A required annual report titled the “Annual Status Report on Implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning, January – December 2016” was recently issued by a 15-member Oversight Committee (consisting of School Board members, County Commissioners, municipal elected officials and community stakeholders), whose primary responsibility is to monitor the implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning (ILA) and issue the annual report. The Report concludes that in 2016, the parties to the Second Amended ILA successfully fulfilled 74 of the 77 specific measurable requirements of the Agreement, and failed to fulfill only three of the requirements. Therefore, the three unfulfilled requirements need resolution.
The purpose of the Second Amended ILA is to comply with state law that specifically requires such interlocal agreements to address the coordination of growth management issues (which includes the issuance of development permits for proposed residential developments, and which falls under the jurisdiction of local governments) and the provision and availability of public school facilities in Broward County (which falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board). Parties to the Second Amended ILA include The School Board of Broward County, Florida, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, and 27 Broward County municipalities.
An important provision in the Second Amended ILA (public school concurrency) requires that proposed residential developments should be denied if the following occurs: 1. Capacity is not available at the primary or adjacent public school(s) impacted by the proposed development; or 2. If planned capacities that could accommodate the development impact are not contained within the first three years of the School Board’s Five-Year Adopted District Educational Facilities. However, the development may proceed if: 1. The developer proposes proportionate share mitigation to mitigate the anticipated student impact; and 2. The School Board accepts the proposed mitigation.
The “Annual Status Report on Implementation of the Second Amended Interlocal Agreement for Public School Facility Planning, January – December 2016” can be obtained in its entirety at browardschools.com/districtreports.
Additional information regarding the Oversight Committee and its public meeting schedule can be obtained by calling (754) 321-2177.