Minnesota - Building Construction and Maintenance: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law establishes comprehensive guidelines and accountability measures for school construction and building maintenance that include detailed provisions for addressing student health and safety.

Minnesota Statutes 2018 Education Code, Chapter 123B School district powers and duties 123B. 595 Long-term facilities maintenance revenue.

Subd. 4. Facilities plans.
(a) To qualify for revenue under this section, a school district or intermediate district, not including a charter school, must have a ten-year facility plan adopted by the school board and approved by the commissioner. The plan must include provisions for implementing a health and safety program that complies with health, safety, and environmental regulations and best practices, including indoor air quality management and remediation of lead hazards.
(b) The district must annually update the plan, submit the plan to the commissioner for approval by July 31, and indicate whether the district will issue bonds to finance the plan or levy for the costs.
(c) For school districts issuing bonds to finance the plan, the plan must include a debt service schedule demonstrating that the debt service revenue required to pay the principal and interest on the bonds each year will not exceed the projected long-term facilities revenue for that year.


Minnesota Statutes 2018 Education Code, Chapter 128D Special school district No. 1, Minneapolis 128D.07 Comprehensive long-range building plan

Subdivision 1. Long-range building plan. The school district shall develop a comprehensive long-range building plan to project forward school needs at any given time for at least the next five years, such plan to include the needs of the district in connection with school sites, new schools and additions to existing buildings, retiring of obsolete facilities, and rehabilitating, remodeling, and equipping existing school buildings.
Subd. 2.  Annual review. The plan shall be reviewed and updated by the school staff and the board yearly.
Subd. 3.  To city planning commission. The plan shall be submitted by the board to the city planning commission for its review and recommendations.

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