The column was also designed to provide a timeline for the community to understand when significant program changes will be necessary if we cannot add classrooms. In reflection, I believe that answering the question about when will double shifting or multi-tracking be necessary resulted in creating the max column. I still believe that is a question many have and that the system has a responsibility to answer. But, could it have been done without creating the column is the question that I continue to struggle with. Yes, we could have taken the position that we are full and in the absence of new space we will need to implement other delivery models, but the bond measure is designed to not reach that point keeping the focus on the need for new classrooms.
It is good to reflect, but a continued focus on the column and what could or should have been done is wasted energy. For now, the chart is public and may or may not be used in the future. Though it is questioned and did not achieve the intended results, it was our attempt to be transparent; something that I believe is an essential quality of our school system's culture.