The Enrollment and Capacity Management Advisory Committee is a critical element of the planning and communication framework created by the Enrollment and Capacity Management Task Force in February 2016. 

The purpose of the Enrollment and Capacity Management Advisory Committee is to analyze information affecting enrollment, capacity, and building use, and to generate observations and recommendations to be communicated to district administration. 

Observations and recommendations will:

  • Be concise and informed by data
  • Align with district racial equity work
  • Be sustainable
  • Identify and examine the implications for all students
  • Identify potential costs and consider funding strategies
  • Be made with as much advance notice as possible when change is recommended

Advisory Committee members

Attendance at meetings is by member appointment only

Attendance at ECMAC meetings (including all sub-committee meetings) is by member appointment only. An earlier version of this web page included a statement that had been improperly carried forward from a separate 2015-2016 group that led to the formation of the current ECMAC. The old language has been removed in order to make it clear that meetings of ECMAC are closed to observers to avoid potential negative impact on the group’s work.

There are other ways community members can be informed about the group’s work and provide feedback on eventual recommendations:

  • All meeting materials are posted below.
  • All school board work sessions that have ECMAC items on the agenda are video recorded and can be found below.
  • Updates on the group’s work are regularly included in the district’s parent e-newsletter, 279Connect, and the districtwide postcard mailing (Oct, Feb, May).
  • Multiple avenues for feedback will be offered when ECMAC is ready to propose potential solutions to the over-capacity conditions at three elementary schools.

Meeting dates, locations and materials  

Note: For security reasons, images of school floorplans are removed from documents prior to being posted below.

September 24, 2018 (Orientation at Educational Service Center)

  Agenda
  Presentation
  Charge statement
  Overview of meetings
  Role descriptions
  Strategic plan
  2017-2018 Summary of Progress report

October 29, 2018 (Educational Service Center)

Please read this article, which provides important context for the following meeting materials.

  Agenda
  Charge statement
  Overview of meetings
  Strategic plan
  2017-2018 Summary of Progress report
  Hierarchy of district needs 
  FIve-year option development timeline (for discussion only, pending eventual recommendations regarding short- and long-term options)
  Debt schedule (for discussion only, pending construction being recommended and approved as a short-term solution)
  Option development timeline (for discussion only)
  DRAFT attendance area guiding principles
  DRAFT elementary capacity options analysis

November 19, 2018 (Attendance Area Team subcommittee)

  Agenda
  DRAFT elementary capacity options analysis
  Guiding principles and additional considerations

December 6, 2018 (Attendance Area Team subcommittee, optional history meeting)

  Agenda
  Presentation about boundary changes, 2008-2018
  Meeting summary

December 13, 2018 (Attendance Area Team subcommittee)

  Agenda
  Presentation
  November 19 meeting summary
  December 6 meeting summary
  Running list of questions and answers
  Elementary boundary map from June 2007
  Success statements from November 19 meeting

December 17, 2018 (Rice Lake Elementary)

  Agenda
  Presentation
  Working options development timeline (for discussion only, pending eventual recommendations regarding short- and long-term options)
  Fall 2018 enrollment variance from projections
  Fall 2018 enrollment variance by grade level
  Five-year enrollment projections
  Fernbrook growth analysis
  Options analysis against guiding principles

January 7, 2019 (Maple Grove Senior High) Read this related article

  Agenda
  Presentation
  Running list of questions and answers
  Elementary capacity with no building additions and no boundary changes
  Elementary capacity with building additions and no boundary changes
  Elementary capacity options analysis discussion notes

January 24, 2019 (Educational Service Center)

  Agenda
  Meeting summary

February 25, 2019 (Crest View Elementary)

  Agenda
  Presentation

March 18, 2019 (Osseo Middle School)

  Agenda
  Presentation
  Additional observations to include in Summary of Progress report

April 15, 2019 (Educational Service Center)

April 29, 2019 (Educational Service Center)

ECMAC-related reports at school board meetings

September 11, 2018 work session

December 11, 2018 work session