When school buildings are aging, a decision must be made as to whether to continue to maintain the existing building, renovate building, or build new. Very seldom is extending the existing buildings life over building a new building. If renovation costs exceed 50% of the cost of new construction, it is better to build instead of renovating. The taxpayers in your community will have much to say on whether to renovate or build new. Much emphasis should be given to taxpayer input before the school board makes a final decision. School administrators are responsible to the community for maintaining school buildings and they owe an explanation to the community of what has been done to protect existing school buildings. This book is developed to help aspiring teachers who want to become principals, business managers or superintendents, that existing buildings need to be properly maintained and functional and can continue to serve the public for many years to come.Proposed Change As used in this series, aquot;impact feeaquot; means a monetary charge imposed on new development by a unit to defray or mitigate the capital costs of infrastructure, building construction, or equipment related to that facility that is required by, ... have Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIFS), abatements, impact fees, and Sales Tax Increment Financing (STIF), to name a few. Schools do not have any of these avenues available to help soften the blow of building a new school.
|Title||:||A Guide to Leading and Managing Indiana School Facilities|
|Author||:||Tom Dykiel, Charles Hobbs, William E. Roberson|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2009-08|