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Long Range Planning

Long Range Planning Department

The Long Range Planning department provides critical support for the operation of the Beaverton School District through the following responsibilities:

2020 Long Range Facility Plan Project

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.  Beaverton School District’s current Facility Plan was adopted by the School Board in 2010.  It was the 2010 Facility Plan that guided the capital projects identified in the 2014 Capital Bond program approved by the voters. 

The Beaverton School District has begun its efforts to prepare a new Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP).  The District has completed a new population forecast with Portland State University and has completed a comprehensive Facilities Conditions Assessment (FCA) of every District owned building.  Each of these factors will be essential components of the Long Range Facilities Plan.

Assisting the District with developing the new LRFP and establishing capital improvement priorities in the new LRFP is a group of community members, community advocates, and public agency partners.  Key issues to be reviewed by the group will be:

·      Existing conditions of facilities

·      Population forecasts and development trends

·      Facility capacities and future needs

The meetings of the group are public meetings and LRFP project materials will be posted on this web page.

Facility Use

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.

Demographics

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.

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.

Intergovernmental Coordination

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.