Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education State Mandated Inspections for Charter Schools and Public Schools 2022-2023

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

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All Arkansas Public Charter Schools and Public School Districts:

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

  1. Boilers;
  2. Electrical systems;
  3. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems;
  4. Natural gas piping systems;
  5. Liquid propane gas systems;
  6. Plumbing systems, including without limitation reduced pressure zone valves;
  7. Indoor air quality systems;
  8. Fire prevention;
  9. Elevators;
  10. Occupational safety and health issues;
  11. Water wells; and
  12. Asbestos.

State Mandated Inspections are those inspections required by various state agencies to assure occupant health and safety in all Arkansas Public Charter School and Public School District facilities.

The Division is hereby reminding each Public Charter School and Public School District that all State Mandated Inspections for the 2022-2023 school year must be inspected and closed-out in the State-required computerized maintenance management system by the June 30, 2023, deadline.

Failure to record and properly close-out each State Mandated Inspection could cause the Public Charter School and Public School District to receive an Indicator of Facility Distress.

The results for each State Mandated Inspection for each Public Charter School and Public School District will be listed in a detailed report to the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education; the Commission for 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; Bureau of Legislative Audit; and to particular members of the State House of Representatives and State Senate.

If you have questions, please contact the school district’s Area Project Manager – Maintenance.

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