Buildings and sites considered for purchase or construction by the board or currently owned by the school district and used for the education program must meet, or upon improvement be able to meet, the specifications set by the board. The board shall make this determination.
Prior to remodeling or other construction of buildings and sites, the board may appoint a committee of consultants, employees, citizens or others to assist the board in developing the specifications for the new or improved buildings and sites. These specifications shall be consistent with the education program, and they shall provide the architect with the information necessary to determine what is expected from the facility. It shall be within the discretion of the board to determine whether a committee shall be appointed.
The education specifications shall include, but not be limited to, the financial resources available for the project, the definition and character of classrooms, the functional use to be made of the rooms, description of specialized needs, and other pertinent information as the board deems necessary.
Architects shall be interviewed and selected by the board. The superintendent shall provide architects with educational specifications, financial data, and other pertinent information necessary to the architect’s planning. The architect shall make revisions to the plans until consensus of opinion is reached and approval is given by the board. The architect will present the final construction specifications to the board for its approval prior to advertisement for bids.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board regarding the specifications of buildings and sites.
Approved: January 18, 1999
Revised/Reviewed: November 25, 2019