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Guidance Document Information
Title Guidelines for School Facilities In Virginia’s Public Schools
Document ID School Facilities
Summary The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code regulates the general health, safety, and welfare of building occupants of public educational facilities in Virginia. Also, public school sites and buildings, new or renovated, as well as all educational programs, activities, or services offered at school facilities must meet the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Various requirements contained in the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia and in the Standards of Quality, such as required program offerings, pupil-teacher ratios/maximum class sizes, and administrative staffing, guide school facilities design in the context of minimum standards. The Virginia Public School Facilities Guidelines are intended to provide more detailed guidance for the planning and design of local public school facilities.
Effective Date 4/1/2021
pdf View document text     Posted On 9/3/2021                 Document on Town Hall

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The Virginia Department of Education revised and updated the Guidelines for School Facilities in Virginia’s Public Schools in a cooperative effort with school division facility directors from across Virginia. The goal was to provide recommendations that will help local school divisions ensure that t.... 3/1/2021 Forum ended on 3/31/2021 with 0 Comments.

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