Our Schools


Who We Are

The Planning Department works synergistically with schools and divisions across the district to ensure that resources are allocated effectively and efficiently.  The team​ works hard to advance the superintendent’s initiatives and to support school board policies.

What We Do

  • Develop forecasts, reports, and recommendations that support the district’s short‐ and long‐range
    planning decisions.
  • Create annual school and district enrollment forecasts.
  • Coordinate the continual updates and implementation efforts of the District Strategic Plan and any
    continuous improvement efforts.
  • Maintain school attendance boundaries and facilitate any rezoning decisions.
  • Serve as liaison with neighborhood planning groups and other community organizations interested in
    school planning and development.
  • Assist new charter schools seeking sponsorship from the District in the application process.
  • Coordinate with the State Department and AdvancEd on behalf of the District to assure compliance
    with accreditation.
  • Monitors enrollment and demographics throughout the year and work collaboratively with Human
    Resources and Finance to allocate resources based on district standards.
  • Complete student enrollment projections for the upcoming school year to assist with staffing
    allocation procedures.
  • Work collaboratively with Operations to review/update the 10‐year facilities plan and Programming
    Study as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with Operations in the planning for and designing of future facilities throughout
    the district.
  • Works with all schools to assure all classrooms and programs have sufficient space to support 21st
    century learning.
  • Manages the District’s GIS program and all spatial data.
  • Work with County, City, State, COG, and other local organizations to track, analyze, and report trends
    in housing and other economic shifts.


William Simon, MPA

​Director of Planning

Brian Kelly

GIS and Data Specialist

Site Alert
Richland School District Two is designating Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24 as eLearning days. This means all students will participate in eLearning following their school’s current bell schedule. Schools will resume Classroom Communities in-person instruction at elementary schools and hybrid in-person instruction at middle and high schools on Monday, November 30. For more information visit the 411 on 20-21 page.