Hawaii - Building Construction and Maintenance: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law establishes guidelines for school construction and building maintenance that may address student health and safety.

H.R.S. §302A-1312 Six-year program and financial plan for school repair and maintenance.

(a) The department of education shall prepare a six-year program and financial plan for school repair and maintenance that shall be:

  • (1) Based on:

    • (A) Estimated preventive and scheduled maintenance costs;

    • (B) Budgeted recurring maintenance;

    • (C) Health and safety requirements; and

    • (D) Legal mandates;

  • (2) Insofar as is practical, prepared in accordance with the principles and procedures contained in section 514B-148; and

  • (3) Submitted initially to the legislature not less than thirty days prior to the convening of the 2002 regular session, with annual funding requirements for the physical plant operations and maintenance account submitted not less than thirty days prior to the convening of the 2002 regular session and each regular session thereafter;

provided that the governor may incorporate the six-year program and financial plan required by this subsection into the six-year program and financial plan required by section 37-69, if the plan required by this subsection is incorporated without reductions or restrictions.

(b) The department of education shall develop and maintain a facilities physical analysis report and a facilities financial analysis report for each public school. These reports shall be posted electronically on the Internet.

(c) For the purposes of this section, the superintendent of education shall develop and implement appropriate planning procedures and follow-up accountability reports to ensure sound planning, control, and accountability in the use of moneys allocated by the legislature. The department of education shall annually post on the department’s website information that shall include:

  • (1) List of projects initiated by the department of education; and

  • (2) List of projects completed with associated actual cost.

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