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Oakland Unified School District


A systems approach to asset management to support the vision for a full-service community schools district

MKThink conducted an asset assessment that inventoried 108 sites, 1,334 buildings, and 12,188 rooms. Analysis of this data identified factors that affect facilities funding—school choice policy, enrollment projections, feeder patterns, classroom capacity and utilization. MKThink proposed a strategy to manage assets as a system (not site by site) to support OUSD’s vision for a Full-Service Community Schools district.


DATES: 2010-2016
CITY: Oakland
STATE: California
SIZE/SCALE: 5,926,301 SF


CHALLENGE: In 2008, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) was $89 million in debt and faced a $18-million structural deficit for the 2010-2011 school year. This fiscal crisis demanded cost-cutting strategies to manage its 5,926,301-SF asset portfolio.
SERVICES: Master Planning, Facilities Assessment, Physical Asset Management, Program Development, Feeder Pattern Study, Live-Go Analysis, and Scenario Modeling.
RESULT: The MKThink strategy was the basis for the 2012 Facilities Master Plan, unanimously adopted by the Board of Education and funded by a $475 million bond.
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