The Dublin Unified School District Board of Directors increased its Level II school impact fee to $10.66 per sq. ft., an increase of $3.77 per sq. ft. or 55 percent. The trustees made no public comments during the hearing on June 14, 2016, and the fee went into effect immediately. In a meeting with the district, a strong letter and during the hearing, BIA|Bay Area representatives argued that DUSD had failed to justify the fee increase in its updated School Facility Needs Analysis. The SFNA contains a number of questionable methodologies that resulted in the steep increase in the fee between DUSD’s last SFNA completed in September 2015 and the current analysis. In addition, the district’s voters approved in early June a new local school bond that will provide an additional $283 million in facilities funds that should be factored into the SFNA. On a related note, DUSD has hired a new superintendent to replace the retiring Stephen Hanke —Dr. Leslie Boozer, currently the superintendent in the Fontana USD in the Inland Empire. On a related note, DUSD also announced it had hired a new superintendent to replace the retiring Steve Hanke — Click here
to read about Dr. Leslie Boozer, currently the superintendent in the Fontana Unified School District in the Inland Empire. Click here
to read BIA’s letter of June 1, 2016. Click here
to read DUSD’s response letter dated June 13, 2016. Click here
to read BIA’s SFNA comment letter of June 13, 2016. Click here
to read the 2016 SFNA dated May 13, 2016. Click here
to watch the June 14, 2016, hearing video.