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801.03 Educational Specifications for Buildings & Sites

Buildings and sites considered for purchase or construction by the board or currently owned by the 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. 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.  These specifications shall be consistent with the education program and will provide the architect with the information necessary to determine what is expected from the facility. It is within the discretion of the board to determine whether a committee shall be appointed.
Prior to construction or renovation of buildings and sites the specifications must be endorsed by the State of Iowa when required by law.  The board may set standards in addition to the requirements of the State of Iowa for District buildings and sites.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the board regarding the specifications of buildings and sites.
Approved: 1997-1998
Reviewed: 2009-2010
Revised: 2012-2013; January 26, 2015