The Space Committee is reviewing all general use classrooms to determine whether the capacity listed in the R25 scheduling system is congruent with California Building Code (CBC) guidelines. The CBC guideline for a room with free-standing desks is 20 square feet per person, and for a room with fixed seating, 15. The Space Committee is also looking at the layout of each room to see whether or not the mathematical calculation is optimal.
This is an ongoing project, and classrooms are examined as time permits. Room capacities in R25 and CBC recommended capacities are listed in this pdf file:Recommended Classroom Capacity
Facilities Management will also review the Space Committee's recommendations.