Facilities Planning

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2020 LEAD TESTING IN SCHOOL DRINKING WATER WEBINAR

2020 BUILDING CONDITION SURVEY AND VISUAL INSPECTION UPDATE

  • Recent legislation included a change for completion and submission of Building Condition Surveys and Visual Inspections (formerly Annual Visual Inspections).  Building Condition Surveys will be required to be completed in a calendar year beginning with the 2020 calendar year.  Visual Inspections will occur in calendar year 2020 for any districts not assigned to complete a Building Condition Survey in calendar year 2020, and in 2022 for any districts not assigned to complete a Building Condition Survey in calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022.  Visual Inspections after 2022 will only be completed as deemed necessary by the Commissioner.
  • We are in the process of updating Commissioner’s regulations to conform to the new requirements, assigning districts to a staggered schedule to perform the Building Condition Surveys, updating questions for the Building Condition Survey, and creating a format for submission of Visual Inspections.  All of this has taken some time to develop.
  • A staggered schedule to complete the Building Condition Surveys has been drafted but has not been authorized for release.
  • We recognize that this information is important for districts to be able plan ahead, and are working to provide information to the field as quickly as possible.
 

THIRD-PARTY VENDOR REVIEW OF PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

  • The Office of Facilities Planning in conjunction with CiTi BOCES (the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation/Oswego BOCES) is pleased to continue to be able to offer the option of outsourcing of eligible capital project submissions to Third-Party Vendors through 2019.
  • Districts will continue to choose whether their projects will receive review by NYSED staff, or whether they wish to have their projects reviewed for an additional fee by Third-Party Vendors retained by CiTi BOCES.
  • Certain Engergy Performance Contract (EPC) projects are now eligible for third-party review.
  • More information about the third-party project review process and how to request a third-party review for your project submission.

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Our mission is to ensure safe, healthy, comfortable, and acceptable educational facilities which promote effective and efficient learning for all New York students regardless of where they live.

We will accomplish our mission by establishing clear expectations and standards for school facilities. We will work with parents, teachers, administrators, designers, facility directors, contractors and the community to set in motion mechanisms for school improvement statewide.

Last Updated: November 6, 2019