You are cordially invited to attend the Charter School Facility Code Compliance and Maintenance Summit to be held on Wednesday, February 5, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Lindy Boggs Conference Center, 2045 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122 (end of Elysian Fields Avenue at Lake Pontchartrain in the UNO Research Park). Handouts and refreshments will be available beginning at 8 a.m.
The purpose of the Summit is to review the issues necessary to keep your campus safe, healthy and code compliant, as well as to conform with your maintenance responsibilities as stewards of your buildings. Local, state and federal regulations will be covered, as well as charter school maintenance schedules from both OPSB and RSD. One participant said of the first Summit three years ago, "The biggest thing I learned was that there were things I did not know that I didn't know!" You'll leave this meeting empowered to act.
You must register for the event so that we can arrange for ample seating and print enough copies of our bound reference materials. The ideal attendees are those professionals whose responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of the facility, as well as the key administrators who supervise them. Some schools will also bring their charter board presidents or facilities committee chairpersons. Register on-line via [registration}.
The Summit is free and funded by the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools, and is being planned by Dr. Ken Ducote, Former NOPS Director of Facility Planning and Development, with the assistance of OPSB and RSD facilities staff and consultants.
Topics to be covered include the following:
- Compliance overview
- School climate and culture related to compliance
- Why so many regulations?
- Office documentation
- Emergency preparation
- Annual inspections required
- Life safety / fire codes
- Environmental issues overview
- Indoor air quality and mold
- Pest control
- Buck Moth caterpillars
- Playground equipment safety
- Risk management - loss prevention
- Site and landscaping
- Good neighbor practices
- Municipal and zoning codes
- Restricting nuisance businesses
- Maintenance overview
- School climate and culture related to maintenance
- When do new programs and grants generate facility issues
- Repair contractors
- Preventative maintenance
- Maintenance inspections
- Building envelope - roofs, gutters, walls, drainage
Please call Rose Peterson, Director, ECCS for questions at (504) 267-7239
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Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools
The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools (ECCS) is a formal alliance of 12 public schools in Orleans Parish which promotes public charter schools as a permanent option for children. The ECCS is a 501c3 working to maintain the maximum autonomy of each member school, while protecting the long-term structure, durability and operation of all charters in Louisiana. Also, ECCS is a voluntary-network dedicated to keeping principals and their charter boards “in charge” through information and advocacy, shared services, and reduced costs.