02-25-2014 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #31


Title
Certification of Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) Data

Discussion

State Requirements for Education Facilities (SREF) 6.1(7) requires that, "Prior to April 1 of each year, each district shall review the Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) and shall certify to the Office (of Educational Facilities) that the inventory is current and accurate."

1013.31(1)(b)1 F.S. requires the Net Square Footage and the Student Stations reported in FISH to be at least 95% accurate.  During the last audit in 2009 by the Office of Educational Facilities (OEF) six Brevard County schools, representing 5% of our total space, were inspected.  We were notified that our FISH data for those six schools was 99.17% accurate.  According to the OEF, this level of accuracy was among the top three in the state at that time.

The Facilities Planning Department inputs all permitted construction projects and surveys an average of one facility each week to maintain an accurate FISH database.

Attachment: 2014 FISH Certification Form



Recommendation
Authorize the Board Chair and the Superintendent to sign the Certification Form, certifying to the Florida Department of Education that Brevard County School District's Florida Inventory of School Houses (FISH) data is current and accurate, pursuant to applicable statutes and rules.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/11/2014
Consent after Information2/25/2014

Authority for Action
SREF 6.1(7)(c)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Joe Ranaldi, Director of Planning & Project Management - 633-1000x446




Attachment:  2014 FISH Certification Form.pdf