9000 - Facilities

9200 Care And Maintenance Of Facilities

The board strives to maintain facilities in good condition in order to:

1. continue to provide a safe, orderly and inviting educational environment;

2. protect financial investments in the facility;

3. reduce the need for major repair; and

4. facilitate the conservation of energy resources.

All staff, students and visitors to the school are expected to use reasonable care to prevent property damage. The principal and teachers are to instruct students in the proper care of public property. Anyone who willfully or carelessly damages school property may be held financially liable, as provided by law, including G.S. 115C-523.

Principals must inspect their school buildings for health, fire and safety hazards on a regular basis and as required by law. Any staff members who observe any potential hazards shall immediately notify their principal. Principals shall immediately notify the superintendent of repairs needed in order to meet safety standards. Proper signs indicating potential danger must be posted.

The maintenance department shall make reasonable efforts to maintain the facilities in good condition and to make needed repairs. The maintenance department shall respond by the end of the school day to all emergency calls received by noon. The maintenance department shall acknowledge all routine maintenance requests within 24 hours, with a specific corrective response within five working days of receipt.

Alterations of facilities or equipment, including installation of personal equipment requiring wiring, carpentry, plumbing or other changes is allowed only upon the superintendent’s approval.

The superintendent is directed to ensure that facilities are evaluated and inspected in accordance with the facilities inventory as provided in board policy 9000, Planning to Address Facility Needs.

Legal References:
G.S. 1-538.1; 115C-40, -47, -276(c), -288(f), -307(h), -523, -524
Cross References:
School Safety (policy 1510/4200/7270), Planning to Address Facility Needs (policy 9000)
Adopted:
Monday, 12 December 2011
Last Updated: