06-15-2010 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #44

2010 Educational Plant Survey


Educational Plant Survey is defined in statute  (1013.31 F.S.) as a systematic study of present educational and ancillary plants and the determination of future needs to provide an appropriate educational program and services for each student based on projected capital outlay FTE's approved by the Florida Department of Education.


The Educational Plan Survey (EPS) is a document containing all of the facility improvements (new construction and remodeling/renovation of existing space) that have been approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).  It is the also the basis of the School District's annual Five Year Facilities Work Program.  The purpose of the EPS is to document the facility needs of the School District on a school-by-school basis and to identify which capital projects may be initiated.


The EPS must be submitted for approval every five years at a minimum.  Brevard must submit a new survey by July 1, 2010.  By statute, a new EPS supersedes all previous Surveys.  Recommendations in the previous Survey that have not been implemented are not eligible for the expenditure of state capital outlay funds unless recommended in the new Survey.  Intermediate updates, called "spot surveys" may be submitted at any time in order to obtain FDOE approvals for changes to the plan. 


Note that facility improvements must be contained in the approved EPS in order to finance the improvement with "state" funds - COPs, RANs. PECO, Classroom for Kids, 1.5 mill ad valorem tax, etc.  Improvements funded with locally generated revenue - impact fees, sales tax, local bonds, etc. - do not have to be in the approved EPS. 


The EPS is prepared and submitted to the FDOE on-line.  The attached EPS is the electronic submission with a Guide prepared by Facilities Services.  



10 Educational Plant Survey

Approve the 2010 Educational Plant Survey.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/11/2010
Consent after Information6/15/2010

Authority for Action
1013.31 F.S.

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

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

Cost Center

Dane Theodore   633-1000 x657

Attachment:  Guide.pdf
Attachment:  2010 Educational Plant Survey.pdf