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Castro Valley USD |  BP  7111  Facilities

Evaluating Existing Buildings   

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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 individuals with disabilities 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.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

17070.10-17077.10 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:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing School Board Governance: School Facilities Management

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

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

Policy CASTRO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: August 23, 2001 Castro Valley, California

reviewed: June 28, 2012