El Dorado Union HSD | BP 3510 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Green School Operations
The Governing Board believes that everyone has a responsibility to be a steward of the environment and desires to integrate environmental accountability into all District programs and operations. The Superintendent or designee shall develop strategies to promote District use of "green" school principles and practices in order to conserve natural resources, reduce the impact of District operations on the environment, and protect the health of students, staff, and community.
In developing such strategies and assessing the environmental conditions in District facilities and operations, the Superintendent or designee may involve staff at all levels and with varying job responsibilities, including administrators, certificated staff, and classified staff. As appropriate, the Superintendent or designee may also consult with health professionals; representatives of local governmental agencies, utilities, solid waste and recycling companies, and community organizations; and/or others with expertise.
(cf. 1220 - Citizen Advisory Committee)
(cf. 1400 - Relations Between Other Governmental Agencies and the Schools)
(cf. 7131 - Relations with Local Agencies)
In selecting and prioritizing strategies, the Superintendent or designee shall give consideration to the long-term potential cost savings, initial costs, feasibility of implementation, quality and performance of the product or service, health impacts, environmental considerations, and potential educational value.
(cf. 3100 - Budget)
(cf. 3460 - Financial Reports and Accountability)
District strategies may include, but are not limited to:
1. Reducing energy and water consumption, and using renewable and clean energy technologies and alternatives when available.
(cf. 3511 - Energy and Water Management)
2. Establishing recycling programs in District facilities.
(cf. 3511.1 - Integrated Waste Management)
3. Reducing the consumption of disposable materials by reusing materials and by using electronic rather than paper communications when feasible.
4. Using environmentally preferable products and services whenever practical, including, but not limited to, products that:
a. Minimize environmental impacts, toxins, pollutants, odors, and hazards.
b. Contain postconsumer recycled content.
c. Are durable and long-lasting.
d. Conserve energy and water.
e. Reduce waste.
(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)
(cf. 3514.1 - Hazardous Substances)
(cf. 5141.23 - Asthma Management)
5. Using least toxic, independently certified green cleaning products when feasible, as well as high-efficiency cleaning equipment that reduces the need to use chemicals.
6. Providing professional development to maintenance staff in the proper use, storage, and disposal of cleaning supplies.
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
7. Ensuring that any construction of new facilities complies with green building standards pursuant to 24 CCR 101.1-703.1, and focusing on sustainability and student health in the design and implementation of facilities modernization projects.
(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)
(cf. 7111 - Evaluating Existing Buildings)
(cf. 7150 - Site Selection and Development)
8700-8707 Environmental Education
17070.96 Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1996, consideration of high performance standards
17072.35 New construction grants; use for designs and materials for high performance schools
17608-17614 Healthy Schools Act of 2000
32370-32376 Recycling paper
33541 Environmental education
101012 Kindergarten through 12th grade school facilities program
FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL CODE
13180-13188 Healthy Schools Act of 2000
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
114079 General food safety requirements; unused or returned food
PUBLIC CONTRACT CODE
12400-12404 Environmentally preferable purchasing
PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
25410-25421 Energy conservation assistance
40050-40063 Integrated waste management act
42630-42647 Schoolsite source reduction and recycling
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
14010 Standards for school site selection
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 13
2480 Limitation to school bus idling and idling at schools
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 24
101.1-703.1 Green building standards
CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD PUBLICATIONS
School Bus Fleet Webinar, April 20, 2018
COLLABORATIVE FOR HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS PUBLICATIONS
CHPS Best Practices Manual, 2006
GLOBAL GREEN USA PUBLICATIONS
Healthier, Wealthier, Wiser: A Report on National Green Schools
GREEN SCHOOLS INITIATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Green Schools Buying Guide
HEALTHY SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN PUBLICATIONS
The Quick and Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools, 2nd ed., 2008
California Air Resources Board: http://www.arb.ca.gov
CDE General Services, Green California: http://www.green.ca.gov
California Energy Commission: http://www.energy.ca.gov
Collaborative for High Performance Schools: http://www.chps.net
Global Green USA: http://www.globalgreen.org
Green Schools Initiative: http://www.greenschools.net
Healthy Schools Campaign: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/programs/gcs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov
U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Green Building Rating System: http://www.usgbc.org
Policy EL DORADO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: November 12, 2013 Placerville, California
revised: March 10, 2020