School Facilities Financing Working Group

Possible Amended Review and Comment Components Minnesota Statutes, section 123B.71, Subdivision 9

1) the geographic area and population to be served, preschool through grade 12 student enrollments for the past five years, and student enrollment projections for the next five years;
2) a list of existing facilities by year constructed, their uses, and an assessment of the extent to which alternate facilities are available within the school district boundaries and in adjacent school districts;
3) a list of the specific deficiencies of the facility that demonstrate the need for a new or renovated facility to be provided, the process used to determine the deficiencies, and a list of those deficiencies that will and will not be addressed by the proposed project. and a list of the specific benefits that the new or renovated facility will provide to the students, teachers, and community users served by the facility;
4) the relationship of the project to any priorities established by the school district, educational cooperatives that provide support services, or other public bodies in the service area;
5) a description of the pedestrian, bicycle, and transit connections between the school and nearby residential areas that make it easier for children, teachers, and parents to get to the school by walking, bicycling, and taking transit;
6) a specification of how the project maximizes the opportunity for cooperative use of existing park, recreation, and other public facilities and whether and how the project will increase collaboration with other governmental or nonprofit entities;
7) a description of the project, including the specification of site and outdoor space acreage and square footage allocations for classrooms, laboratories, and support spaces; estimated expenditures for the major portions of the project; and the dates the project will begin and be completed;
8) a specification of the source of financing the project; statutory authority for use of the source, the scheduled date for a bond issue or school board action; a schedule of payments, including debt service equalization aid; and the effect of a bond issue on local property taxes by the property class and valuation;
9) an analysis of how the proposed new or remodeled facility will affect school district operational or administrative staffing costs, and how the district's operating budget will cover any increased operational or administrative staffing costs;
10) a description of the consultation with local or state transportation officials on multimodal school site access and safety issues, and the ways that the project will address those issues;
11) a description of how indoor air quality issues have been considered and a certification that the architects and engineers designing the facility will have professional liability insurance;
12) as required under section 123B.72, for buildings coming into service after July 1, 2002, a certification that the plans and designs for the extensively renovated or new facility's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems will meet or exceed code standards; will provide for the monitoring of outdoor airflow and total airflow of ventilation systems; and will provide an indoor air quality filtration system that meets ASHRAE standard 52.1;
13) a specification of any desegregation requirements that cannot be met by any other reasonable means;
14) a specification of how the facility will utilize environmentally sustainable school facility design concepts;
15) a description of how the architects and engineers have considered the American National Standards Institute Acoustical Performance Criteria, Design Requirements and Guidelines for Schools of the maximum background noise level and reverberation times; and
16) information regarding infrastructure requirements and costs from appropriate governmental units, including consultation regarding utilities, roads, sewers, sidewalks, and retention ponds, as well as consideration given school bus and automobile traffic and safe access for walkers and bicyclists. any existing information from the relevant local unit of government about the cumulative costs to provide infrastructure to serve the school, such as utilities, sewer, roads, and sidewalks.
17) for capital projects under section 123B.63 addressing technology, a school board resolution stating funds approved by voters will be used only as authorized in section 126C.10, subdivision 14.