09-09-2014 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #31


Title
2014 Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety and Sanitation Inspection Report

Discussion
Certified Fire Safety Inspectors of the Brevard Public Schools (BPS) Office of Environmental Health and Safety performed an unannounced annual inspection of each educational facility in the district. Deficiencies noted at each site are re-inspected to assure compliance. BPS uses the following Statues, Administrative Codes and Industry Standards to establish a process for conducting annual comprehensive fire safety and sanitation inspections of existing BPS facilities: Florida Statute 1013.12 - Casualty, Safety, Sanitation and Fire Safety Standards and Inspection of Property. Florida Administrative Code 69A-58 - Fire Safety in Educational Facilities Florida Administrative Code 6A-2.0010 - State Requirement for Educational Facilities (SREF)- Chapter 5, Existing Facilities National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fire Prevention Code 1 and Life Safety Code 101. Local/Municipal Fire Officials were invited to assist our trained/certified fire safety inspectors during the fire safety portion (opposed to casualty safety and sanitation) of the inspection process for all school and ancillary sites. Where the local fire department declined to participate in an inspection, a copy of the completed inspection report was provided to them. The principal for each school as well as BPS Fire/Safety Inspector signed the original copy of each school's safety inspection report. Though BPS has chosen to assist local charter schools each year in this inspection process, BPS is not responsible for managing known safety deficiencies identified. The correction of these deficiencies is the responsibility of the individual charter school. A Separate report of charter school inspection data was provided to the Director of School of Choice (Stephanie Archer) for reference. A copy of the Fire Safety portion of this report was submitted to the State Fire Marshal's Office on June 30, 2014 as required by FAC 69A-58. Unlike the prior three fiscal years, BPS anticipates receiving State allocated Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) Maintenance Funds. The Facilities Service Division intend to use $279,941.00 of budgeted Safety-to-Life Capital Funds to correct deficiencies identified in this report and any new deficiencies that are discovered which may be serious in nature. Deficiency prioritization, in combination with bundling like/similar project work, will continue to be an essential component in efficiently completing the infrastructure-type safety deficiencies. Individual Safety-to-Life projects exceeding $25,000 will be submitted to the Board for approval. Attachment: 2014 Annual Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety, and Sanitation Inspection Report (503 pages).

Recommendation
Accept the 2014 Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety and Sanitation Inspection Report for all Brevard Public Schools and Charter Schools and approve the expenditure of $279,941.00 of Safety-to-Life Capital Project Funds to correct deficiencies identified in this report on a prioritized basis.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/9/2014
Consent after Information9/23/2014

Authority for Action
Florida Statute 1013.12

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Capital Projects

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
14/15$150,000.00Yes37495323156267400681000
14/15$129,941.00Yes34595323156267400681000

Contact
Jim Powers: BPS, Office of Environmental Health & Safety 321-633-3580 Ext. 13074


Attachment:  Charter Sch, Safety Insp Reports 2013-14.pdf
Attachment:  BPS Sch, Safety Insp Reports 2013-14.pdf