|February 2, 2017 - Regular School Board Meeting|
D7 - Supplemental Spot Survey to the current Educational Plant Survey and Authorize Construction of Elementary School “Y” in the OakLeaf area
Florida Statute 1013.21 states that “…student stations in relocatable facilities exceeding 20 years of age and in use by the school district during the 1998-1999 fiscal year shall be removed…”. The original statute was written in 1998 and provided a goal of accomplishing this by July 1, 2003, and additional funding was to be provided by the state to assist in the implementation of this requirement. However, the Class Size Amendment passed in 2002, and the subsequent downturn in the economy which eliminated the funding provided by the state, reduced the emphasis on districts to comply with this statute.
Clay County ranks fourth in the state with the number of relocatable units used as classrooms with a total of 942 portables. Of those portables, 780 are over 20 years old. Although the emphasis on compliance with this statute has lessened, it’s still in force.
This Spot Survey provides a goal of removing student stations from all 20 year old portable classrooms at our elementary schools within 4 years and replacing them with permanent construction classrooms. As such, there are numerous “New Construction” projects itemized for several of the schools as well as a new elementary school at site “Y” in the OakLeaf area.
Strategic Plan Goal:
Ensures fiscal responsibility and equitable distribution of resources.
That the School Board approve the Spot Survey to the current Educational Plant Survey, and contingent upon approval of the Spot Survey by DOE, authorize the construction of a new elementary school at site “Y” in the OakLeaf area to begin construction in FY 2016/2017 and open in FY 2018/2019.
Dr. Michael Kent, Assistant Superintendent, Operations John C. Merrill, Administrator on Assignment
No additional financial impact for approval of Spot Survey. Estimated cost of design and construction of an elementary school at site "Y" is $20,800,000.00 to be funded from Impact Fees and LCIF (1.5 mil).
2017 Spot Survey Report.pdf