As a condition precedent to receiving state funding assistance for modernization under WAC 392-347-015
or new-in-lieu of modernization under WAC 392-347-042
, school districts that received state funding assistance for new and new-in-lieu school buildings and whose buildings were accepted as complete by school board of directors as of January 1, 1994, and later, shall adopt by board resolution and implement an asset preservation program (APP).
(1) Definitions: For purposes of this chapter:
(a) An asset preservation program is a systematic approach to ensure performance accountability; promote student health and safety by maintaining and operating building systems to their design capacity; maintain an encouraging learning environment; and extend building life, thus minimizing future capital needs.
(b) An asset preservation system is a system of tasks or projects that are active, reactive, or proactive in maintaining the day to day health, safety, and instructional quality of the school facility and tasks or projects that are proactive, predictive or preventative in maintaining the school facility over its thirty-year expected life cycle.
(c) A building condition evaluation is an evaluation of the condition of building components and systems using a standardized scoring matrix.
(d) A building condition standard is a numeric scoring table with a scale identifying the expected condition score for each year of the building's expected life cycle.
(2) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall establish and adopt a uniform program of specifications, standards, and requirements for implementing and maintaining the asset preservation program.
(3) School districts with affected buildings under this chapter are required to:
(a) Adopt or implement an asset preservation system;
(b) Annually perform a building condition evaluation and report the condition of such building to the school district's board of directors no later than April 1st of each year;
(c) Thereafter in six year intervals during the thirty-year expected life span of the building, have a certified evaluator, as approved by the office of the superintendent of public instruction, perform a building condition evaluation and report the condition to the school district's board of directors and to the office of the superintendent of public instruction no later than April 1st.
(4) A school district building affected under this chapter and that does not meet the minimum building condition standard score of forty points at the end of the thirty years from the accepted date shall:
(a) Have its allowable cost per square foot used to determine the amount of state funding assistance in any modernization project reduced at a rate of two percent for each point below forty points, not to exceed a total twenty percent reduction; or
(b) Be ineligible for state funding assistance when the building condition score is less than thirty points.
(5) The following schedule shall apply to school districts with buildings affected under this chapter, and the requirements set forth shall replace the former requirements of this section:
(a) Buildings accepted by the school board in 1994 must begin an asset preservation program in 2009, and shall fully implement the program within no more than one and one-half years;
(b) Buildings accepted by the school board in 1995 must begin an asset preservation program in 2010, and shall fully implement the program within no more than one year;
(c) Buildings accepted by the school board in 1996 through 2010 must begin an asset preservation program in 2011, and shall fully implement the program within no more than six months;
(d) Buildings accepted by the school board after December 31, 2010, must implement an asset preservation program within six months of facility acceptance.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.525.020. 10-09-008, § 392-347-023, filed 4/8/10, effective 5/9/10; 09-10-023, § 392-347-023, filed 4/28/09, effective 5/29/09; 08-09-024, § 392-347-023, filed 4/8/08, effective 5/9/08; 06-16-031, amended and recodified as § 392-347-023, filed 7/25/06, effective 8/25/06; 01-09-012, § 180-33-023, filed 4/6/01, effective 5/7/01; 91-12-058, § 180-33-023, filed 6/5/91, effective 7/6/91.]