The planning for and the financing and actual construction of a school building is a complex operation, calling for the highest degree of dedication and cooperation on the part of all persons bearing any sort of responsibility in the project.
While the ultimate responsibility for the most economical financing, and the most satisfactory completion of the building itself rests with the Board of Education, the Board must rely upon the advice of others to a very large degree.
The Superintendent must be deeply involved in every phase of the project and should keep the Board informed on all aspects of problems and progress, and arranging meetings of other experts with the Board when this is advisable. The Superintendent also has the responsibility for determining that the building, as its design emerges, satisfactorily translates the educational specifications into a structure which may be operated efficiently and adequately.
The Business Admnistrator, the Bonding Attorneys, and other financial advisors will assist the Board in the various financial aspects of the project.
The Architect will consult with the Board, at least monthly, particularly during the preliminary planning period, and at the time bids are taken. His/Her monthly progress reports to the Board during construction will keep the Board informed. His/Her recommendations to the Board regarding design and materials, when approved by the Board, will be incorporated in the plans and specifications. His/Her advice to the Board in matters relating to costs and other financial matters shall be in writing.
The Clerk of the Works should be an expert in construction employed by the Board. His/Her ultimate duty is to see that the building is constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications. His/Her responsibility is to the Board, reporting through the Superintendent.
The various contractors have the responsibility of performing a workmanlike job in accordance with the plans and specifications.
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: April 8, 2003