCSD to conduct district-wide building capacity study throughout the fall;
Residents encouraged to attend community meeting on Sept. 3

Aug. 7, 2013—A commitment to balance the mission of a school district with the resources available to it is critical at all times, but particularly so when financial times are tough. School leaders, including those at Guilderland, must constantly examine their use of available resources and look for ways to use those resources more efficiently.

To that end, the Guilderland Central School District is undertaking a district-wide building
capacity study later this fall in order to evaluate its use of space and to determine whether or not there may be more cost-effective ways to deliver its K-12 programming.

“Our mission as a district is to inspire all students to be active life-long learners, able to achieve their highest potential in a demanding and ever-changing global community,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles. “Undoubtedly, there are multiple ways in which we can reach these goals and the study we are about to begin will help us to identify the most efficient options before us.”

Led by Dr. Paul Seversky, a consultant with the Planning Service at the Madison-Oneida BOCES, the building capacity study will look at the district’s current use of space and scheduling patterns as well as current enrollment and future enrollment trends. Based on the data resulting from the above analysis, Dr. Seversky will then present the district with several options for use of existing space and program delivery models.

Please join us on Tuesday, September 3, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Guilderland High School LGI, for a community meeting to learn more about the goals of the study as well as the methodology that will be used throughout the process. Residents do not need to RSVP. The event will also be videotaped and aired on Channel 16 throughout the month of September.

Additional information about the building capacity study, as well as presentation material from the Sept. 3 event, will be posted to the district website as soon as it becomes available.

 

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