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Education 2011: How Should Your District Be Thinking About School Facilities - Szuberla


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Education 2011: How Should Your District Be Thinking About School Facilities - Szuberla

  1. 1. Charles A. Szuberla, Jr. Assistant Commissioner, Office of School Operations New York State Education Department
  2. 2. General Comments <ul><li>The CDF and RDF are a widely respected credentials. It’s that you developed the program on your own in recognition of the need for continuous professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, your developed an Associate’s Degree and peer review programs. </li></ul><ul><li>During the last spike in energy costs this group quickly implemented more than 20 energy saving ideas for school buildings and school buses. </li></ul><ul><li>This group has advocated for spending significantly less on construction projects and using a portion of the savings to improve building maintenance. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Critical Issues <ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate Relief </li></ul><ul><li>Budget and School Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Operations and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Replacement </li></ul><ul><li>Green Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mandate Relief – March Most Require Legislative Action <ul><li>School Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Wicks Reform </li></ul><ul><li>Textbook and Software aids </li></ul><ul><li>Claims Auditing </li></ul><ul><li>Early Grade Class Size Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Piggy-Back on other State and Local Contracts </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mandate Relief – April Subject to Regents Approval <ul><li>School Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Late Final Cost Report Relief </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Audits and Sampling of Claims </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse Auctions </li></ul><ul><li>Value-Added Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Greater coordination of transportation and school calendars </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mandates, Cont’d <ul><li>Advertising in the Contract Reporter </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate Annual Visual Inspections </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate School Facility Report Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate redundant AHERA Reporting and Inspections </li></ul>
  7. 7. Building Aid Issues <ul><li>Under Current Law: </li></ul><ul><li>18% of Estimated 2010-11 Building Aid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$446 million is Due to Special Treatments: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>elected aid ratios (60%), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10% incentive aid, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(36%), high-need supplement, low-income aid ratios). </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Building Aid Has Increased by $1 Billion Since 2002-03 While Enrollment has Dropped Slightly
  9. 9. Building Aid Increased 85% Since 2002-03, Annual Rate of 9.2% Compared to 5.1% for Foundation Aids
  10. 10. The Selected Building Aid Ratio Provides Aid That is Not Based on a District’s Current Fiscal Capacity
  11. 11. Critical Issues <ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrically operated partitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By-passing and tampering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notice to the field </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Budget and School Aid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost Drivers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You Need to Understand Your District’s Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-year planning </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Critical Issues Cont’d <ul><li>Operations and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance vs. replacement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life-cycle costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capital Replacement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect what we have </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Buildings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now is the time to build for the future </li></ul></ul>