Petaluma City Schools | AR 7111 Facilities
Evaluating Existing Buildings
The Superintendent or designee shall periodically evaluate the adequacy and design and conditions of existing district facilities to determine whether they meet the needs of the instructional program, provide a healthful and pleasing environment for students and staff He/she also shall determine whether district facilities fulfill legal requirements for safety and structural soundness, access for the disabled and energy conservation.
(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf. 3511 - Energy and Water Conservation)
(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)
(cf. 3515 - Campus Security)
(cf. 3516 - Emergencies and Disaster Preparedness Plan)
(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)
In addition, the Superintendent or designee shall regularly calculate the capacity of existing school buildings to adequately house the district's current students and projected enrollments.
Any identified needs for repair, modernization or construction shall be incorporated into the district's facilities planning process.
(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)
In the event that the Department of General Services or any licensed structural engineer or licensed architect finds and reports to the Board of Education that a district building is unsafe for use, the Superintendent or designee shall immediately obtain an estimate of the cost of repairs or reconstruction necessary to bring the building up to legal standards for structural safety. The Board shall establish a system of priorities for the repair, reconstruction or replacement of unsafe school buildings. (Education Code 17367)
A relocatable school building or structure shall meet the requirements of Education Code 17280-17317 and 17365-17374 pertaining to structural safety. However, a relocatable building that does not meet the requirements of Education Code 17280 may be used as a school building until September 30, 2015, if all the conditions specified in Education Code 17292 are met and the Board so certifies to the Department of General Services. (Education Code 17291, 17292)
To the extent serviced are available, the Superintendent or designee shall arrange for the energy audit of school buildings to identify the type and amount of work necessary to retrofit buildings and obtain an estimate of projected energy savings. The district may contract with qualified businesses capable of retrofitting these buildings and may borrow funds which do not exceed the amount of energy savings to be accumulated from the improvement of the buildings. (Education Code 17651-17653)
Report of Existing Building Capacity
The district shall submit a one-time report of existing school capacity to the State Allocation Board. The district's, or where appropriate the attendance area's, existing school capacity shall be calculated pursuant to the formulas set forth in Education Code 17071.10-17071.40 and in 2 CCR 1859-1859.106.
53097 Compliance with city or county ordinances
53097.5 Inspection of schools by city or county
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 2
Maximizing School Board Governance: School Facilities Management
California Department of Education, School Facilities Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa
California Energy Commission, Bright Schools Program: http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/brightschools
Coalition for Adequate School Housing: http://www.cashnet.org
Department of General Services, Office of Public School Construction: http://www.opsc.dgs.ca.gov
Regulation PETALUMA CITY SCHOOLS
approved: June 25, 2002 Petaluma, California
revised: May 8, 2007