Previous Item Print Next Item

January 24, 2023 School Board Meeting
Educational Facilities Impact Fee Allocation - Quarter Ending December 31, 2022
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 01/24/2023
Consent Type
Without Information

Brevard County collects educational facilities impact fees from residential development for construction of educational facilities or capital improvements that provide educational capacity in the Impact Fee Benefit District from which the funds were collected. The funds may be used on capacity projects identified in the Five-Year District Facilities Work Program.

The process by which funds are allocated to projects is outlined in the Interlocal Agreement between Brevard County and the School Board. Each Benefit District (North and South) has an Educational Facilities Impact Fee Benefit District Advisory Committee that includes the School Board, County and applicable municipal representatives. Approximately every quarter, the District Advisory Committees make a recommendation to the School Board. The School Board approves or modifies the recommendation and then submits the funding request to Brevard County for approval by the Board of County Commissioners. The process can take 2-4 months before the funds are received by the District.

The Board action requested allocates the impact fee revenue collected through the quarter ending December 31, 2022. Additionally, this request reallocates impact fees previously allocated to the Palm Bay Magnet High School (PBMHS) Fire Rescue Lab project. The PBMHS Fire Rescue Lab has been fully funded through a state appropriation. Initial costs for the project were paid through impact fees, but can be reimbursed.

The Impact Fee Benefit District Advisory Committees met on January 9, 2023. The Committees' recommendations for new educational facilities impact fees through December 31, 2022, along with reallocation of previously allocated impact fees are attached to this agenda memo and are summarized as follows:

  • Central Area Secondary - Total $4,579,870.00
    • New Impact Fees Collected = $4,000,000.00
    • Reallocate funds previously allocated for PBMHS Fire Rescue Lab = $579,870.00
  • South Area Elementary School - Total $38,766.73
    • New Impact Fees Collected = $38,766.73
  • North Elementary Capacity - Total $628,010.50
    • New Impact Fees Collected = $628,010.50

The Central Area Secondary project includes funds that can be used for a classroom building addition at Viera High School as well as funds that can be used for a middle school on the site next to Viera High School (referred to as "Middle School X" in our Five-Year District Facilities Work Program). The Viera High School classroom addition project is fully funded, so the proposed allocation will be used for the new middle school.

The financing plan for the middle school was presented to the Committees, noting that the District staff will request allocation of the South Benefit District impact fees to the new middle school for approximately two years. A nominal amount was allocated to the South Area Elementary School project at the request of the West Melbourne representative. The next south area capacity projects will likely be in West Melbourne and Palm Bay.

The North Elementary Capacity project is underway to provide an additional classroom building at South Lake Elementary School. This project will provide an additional classroom for each grade level and provide more choice school capacity in North Brevard. The South Lake classroom addition is currently in the construction phase and is planned to open in August 2023. Other projects in the North Area are under consideration and will be evaluated as the enrollment statistics and projections are released.



Approve the recommendations of the Educational Facilities Impact Fee Benefit District Advisory Committees:

  • Central Area Secondary $4,579,870.00
  • South Area Elementary School $38,766.73
  • North Elementary Capacity $628,010.50

Authorize the Superintendent, or designee, to request Brevard County approve the allocation request and disburse the Educational Impact Fees available through December 31, 2022.



Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 633-1000 ext. 11446 David Lindemann, AICP, Director Planning and Project Management 633-1000 ext. 11463
Impact Fee Benefit District Advisory Committee Recommendations 2023-01-09.pdf
Agenda Plus