4.  REHABILITATION AND REPAIR PROJECTS

a.  Definition

Rehabilitation and repair projects are those projects that cost $750,000 or less, including new buildings, remodeling or alterations, annual maintenance, or utility projects.  Deferred maintenance projects are governed by subsection 5., below.

b.  Process

The state universities are authorized by the Board and the Legislature to proceed with rehabilitation and repair projects on a fiscal year basis. Upon request of the university with concurrence of the Board’s Director of Facilities, the Board President and  Chief Executive Officer has the authority to revise such authorizations during the fiscal year; provided, however, that any project requiring expenditures of $500,000 or more must be considered by the Board.

c.  Funding

The Board receives an annual line item appropriation from the Educational Building Fund for rehabilitation and repair projects. This appropriation is allocated by the Board to the state universities pursuant to an “adjusted square footage” formula, which factors in gross square footage, building age and complexity of the physical plant.

Additionally, the universities may provide funds for rehabilitation and repair projects from state general fund revenues, tuition, restricted fees, research overhead funds and other resources as approved by the Board.

Rehabilitation and repair projects that are also approved deferred maintenance projects may be paid for in whole or in part by tuition interest earnings, contributions received pursuant to the postsecondary educational institution tax credit program (K.S.A. 79-32,261), and other funds earmarked by the Board or Legislature for the purpose of addressing deferred maintenance.