In recent months the question of how Functional Capacity is calculated has been discussed by School Board members and Government Officals. In particular the question of the "90% rule" has come to light.

By definition, the 90% rule is applied to the functional capacity because not all classrooms can be used every period of the day. A board member asked why 90%, where did that number come from? I frankly was at a loss so I called Sue Robertson. She stated that she was not quite sure where the number came from. In the past, she had asked several other members where the number came from and they were not sure either. She state that the number that is applied to the final funcitonal capacity number ranges from 80% to 85% and she stated I was being generous in using 90%.

Now, I am asking the membership, where did this number, be it 80% to 90%, come from? I would love to hear from the rest of the membership. In addition, I would like to know how you calculate functional capacity.

Thanks so much for your help.

By definition, the 90% rule is applied to the functional capacity because not all classrooms can be used every period of the day. A board member asked why 90%, where did that number come from? I frankly was at a loss so I called Sue Robertson. She stated that she was not quite sure where the number came from. In the past, she had asked several other members where the number came from and they were not sure either. She state that the number that is applied to the final funcitonal capacity number ranges from 80% to 85% and she stated I was being generous in using 90%.

Now, I am asking the membership, where did this number, be it 80% to 90%, come from? I would love to hear from the rest of the membership. In addition, I would like to know how you calculate functional capacity.

Thanks so much for your help.

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I have never used 90%,si I have no history on that.