7111 – Facilities – Concepts and Roles – Evaluating Existing Buildings

Policy – x
Regulation –
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Adopted – 5/7/1998
Revised – 12/11/2008
The adequacy and design of all existing school facilities shall be evaluated periodically in terms of meeting the needs of the instructional program and fulfilling the requirements of law regarding safety and structural soundness, accessibility to the handicapped and energy conservation.

A primary consideration in evaluating existing facilities shall be the preservation of a healthful environment for students and staff as well as providing an aesthetically pleasing learning and working atmosphere.

In the evaluation of existing buildings, the installation of energy conserving devices, including insulation or the implementation of other design modifications, shall be considered as permitted by law for purposes of reducing energy costs. Wherever possible, use recycled products and recycled materials.

EDUCATION CODE
17070.10-17076.10 Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 especially:
17071.10-17071.40 Existing school building capacity
17280-17316 Building approvals
17365-17374 Fitness for occupancy
17650-17653 Retrofitting school facilities for energy conservation
GOVERNMENT CODE
53097 Compliance with city or county ordinances
53097.5 Inspection of schools by city or county
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 2
1859-1859.106 Regulations relating to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998
Management Resources:
WEB SITES
Department of General Services, Office of Public School Construction: http://www.dgs.ca.gov./opsc/

CSBA Date – 2/96

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