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Chapter 13. School Facilities and Equipment Subchapter 1. School Housing Article 4. Standards, Planning and Approval of School Facilities Applicability of Plan Standards to Locally-Funded School Districts   

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(a) Locally-funded districts shall use the plan standards set forth in Section 14030

(b) Locally-funded districts may request assistance from the California Department of Education to review plans and specifications for any new school construction or rehabilitation project.

(c) Locally-funded districts need not submit preliminary and final plans to the California Department of Education.

(d) Locally-funded districts shall prepare documentation of and retain for purposes of a complaint investigation the exemption from the standard in Section 14030 of this article, with a description of how the educational appropriateness and safety of a school design would not be compromised by deviation from the standard. Locally-funded districts may request from the California Department of Education a review of the adequacy of the mitigation measure.

(e) Locally-funded districts shall continue to comply fully with the requirements of Article 3 (commencing with Section 17280) and Article 6 (commencing with Section 17365) of Chapter 2, Part 23 of the Education Code (The Field Act) and submit all plans and specifications to the Department of General Services, Office of the State Architect for review and approval prior to executing a contract for the construction or alteration of a public school building or expending any public funds for such a project.

Authority cited:

Education Code 17251(c) and (d)

Education Code 33031


Education Code 17251(d)

Education Code 17280

Education Code 17365

Repealer of former section 14033 and renumbering of former section 14034 to new section 14033, including amendment of section heading, section and Note, filed 10-30-2000; operative 10-30-2000 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 2000, No. 44).