09-22-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #27


Title
2015 Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casuality Safety and Sanitation Inspection Report

Discussion

Certified Fire Safety Inspectors of the BPS Office of Environmental Health & Safety performed an unannounced annual inspection of each educational facilities in the district. Deficiencies noted at each site are re-inspected to assure compliance.

BPS uses the following Statutes, Administrative Codes and Industry Standards to establish a process for conducting annual comprehensive fire safety, casualty safety and sanitation inspections of existing BPS facilities:

  • Florida Statute 1013.12 - Casualty, Safety, Sanitation, and Fire Safety Standards and Inspections of Property
  • Florida Administrative Code 69A-58
  • Fire Safety in Educational Facilities
  • Florida Administrative Rule 6A-2.0010
  • State Requirements for Educational Facilities (SREF) 0 Chapter 5, Existing Facilities
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Prevention Code 1 & 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 & 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 a BPS Fire/Safety Inspector signed the original copy of each school's inspection report. Though Brevard Public Schools (BPS) has agreed to assist local charter schools each year in this inspection process, BPS is not responsible for managing the safety deficiencies identified. The correction of these deficiencies is the responsibility of the individual charter school. A separate report of charter school inspections data (23 pages) was provided to the Director of School of Choice (Stephanie Archer) for reference. A copy of the same report is provided herein as well. An electronic copy of the 411 page report is attached. A copy of the Fire Safety portion of this report was submitted to the Sate Fire Marshal's Office on June 30, 2015 as required by FAC 69A-58.

BPS received $173,419.00 of State allocated Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) Maintenance Funds designated for the repair of Safety type school deficiencies in FY 2015-16. The Facilities Services Division intends to use these funds (designated as: Capital Safety-to-Life Budget) to correct deficiencies identified in this report and any new deficiencies that are discovered which may be serious in nature, to the extent that funds are available. 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 $50,000.00 will be submitted to the Board for approval. 

Attachments:

  • 2015 BPS/District Comprehensive Safety Inspection Report
  • 2015 BPS/Charter School Comprehensive Safety Inspection Report
  • 2015 BPS Comprehensive Safety Inspection Report Summary Data


Recommendation
Accept the 2015 Comprehensive Fire Safety, Casualty Safety, and Sanitation Inspection Report for all Brevard Public Schools and Charter Schools, and approve the expenditure of $173,419.00 Safety-to-Life Capital Project Funds to correct deficiencies identified in this report on a priority basis.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 9/22/2015
Consent after Information10/13/2015

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
15/16$173,419.00Yes34595323156267400681000

Contact

Jim Powers, BPS Environmental Health and Safety Manager, phone: 633-3580 ext. 13074




Attachment:  2015 BPS Comprehensive Safety Inspection Data.pdf
Attachment:  2015 BPS District Schools Comprehensive Safety Inspection Report.pdf
Attachment:  2015 BPS Charter School Safety Inspection Report.pdf