Report: Iowa City High Schools’ Capacity Lower Than Believed

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

That means how many students a school should hold also has changed, Sam Johnson of BLDD Architects, told a district committee made up of public and community members.

That could have big implications on the growing Iowa City school district, where conflicts have occurred in recent years over school enrollments. A majority of the district’s schools are at or over capacity, including the two comprehensive high schools, BLDD found.

BLDD, headquartered in Decatur, Ill., was hired to physically assess the district’s schools to help with the development of a long-term facilities plan to deal with increasing student enrollment.

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