Why convert traditional single-track elementary schools to multi-track year-round calendars?
Conversion of some elementary schools to multi-track calendars will be done to generate an immediate capacity gain of approximately 3,000 seats for the 2007-08 school year. The 18 new elementary schools opening by 2010 will all open as multi-track year-round schools. Over the next 25 years, the utilization of the multi-track elementary calendar will reduce the number of new elementary schools needed from 101 to 72, saving over one billion dollars in school construction costs. Delivery of instruction in elementary schools will not be negatively impacted by conversion to a multi-track calendar.