2017 Arkansas Code
Title 6 - Education
Subtitle 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education Generally
Chapter 21 - School Property and Supplies
Subchapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 6-21-113. Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities

Universal Citation: AR Code § 6-21-113 (2017)
  • (a) To assist the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation, there is established the Advisory Committee on Public School Academic Facilities to be composed of the following members who must be willing to devote adequate time to the work of the committee and who reflect the demographics of the state:
    • (1) The Director of the Division of Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation or the director's designee, who shall also serve as secretary to the committee;
    • (2) One (1) person who is a licensed building contractor experienced in public school construction selected from a list of no fewer than three (3) names submitted by the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America;
    • (3) One (1) person who is a licensed architect experienced in public school design submitted by the Arkansas Chapter, the American Institute of Architects;
    • (4) One (1) person who is a licensed or registered mechanical engineer experienced in public school mechanical and plumbing systems design selected from a list of no fewer than three (3) names submitted by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers;
    • (5) One (1) person who is a licensed or registered electrical engineer experienced in public school electrical systems design selected from a list of no fewer than three (3) names submitted by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers;
    • (6) One (1) person who is a licensed or registered civil engineer experienced in public school civil engineering design and construction selected from a list of no fewer than three (3) names submitted by the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers;
    • (7) Two (2) persons selected by the Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation, one (1) of whom is knowledgeable and holds certification in the field of educational technology applications and strategies;
    • (8) Two (2) persons selected from a list of six (6) names submitted by the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators from its membership;
    • (9) One (1) person selected from a list of three (3) names submitted by the Arkansas Education Association from its membership;
    • (10) Two (2) persons selected from a list of six (6) names submitted by the Arkansas School Boards Association from its membership;
    • (11) Two (2) persons selected from a list of six (6) names submitted by the Arkansas Rural Education Association from its membership;
    • (12) One (1) person selected from a list of three (3) names submitted by the Arkansas Public School Resource Center, Inc., from its membership; and
    • (13) Three (3) persons, one (1) from each of the professions of construction, architecture, and education, selected by the commission to serve as ex-officio members of the committee based on prior service on the committee.
  • (b) (1) (A) All members shall serve four-year terms.
    • (B) One-half (1/2) of the members shall serve a term that is staggered from the remaining members' terms by two (2) years.
    • (C) All terms shall expire on April 1.
      • (2) Membership is limited to two (2) terms.
  • (c) Nonstate employee members of the committee shall serve without compensation but may receive expense reimbursement in accordance with § 25-16-902.
  • (d) All members of the committee shall be appointed by the commission.
  • (e) The committee shall meet at least one (1) time every year.
  • (f) The committee shall study and review the current and long-term viability of the Academic Facilities Partnership Program.
  • (g) The committee may study and review other programs, laws, and administrative rules pertaining to school facilities, including without limitation the following:
    • (1) Design and construction standards contained in the Arkansas Public School Academic Facility Manual;
    • (2) Public school district participation in and compliance with the Academic Facilities Master Plan Program;
    • (3) The efficacy of establishing, on a ten-year cycle, a statewide public school assessment survey to assess the condition of all elementary and secondary school facilities; and
    • (4) Public school inspection reports compiled in accordance with § 6-21-813.
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