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1 Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs September 2011

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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

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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)

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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

14 CULTURAL ECONOMIC EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL PHYSICAL SOCIAL

15 BAKER RIPLEY CENTER Houston, Texas

16 BAKER RIPLEY CENTER Houston, Texas

17 EMERYVILLE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY LIFE Emeryville, California

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/ k 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

33 MAHALO!


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