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7110 Long-Range Facilities Planning


Northfield, New Jersey X Monitored Mandated
Policy Other Reasons

The Northfield Board of Education recognizes that sound planning based on accurate information is essential to the provision of suitable educational facilities. In order to ensure that future district construction is planned on the basis of need, the board, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:26-2.1 et seq., will maintain and submit a Long-Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) to the New Jersey Department of Education. Except as provided in

N.J.A.C. 6A:26-3.16, no school facilities project will be considered or approved unless the district’s LRFP has been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of Education.

The district may submit an amendment to an approved LRFP for review and approval by the Commissioner of Education at any time whenever it seeks to undertake a capital project that is inconsistent with the approved LRFP then in effect.

The board shall review all facilities annually to determine if any of them are substandard pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:26-8.1 et seq. All substandard facilities must be initially approved by the executive county superintendent. Such approvals are given for a maximum of two consecutive years, unless inspected by the New Jersey Department of Education, Division of Finance. The board shall not continue their use without the express written consent of the executive county superintendent. No substandard educational facility will be approved unless inspected by the Division of Facilities and Transportation in the Department of Education to ensure:

A. The facilities meet health, safety and educational adequacy standards for temporary, substandard facilities, as specified in N.J.A.C. 6A:26;

B. A plan has been developed by the district and approved by the executive county superintendent to upgrade the facilities to standard, fully approved conditions.

The executive county superintendent will annually monitor the district’s plans to upgrade facilities to fully approved status. The district will provide funds in the next immediate annual budget to correct the deficiencies about which the district is notified by the executive county superintendent on or before October 1 annually. Failure to budget for the correction of deficiencies and to implement the corrections by the next September 1 following the October 1 notice will result in the Division of Facilities and Transportation ordering that the substandard facility be abandoned immediately.

The factors as outlined in N.J.A.C. 6A:26-8.1(e) will be taken into account in making a determination upon any application for the use of emergency substandard facilities.

Adopted: February 26, 2007 Readopted: October 20, 2008 NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010 Readopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Long-range Facilities Planning, Planning, Facilities

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-7 Appropriation by school district of undesignated fund

balance; amounts allowable

  1. 18A:7F-63 Inclusion of facilities in SDA district budget
  2. 18A:7G-1

File Code: 7110


through -48 et al. Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act
N.J.S.A. 18A:11-2 Power to sue and be sued; report; census of school
N.J.S.A. 18A:33-1 District to furnish suitable facilities; adoption of
courses of study
N.J.S.A. 18A:33-1.1 Substandard facility; approval; inspection; abandonment
N.J.A.C. 5:23-1.1 et seq. Uniform Construction Code
See particularly:
N.J.A.C. 5:23-1.1, -3.1,
-3.11 B
N.J.A.C. 5:23-7.1 et seq. Barrier Free Subcode
N.J.A.C. 6A:23A-8.1 et seq. Budget submission, support documentation, website
N.J.A.C. 6A:25-1.1 et seq. Qualified Zone Academy Bond Program
N.J.A.C. 6A:26-1.1 et seq. Educational Facilities
See particularly:
N.J.A.C. 6A:26-2.1 et seq.
-6.1 et seq., -10.1 et seq.
-12.1 et seq.
N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.4 Evaluation process for the annual review
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-8.1 et seq. Attendance and Student Accounting
N.J.A.C. 6A: 32-12.1 Reporting requirements
N.J.A.C. 6A: 32-12.2 School level-planning
N.J.A.C. 6A: 32-14.1 Review of mandated programs and services

Cross References: *2240 Research, evaluation and planning

*2255 Action planning for NJQSAC

*3100 Budget planning, preparation and adoption

*3220/3230 State funds; federal funds

*3260/3270 Sale and disposal of books, equipment and supplies; sale, licensing and

rental of property 3360 Rental/long-term leasing 7114.2 Temporary facilities

*7115 Developing educational specifications

*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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