Public-Private Partnerships for Schools
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The NC Legislature passed Senate Bill 2009, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for Schools, in July 2006. Now, with the support of the NC legislature, local governments and school boards like those throughout the Triangle can begin to embark on these partnerships and help provide the best long-term solution for the school construction and school growth dilemma we face.

The TCC has long-urged North Carolina to adopt PPP legislation as a creative, viable and long-term solution to help alleviate the growing need for more schools. Based on real-life examples in other communities, PPPs promise to leverage the strengths of the private sector—speed and efficiency—to support the needs of the public sector. The TCC applauds our legislators (especially Senators Malone and Stephens, both of Wake County) for taking a chance on a promising, creative alternative to school growth and is eager to see it develop into a real answer to our community’s school construction needs.

Resources:

"It Takes Two to Tango”- Public/Private Partnerships
Luncheon Learn May 2011 more ...

Wake County Leaders Agree: Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) may help ease school overcrowding. ABC News 11 has the details  more ...

The NC Legislature passed Senate Bill 2009,
Public-Private Partnerships for Schools:
more ...

News and Observer: "Wake examines leasing schools" more ...

News and Observer: "Bill lets schools make build-and-rent deals" more ...

The Triangle Community Coalition: "Thinking & Building
Outside the Box" more* ...

WBTV 2-part series on the Greenville County School building
program

part 1 ... (video)
part 2 ... (video)
(video permission by The Bounce Agency)

MarketPlace:  "Too many kids, not enough seats" Marketplace.   Audio

WRAL: "Public-Private Partnership For Building New Schools May Be In Wake's Future". WRAL looks at the issues and interviews the TCC Director more ...
video ...

Michigan Education Report: "Building School Facilities with Public-Private Partnerships" more ...

University of Maryland: "Innovative Partnerships - Commercial Development and Shared Use" more* ...

The Triangle Community Coalition: "Thinking Outside the Box: TCC Explores Solution to School Overcrowding" more* ...

American School Board: "Building on the Installment Plan" more* ...

The Triangle Community Coalition: "Public/Private Partnership School Funding - Questions and Answers" more* ...

The Heritage Foundation: "How Public–Private Partnerships Can Facilitate Public School Construction" more* ...

Kiplinger Letter: "Some New Ideas Are Overcoming School Building Ills" more* ...

The Basics: "Public Private Partnership Information" more* ...

 

   

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