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Bipartisan Policy Center Podcast on School Infrastructure
Published By: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Invest in Resilient Public School Infrastructure
Published By: ReBuild America's School Infrastructure Coalition
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A Study of Enrollment Projections for D.C.'s Public Schools: Assuring Accuracy and Transparency
Published By: Office of the District of Columbia Auditor
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Education Equity Requires Modern School Facilities
Published By: ReBuild America's School Infrastructure Coalition
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Arkansas Committed to Adequate & Equitable K-12 Academic Facilities

Document Type: report
Published By: AR Div. of Public School Academic Facilities & Tra

Following 12 months of work, this report contains the Advisory Committee’s recommendations on each of the eight issues and a suggested roadmap for the state’s role in school facility funding going forward. The report also provides basic information about Arkansas public school facilities and describes the progress made to deliver adequate and equitable public school facilities since 2004, when the Arkansas Public School Academic

Facilities Program was established. Additionally, the report provides an estimate for what is needed to ensure adequate and equitable public school facilities in Arkansas over the next five years. The 21st Century School Fund worked with the Advisory Committee in the work of this report.

On April 3, 2017, Act 801 was approved by the Arkansas General Assembly and Governor Asa Hutchinson requiring the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation use an advisory committee to do a comprehensive review of academic facilities programs.

Eight specific issues for review were identified:

1. Long term viability of the program

2. Efficacy of the academic facilities wealth index

3. Project ranking and prioritization process of partnership program

4. Program funding cycles

5. Enrollment projections

6. Cost factors

7. Rules governing academic facilities programs

8. Degree of public school district compliance with Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

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