The District is in the process of creating TWO committees that will look at capacity issues involving APP.What do you think about these new committees? About capacity planning for advanced learning? Please discuss in the comments.
The first committee being formed is a district-wide, long-term (2 year membership commitment) effort called the Seattle Public Schools Integrated Facilities and Capacity Management Advisory Committee. ... The committee will be charged with assessing data (facilities, enrollment, program needs, etc.) and integrating requests and recommendations into the overall district-wide capacity management plan.
Interested individuals should submit background information and reasons for your interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The second committee is tentatively being called the Advanced Learning Programs and Facilities Advisory Committee. It will be an advanced learning-focused group charged with developing ALO/Spectrum/APP programmatic and facility recommendations to be used by the district-wide capacity management advisory committee.
The process for appointing members to this committee has not yet been finalized.
Update: A few weeks later, over at the Save Seattle Schools blog, Charlie Mas put up a very relevant post, "Advanced Learning Committees - History and Future".