The Mercer Island School District has completed an update to its demographic study as a best practice for long term planning for operations, transportation, and facility needs as population data for the next five years and beyond is studied and analyzed.
“The outcome of this study is one key piece of information that helps inform future district plans,” said School Board President David D’Souza. “The board believes it is important that community input regarding Island growth be considered as we develop our model.”
Consultant Dr. Les Kendrick of Educational Data Solutions presented the updated study at the March 23, 2017 School Board meeting. Dr. Kendrick authored the previous demographic studies in 2008 and 2012 that accurately predicted the District’s growth which resulted in a bond for expanded facilities and the development of new school boundaries.
Watch the March 23, 2017 Board meeting (Dr. Kendrick's presentation begins at the 1:54:00 mark in the meeting)