SCOPE OF APPLICATION AND PLANNING
§ 21.21. Department approval.
(a) No public school building may be contracted for, constructed or reconstructed in a school district of the second, third or fourth class until the plans and specifications therefor have been approved by the Department.
(b) A building to be acquired by a school district for school use shall be approved by the Department prior to acquisition.
(c) Public school buildings shall conform to this part as to heating and ventilating systems, light area, floor space and cubical contents under § 21.72 (relating to construction codes); substantiated need under § 21.24 (relating to substantiated need) and cost standards for construction under § § 21.5121.53 (relating to cost standards).
(d) Lease agreements for school district lease of a building or portion of a building for school use shall be approved by the Department.
(e) Public school buildings or building alteration projects for which Department reimbursement is sought shall be approved by the Department. Plans and specifications for reimbursable projects shall be submitted as required by the Department.
(f) The Department may excuse nonreimbursable projects from the requirements of § § 21.22, 21.24, 21.31, 21.41(a) and 21.73.
(g) Except for emergency situations under section 751 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § 7-751), plans and specifications for nonreimbursable projects shall be submitted to the Department 3 weeks or more prior to bidding.
The provisions of this § 21.21 amended under sections 701.1, 731, 733 and 735 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § § 7-701.1, 7-731, 7-733 and 7-735); section 1319 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 369); and sections 2574.1 and 2576 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § § 25-2574.1 and 25-2576).
The provisions of this § 21.21 adopted October 2, 1970, effective October 3, 1970, 1 Pa.B. 324; amended October 6, 1972, effective October 7, 1972, 2 Pa.B. 1889; amended April 22, 1977, effective April 23, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 1084; amended February 5, 1988, effective July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 553. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (98929).
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