School Facilities Financing Working Group

The commissioner of education, as directed by the 2013 Legislature, must convene a working group to develop recommendations for reforming the financing of prekindergarten through grade 12 education facilities to create adequate, equitable, and sustainable financing of public school facilities throughout the state. The scope of the working group recommendations must include funding options for facilities projects currently financed with debt service, alternative facilities, deferred maintenance, health and safety, building lease, and operating capital revenues.

The commissioner, on behalf of the working group, must submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions with primary jurisdiction over kindergarten through grade 12 education finance by February 1, 2014, recommending how best to allocate funds for school facilities.

The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at the Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 13, from 1-3:30 p.m. 
 

  •  - 10/2/14
  • School Facilities Financing Working Group Report - 1/29/14
    Report and recommendations by the School Facilities Financing Working Group
  • 1-15-14 Facilities Draft Report - 1/21/14
  • Proposed School Facilities Revenue Summary - 1/17/14
  • Proposed School Facilities Aid and Levy Summary - 1/17/14
  •  - 12/12/13
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  • 11-13-13 Impact of Current System - Reform Options - 11/14/13
  • 11-13-13 Catch 22 Article - 11/14/13
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  • 10-16-13 Review and Comment by Size and Project Type - 10/17/13
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  • 10-16-13 National Perspective - 10/17/13
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  • 9-18-13 State Role in Facility Project Approval - 9/19/13
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  • 9-18-13 State Role in Funding School Facilities - 9/19/13
  • 9-18-13 Facilities Article Who attends the Minneapolis Hotbox 27 - 9/19/13
  •  - 9/3/13
  • 8-21-13 Facilities Spreadsheet Reports - 8/29/13
  • 8-21-13 Current Funding Programs for Facilities - 8/27/13
  • 8-21-13 Charge to the Task Force - 8/27/13
    Presentation on the legislative charge to the task force.