(105 ILCS 5/34-205)
Educational facility standards.
(a) By January 1, 2012, the district shall publish space utilization standards on the district's website. The standards shall include the following:
(1) the method by which design capacity is
calculated, including consideration of the requirements of elementary and secondary programs, shared campuses, after school programming, the facility needs, grade and age ranges of the attending students, and use of school buildings by governmental agencies and community organizations;
(2) the method to determine efficient use of a school
building based upon educational program design capacity;
(3) the rate of utilization; and
(4) the standards for overcrowding and
(b) The chief executive officer or his or her designee shall publish a space utilization report for each school building operated by the district on the district's website by December 31 of each year.
(c) The facility performance standards provisions are as follows:
(1) On or before January 1, 2012, the chief executive
officer shall propose minimum and optimal facility performance standards for thermal comfort, daylight, acoustics, indoor air quality, furniture ergonomics for students and staff, technology, life safety, ADA accessibility, plumbing and washroom access, environmental hazards, and walkability.
(2) The chief executive officer shall conduct at
least one public hearing and submit the proposed educational facilities standards to each local school council and to the Chicago Public Building Commission for review and comment prior to adoption.
(3) After the chief executive officer has
incorporated the input and recommendations of the public and the Chicago Public Building Commission, the chief executive officer shall issue final facility performance standards.
(4) The chief executive officer is authorized to
amend the facility performance standards following the procedures in this Section.
(5) The final educational facility space utilization
and performance standards shall be published on the district's Internet website.
(Source: P.A. 97-473, eff. 1-1-12; 97-474, eff. 8-22-11; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)