Please click on the "Play" button above to watch a replay of the June 16, 2014 community meeting on the building capacity study report. You can also view the same replay on Channel 16 on the following days/times: Mondays and Fridays, 12 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3 p.m.; and Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Community meeting held June 16 to discuss results of recent building capacity study
June 17, 2014—On Monday, June 16, Guilderland Central School District held a community meeting with Dr. Paul Seversky, a consultant with the Planning Service at the Madison-Oneida BOCES, to discuss the results of the recent district-wide building capacity study. The meeting began at 7 p.m. in the Guilderland High School Large Group Instruction (LGI) room and more than 100 community members--mostly parents--attended.
Led by Dr. Seversky, the building capacity study began last fall and consisted of data-collection and research to determine whether or not there may be more cost-effective ways for Guilderland to deliver its K-12 programming. Learn more about the Enrollment Projection/Demographic Study and Pupil Capacity Analysis released earlier this year.
Throughout the past several months, Dr. Seversky looked at the district’s current use of space and scheduling patterns as well as current enrollment and future enrollment trends. Based on the data collected, Dr. Seversky prepared a report outlining several options for use of existing space and program delivery models. This report was the main topic of the June 16 community meeting. Download a copy of the reports to be discussed on June 16:
Print copies are also available at the District Office. Please call (518) 456-6200, ext. 3102 for more information on how to obtain a copy.
After reviewing the options for consideration, Dr. Seversky also discussed “next steps” for the building capacity study process, including community focus groups to be scheduled for this fall. In addition, community members were able to comment and ask direct questions to Dr. Seversky about the study and the findings of the report.
The findings and options for consideration presented in the building capacity study are sure to be an important topic of discussion throughout the coming year. For that reason, we encourage you to learn more about the study either by reading the reports posted above or by watching a replay of the June 16 event on this webpage or on Channel 16 on the following days/times: Mondays and Fridays, 12 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3 p.m.; and Wednesdays, 7 p.m.