(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.
building to be acquired by a school district for school use shall be approved by the
Department prior to acquisition.
Public school buildings shall conform to this part as to heating and ventilating
systems, light area, floor space and cubical contents under §
construction codes); substantiated need under §
substantiated need) and cost standards for construction under §§
(relating to cost standards).
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.
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. §
plans and specifications for nonreimbursable projects shall be submitted to the
Department 3 weeks or more prior to bidding.