State Education Department

School District Compliance with RESCUE Act Provisions for Building Assessment and Planning

School districts are required by the 1998 RESCUE Act to perform periodic inspections of their school buildings, develop maintenance and capital plans for the buildings, and prepare an annual report card for district residents about building conditions. We examined district compliance with these requirements at 50 selected school districts across the State. We found that many of the districts did not fully comply with the requirements. For example, in 2005, 12 of the districts had no inspection documentation for some or all of their occupied buildings and 11 of the districts had not prepared the required capital plan. We recommended that the State Education Department strengthen its monitoring of district compliance with RESCUE Act requirements.

For a complete copy of Report 2007-S-24 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.
For a copy of the associated follow-up report click here.