School Facility Efficiency Review

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Update August 30, 2023


Apply to Serve on School Facility Efficiency Review Committee

The Olympia School District recently conducted a re-examination of its future enrollment expectations, and new forecasting suggests that the district will decline in enrollment in the years to come. As it strives to maintain its high level of service to children and families, the school board is seeking advice from its constituents regarding this challenge.


The district is seeking community members and school staff interested in serving on a School Facility Efficiency Review Committee. One OSD community member and one OSD staff member associated with each school in the district will be selected to serve on this Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Additionally, several student representatives, district staff and community members will also be appointed to serve.

  • Apply to serve on the School Facility Efficiency Review Committee (English, Spanish, Vietnamese).

  • The deadline to submit the application is 11 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023. A screening committee will review applicants and notify those selected to serve.

  • Those not selected for this committee will be offered other opportunities to provide feedback.


Proposed Meeting Dates

The committee is scheduled to meet eight times on the following dates:


  • Monday, September 25

  • Monday, October 2

  • Monday, October 9

  • Thursday, October 19

  • Monday, October 23

  • Wednesday, October 25

  • Monday, October 30

  • Wednesday, November 1

Each meeting will be held in-person from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the Knox 111 Administrative Center boardroom, 111 Bethel St., N.E., Olympia, 98506. Light refreshments will be served.

Committee Facilitator

Shannon Bingham, of Western Demographics, Inc. based in Colorado and Washington state, will lead and facilitate the school facility efficiency review process. At the June 22, 2023 Olympia School Board meeting, Bingham shared about his experience assisting school districts with this type of work and provided a snapshot of the work ahead in this community. He recently met with district leaders and toured the school district to get a firsthand look at OSD facilities.


Committee membership will be posted on the School Facility Efficiency Review webpage once individuals are selected. The screening committee expects to announce membership on September 18.

Enrollment Study

FLO Analytics shared an analysis of enrollment trends and a long-term enrollment forecast at the August 24, 2023 Olympia School Board meeting. View the report