04-14-15 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #35


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

Discussion

State Requirements for Educational 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."

This certification has been delayed because the Office of Educational Facilities (OEF) audited Brevard in late February and issued their results on March 23, 2015.   

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.  The OEF team 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.  

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

Attachments:

  1. 2015 FISH Certification Form 
  2. FDOE Determination Letter


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 - 4/14/2015

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

Dave Lindemann, Facilities Planner, 633-1000 x463




Attachment:  OEF FISH CERT.pdf
Attachment:  FDOE Determination Letter.pdf