Engstrom said, however, that enrollment is expected to increase by 300 students over the next five years. "Enrollments are still growing, but not at the same pace," he added.
Superintendent L. Oliver Robinson said that lower enrollments can help the district catch up with the growth that has occurred in previous years.
"To some degree, this helps us better align with the process for construction. The process for approval is usually five years," Robinson said.
Deputy Superintendent Teresa Snyder presented plans for a climate survey that would evaluate how students, staff, and parents perceive the learning environment in the Shenendehowa schools. Data will be collected by students and staff by March and parents will be asked to complete the survey next fall.
Snyder said that the survey can help ensure that any group or individual does not feel disenfranchised.