The Department may utilize multi-track year-round calendaring at new or existing schools provided that the following conditions are met:

Projected or real enrollment exceeds design enrollment capacity by a minimum of 120 percent;

Planned construction of a new school to relieve overcrowding at another school can be deferred for several years or avoided altogether, so as to generate savings in the capital improvement program budget;

Increases in operating cost are less than 20 percent of the total cost of operating a new school; and

Adequate provision has been made to accommodate students and school personnel who do not wish to participate.

Approved: 7/27/95; Amended: 4/4/02, 12/07