Vermont - Building Construction and Maintenance: Program Requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

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

Code of Vermont Rules 22-000-014 Section 6111 Policy and Purpose

(a) It is the policy of the State of Vermont to encourage renovation of, additions to, or construction of school facilities where necessary to meet the educational needs of Vermont pupils. Any such projects should be developed with standards of quality for public schools set forth in 16 V.S.A. § 165 in mind and in a cost and energy efficient manner. Further it is the policy of the State Board to encourage the use of existing infrastructure to meet the needs of Vermont students in accordance with the State Board policy on historic preservation. Joint construction projects between two or more school districts and consolidation of buildings within a district where feasible and educationally appropriate are also encouraged. The State Board, in favor of local objectives to better the learning environment, shall liberally construe these rules. These rules are intended to establish the extent to which a proposed project is eligible to receive state construction aid, but shall in no way limit the amount of construction that a local district may authorize or expend on a project.
(b) It is the purpose of these rules to provide the procedures and standards for school districts applying for school construction aid. In order for the State Board of Education to approve a construction aid project, it must comply with the applicable provisions of Rules 6100 et seq. Approval of the project may be for the whole of the project or only for such component parts as found by the State Board of Education to meet the requirements set forth herein.

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