Title 53A Chapter 20 Section 104.5

State System of Public Education
School Construction
Section 104.5
School building construction and inspection manual -- Annual construction and inspection conference -- Verification of school construction inspections.

            

53A-20-104.5.   School building construction and inspection manual -- Annual construction and inspection conference -- Verification of school construction inspections.

            (1) (a) The State Board of Education, through the state superintendent of public instruction, shall develop and distribute to each school district a school building construction and inspection resource manual.

            (b) The manual shall be provided to a charter school upon request of the charter school.

            (2) (a) The manual shall include:

            (i) current legal requirements; and

            (ii) information on school building construction and inspections, including the guidelines adopted by the State Board of Education in accordance with Section 53A-20-110.

            (b) The state superintendent shall review and update the manual at least once every three years.

            (3) The board shall provide for an annual school construction conference to allow a representative from each school district and charter school to:

            (a) receive current information on the design, construction, and inspection of school buildings;

            (b) receive training on such matters as:

            (i) using properly certified building inspectors;

            (ii) filing construction inspection summary reports and the final inspection certification with the local governmental authority's building official;

            (iii) the roles and relationships between a school district or charter school and the local governmental authority, either a county or municipality, as related to the construction and inspection of school buildings; and

            (iv) adequate documentation of school building inspections; and

            (c) provide input on any changes that may be needed to improve the existing school building inspection program.

            (4) The board shall develop a process to verify that inspections by qualified inspectors occur in each school district or charter school.


Amended by Chapter 309, 2014 General Session