The 5-Year Facilities Work Plan must be submitted to the FDOE (Florida Department of Education) each year, and include a schedule of all major repairs, renovations, new construction projects, class size reduction information, use of portable classrooms and revenues.
As required by the interlocal agreements with the local governments, after the School Board approves the tentative work plan, the plan is forwarded, reviewed and discussed with other public agencies (Hillsborough County, the Planning Commission and the cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City).
The School District’s Long Range School Planning Study was completed by Tindale Oliver in May 2017, and evaluated projected enrollment growth, student generation, maintenance needs and revenue sources to devise a capacity plan and business plan. The study is a compelling, comprehensive picture of the fiscal crisis that the District is facing. The District is unable to address the maintenance backlog and keep pace with capacity required to house new students. The study documented the need to support the School Board’s discussion of a sales tax referendum.