Feasibility Study to Analyze Growth Projections and Capacity for Next 10 Years
In Parkland School District, we offer a public educational program that values the ability to offer a wide variety of experiences for students in Academics, the Arts and Athletics. As a staff, we are dedicated to the District vision statement, “Educating for Success, Inspiring Excellence.” A significant challenge in recent years has been that our population continues to grow, as does our student enrollment. To meet growing needs, the Parkland School District Administration and Board of School Directors have initiated a feasibility study with RLPS Architects that will be focused which will analyze enrollment projections, future building of commercial and residential real estate within the District, and the capacity of our existing facilities so that we can plan for the next 10 years.
The Feasibility Study from 2015 showed us that there was an urgent need to address elementary overcrowding which ultimately led us to build the Veterans Memorial Elementary School. Details from that Study highlighted that, by 2030, there would be a need to address capacity at PHS. Today’s Feasibility Study is focusing on future capacity issues related to PHS, OMS and SMS along with future educational program needs and also analyze capacity and growth projections for our nine elementary schools.
Alongside the study, we’d like to collect feedback from community stakeholders. This survey will be open through April 21, 2023.