The deadline ends August 1st, 2017. Don’t miss your opportunity to upgrade your facilities with energy efficient equipment and tools. Our team will conduct the assessment, write your report and submit it to the State, so you can get funded.
Important note: You must get your plan submitted. You can do the work later.
We do all this at no-cost to you.
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Here’s the quick and easy procedure that our expert team will perform at your school district and sites to ensure that you get money back.
- First, we must come to your site and have a brief meeting to discuss your wants, needs, desires and current situation.
- Next, we sign a one page memorandum of understanding/agreement authorizing us to conduct the assessment and bill the State for our work on your behalf.
- We will then head out to your sites to conduct the assessment.
- Our team then swiftly puts together your Prop 39 submission.
- We submit your plan to the State
- We follow up on your plan until we get approval and funding
From the State:
Proposition 39, introduced in the November 2000 ballot, amended California Education Code (EC) Section 47614, with the intent that public school facilities should be shared fairly among all public school pupils, including those in charter schools.
EC Section 47614 requires that school districts make available, to all charter schools operating in their school district with projections of at least 80 units of average daily attendance (ADA), facilities that will sufficiently accommodate all of the charter’s in-district students, and that facilities be “reasonably equivalent” to other classrooms, buildings, or facilities in the district.
EC Section 47614(b)(1) states that school districts may charge a charter school a pro-rata share of the facilities costs which the school district pays for with unrestricted general fund revenues. The pro-rata share is based on the ratio of space allocated by the school district to the charter school divided by the total space of the district. Charter schools shall not be otherwise charged for use of the facilities.
The State Board of Education (SBE) adopted regulations (California Code of Regulations, Title 5 [5 CCR] sections 11969.1, 11969.2, 11969.3, 11969.4, 11969.6, 11969.7, 11969.8, 11969.9, 11969.10, 11969.11) to define key provisions such as the opportunity for districts and charter schools to develop mutually agreed upon alternatives to specific compliance with ECSection 47614 (such as funding for leases), calculation of the pro-rata share charge, reimbursement rates for over-allocated space, location, procedures for timelines, and the following reporting requirements:
- Each charter school that received facilities under EC Section 47614, shall report the per-square-foot charge paid in the current fiscal year, to the California Department of Education (CDE).
- The CDE shall post the per-square foot charge on its publicly accessible Web site.
- The CDE shall provide school districts the opportunity to provide additional information regarding the per-square-foot charge calculation.
Each operating charter school in California was provided the opportunity to self-report the per-square-foot charge to the CDE via the Charter School Annual Survey. The data presented is derived from those surveys that were submitted as complete. However, the data may not include information about all charter schools in California with Proposition 39 facilities. It may be possible that some charter schools that accepted Proposition 39 facilities did not complete the survey, did not report the information, or did not report it correctly. The CDE, also, is unable to verify whether each district complied with the per-square-foot charge requirement, as described in the regulations.