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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-55


Buildings, Grounds and Equipment/Generally

A. Preventive Maintenance

The board believes that a proper program of preventive maintenance is a requirement for efficient, economic building operation. The superintendent is directed to maintain a proper preventive maintenance program and, in the bud get recommendations, to include adequate funds to sustain this program.

B. Emergency Repairs

The superintendent or his designee may authorize separate contracts for emergency repairs to school property, between board meetings and without advertisement, whenever necessary to keep such property functioning efficiently and safely.

C. School Grounds

School grounds shall be maintained in a safe, functional, reasonably attractive condition. The superintendent shall include in the budget recommendation funds for the upkeep of grounds in the manner described by this policy.

D. Replacement

All division equipment shall be placed on a replacement schedule as soon as feasible, and the superintendent shall include in the recommended budget funds to maintain the replacement schedule.

Requests for replacement of equipment shall be submitted by principals and other supervisors. Replacement of equipment, other than approved in the adopted budget, shall be considered in an emergency situation only.

E. Responsibility - Principals

The principal, in cooperation with the office of school plant and supply, shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the plant to which he/she is assigned. The principal shall have line authority over the custodial staff and shall be responsible for reporting all problems which require the attention of the maintenance department.


Adopted by School Board: February 16, 1993