Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education State Mandated Inspections and SchoolDude

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Memo Date
Memo Type
Facilities & Transportation
Regulatory Authority
A.C.A. ยง 6-21-813
Response Required
Superintendents; Facilities / Maintenance Director

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Pursuant to A.C.A. § 6-21-813, all lawfully required inspections of academic facilities are performed including without limitation, scheduled, unscheduled, or emergency inspections of or concerning:

(A)     Boilers

(B)     Electrical systems

(C)     Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems

(D)     Natural gas piping system

(E)     Liquid propane gas system

(F)     Plumbing systems, including without limitation reduced pressure zone valves

(G)     Indoor air quality systems

(H)     Fire Prevention

(I)      Elevators

(J)     Occupational safety and health issues

(K)     Water Wells

(L)     Asbestos

State Mandated Inspections are those inspections required by various state agencies to assure occupant health and safety in public K-12 facilities in Arkansas.

The Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation (Division) is hereby reminding each school district that all State Mandated Inspections for the 2021-2022 school year must be completed and closed-out in the State required computerized maintenance management system, SchoolDude, by June 30, 2022, deadline.

All semi-annual State Mandated Inspections should be closed-out when the second requirement of the State Mandated Inspection has been/was completed.  All annual State Mandated Inspections should be closed out on the actual completion date, as early completions without documentation require further investigation.

The results for each State Mandated Inspection for each school district will be listed in a detailed report to the Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation, and then forwarded to the Governor of the State of Arkansas, House Committee on Education, Senate Committee on Education, Academic Facilities Oversight Committee, Bureau of Legislative Audit, and the particular members of the State House of Representatives and State Senate

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