03-28-2017 School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #29


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

Discussion

State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) 6.1(5)(c) requires that, "Prior to April 1 of each year, each district shall review FISH (Florida Inventory of School Houses) and shall certify to the Office of Educational Facilities that the inventory is current and accurate, using the Certification of Facilities Data (OEF Form FISH-Cert)." Florida Statutes, 1013.31(1)(b)1 F.S., requires the net square footage and student stations reported in FISH to be at least 95% accurate.

In 2015, the Office of Educational Facilities audited six Brevard schools representing 5% of our total space and determined that our FISH data for those six schools was 99.22% accurate for net square footage and 99.15% accurate for student stations.

The Facilities Planning Department inputs all of the permitted and completed construction projects, as well as any significant items detected by Facilities staff on routine inspections. The FISH database is constantly updated to reflect the changes that occur in over 20,000 rooms throughout the district.

Due to the drafting and review of an update to the Educational Plant Survey, updates to the FISH database have been suspended since January 2017. The updates do not include any significant changes that would compromise the accuracy of the FISH database as a whole.



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)
Consent w/o Information - 3/28/2017

Authority for Action
SREF 6.1(5)(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
David G. Lindemann, Manager - Facilities Planning and Intergovernmental Coordination (321)633-1000 ext.463


Attachment:  FDOE Determination Letter.pdf
Attachment:  FISH certification.pdf