Virginia - 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.

Virginia Administrative Code 8VAC20-131-260. School Facilities and Safety.

A. Each school shall be maintained in a manner ensuring compliance with the Virginia Statewide Building Code (13VAC5-63). In addition, the school administration shall:

  1. Maintain a physical plant that is accessible, barrier free, safe, and clean;
  2. Provide for the proper outdoor display of flags of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  3. Provide suitable space for classrooms, administrative staff, pupil personnel services, library and media services, and for the needs and safety of physical education;
  4. Provide adequate, safe, and properly-equipped laboratories to meet the needs of instruction in the sciences, technology, fine arts, and career and technical programs;
  5. Provide facilities for the adequate and safe administration and storage of student medications; and
  6. Carry out the duties of the threat assessment team established by the division superintendent and implement policies established by the local school board related to threat assessment, pursuant to § 22.1-79.4of the Code of Virginia.
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