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Emergency Repair Pool

Introduction
The 2015 Legislature appropriated $5,000,000 solely to address unexpected and imminent health and safety hazards at K–12 public schools, including Skill Centers, that will impact the day-to-day operations of the school facility.

Eligibility

School Districts
Districts must invoke an emergency declaration/resolution signed by the school district board of directors and submitted to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) through OSPI.

Skills Centers

  • The directors of the skill center cooperative must initiate a letter detailing the emergency to the host district
  • The host district must invoke an emergency declaration/resolution signed by the school district board of directors and submitted to the Office of Financial Management (OFM) through OSPI.

Emergency Declaration/Resolution Must Include (in Accordance with Proviso Language):

  • Description of the imminent health and safety hazard.
  • The possible cause of the problem.
  • Proposed scope of emergency repair work.
  • Related cost estimate.
  • An identification of local funding to be applied to the project.
  • Acknowledgment that this grant will be repaid with any insurance payments or judgments that may be awarded to the district.

Example of an Emergency Declaration/Resolution

The above information may be included as attachments to the emergency declaration as long as the attachments are identified in the declaration.

All requests for funding will be reviewed and approved by OSPI and forwarded to OFM who will make final grant funding approval. Districts may be requested to submit more information upon request.

Guidance

Districts Should Consider Applying if:

  • The district does not have sufficient operating or capital funds to adequately address the health and safety hazard, and;
  • The emergency will likely result in the immediate physical injury to persons or property in the absence of prompt remedial action, or;
  • The facility would suffer material damage if repair was delayed until addressed by preventative or routine maintenance, or;
  • The facility cannot be safely occupied by students and educational staff.

Contact
Scott Black, Program Development Manager
scott.black@k12.wa.us or 360-725-6268
Submit all emergency declarations and accompanying documents to scott.black@k12.wa.us.

Related Links
2EHB 1115 Section 1079
RCW 28A.335.190 (6) Emergency declaration–exemption to public works

 

   Updated 3/30/2016

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