No public school building or addition or alteration thereto, for either permanent or temporary use, is advertised for bid, contracted for, erected or otherwise acquired until the plans and specifications therefor

·         have been approved in writing by the superintendent;

·         are accompanied by a statement by an architect or professional engineer licensed by the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects that such plans and specifications are, in the professional opinion and belief of the architect or professional engineer, in compliance with the regulations of the Board of Education and the Uniform Statewide Building Code; and

·         have been reviewed by an individual or entity with professional expertise in building security and crime prevention through building design.


The superintendent's approval, architect's or engineer's statement, all reviewers’ comments, and a copy of the final plans and specifications are submitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Adopted:          June 24, 2019



Legal Ref.:      Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, § 22.1‑140.


Cross Ref:       FEA                 Educational Facilities Specifications