Campus and District Operations
In many communities, the school district is the largest local business operation, responsible for the largest buildings, transportation systems, and food services in the region. The following are resources related to maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment; transportation; and food service.
Maintenance of Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment
Maintenance of Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment
Your local school board policy manual contains TASB's (LEGAL) reference policies and board-adopted (LOCAL) policies. Your district may also have relevant administrative regulations. For more information on maintenance of buildings, grounds and equipment, see district policy and regulations at the following codes:
||Buildings, Grounds, and Equipment Management
||Records and Reports
||Authorized Uses of Equipment and Supplies
||Instructional Materials Care and Accounting
||Mail and Delivery
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Healthy School Environments Website includes information on a variety of environmental health topics, such as chemical use; energy efficiency; facility construction, operations, and maintenance; air quality; waste; and water issues.
- The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Indoor Air Quality in Schools Website provides information to help schools prevent or address air quality issues.
- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Local Governments Website provides local governments, including school districts, information to enhance environmental quality, such as recycling, bus idling, and permits.
- The Texas State Energy Conservation Offices (SECO) Schools and Teachers Website provides information about energy education, energy efficiency/management, and renewable energy and alternative fuels as well as ways to involve students in energy conservation.
- The SECO Schools/Local Government Energy Program Website provides resources to aid districts in setting up and maintaining energy efficiency programs.
- The Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Board School Integrated Pest Management Website provides information about pest control in the school environment, pesticides, and the integrated pest management (IPM) coordinator as well as related forms.
- The U.S. EPA Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools Web page addresses the use of IPM in schools and suggests effective IPM strategies.
- The DSHS Public Swimming Pools and Spas Website provides information about the laws and regulations that apply to public pools, spas, drains, and water features.
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safely Act Website provides information about federal pool safety standards.
For more information on transportation, see district policy and regulations at the following codes:
||Traffic and Parking Controls
- The Texas Education Agency (TEA) School Transportation Funding Website provides information related to the transportation allotment and route resources.
- The TEA Bus Accident Reporting System Website provides information about reporting bus accidents and a searchable database of annual district accident reports.
- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) School Bus Transportion Website provides information about bus specifications and safety, as well as driver drug and alcohol testing, training, and other bus related information and forms.
- The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Clean School Bus Program Website provides information about reducing emissions of diesel exhaust from school buses.
- The Region 10 Education Service Center Bus Evacuation Training Website provides districts a resource for bus evacuation training.
For more information on food service, see district policy and regulations at the following codes:
||Food Services Management
||Free and Reduced-Price Food Program
- The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Food & Nutrition Website provides an overview of nutrition programs that may be provided by districts, such as the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Summer Feeding Programs.
- The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service Child Nutrition Programs Website provides information about the National School Lunch Program and other federal nutrition programs.
- The USDA Food and Nutrition Service Food Safety Website provides guidance and training materials regarding food safety in schools, emergency preparedness, and food allergies.
- The USDA Healthy Meals Resource System Website provides guidance and training opportunities regarding child nutrition, special diets, and food safety, as well as recipes and menu planning tools.
- The Nutrition.Gov Website is a compilation of federal food and nutrition information.
- The FoodSafety.Gov Website is a compilation of federal food safety information, such as food poisoning, food recalls, and how to keep food safe.