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Modoc Joint USD |  BP  3517  Business and Noninstructional Operations

Facilities Inspection   

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The Board of Trustees recognizes that the condition of school facilities has an impact on student achievement and employee morale and desires to provide school facilities that are safe, clean and functional, as defined in Education Code 17002.

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 3111 - Deferred Maintenance Funds)

The Superintendent or designee shall develop a facilities inspection and maintenance program to ensure that district schools are maintained in good repair in accordance with law. At a minimum, the inspection program shall determine conditions specified on the state's interim evaluation instrument, including any evidence of:

1. Gas leaks

2. Problems with heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems, as applicable

3. Broken windows, doors, gates and fences that pose a security risk

4. Unsafe and unclean interior surfaces, such as walls, floors and ceilings

5. Hazardous materials that may pose an immediate threat to students or staff

6. Structural damage that has the potential to create hazardous or uninhabitable conditions

7. Nonfunctioning fire sprinklers and emergency equipment, such as alarms and fire extinguishers

8. Power failure, electrical hazards and inadequate lighting

9. Major pest or vermin infestation

10. Inaccessible and nonfunctioning drinking fountains

11. Inaccessible, unclean and nonfunctioning restrooms during school hours

12. Major sewer line stoppage

The Superintendent or designee shall provide the Board with regular reports regarding the status of district facilities as evidenced by the district's facility inspection program as well as updates as to the status of any visits by the County Superintendent of Schools to district schools.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

1240 County superintendent of schools, duties

17002 Definitions

17070.10-17077.10 Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998

17565-17591 Property maintenance and control, especially:

17584 Deferred maintenance

17592.72 Urgent or emergency repairs, School Facility Emergency Repair Account

33126 School Accountability Report Card

35186 Williams uniform complaint procedure

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, Williams case: http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/ce/wc/index.asp

State Allocation Board, Office of Public School Construction, Williams settlement: http://www.opsc.dgs.ca.gov/Programs/Williams_Legislation_Default.htm

Policy MODOC JOINT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 19, 2006 Alturas, California