School Facilities & Transportation

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School Facilities

The Office of School Facilities provides guidance to county school systems in their effort to continually improve all aspects of educational programming, including physical facilities. The office is responsible for conducting annual facility reviews for all schools constructed or renovated with School Building Authority (SBA) funds, providing training on installed heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in school facilities. The office reviews and approves all ten year Comprehensive Education Facilities Plans (CEFP) submitted by each county board as well as review annually all updates to their CEFPs submitted by each county. The office reviews and makes recommendations to the state superintendent for all school closures and consolidations for state board approval. The office performs investigations of indoor air quality complaints and provides consultative services to mediate indoor environmental issues, and provides energy management and technical assistance on the maintenance and operation of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems for all county school systems. The office provides professional development and assistance to county school systems for the implementation of their crisis prevention and response plans.

Policies

  • 6200 (Planning of School Facilities)

  • 6201 (Floor Covering in Public Schools)

  • 6202 (Indoor Air Quality)

  • 6203 (HVAC Technicians)

  • 6204 (School Closings or Consolidations)

Links

Conferences

  • WVASFA Annual Conference and Trade Show, July, Waterfront Hotel, Morgantown, WV

School Transportation

The Office of School Transportation provides guidelines to county school bus transportation systems to ensure safe, high quality programs for the students transported to the public schools in West Virginia. The office is responsible for oversight of the school bus operators training programs, certification and re-certification of school bus operators as well as school bus operator trainers and examiners in West Virginia. The West Virginia School Bus Inspectors perform annual statewide school bus safety inspections and oversee maintenance of the school buses in the state. The office provides professional development and technical assistance to all state school bus transportation systems.

Policies

  • 4334 (WV Minimum Requirements for Design and Equipment of School Buses)

  • 4336 (West Virginia School Bus Transportation Policy and Procedures Manual)

Links

Conferences

  • WVAPT Annual School Transportation Conference and Trade Show, July, various locations in WV

Contact Us

  • Michael Pickens, Executive Director

  • Sherry Sadler, Secretary

  • Building 6, Room 215, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330

  • Phone: (304) 558-2711

  • Fax: (304) 558-8867