Facility Construction & Maintenance
Frequency of Fire Drills and Lock-Down Drills - Clarification from the state superintendent on the frequency of fire and lock-down drills - See Superintendent's Memo #208-16.
School Security Equipment Grant 2016-2017 – See Security Equipment Grants for more information.
Radon Testing – the state superintendent reminds school divisions of the requirement for radon testing and reporting. See Superintendent's Memo #131-14.
There are currently more than 1,800 public school buildings serving Virginia's K-12 students. The issues involved in providing and planning adequate school facilities are complex and require thoughtful consideration. To plan and construct school buildings that meet today's educational needs, are easy to maintain and are economical to build is an important and difficult task.
How VDOE helps
VDOE provides leadership and technical services to Virginia's public school facilities in the following areas:
- School facility planning
- School building guidelines
- Energy efficiency and high performance school buildings
- School construction cost data
- School construction project submission
- Facility conferences and training
- School safety
- Playground safety
- School facility studies
- Resources and information