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Facilities Financing   

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When it is determined that school facilities must be built or expanded to accommodate an increased or projected increased enrollment, the Board of Education shall consider appropriate methods of financing for the purchase of school sites and the construction of buildings. In addition, financing may be needed when safety considerations and educational program improvements require the replacement, reconstruction or modernization of existing facilities.

The Superintendent or designee shall research funding alternatives and recommend to the Board the method that would best serve district needs as identified in the district's master plan for school facilities.

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

These funding alternatives may include, but not be limited to:

1. Levying developer fees pursuant to Education Code 17620 and Government Code 65995-65998

(cf. 7211- Developer Fees)

2. Forming a community facilities district pursuant to Government Code 53311-53368.3, the Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act

(cf. 7212 - Mello-Roos Districts)

3. Forming a school facilities improvement district pursuant to Education Code 15300-15425

(cf. 7213 - School Facilities Improvement Districts)

4. Issuing voter-approved general obligation bonds

5. Imposing a qualified parcel tax pursuant to Government Code 50079

6. Using lease revenues for capital outlay purposes from surplus school property

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

15100-17059.2 School bonds, especially:

15122.5 Ballot statement

15300-15327 School facilities improvement districts

17000-17059.2 State School Building Lease-Purchase Law of 1976

17060-17066 Joint venture school facilities construction projects

17070.10-17076.10 Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998

17085-17095 State Relocatable Classroom Law of 1979

17582 District deferred maintenance fund

17620-17626 Levies against development projects by school districts especially:

17621 Procedures for levying fees

GOVERNMENT CODE

6061 One time notice

6066 Two weeks' notice

50075-50077 Voter-approved special taxes

50079 School districts; qualified special taxes

53175-53187 Integrated Financing District Act

53311-53368.3 Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982

53753 Assessment notice and hearing requirements

53753.5 Exemptions

54954.1 Mailed notice to property owners

54954.6 New or increased tax or assessment; public meetings and hearings; notice

65864-65867 Development agreements

65970-65980.1 School facilities development project

65995-65998 Payment of fees against a development project

66000-66008 Fees for development projects

66016-66018.5 Development project fees

66020-66025 Protests and audits

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

33445.5 Overcrowding of schools resulting from redevelopment

33446 School construction by redevelopment agency

CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION

Article 13D, Sections 1-6 Assessment and property related fee reform

UNCODIFIED STATUTES

17696-17696.98 Greene-Hughes School Building Lease-Purchase Bond Law of 1986

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 2

1859-1859.106 School facility program

COURT DECISIONS

Loyola Marymount University v. Los Angeles Unified School District, (1996) 45 Cal.App.4th 1256

Ehrlich v. City of Culver City, (1996) 12 Cal.4th 854

Dolan v. City of Tigard, (1994) 114 S.Ct. 2309

Canyon North Co. v. Conejo Valley Unified School District, (1993) 19 Cal.App.4th 243, 23 Cal.Rptr.2d 495

Garlic Development Co. v. Hayward Unified School District, (1992) 3 Cal.App.4th 320, 4 Cal.Rptr.2d 897

Nollan v. California Coastal Commission, (1987) 107 S.Ct. 3141

ATTORNEY GENERAL OPINIONS

79 Ops.Cal.Atty.Gen. 149 (1996)

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

Department of General Services, Office of Public School Construction: http://www.opsc.dgs.ca.gov

Policy PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS

adopted: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California