05-13-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #42


Title
2008-A Spot Survey to the 2005 Educational Plan Survey and Update #1 to the 2007/08 - 2011/12 Five-Year Facilities Work Program

Discussion

Brevard Public Schools was granted a waiver by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) to use student enrollment projections based on residential growth projections from the local governments instead of the Capital Outlay Full Time Equivalent (COFTE) projections issued by the DOE in our 2005 Educational Plant Survey (EPS).

The DOE requires the student projections contained in the EPS to be used in the Five-Year Facilities Work Program (Five-Year Plan). Because the student projections in the EPS were generated during a time of extremely high growth, they cause the Capacity Utilization projections in our current (2007/08 - 2011/12) Five-Year Plan to exceed 100% at some schools.

Because the Growth Management Legislation requires our current Five-Year Plan to be adopted by reference into the Public Schools Facility Element (PSFE) of all (non-exempt) Local Governments' Comprehensive Plans, a conflict has been created relative to the Data & Analysis provided by the School District showing a Financially Feasible Plan to achieve a 100% Level of Service (LOS) within five years. This conflict exists because the student projections used for Growth Management are updated each year to reflect current trends and are, consequently, lower than those contained in the EPS and Five-Year Plan. As a result, the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has rejected the Comprehensive Plan amendments recently submitted by the Local Governments to incorporate the Public Schools Facility Element.

We have agreed with the DOE and the DCA to revise our EPS and Five-Year Plan to utilize the DOE-generated COFTE projections. This will allow us to show Capacity Utilization projections of less than 100% in the Five-Year Plan, resolving the conflict for the Local Governments. All future student projections for Growth Management will also be based on the COFTE projections. Note that the most recent Growth Management projection for the 2001/12 school year, based on input from the Local Governments, is approximately 800 students less than the COFTE projection.

The Spot Survey and Updated Work Program are attached.



Recommendation

Approve the 2008-A Spot Survey to the 2005 Educational Plan Survey and Update #1 to the 2007/08 - 2011/12 Five-Year Facilities Work Program.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 4/22/2008
Consent after Information5/13/2008

Authority for Action
1001.42 F.S.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Dane Theodore  633-1000 x657


Attachment:  EPS Spot Survey TableII.pdf
Attachment:  EPS Spot Survey Recommendations.pdf
Attachment:  Update #1 to Work Program.pdf