School Facilities Financing Working Group

School Facilities Financing Work Group Schedule

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 13

Agenda Items:

• Introductions

• Charge to the Group

• Current Funding Programs for Facilities

• Overview of the Problem

• Set Calendar and Adjust Agendas for Upcoming Meetings

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 13

Agenda Items:

• School Facilities Needs/Adequacy

• Equalization and Equity Among Districts

• State and Local Roles

• Formula Funding vs. Grants

• Charter Needs

• Options

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 13

Agenda Items:

• Review and Comment Process

• Debt Service Revenue

• Cooperative Facilities Grants

• Building Bonds for Calamities

• Capital Loans

• Building Lease Levies

• Options

Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 13

Agenda Items:

• Alternative Facilities Bonding and Levy

• Deferred Maintenance Revenue

• Health and Safety Revenue

• Facilities and Equipment Bonds

• Operating Capital Revenue

• Capital Project Referendum Levies

• Telecommunications / Internet Access Equity Aid

• Options

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 13

Agenda Items:

• Recommendations

• Initial Draft of Report

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Time: 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 13

Agenda Items:

• Review Report; Discussion

• Adopt Final Report to Legislature - Due February 1, 2014