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1 Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs September 2011


3  School districts suffering from aging schools,  maintenance backlogs, and budget short-falls  In Hawaii, $392 million backlog in repair and  maintenance  With $1.3 billion deficit, deep cuts to government  services, and no money for facilities  Hawaii DOE has 260 public schools

4  Funded by The Learning Coalition in 2009  Examine solutions to build 21 st Century Schools  Established a “stakeholder group” to guide project  Retained Colliers Monroe Friedlander to evaluate 260 Hawaii public schools  Developed a systemic approach to leverage public lands for public purposes  Resulted in legislation (HB1385) to reform land use and facilities for public schools  High level interest & commitment to 21 st Century Schools

5  Reviewed other Public School Land Trust models  Washington, Arizona, Oregon  Children’s Land Alliance Supporting Schools (CLASS)  Council for Educational Facilities Planners International  45 million acres and $32 billion held in trust for public schools  Alaskan Natives and Native Americans are adept at leveraging assets to generate income


7  Accommodates a wide range of personal learning styles  New styles of team teaching, cooperative learning, project-based learning  Students learn from and interacts with the community  New strategies for school design  Flexible and adaptable floor plans and facilities  Advanced technology and energy efficient

8  260 public schools  3,978 acres of land and 19 million square feet of building space  Low-rise/large footprint schools  Hawaii Revised Statutes reflect school averages  12.5 acres (K-5), 16.5 acres (6-8), 49 acres (9-12)


10  Leveraging public assets: Utilizing vacant or Underutilized public school lands  Engage in public-private partnerships  Develop a sustainable financing mechanism  Encourage community engagement to determine school and community needs  Systemic planning approach to building 21 st century schools

11  Utilizing vacant or underutilized lands  Joint-use of parcels  Long-term leases  Land swaps  Use for commercial, residential, public or other purposes that are COMPATIBLE with school and community activities

12  Partner with private sector to build schools and joint use of parcels  Utilize public and private resources  Public land, financing, tax credits, expertise, resources  Military Housing Privatization Initiative – a model that has worked

13  Schools as part of the community, rather than a separate activity  Collaborative learning and use of facilities and resources  Active planning amongst students, teachers, community, business and government stakeholders  Developed by Concordia LLC





18 community commons

19 learning environments

20 9am terrace view: school use

21 5pm after school activities

22 8pm community activities

23 7/28/2011

24 Square Feet Program Refinement & Streamlining 25% 7/28/2011 180k SqFt 135k SqFt

25 Project Cost Comparison to Conceptual Plan (2008) 7/28/2011 $100 $110 $120 $130 $140 $150 Project Costs ($ million) Conceptual Plan (2008) Conceptual Plan plus added capacity & program “Rightsized & Streamlined“ (2011) 22% $125 $143 $112

26  Creation of a public school land trust  Formation of a new Commission with a real estate background (in consultation with the DOE) to engage public/private partnerships on school sites  Transfer public school lands into the trust  Revenues generated go into the land trust  Proceeds used to build 21 st Century Schools  Real estate and development professionals are utilized  Work collaboratively with educators, students and administrators

27  Utilizes all public and private revenue and debt financing tools available  Monetize annual CIP and other revenue streams for issuance of large-scale municipal bonds  Leverage vacant and underutilized lands  Provide incentives to build, maintain and manage facilities over extended period of time  Joint-development agreements to share costs of  school and community facilities  Tax credits and business incentives

28  Systemic approach is essential  Piece-meal approach to building schools will not work  Need to address equity issues in the allocation of resources and building of schools  All schools and all neighborhoods need to be addressed

29  Fact- and research-based  Collaborative and community-based  Strategic relationships are key  Focus on desired outcomes  Evaluation and accountability

30  Hawaii Department of Education  Council for Educational Facility Planners International  Urban Land Institute  Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii  Hawaii State Teachers Association  Good Beginnings Alliance  Concordia LLC

31  A national template to address rebuilding of public school facilities  Focus on 21 st Century Schools and learning using Hawaii as a model  Implement components of systemic plan and concepts  Engage national organizations to implement national strategy

32  Secure project partners  Identify local and national funders  Apply for grants  Take the show on the road  Journal articles and publications


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