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Facilities Master Plan   

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The Los Angeles County Board of Education (LACOE) recognizes the importance of long-range planning for school facilities in order to help meet the changing needs of LACOE students and to help ensure that resources are allocated in an efficient and effective manner. The County Board may acquire, lease, lease-purchase, hold and convey real property for the purpose of housing the offices and the services of the County Superintendent of Schools. (Education Code 1042)

The County Superintendent may rent or lease facilities and equipment and is authorized to purchase real property, facilities, and equipment in those instances specified in the Education Code and in accordance with established regulations and procedures.

As such, the County Board and the County Superintendent shall consult and coordinate as required by law on the planning, design and construction of facilities.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 7000 - Concepts and Roles)

(cf. 7111 - Evaluating Existing Buildings)

(cf. 7131 - Relations with Local Agencies)

(cf. 7210 - Facilities Financing)

Utilization of Available Resources/Rent, Lease, Purchase

When seeking instructional facilities, including relocatable buildings, LACOE will strive to utilize the physical resources already available without cost through other public agencies or the private sector in the county. When such facilities and/or equipment are not available, facilities and/or equipment shall be rented or leased, if feasible. When it is not feasible to rent or lease such facilities and/or equipment, funds may be allocated for their purchase upon approval of the County Board.

The County Superintendent may rent or lease facilities and equipment.

Classrooms and entire schools may be rented or leased from school districts and other public agencies to house LACOE programs. Standard rental rates shall be developed for all such facilities.

LACOE may rent facilities such as offices, buildings, or stores from private parties at rates which shall be individually negotiated.

All instructional facilities which are provided and maintained by a school district shall conform to general standards of cleanliness and safety equal or superior to other schools within the district. All instructional facilities shall conform to those provisions of the Education Code dealing with facilities designated as "school buildings."

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

1042 County board authority

1047 Power of eminent domain

16011 Long range comprehensive master plan

16322 Department of Education services

17017.5 Approval of applications for projects

17251 Powers and duties of CDE

17260-17268 Plans of schoolhouses

17280-17317 Field Act

17365-17374 Fitness for occupancy

17405 Relocatable structures; lease requirements

35275 New school planning; cooperation with recreation and park authorities

GOVERNMENT CODE

53090-53097.5 Regulation of local agencies by counties and cities

65352.2 Communicating and coordinating of school sites

65995.6 School facilities needs analysis

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

14001 Minimum standards

14030-14036 Standards, planning and approval of school facilities

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

Office of Public School Construction: http://www.opsc.dgs.ca.gov

CDE, School Facilities Division: http://www.cde.ca.gov/facilities

Policy LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

adopted: January 10, 2012 Downey, California