Lead in Drinking Water Program
The School Facilities Board, in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Department of Health Services (ADHS), is working with Arizona school districts to remediate potential sources of lead in drinking water. School districts may apply for Building Renewal Grant (BRG) funding to replace drinking fountains and sink faucets, install in-line filters and conduct post-corrective action testing to ensure the availability of safe drinking water in Arizona schools. The link provided above is to the SFB's Lead in Drinking Water (LIDW) website where you will find links to school district test results and the status of BRG remediation projects through to completion. Please contact Bill DeArmond at [email protected] or 602-542-6667 if you have any questions about the program.
In addition, we have provided the link below to the ADEQ website for the proactive screening program.
Seeking Public Comment on Policy Updates
The SFB is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Building Renewal Grant and New Construction Policies. Please send your written comments to [email protected].
SFB Board Packet Schedule for School Districts
The following schedule has been established for school districts to submit their project paperwork to their SFB Liaison based upon the dates of the upcoming Board meetings. If a school district submits the project paperwork by the submittal deadline, the SFB Liaison will review the submission and determine if it is complete and may be included on the agenda for the next meeting. However, if any additional information is needed, the project may need to be put on a future agenda. If a school district misses a deadline, the project may be considered for a future meeting.
SFB Board Meeting School District Deadline
Policy Update: Procurement Decision Matrix
At the September 6, 2017 public meeting, the Board voted to formalize as Board policy the Procurement Decision Matrix that it has been utilizing for awarding State funds, including grant funds from the Building Renewal Grant program and for the distribution of funds from the Emergency Deficiencies Correction Fund.
Seeking Public Comment...
The attached reflects the Procurement Decision Matrix that was approved by the Board at the September 6, 2017 meeting. The Board is currently seeking public comment for 30 days from this posting. Please email your comments to [email protected] and include in the subject line “PDM response”.
Arizona Rubber Flooring Project
The School Facilities Board (SFB) is working to identify schools with urethane rubberized flooring in gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, cafeterias and possibly classrooms. The presence of this flooring material does not automatically present a concern. However, out of an abundance of caution, the SFB has teamed up with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to address health and environmental concerns, develop testing protocols, evaluate the data, and implement any necessary remediation measures.
The SFB is moving swiftly to identify those schools with urethane rubberized flooring. We surveyed all Arizona school districts and will use information from the survey to identify those schools with urethane rubberized flooring, create a centralized inventory, proceed with a testing plan, and conduct any necessary corrective action. More information on the Arizona Rubber Flooring Project, please visit the website: https://schoolflooring.az.gov.