Checklist for Closing a School
This checklist is designed to guide school boards and administrators
through the process of closing a school.
EPA Issues National Guidance to Address Proper Maintenance, Removal, and
Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Lights Press Release
For more information, please visit the
ESD Property Guidelines & Policies (PDF)
RCW 28A.310.200(6) requires Educational Service Districts to get prior approval before purchasing or selling any real property. This link describes the steps necessary to obtain OSPI approval.
Buildings constructed prior to 1978 commonly used lead-based paint which can pose various health risks including lead poisoning. A general explanation of how to help address the risks from lead poisoning can be found at the
Department of Health’s Web site.
WAC Title 365-230 requires that work done with lead-based paint, in areas
occupied by children under six years of age, is performed by individuals and
firms accredited by the Department of Commerce’s Lead-Based Paint Program. The
Lead-Based Paint Program’s Web site provides a list of accredited firms, as
well as other useful information regarding lead-based paint safety.
Required Compliance & Inspection List for School Facilities
Areas where Maintenance and Operation’s Departments must inspect or have inspections done in order to comply with Federal, State, County or Local agencies.