AGENDA ITEM #2N July 31, 2012 Introduction

MEMORANDUM

July 27,2012

TO: FROM: SUBJECT:

County Council (}O Glenn Orlin, Deputy Council Staff Director

Introduction-resolution to amend School Facility Payment rates

According to Section 52-94(c) of the Montgomery County Code, the School Facility Payment rate is $19,514 per elementary student, $25,411 per middle school student, and $28,501 per high school student, unless modified by a Council resolution. These rates were based on 60% of the per student cost of construction, as determined by Montgomery County Public Schools in 2007, when the School Facility Payment was enacted, and they have been in effect since then. According to Section 52-94(c) the Council, by resolution, after a public hearing advertised at least 15 days in advance, may increase or decrease the School Facility Payment rates. Montgomery County Public Schools has recently recalculated that 60% of the construction cost to be $19,439 per elementary student (0.4% less than the 2007 rate), $21,250 per middle school student (16.4% less), and $24,375 per high school student (14.5% less). As part of its Final Draft 2012-2016 Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) the Planning Board recommends amending the current rates to reflect these updated costs. A draft adoption resolution is attached. A public hearing on this resolution is scheduled for September 18,2012, in conjunction with the public hearing on the 2012-2016 SSP.
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COUNTY COUNCIL FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

By: County President on behalf of the Planning Board
SUBJECT:

Amending School Facility Payment rates
Background

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According to Section 52-94(c) of the Montgomery County Code, the School Facility Payment rate is $19,514 per elementary student, $25,411 per middle school student, and $28,501 per high school student, unless modified by a Council resolution. These rates were based on 60% of the per student cost of construction, as determined by Montgomery County Public Schools in 2007, when the School Facility Payment was enacted, and they have been in effect since then. Montgomery County Public Schools has recently recalculated that 60% of the construction cost to be $19,439 per elementary student, $21,250 per middle school student, and $24,375 per high school student. As part of its recommendations for the 2012-2016 Subdivision Staging Policy the Planning Board recommends amending the current rates to reflect these updated costs. According to Section 52-94(c) the Council, by resolution, after a public hearing advertised at least 15 days in advance, may increase or decrease the School Facility Payment rates. A public hearing on this resolution is scheduled for September 18,2012.

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Action

The County Council for Montgomery County approves the following resolution: The School Facility Payment rates in Section 52-94(c) are amended to $19,439 per elementary student, $21,250 per middle school student, and $24,375 per high school student. This is a correct copy of Council action.

M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council

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