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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: March 10, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-1 <br /> SUBJECT: Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (SAPFO) — Receipt and <br /> Transmittal of 2020 Annual Technical Advisory Committee Report <br /> DEPARTMENT: Planning and Inspections <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1. SAPFO Partners Transmittal Letter Ashley Moncado, Planner 11, 919-245-2589 <br /> 2. Draft 2020 SAPFOTAC Annual Report and Craig Benedict, Director, 919-245-2575 <br /> Larger Scale Projection Worksheets <br /> PURPOSE: To receive, in conjunction with the standard and customary annual process <br /> outlined in the Schools Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, the 2020 Annual Report of the <br /> SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee (SAPFOTAC) and transmit it to the SAPFO partners for <br /> comments before certification in May. <br /> NOTE: The School Capacity Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Needs Analysis projects no new <br /> school capacity needs in the next 10 years for elementary, middle and high school levels for <br /> both Orange County Schools (OCS) and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS). <br /> ADDITIONAL NOTE: In 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly unveiled House Bill 90 <br /> which allows for a phasing-in process to address the decrease in class size averages over the <br /> next three school years. Based on House Bill 90, average class sizes for kindergarten to third <br /> grade will be phased-in as provided below: <br /> 2019 — 2020 1:19 <br /> 2020 — 2021 1:18 <br /> 2021 — 2022 1:17 <br /> Based on numbers contained in the 2019 SAPFOTAC Report, reductions in class size <br /> averages are expected to create elementary school capacity issues for the 2021-2022 <br /> school year. In order to address these impacts in time, the School Boards and Orange County <br /> Board of Commissioners continue to meet and review options to determine how to implement <br /> the school capacity changes into the SAPFO annual report and 10-year student membership <br /> and building capacity projections sheets. <br /> ADDITIONAL NOTE: Charter and private schools are not included as part of the SAPFO Annual <br /> Report and, as a result, their membership and capacity numbers are not formally monitored or <br /> included in future projections. SAPFO projections are used for projecting only public school <br /> capacity needs. However, the SAPFO Technical Advisory Committee does monitor charter and <br /> private schools and their effect on student enrollment in both school districts. Charter and <br /> private schools numbers are not collected for SAPFO purposes; however, impacts due to <br /> enrollment at these schools are accounted for in SAPFO process with the annual reporting of <br /> student membership and growth rates contained in the 10-year student projections. <br />