School Facilities Financing Working Group

Reporting Back

School Facilities Work Group Meeting – 9/18/13

1. Equity Core Issue
2. Deferred Maintenance: Not equalized
A. Protect investment
B. Good repair
C. Major community investment
3. Schools vs. Other public facilities
A. Buildings for adults are more recent and kept-up than buildings for children.
4. Bonding vs. Deferred maintenance. Why?
5. Base Standards
A. Enough space
B. Safety standards met
C. Conducive learning environment
6. Is there an annual per-pupil cost?
7. Is there a pent-up demand?
A. Roofs
B. Windows
C. Etc.
8. 2000 Report from Senator Wiger

9. Alternative Facilities: 45% of MN students in these schools

A. Difference between size of communities

Voter-Approved

• New construction

• Capital improvement (roof replacement, add asset)

Non-Voter Approved (Board-Approved)

• Deferred maintenance

• Regulatory safety alt facility language

• Like for like

• Equity

• Voters have denied x number of times

• Health and safety redesign

Grant-based

• Natural disasters

• Technology