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Bulletins/Memos: School Buildings & Facilities

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Memorandum (memos were discontinued in 2016)
Numbersort ascending Date Title File(s) Office Program
M029-16 05/19/2016 Substitute HB 2985 - Vacated Schools The 2016 Legislature passed Substitute House Bill 2985 (SHB 2985), which allows school districts to reopen schools previously replaced with state assistance funds for instructional use without penalty under certain conditions.
M024-16 04/29/2016 Lead and Drinking Water in Schools Attached is an informational letter from the Department of Health (DOH) providing guidance and recommendations for testing lead in school drinking water systems.
B110-18 11/27/2018 Intro to School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) Trainings The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), School Facilities and Organization office will conduct three full-day Introduction to SCAP training sessions in early 2019
B109-18 11/27/2018 Certified Building Condition Assessment (BCA) Trainings The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), School Facilities and Organization will conduct three full-day BCA training sessions in early 2019.
B108-18 11/26/2018 Zero Net Energy Schools Workshop Schools are leading the race to zero net energy (ZNE) construction with over 100 verified and emerging educational buildings across the country.
B088-19 12/05/2019 Certified Building Condition Assessment (BCA) Trainings The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), School Facilities and Organization office, will conduct three full-day BCA training sessions in early 2019.
B087-19 12/05/2019 Intro to School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) Trainings The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), School Facilities and Organization (SFO) office, will conduct three full-day Introduction to SCAP training sessions in early 2020.
B079-20 09/25/2020 Temporarily Reopening Certain Schools to Help Facilitate Social Distancing Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392.347.042 requires that facilities replaced with funding from the School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) be either demolished or no longer used for K–12 instructional purposes. However, in certain exceptional circumstances, schools that were closed under WAC 392.347.042 may be temporarily reopened for K–12 instructional purposes.
B057-18 06/21/2018 Career & Technical Education Equipment Grant iGrants Form Package 816 The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2017-19 Capital Budget to provide Career & Technical Education equipment (CTE) grants to school districts. OSPI in consultation with school districts and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, developed criteria for providing funding and outcomes for specific projects.
B056-18 06/27/2018 STEM Classroom and Lab Grant - iGrants Form Package 855 The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $10 million in capital funding for STEM Capital Grants (SSB6090 Section 5005).
B055-18 07/12/2018 Urgent Repair Grant iGrants Form Package 478 The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $3 million in capital funding for Health & Safety Urgent Repair Grants (SSB6090 Section 5001).
B054-18 07/10/2018 Small Rural District Modernization Grant iGrants Form Package 856 2018 Legislation (ESSB6095 Section 5008) provided $15,419,000 solely for grants to assist small, rural school districts with total enrollments of one thousand students or less with school facilities modernizations.
B053-18 06/27/2018 ADA Equal Access Grant - iGrants Form Package 815 The 2018 Washington State Legislature appropriated $1 million in capital funding for ADA Access Grants (SSB6090 Section 5001)
B043-19 06/27/2019 Capital-funded Competitive Grant Programs Available to School Districts through School Facilities and Organization The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2019-2021 Capital Budget for facility-related grants to school districts.
B034-18 04/27/2018 Capital-funded Competitive Grant Programs Available to School Districts Through School Facilities and Organization. (Addendum added 5/2/18) The legislature has appropriated funding in the 2017-2019 Capital Budget for facility-related grants to school districts.
B016-18 04/05/2018 High-Performance School Buildings Program: Draft 2018 Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) Available for Stakeholder Comments State-funded school building projects greater than 5,000 square feet are required by chapter 39.35 RCW - High Performance Public Buildings to comply with high-performance, green building requirements.