HB252: School division maintenance reserve tool; Department of Education to develop or adopt and maintain.


Offered January 12, 2022
Prefiled January 11, 2022
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 22.1-138.3, relating to the Department of Education; school division maintenance reserve tool.
Patron-- Simonds

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 22.1-138.3 as follows:

§ 22.1-138.3. Department; school division maintenance reserve tool.

A. The Department, in consultation with the Department of General Services, shall develop or adopt and maintain a data collection tool to assist each school board to determine the relative age of each public school building in the local school division and the amount of maintenance reserve funds that are necessary to restore each such building.

B. Each school board shall provide to the Department in a timely fashion the local data that is necessary to ensure that the tool maintained pursuant to subsection A remains relevant and useful for the determination of maintenance reserve needs.

2. That the Department of Education shall consider converting or using as a template the Department of General Services' M-R FIX tool to meet the requirements of § 22.1-138.3 of the Code of Virginia, as created by this act.