Population and Survey Analysts (PASA) assists Texas school districts in planning for long range utilization of schools by projecting future student enrollment. This involves projecting new residential development, understanding potential land uses for undeveloped parcels, and relating these findings to future students in the schools. PASA also projects enrollment growth and decline in areas that have no new construction potential by studying which neighborhoods are regenerating with younger families.
In growing school districts, PASA uses these long term projections to help outline step-by-step when and where new schools could be needed in the future. By having a clear idea of future growth potential, the school district can plan for bond elections in a financially responsible and transparent manner, as well as maximize stability for students by planning ahead to minimize the need for changing schools.