Schools were identified for additional space if they are currently overcrowded, or if population projections predict a need for additional capacity in the school in the next 20 years. The facilities task force reviewed the information for each school and provided recommendations to the school board. The board asked staff to reduce the total projected cost of the bond in alignment with community expectations. All decisions were made using the student population forecasts from Portland State University Population Research Center and establish long-range facilities planning standards and parameters.