Buildings by Construction Dates:
1st through 12th Grades………27-30 Square Feet
Kindergarten…………………. 45 Square Feet
The Alabama Building Commission administers the
ongoing projects for the PSCA and maintains a database of expended and
unexpended funds. Only the allotment of
funds of specific projects are handled by the Alabama State Department of
State Law requires that alterations, additions,
renovations, and new construction, regardless of cost, shall utilize an
architect. The system should contact the
Alabama Building Commission for proper interpretation of this law as there may
be projects that don’t necessarily apply.
The current edition of the Alabama Building
Commission (ABC) uniform documents are used for locally funded projects. Go to www.bc.state.al.us
to access these documents. There are no Alabama
State Department of Education (SDE) forms.
Plans for new buildings, additions, and major
renovations, regardless of type funding, must be approved by the Alabama State
Department of Education and the Alabama Building Commission.
For projects over $50,000.00, local boards of
education are required to advertise three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of
local circulation. Plans and
specifications are also sent to various plan services throughout the
State. Construction projects for local
boards are not bid at the state level nor does the Alabama State Department of
Education maintain a log of projects being bid.
No, declaring an emergency situation is a
decision made solely by the local board of education.
This plan, along with a current Facilities Assessment, is due on September 15th of each year. Public School Funds (PSF) cannot be released until the Capital Plan has been received.
Systems should continuously update their assessments and databases as conditions change or are addressed. The assessment must remain current.
There should be an opportunity each year to
leverage Public School Funds (PSF) to generate funds for capital improvements.
The Act that provides for the leveraging of the PSF requires that the first priority of the usage of funds must be for the elimination of portable and substandard classrooms.
Portables are owned by local boards of education
and not the State of Alabama. Local
boards should be contacted as to availability.
Yes, contact Prevention and Support Services at
Interested parties should contact the Facilities
Section of the Alabama State Department of Education at (334) 242-9719.