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Facilities Planning

Important Dates for Schools

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Due Date Item
Ongoing Fire safety inspection Zone due dates month by month. This information is included in the Manual of Public School Facility Fire Prevention and Fire Inspection and starts in Appendix A on page 17.
December 30, 2002 All projects received for final review must be designed and fully compliant with the IBC, including the New York State enhancements. Projects received before that date, no matter what the backlog is or the date they are reviewed, may still use either the present code or the new code for compliance, along with the new energy code if received after July 3, 2002. The SED Manual of Planning Standards will continue to be required for compliance in all public school construction.
July 3, 2002 Final plans and specifications received by the Office of Facilities Planning may use either the present code or the new code for compliance and must use the new energy code.
January 15, 2002 Annual Visual Inspections must be submitted by school districts. (see completion deadline below)
November 15, 2001 Annual Visual Inspections must be completed by school districts. (see submission deadline above)
August 1, 2001 2000-2001 Extraordinary School Capital Needs Program Aid Worksheet Due
July 9, 2001 AHERA - Triennial Reinspection
July 1, 2001 RESCUE - Five-Year Capital Facilities Plan
July 1, 2001 SAVE - School Safety Plans
July 1, 2001 Pesticide Neighbor Notification Requirements
May 24, 2001 Building Condition Survey Reports
March 19, 2001
Please note this date!
Ed Law 408.b public and private school plans required to be turned over to local fire and law enforcement officials March 19, 2001
March 1, 2001 2000-2001 Extraordinary School Capital Needs Program Aid Worksheet Due

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to be complied with by January 26, 1995,

ADA requires the provision of access to be non-discriminatory. See News Letter # 25 for more details.

  • The district must have an ADA point person to coordinate access issues since 1/26/92, they must also have an ADA grievance procedure,
  • The district must have an ADA transition plan on file as of 7/26/92, and
  • The district must have an ADA self-evaluation of needs on file since 1/26/93.
  • The district must provide classrooms at each grade level, all activity spaces, at least one of each unique program space, and public functions to be accessible by January 26, 1995.
January 1, 1984 New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code became effective January 1, 1984
1973 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires access for the disabled to all programs in school districts receiving federal aid.
1965 Manual of Planning Standards governed most public school construction after 1965
October 1, 1925 First known publication of "School Buildings and Grounds Laws, Rules, and information relating to building construction - School Building Pamphlet 1 see Manuals and Guidelines under Publications and Articles.
1920 Public school facilities safety has been controlled by Commissioner's Regulations since the early 1920s