Section 235.0155, Florida Statutes 2001
235.0155 Prototype designs.--
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature to provide school prototype designs for all new public schools to reduce the time and cost of developing new facilities needed to alleviate the overcrowded conditions in the public school system.
(2) The Department of Education is authorized to develop at least five prototype designs each for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. The department shall contract with registered architects for services to develop these prototypes. However, the department shall have ownership of the prototype documents.
(3) District school boards may use the prototype plans. Site adaptations, minor plan modifications, inspections, contract award, contract management, and final acceptance of the project shall be provided under contracts held by the school board.
(4) Plans for various schools shall be developed with the assistance of district educational facilities and maintenance personnel from large, medium, and small districts, and with the assistance of teachers and principals. The development of the programs and facilities plans shall be reviewed by a value-engineering team under contract with the department, to assure that the cost of construction of the buildings does not exceed the national average cost of educational facilities, as determined by national estimating publications. These prototypes shall be revised or new prototypes developed as programs require every 5 years. The use of prototype plans shall not preclude the school board's authority to select construction procurement techniques pursuant to s. 235.211.
History.--s. 37, ch. 95-269; s. 2, ch. 99-329.