CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF FACILITIES Policy Code: 9200
The board strives to maintain facilities in good condition in order to:
- continue to provide a safe, orderly and inviting educational environment;
- protect financial investments in the facility;
- reduce the need for major repair; and
- facilitate the conservation of energy resources.
All staff, students and visitors to the school are expected to use reasonable care to prevent property damage. The principal and teachers are to instruct students in the proper care of public property. Anyone who willfully or carelessly damages school property or any staff members who permit others to damage school property may be held financially liable, as provided by law, including G.S. 115C-523.
Principals must inspect their school buildings for health, fire and safety hazards on a regular basis and as required by law. Any staff members who observe any potential hazards shall immediately notify their principal. Principals shall immediately notify the superintendent or designee of repairs needed in order to meet safety standards. Proper signs indicating potential danger must be posted. Principals are responsible for ensuring that their school buildings and grounds are kept clean, well-groomed and in an attractive state at all times.
The maintenance department shall make reasonable efforts to maintain the facilities in good condition and to make needed repairs.
The superintendent is directed to ensure that facilities are evaluated and inspected in accordance with the facilities inventory as provided in board policy 9000, Planning to Address Facility Needs.
Legal References: G.S. 1-538.1; 115C-40, -47, -276(c), -288(f), -307(h), -523, -524
Revised: December 10, 2007