4-330 Time of Beginning Construction and Partial Construction
Construction work, whether for a new school building, reconstruction, rehabilitation, alteration or addition, shall not be commenced, and no contract shall be let until the school board has applied for and obtained from DSA written approval of plans and specifications. Construction shall be commenced within one year after the approval of the application, otherwise the approval may be voided. DSA may require that the plans and specifications be revised to meet its current regulations before an extension of approval is granted.
Renewals may be granted in annual increments. Renewal shall not extend beyond a period of four years from the initial date of the application approval.
A written request for extension of approval must be made by the school board to DSA.
The school board may complete all work or proceed with the construction of any part of the work included in the approved plans and specifications with the intent of completing the work later. All work done and materials used and installed must be in accordance with and in conformity to the approved plans and specifications.
An uncompleted building shall not be considered as having been constructed under the provisions of Article 3 or 7 commencing with Sections 17280 and 81130 of the Education Code, respectively. Section 17372 of the Education Code restricts the use of such a building.
Authority: Education Code Sections 17310 and 81142.
Reference: Education Code Sections 17280, 17297, 17307, 17372 and 81130.