In 2005, the Florida Legislature passed legislation that requires adequate school facilities to be in place within three years of construction of new homes. This concept is called “concurrency” and has been in place in the County since 1990 for roads, parks, sewer, water, storm water and solid waste facilities. Schools are now part of that program.
As of June 5, 2008, all four local governments in Hillsborough County have adopted the components to establish a school concurrency program. The effective date of these programs are as follows: Unincorporated Hillsborough County - effective July 10, 2008; Plant City - August 8, 2008; Temple Terrace - August 20, 2008 and Tampa - September 4, 2008. In 2016 each jurisdiction revised the Interlocal Agreements to modify meeting requirements for the Council of Government and introduce an annual report outlining the effectiveness of the School Concurrency System.
School concurrency is not determined until a project reaches the point of a preliminary plat or multi-family site plan. In the case of Rezoning and/or Comprehensive Plan Amendment applications, information related to existing and future school capacity will be provided by the School District, but the comments do not constitute a finding of adequate school capacity or concurrency.