School Facilities Standards for Construction
A proposed new school facility or major space renovation of an existing school facility meets the conditions of educational adequacy if the design of the proposed project is based on the requirements of the school district’s educational program, the educational specifications, and the student population that it serves. 19 TAC 1036(e)
SCHOOL FACILITIES STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION
The DVISD SCHOOL FACILITIES STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION consists of four parts:
Part I, Educational Program, consists of the District’s educational philosophy, mission, and goals, and the instructional programs provided in accordance with Texas Education Agency curriculum requirements relating to essential knowledge and skills.
Part II, Educational Specifications, consists of the instructional programs, grade configuration and type of facility. This part contains detailed information on spatial relationships, specialized classrooms, instructional and non-instructional support areas and external activity spaces, the number and size of all spaces, provisions for outdoor instruction, and safety and security considerations.
Part III, Design Criteria, specifies instructional area size and design requirements, gymnasium and library standards, support area requirements, and other provisions such as electrical, technology, HVAC, sustainable school design and accessibility standards.
Part IV, Long Range School Facility Plan. If the district had a long range plan or Master Plan it would be required to be included in this part.
The District has developed a master standard that provides the minimum requirements for any new school facility. Additional requirements specific to a new campus would be attached to the standards and would address the detailed needs of the new facility based on grade level and type of facility.