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Public Hearing Notice - School Facilities Needs Analysis and Adoption of Alternative School Facility Fees

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LANCASTER SCHOOL DISTRICT RELATING TO CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF A SCHOOL FACILITIES NEEDS ANALYSIS AND CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FACILITY FEES IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 65995.5, 65995.6, 65995.7 AND MAKING RELATED FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS

Please be advised that the Board of Trustees (“Board”) of the Lancaster School District (“District”) at a Public Hearing to be held on November 3, 2020, will review and consider approval of the “FACILITIES NEEDS ANALYSIS FOR THE LANCASTER SCHOOL DISTRICT” and consider adoption of a resolution entitled “RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LANCASTER SCHOOL DISTRICT RELATING TO CONSIDERATION OF APPROVAL OF A SCHOOL FACILITIES NEEDS ANALYSIS, CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL FACILITY FEES IN COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 65995.5, 65995.6, 65995.7 AND MAKING RELATED FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS.

Pursuant to Section 65995.5(b) of the Government Code, the District must conduct and adopt a School Facilities needs Analysis (“SFNA”) as one of the prerequisites to levying alternative school facility fees on new construction of residences within the District in excess of those established in amounts specified in Section 65995 of Government Code (“Alternative School Facility Fees”). The existing statutory school facility fees established by Section 65995 of the Government Code are presently in the amount of $4.08 per square foot of assessable space for residential construction and $0.66 per square foot of chargeable covered and enclosed space for commercial construction.

In compliance with Section 65995.6(a) of the Government Code, the SFNA of the District includes information regarding the projection of the number of unhoused elementary, middle, and high school pupils generated by various types of new residential units, in each category of pupils enrolled in the District. The projection of unhoused pupils is based on the historical generation rates on new residential units constructed during the previous five years that are of a similar type of unit to those anticipated to be constructed either in the District or the city or county in which the District is located, and relevant planning agency information, such as multi-phased development projects that may modify the historical figures. In accordance with Section 65995.6 of the Government Code, the SFNA also contains a calculation of existing school building capacity, calculated pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 17071.10 of Chapter 12.5 of Part 10 of the Education Code).

The SFNA is on file and available for public review at the District’s offices located at 44711 North Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534, and is herein incorporated by reference. Any person may obtain a copy of the SFNA at the district office. To receive a copy of the SFNA by mail, please contact Mary Ellen Butterworth, at 661-948-4661 x 100.

The Public Hearing of the District, to be held November 3, 2020, will begin following the Virtual Board meeting at 6:00 pm, shortly thereafter, at the link found on the Lancaster School District website www.lancsd.org. These matters will be considered at such time as this agenda item is considered by the Board of the District.

Questions and/or comments should be directed to Mary Ellen Butterworth, at 661-948-4661 x 100.

Public Hearing Notice - SFNA and Alternative School Facility Fees