Long Range Planning
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Long Range Planning Department
The Long Range Planning department provides critical support for the operation of the Beaverton School District through the following responsibilities:
The District maintains a master facility use schedule for uses of District buildings and properties. An average of 4,500 activities and events take place a month at the 59 facilities and sites that are available for rent by outside users or by District users. The Facility Use team work to manage where uses are located, minimize conflicts in uses, ensure proper insurance is in place, assign staff to maintain the facilities, and invoice outside users for rent and staffing costs.
Service Provider Letters
Oregon Revised Statues (ORS) requires local land use permitting and public school districts to communicate on proposed residential land use development because residential development may increase the number of students enrolled in local public school attendance areas. The common method for this communication is by the permitting agency requiring a land use applicant to obtain a Service Provider Letter from the Beaverton School District. The land use permitting agencies within the Beaverton School District boundary are the cities of Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Washington County.
The land use development review process and requirements are different in each jurisdiction. All persons wishing to conduct residential development must check with the appropriate jurisdiction for the appropriate land use process and application submittal requirements. If your local permitting agency requires a Service Provider Letter from the Beaverton School District, our staff will review your proposal and issue a letter identifying which school attendance boundaries in which the proposed development is located, provide a summary of potential school capacity impacts, and identify any needed mitigation measures to those potential impacts.
2021 Long Range Facility Plan
State Statute (ORS 195.110) requires large school districts in the State of Oregon to have a Facilities Plan document to help guide future planning efforts for facilities in school districts. Guidance from the State advises that Facility Plans should be reviewed and updated every seven to ten years. In 2010, the Beaverton School Board adopted a Long Range Facility Plan which guided the capital projects identified in the 2014 Capital Bond program approved by voters.
At the June 2021 School Board meeting, the Board adopted the 2021 Long Range Facility Plan. The 2021 Plan incorporates a population forecast completed by Portland State University, a comprehensive Facilities Conditions Assessment (FCA) and Seismic Assessment of every District owned building.
2017 Futures Study
The Futures Study was undertaken by Beaverton School District in 2016-2017 to consider potential scenarios which may impact the District in the next 20 to 50 years. The Study is unique in that it is intended to consider future District needs well beyond that required by Oregon Revised Stature (ORS 195.110). The District intends to use the Study as a reference point when evaluating existing and new programs. The Study is anticipated to be reviewed and updated at a future point.
The demographic staff provide a critical service to the District by monitoring enrollment trends and projecting student enrollments at all of the District’s schools. Through these efforts the District is able to plan operating budgets, understand building capacity issues, and the makeup of our school communities. The District regularly contracts with the Population Research Center at Portland State University to prepare a 10-year Enrollment Forecast which aids the District's enrollment projections.
Attendance Boundary Adjustments
School capacity concerns and opening of new schools require the District to adjust school attendance boundaries from time to time. The Long Range Planning department leads these efforts consistent with Board Policy JC.
Long Range Planning staff regularly coordinate with regional and local government entities on matters that may impact the District and its operations. These entities include, but is not limited to, Metro, Washington County, Clean Water Services, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District, and the City of Beaverton.
Staff also coordinate with area school districts on facility and planning issues. Staff is also a participating member of the Metro Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) representing school districts in the Portland metropolitan area.