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The 2001 Florida Statutes

Title XVI
Education
Chapter 235
Educational Facilities
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Section 235.002, Florida Statutes 2001

235.002  Intent.--

(1)  The intent of the Legislature is:

(a)  To provide each student in the public education system the availability of an educational environment appropriate to his or her educational needs which is substantially equal to that available to any similar student, notwithstanding geographic differences and varying local economic factors, and to provide facilities for the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and other educational institutions and agencies as may be defined by law.

(b)  To encourage the use of innovative designs, construction techniques, and financing mechanisms in building educational facilities for the purpose of reducing costs, creating a more satisfactory educational environment, and reducing the amount of time necessary for design and construction to fill unmet needs.

(c)  To provide a systematic mechanism whereby educational facilities construction plans can meet the current and projected needs of the public education system population as quickly as possible by building uniform, sound educational environments and to provide a sound base for planning for educational facilities needs.

(d)  To provide proper legislative support for as wide a range of fiscally sound financing methodologies as possible for the delivery of educational facilities and, where appropriate, for their construction, operation, and maintenance.

(2)  The Legislature finds and declares that:

(a)  Growth and development issues transcend the boundaries and responsibilities of individual units of government, and often no single unit of government can plan or implement policies to deal with these issues without affecting other units of government.

(b)  The effective and efficient provision of public educational facilities and services is essential to preserving and enhancing the quality of life of the people of this state.

(c)  The provision of educational facilities often impacts community infrastructure and services. Assuring coordinated and cooperative provision of such facilities and associated infrastructure and services is in the best interest of the state.

History.--s. 1, ch. 74-374; s. 3, ch. 77-458; s. 9, ch. 80-414; ss. 2, 50, 52, ch. 81-223; s. 1, ch. 84-349; ss. 2, 26, 27, ch. 85-116; ss. 1, 4, ch. 86-1; s. 1298, ch. 95-147; s. 35, ch. 95-269; ss. 1, 11, ch. 95-341.

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