ERIC Number: ED072554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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California State Board of Education Guide for Determining "Earthquake Unsafe" School Buildings.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of School Planning.
This guide is intended to help members of school district governing boards understand more clearly their responsibilities and how to obtain sufficient factual information regarding existing unsafe school buildings. The first part provides an outline of procedures that members of the school district governing board should follow when obtaining structural survey reports and cost estimates. It also contains information that a governing board should use as a basis for its decision on whether a school building should be reconstructed or replaced. The second part contains an explanation of structural engineering requirements for school buildings. It has been included to assist governing boards in understanding the responsibilities and concerns of an architect or a structural engineer who examines a school building and submits a structural survey report stating that the building is either "safe" or "unsafe." The third part of the guide presents a review of the current legal requirements regarding pre-1933 (Field Act) school buildings. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Boards of Education, Building Obsolescence, Educational Facilities Improvement, Engineering Technology, Guides, Operating Engineering, Safety, School Buildings, School Districts, State Legislation, State Standards, Structural Building Systems
California State Department of Education, Bureau of School Planning, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, California 95814 (Free)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of School Planning.
Identifiers - Location: California