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Tuolumne COE |  AR  7111  Facilities

Evaluating Existing Buildings   

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The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools or designee shall periodically evaluate the adequacy and design of existing County Office facilities to determine whether they meet the needs of the instructional program, provide a healthful and pleasing environment for students and staff, and fulfill legal requirements for safety and structural soundness, access for the disabled and energy conservation.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 3511 - Energy and Water Conservation)

(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)

(cf. 7110 - Facilities Master Plan)

In the event that the Department of General Services or any licensed structural engineer or licensed architect finds and reports to the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office that a County Office building is unsafe for use, the County Superintendent or designee shall immediately obtain an estimate of the cost of repairs or reconstruction necessary to bring the building up to legal standards for structural safety. The County Office shall establish a system of priorities for the repair, reconstruction or replacement of unsafe office or school buildings. (Education Code 17367)

Energy Efficiency

When evaluating existing buildings, the County Superintendent or designee shall arrange for the pre-audit and postaudit of County Office buildings by utility firms to the extent that these services are available. Information provided by these services shall be used to determine the cost of retrofitting the buildings and the savings which may result from adding insulation, making design modifications or using other energy-conserving devices. The County Office may contract with qualified businesses capable of retrofitting these buildings and may borrow funds which do not exceed the amount of energy savings to be accumulated from the improvement of the buildings. (Education Code 17651-17653)

Report of Existing Building Capacity

The County Office shall submit a one-time report of existing school/program site capacity to the State Allocation Board. The County Office's, or where appropriate the attendance area's, existing school/program site capacity shall be calculated pursuant to the formulas set forth in Education Code 17071.10-17071.40 and in 2 CCR 1859-1859.106.

Legal Reference:


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


53097 Compliance with city or county ordinances

53097.5 Inspection of schools by city or county


1859-1859.106 Regulations relating to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998

Management Resources:


Department of General Services, Office of Public School Construction:


approved: May 30, 2008 Sonora, California