Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO)

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Todd LoFrese, assistant superintendent for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, made a presentation on the Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) to the Economic Development & Public Policy meeting on September 6, 2011.

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Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO)

  1. 1. Schools Adequate PublicFacilities Ordinance (SAPFO) September 6, 2011 Presented by Todd LoFrese Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
  2. 2. FOUR ELEMENTS OF A SAPFO PROGRAM
  3. 3. DEFINITION AND PURPOSE: Part of the approval process of new residential development Synchronizes development with the availability of school capacity An ordinance of the county and towns Inter-local memorandum of understanding with both school districts
  4. 4. COLLABORATIVE PROCESS TOIMPLEMENT SAPFO: Various stakeholders had over three years of monthly meetings Associated attorneys Schools and Land Use Councils The County Planning Department County and Town Boards and Town Council Approved in July 2003
  5. 5. APPLICABILITY: Applies to both districts Existing capacity and projections for each district were created Appropriate school board of education (BOE) and towns/s work together
  6. 6. ELEMENTS OF THE ORDINANCE: Level of Service (LOS) Elementary Schools 105% of Capacity Middle Schools 107% of Capacity High Schools 110% of Capacity
  7. 7. ELEMENTS OF THE ORDINANCE: Topic Standard Building Capacity NC Dept. of Public Instruction & Orange County School Construction StandardsCapital Investment 10-year Program Plan
  8. 8. ELEMENTS OF THE ORDINANCE: Topic StandardStudent Growth Average 5 Different Rate Projection MethodsStudent Generation 2007 TISHLER Rate STUDY
  9. 9. ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLEMENTATION: A Certificate of Adequate Public Schools (CAPS) computer program Track existing membership and capacity Test for and log new development impacts against capacity levels Local governments approve feasibility BOE staff confirms adequate capacity BOE action required CAPS certificate given to developer to submit for final permit approval
  10. 10. SIMPLE CYCLICAL PROCESS November 15 – provide actual numbers BOCC accepts new numbers and restarts annual CAPS program Planners, Schools Technical Advisory Committee (SAPFOTAC) develops report including new student projections (December-February) Used in budget process (December – March) Report distributed to parties for comment and adopted by BOCC in Spring
  11. 11. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools - Elementary School Projections Feb. 20117,000 2013-146,0005,0004,0003,0002,0001,000 0 2000- 2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 2011- 2012- 2013- 2014- 2015- 2016- 2017- 2018- 2019- 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Actual Average Capacity - 100% Level of Service (LOS) Capacity - 105% Level of Service (LOS)
  12. 12. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools - Middle School Projections Feb. 20113,500 2018-193,0002,5002,0001,5001,000 500 0 2000- 2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 2011- 2012- 2013- 2014- 2015- 2016- 2017- 2018- 2019- 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Actual Average Capacity - 100% Level of Service 107% Level of Service
  13. 13. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools - High School Projections Feb. 20114,5004,0003,5003,0002,5002,0001,5001,000 500 0 2000- 2001- 2002- 2003- 2004- 2005- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 2011- 2012- 2013- 2014- 2015- 2016- 2017- 2018- 2019- 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Actual Average Capacity - 100% Level of Service 110% Level of Service
  14. 14. 2011-12 Enrollment Number More than projected  Projected 11,718  Actual (9/2) 11,892 Elementary Level  Actual (9/2) 5,437  105% LOS 5,506
  15. 15. Elementary #11 Status Fully designed and SUP approved $500,000 for deconstruction Full funding has not been allocated Current schedule has school opening in August 2014 Delayed because County’s debt capacity is maxed
  16. 16. In the Interim…… Watch enrollment closely Communicate with partners Crowded Schools More Spot Redistricting Mobile Classrooms Potential loss of “specials” spaces Pre-K dilemma Student generation rate accuracy? Legal?
  17. 17. Thank you

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