Vista USD | BP 3511 Business and Noninstructional Operations
Energy And Water Management
The Board of Trustees recognizes the environmental and financial benefits that can be derived from conserving energy, water, and other natural resources, preparing for extreme weather and other natural events, and providing an environment that promotes the health and well-being of students and staff. To support district goals for energy and water management, the Superintendent or designee shall develop a resource management program which may include strategies for implementing effective and sustainable resource use practices, exploring the use of renewable and clean energy technology and/or sources, reducing energy and water consumption and promoting conservation principles in the educational program.
The Superintendent or designee may solicit input from staff, students, and parents/guardians regarding the District's resource management program. The Superintendent or designee shall provide staff and students with training and guidance on best practices to achieve the District's goals, and may establish a reward program to recognize outstanding accomplishments.
The Superintendent or designee shall regularly inspect district facilities, monitor operations, and make recommendations for maintenance and repairs which may help the District reach its conservation and management goals and improve efficiency.
The Superintendent or designee shall make every effort to identify funding opportunities and cost-reducing incentive programs to help the District achieve its conservation and management goals. The District may coordinate with other local regional entities to capitalize on their expertise and maximize the efficient use of resources, such as through joint or shared use agreements.
The Superintendent or designee shall periodically report to the Board on the District's progress in meeting its conservation and management goals.
Storm Water Management
To the maximum extent practicable, the District shall reduce the discharge of pollutants into the water system in order to minimize the threat to water quality from storm water runoff.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the District complies with storm water discharge standards specified by any applicable General Permit coverage required by law, including all requirements of the Construction General Permit issued by the State Water Resources Control Board for any project that disturbs one acre or more of soil. (40 CFR 122.34)
The Superintendent or designee shall develop a storm water management plan that complies with the provisions of the applicable permit and describes best management practices, design strategies, measurable goals, and timetables for implementation. The plan and a resolution authorizing its implementation shall be submitted to the Board for approval.
For all projects, the District shall comply with any city or county ordinance that regulates drainage improvements and conditions. (Government Code 53097)
Emergency Interruption of Services
The Superintendent or designee shall develop a plan to minimize disruption to the educational program in the event of power outages or other emergency interruption of utility services. The plan shall include actions to be taken to facilitate student and staff safety, administrative control of operations, protection of equipment, effective communications, and coordination with local fire, police, and emergency personnel and utility service providers.
17213.1 School Sites
17280 Construction of school buildings
35275 Coordination of new facilities with recreation and park authorities
41422 School term or session length, failure to comply due to disaster
46392 Emergency conditions; ADA estimate
53097 Local agencies
PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
25410-25421 Energy conservation assistance
189.3 Recommendations for best design and use practices
13383 Compliance with the federal Water Pollution Control Act
13383.5 Storm water discharge monitoring requirements
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 23
490-495 Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
2200 Discharge permit fees
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 33
1342 National pollutant discharge elimination system
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 40
122.1-122.64 National pollutant discharge elimination system
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Guidance for Stormwater and Dry Weather Runoff CAPTURE (California Practices to Use Runoff Effectively) at Schools, December 2018
A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy: Educating Every Student In, About, and For the Environment, 2015
Average Daily Attendance Credit During Periods of Emergency, Management Advisory 90-01, rev. February 10, 2005
CALIFORNIA STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD PUBLICATIONS
Guidance for Design and Construction of Vegetated Low Impact Development Projects, 2016
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY PUBLICATIONS
National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas, 2005
Alliance to Save Energy: http://www.ase.org
California Department of Education, Facilities: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa
California Department of Water Resources: http://water.ca.gov
California Division of State Architect: http://www.dgs.ca.gov/DSA
California Energy Commission: http://www.energy.ca.gov
California State Water Resources Control Board: http://www.swrcb.ca.gov
California Stormwater Quality Association: http://www.casqa.org/resources
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS): http://chps.net
Green School Yards America: http://ww.greenschoolyards.org
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov
Policy VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 19, 2010 Vista, California
revised: September 9, 2010
revised: July 25, 2019