Facilities and Planning


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The Facilities and Planning Department
The Facilities and Planning Department identifies the need for new schools, determines school site locations, plans and constructs modernization projects and additions to existing schools, and builds new facilities as approved by the Board of Education. The department is also responsible for securing state funding for new school construction and modernization projects  through the School Facility Program, enrollment projections, school attendance boundaries, and the collection of school-related taxes and impact fees.

Facilities and Planning Administration
Susan Bell – Chief Facilities Officer
Bill Heinicke – Planning Director
Kim Williams – Planning Manager
Michael Bean – Senior Construction Manager

Phone: (916) 686-7711
 Fax: (916) 686-7754

Mailing Address:
Facilities and Planning
Elk Grove Unified School District
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624


 

Development School Impact Fees

Background
In the state of California new school construction projects are funded on a 50/50 State and local school district matching basis through the School Facility Program (SFP), which was established in 1998.  Districts that can establish a need by completing an annually updated fee justification study, are authorized to collect school impact fees on new residential and commercial/industrial development in accordance with Education Code Section 17620 and Government Code Section 65995.  The development school impact fees are intended to provide the local school district’s 50% share of the cost of new school construction.

Current Rates
Residential development = $5.43 per square foot
Commercial development = $0.56 per square foot
(Adopted by the Board of Education on May 16, 2017 and subject to change) 

Payment Process
Please note that pursuant to Education Code Section 17620, our local building departments may not issue a building permit for any construction within the District’s boundaries until the District has executed a Certificate of Compliance indicating that the developer has paid the required school fees. 

  • A Certificate of Compliance Form is obtained from the local Building Department with Part II completed.
  • The applicant completes Part I and submits the Certificate of Compliance form to Elk Grove Unified School District’s Facilities and Planning Department with the appropriate fee payment.
  • The District will complete Part III and certify on the form that payment has been made.
  • The applicant submits a copy of the completed Certificate of Compliance to their Building Department to obtain a building permit.

Where to Pay
Elk Grove Unified School District
Robert Trigg Education Center
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Room 206
Elk Grove, CA  95624
(916) 686-7711
Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fees must be paid in the form of check, money order or cashier’s check.  The District does not accept credit or debit cards.  If you have any questions regarding the fee payment process, please contact Teresa Tholen or Kim Williams at (916) 686-7711.

Mello-Roos Tax Information

In April 1987, nearly 75% of voters in Elk Grove Unified School District approved a $70,000,000 bond to help finance schools and related facilities. By approving this measure, the voters authorized District administrators to sell bonds and agreed to a Mello-Roos special property tax assessment for repayment of the bond debt. In March 1998, an additional $205,000,000 bond amount was approved by more than 80% of voters. The current rate and method of assessing the special tax is available here. 

The special tax is levied against all taxable land within the District until all of the Mello-Roos bond debt has been repaid. Residents of the District who are at least 65 years of age or disabled have the option of applying annually for a 70% reduction in the amount of the special tax. Application – Senior-Disabled MelloRoos Tax Reduction.

For more information on the EGUSD Mello-Roos tax, please contact the District Mello-Roos Tax Information Telephone Line at (916) 686-7562, or send an email to schooltax@egusd.net.

 

Senior Citizen/Disabled Citizen Tax Reduction

Senior citizens and disabled persons may apply for a 70% tax reduction of the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Mello-Roos Tax.

In order to qualify for the reduction, a person who is at least 65 years of age or fully-disabled must occupy the home, and there can be no school age children residing there.  New applications and the required annual renewal of existing applications will be processed April 15th – June 30th each year.

For new applicants:  You may request to have an application for this tax reduction mailed to you, or a copy of the application may be downloaded here.

For those currently receiving this reduction:  Each year in April, a renewal reminder letter will be mailed to individuals who are eligible to renew their reduction. Once this reminder letter is received, reductions may be renewed by phone at (916) 686-7652, by email at schooltax@egusd.net, or by mailing the renewal form to:

Elk Grove Unified School District
Robert Trigg Education Center
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Room 206
Elk Grove, CA  95624
(916) 686-7711
Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you have questions, please call the Mello-Roos Tax Information Telephone Line at (916) 686-7562 or send an email to schooltax@egusd.net

 

Measure M Logo
In November 2016, voters residing within EGUSD overwhelmingly voted to pass Measure M, the District’s first ever general obligation school facilities bond measure. Measure M will provide EGUSD students and the community with $476 million in critical improvements to existing school buildings and grounds.

Measure M Sign

Explore measurem.egusd.net and learn more about:

  • Key Facts about Measure M
  • Current Project Sites
  • Completed and Upcoming Projects
  • What Could my School Get?
  • The Citizens’ Oversight Committee

As part of our commitment to maintaining the quality of education in neighborhood schools, the Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) has developed a comprehensive districtwide Facilities Master Plan (FMP) identifying all of our school facilities needs—including PreK-12 classroom structures, building systems, educational technology, and related school facilities. Our FMP is the blueprint for smart investments in our educational infrastructure.
FMP Logo


The Facilities Master Plan 2015-2025 Update expands and builds upon past plans first developed, in use and regularly updated since 1974.

FMP Update

Facilities Master Plan 2015-2025 Update
(Please note: The FMP PDF is 562 pages | 55MB and will take some time to download.)


Storm Water Management

The District has a Storm Water management program that complies with the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Storm Water Management Program seeks to reduce the dumping of water from school sites into streams, lakes and rivers within the District.
EGUSD Storm Water Management Program