SCHOOL BOARD WORKFLOW CHART
Board Members commented regarding revisions and additions to the School Board Workflow Chart.
(A copy of the current Workflow Chart can be found in the Superintendent's Office.)
APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 04-01 OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MANATEE COUNTY REGARDING THE ADOPTION OF AMENDED EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES (TABLED 1/12/04)
Mr. Brunner moved, with a second by Mr. Miller, to remove this item from the table. Motion carried 5-0.
On February 25, 2002 a resolution requesting the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County adopt the school impact fee ordinance requiring that new residential construction contribute its fair share of the costs of capital improvement, educational impact fees was adopted by the School Board of Manatee County.
On May 7, 2002 the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County adopted Ordinance 02-33 imposing an educational facilities impact fee.
Tischler and Associates was retained to prepare the "Student Generation Rates" Report dated January 21, 2002 and the "School Impact Fee" Report dated February 15, 2002 for Manatee County. The information provided in these reports has been updated for January 8, 2004.
Current estimates indicate that the School Board will receive approximately $7.8 million in revenue for the first year of the new impact fee amount. The fee is scheduled to be increased by 16 percent for the next two successive years.
The Superintendent recommends approval of Resolution 04-01 of the School Board of Manatee County Regarding the Adoption of Amended Educational Facilities Impact Fees.
A RESOLUTION OF THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF MANATEE COUNTY
REGARDING THE ADOPTION OF AMENDED
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IMPACT FEES
WHEREAS, the Florida Constitution requires that adequate provision be made by law for a uniform system of free public schools; and
WHEREAS, Manatee County is constituted as a separate school district, and the School Board of Manatee County is empowered by law to operate, control, and supervise all free public schools in the district; and
WHEREAS, the School Board of Manatee County desires to adopt a fair and equitable fee in consideration of the cost of housing, particularly low and moderate income housing and the economic impact of such fees while continuing to provide funding for needed capital improvements for the Manatee County School District, and
WHEREAS, in order to maintain current levels of service, the District school system must expand the capacity of the system if new development in the District is to be accommodated and this expansion of capacity must be done in order to promote and protect the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of Manatee County; and
WHEREAS, the imposition of an impact fee is one of the preferred methods of ensuring that new development bears a proportionate share of the capital cost of educational facilities which are necessary to accommodate new development and the adoption of this fee promotes and protects the public health, safety and welfare; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County adopted educational facility impact fees through Ordinance 02-33 on May 7, 2002; and
WHEREAS, the School Board of Manatee County has re-examined the need for additional impact fees due to additional construction costs imposed in large part by changes in the building code and hurricane hardening requirements; and
WHEREAS, the School Board of Manatee County has also analyzed the impact of an appropriate credit to such fees due to the implementation of the one-half cent sales tax referendum; and
WHEREAS, the educational facilities impact fee report entitled "School Impact Fees" by Tischler and Associates dated January 8, 2004 sets forth a reasonable methodology and analysis for the determination of the impact of new land development on the need for and costs of additional educational facilities in the district; and