Guidelines

Guidelines Checklist

To assist districts and design teams with meeting the Minimum Adequacy Guidelines for new construction and renovations, a checklist has been developed.  This checklist may be used on any school and provides a quick reference to verify that the Minimum Adequacy Guidelines are being met.  The checklist also has reference citations for the basis of the requirement.

Guidelines Checklist

Policy on Campus Layouts

On November 2, 2006, the School Facilities Board approved the policy regarding campus layouts and allowable exterior lineal feet. This summary shows the number of buildings and amount of exterior lineal feet the SFB will fund. Sample shapes are also included. 

Policy on Campus Layouts
FD ID 64

Fire Alarm Guidelines

Minimum Fire Alarm System Guidelines

Fire Alarm Guidelines
FD ID 26

Exterior Basketball Court Guidelines

Guidelines for the concrete or asphalt hard court 

Exterior Basketball Court Guidelines
FD ID 27

Architectural Fee Guidelines

These guidelines are to be used to determine the Lump Sum Architectural & Engineering (A&E) fees for "Basic Services" for all SFB projects, including both New Construction and Deficiency Correction projects.
** These are guidelines, not a schedule ** 

Architectural Fee Guidelines
FD ID 33

Funding for Site Specific Conditions

Additional funding guide for site specific conditions. 

Funding for Site Specific Conditions
FD ID 29

Board of Technical Registration Requirements

This item contains a list of requirements needed for the SFB to release funding. 

Board of Technical Registration Requirements
FD ID 30

SFB's Non-Participating Role

Items the SFB has a non-participating role in. This is a base outline for conversations between SFB and Districts when the opportunity is set to review their latest plans. 

SFB's Non-Participating Role
FD ID 103

Cost Reduction Items

Items the SFB does not fund if the construction cost exceeds the approved SFB budget.

Cost Reduction Items
FD ID 28

School District Rural and Urban Designations

The SFB Construction Cost Index includes separate funding levels for rural and urban school districts as required by A.R.S. 15-2041.D.3 (c), which defines "rural area" as an area outside a thrity-five mile radius of a boundary of a municipality with a population of more than fifty thousand persons.  This list was updated to reflect data received through the 2010 Census.

Rural and Urban designations

Design/Budget Review Meeting Agendas

All new school construction projects must include in the design process a Kick-Off Meeting and design and budget review meetings at each of the following stages: Schematic Design, Guaranteed Maximum Price/Design Development and Construction Documents. Below are the agendas for each of these meetings.

Design/Budget Review Meeting Agendas
SFB NC 420-01 1st Meeting-Kick-Off Agenda
SFB NC 420-02 2nd Meeting-Schematic Design and Budget Review Agenda
SFB NC 420-03 3rd Meeting-Design Development and Budget Review Agenda
SFB NC 420-04 4th Meeting-Guaranteed Maximum Price/Construction Documents and Final Budget Review Agenda

FD ID 225

New Construction Cost Index

New construction cost per square foot by grade configuration. Last updated 12/18/2018.

New Construction Cost Index
FD ID 90