Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/11/2021 - 6:30 PM
Category: Consent Calendar
Type: Action
Subject: ACPS Guidelines for the Implementation of the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Policy: DGB-R - ACPS Procurement and Credit Card Regulations
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
211111_Memo_PPEA_Guidelines_v3.pdf
211111_ACPS_PPEA_Guidelines_v1.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: ACPS is interested in adopting guidelines for the implementation of the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002. The Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (Va. Code § 56-575 et seq.) (“PPEA”) will allow Alexandria City Public Schools to enter into public-private partnership agreements to develop needed qualifying projects in a timelier and/or less costly manner. The first project which ACPS plans to use this PPEA policy is to allow for a power purchase agreement (PPA) or energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to provide photovoltaic panels for both the new Douglas MacArthur and Minnie Howard projects.
Background: In recent years, ACPS and the City of Alexandria have been exploring alternate ways to achieve our capital needs. The PPEA of 2002 establishes a framework by which local governments can seek out public-private partnerships to fund, design, operate or maintain educational facilities and other associated assets. The Act requires that each government entity create its own guideline by which it will accept public-private partnership proposals.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the attached draft of ACPS’ PPEA guidelines.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dominic Turner - Chief Financial Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Ramee A. Gentry Moved, Member Jacinta Greene seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the attached draft of ACPS’ PPEA guidelines.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 8 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 8 - 0
   
Ramee A. Gentry     Yes
Cindy Anderson     Yes
Veronica R. Nolan     Yes
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Christopher A. Suarez     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Dr. Michelle Rief     Yes
Heather Thornton     Yes