School Location, Size
and Student Assignments

School Location, Size and Student Assignments

Brazil has two types of schooling hours, part-time morning or afternoon and full-time schooling. The objective of this project was to find where to send students, which locations to close and in which locations to build new school so we could increase the number of full-time students the cheapest way possible considering transport, variable, fixed and investment costs.

This projected involved planning a wide range of variables for multiple years and became a huge integer programming problem that was only solvable with professional mathematical software.

In our simulation for a municipality with 18 thousand students after investing 8 million dollars they could go from no full-time students to 100% full time students in 5 years while annual expenditure would increase only 2.62% after the transition.