Policy 902.02

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The Board may engage the services of consultants or other personnel to study the needs

of the school district's buildings and sites in providing the education program. The

results of these services will be considered in planning the education program and in

making decisions about the improvement and acquisition of additional buildings and



In any construction involving architecture or engineering with a cost contemplated to

exceed $100,000, and an amount as periodically adjusted by state statute, the board shall

engage an architect, a professional engineer, or a person or persons under the direct

supervision of an architect or professional engineer to prepare the plans, specifications

and estimates for the construction. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to

make a recommendation to the board regarding the need for such services and who

should perform such services for the board.


Buildings considered for purchase or construction by the board or currently owned by the

school district and used for the education program must meet, or upon improvement be

able to meet, the specifications set by the board. The Board shall make this



Prior to construction or renovation of buildings and sites the board shall make a

determination of the method by which it will obtain construction services. If the Board

elects by a seventy-five percent affirmative vote to use the Construction Management at

Risk or Design-Build methods rather than the traditional Design-Bid-Build method,

policies for that respective method must be established prior to selecting the construction

services provider.


Prior to remodeling or other construction of buildings and sites, the Board may appoint a

committee of consultants, employees, citizens, or others to assist the Board in developing

the specifications for the new or improved buildings and sites. These specifications shall

be consistent with the education program, and they shall provide the architect with the

information necessary to determine what is expected from the facility. It shall be within

the discretion of the Board to determine whether a committee shall be appointed.

It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent to make a recommendation to the

Board regarding the specifications of buildings and sites.


Legal Reference_____Neb. Statute 81-3445

Cross Reference:         104      Educational and Operational Planning


Policy                                                                          COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted: 6/11/07                                                        Columbus, Nebraska

Revised: 12/21/15                                                       Reviewed: 11/16/15