The Central Community School Board and Superintendent shall develop and implement plans for the school district which meet the future education requirements of the community. The School Board shall make its decisions based on long-range building plans and accreditation needs to meet the district’s requirements. Some of the major objectives of the plan are as follows:
The improvement of the educational environment for students
and staff by raising the physical standards in all existing facilities;
The creation of school complexes which are the best possible
balance of effective groupings of educational resources, efficient
management and operations and community concerns; and
The assurance that all facility expansion programs and related constructions are based upon objectively determined needs, adequate enrollment projections and cost-benefit analyses.
It shall be the responsibility of the Central Community School Board to consider, revise and adopt recommendations of the Superintendent and members of his/her staff for planning adequate buildings and equipment for the school district. All such plans and recommendations should be in keeping with state building rules and regulations.
The School Board shall instruct the Superintendent to coordinate all phases of the building effort. Such coordination should include but not be limited to direction of planning activities, investigation of potential funding sources, and overall supervision of all building projects once construction begins. The Superintendent shall keep the School Board fully informed and make recommendations which he/she deems are appropriate relative to time allowance differentials, change orders and final approval of completed projects.
The School Board and Superintendent shall prepare education specifications for a new facility and an architect shall then be retained to translate those specifications into building designs and construction specifications.
The School Board shall select, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, architects and/or engineers as needed to design new school buildings and/or to renovate existing buildings. All such persons, i.e. architect and general contractor, shall post a performance bond with a surety company licensed to do business in Louisiana. All architects shall carry errors and omissions insurance.
Ref: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81
Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741, Louisiana Department of Education
Central Community School Board