Level I State Statutory Fee
On 2/24/16, the State Allocation Board (“SAB”), pursuant to Government Code Section 65995(b)(3), voted to increase the maximum Level I assessment for development from $3.36 to $3.48 per sq. ft. of assessable space for residential development, and from $0.54 to $0.56 per square foot of chargeable covered and enclosed space for commercial/industrial development. Therefore, school districts may assess Level I School Fees at the same established $3.48 and $0.56 rates, provided such rates are properly justified pursuant to law. On 4/5/2016 Val Verde USD’s Board of Education adopted the new Level I State Statutory School Fees effective 6/4/2016.
Level II Alternate Fee
Education Code Section 17620 authorizes school districts to impose certain fees as set forth in Government Code Section 65995 et seq. to finance the construction and reconstruction of school facilities. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 65995.5, 65995.6 and 65995.7, in lieu of a residential fee imposed under Government Code Section 65995, subdivision (b)(1), a school district may impose alternative fees on new residential construction in amounts calculated pursuant to Section 65995.5, subdivision (c) and 65995.7. Section 65995.5 also requires that a school district (i) be eligible for new construction funding and (ii) satisfy at least two (2) of the Statutory Requirements to be eligible to impose an Alternative No. 2 Fee or an Alternative No. 3 Fee.
On March 14, 2017 at its regular Board Meeting the Board conducted a public hearing on the District’s School Facilities Needs Analysis. The analysis (SFNA) provides an evaluation of the eligibility of the School District for new construction funding and documents that the School District satisfied at least two (2) of the Statutory Requirements to be eligible to impose an Alternative No. 2 Fee or an Alternative No. 3 Fee. Following the public hearing, Resolution 16-17-32 Adopting Level II School Facilities (Developer) Fees on Residential Development Projects Pursuant to Government Code Section 65995.5 was adopted by the Board and was effective immediately for a maximum of one year.