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Conditions Allowing Relocatable Structures, Trailers, and Modularized Construction to be Considered "Permanent" and Eligible for Charter School Lease Reimbursement

All of the following conditions must be met in order for relocatable structures, trailers, and modularized construction to be considered "permanent" and thus eligible for charter school lease reimbursement: 

  1. Each classroom must contain at least 660 square feet of scheduled area.
  2. Classroom ceiling heights must be at least eight feet six inches.
  3. All door and side light windows must be of safety glass.
  4. Lighting must meet or exceed current IES (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) standards.
  5. Electrical main disconnects and circuit panels must be lockable.
  6. Classroom HVAC must meet or exceed current ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) standards.
  7. The relocatable structure, trailer, or modularized construction must be physically connected to the existing (or new) permanently constructed main building without going outside.
  8. All structural members, as well as floor and roof systems, must be constructed of steel and concrete.
  9. Foundation walls must be constructed with concrete, poured concrete piers, beams, or other supports providing adequate load-bearing capabilities, that meet or exceed current ACI (American Concrete Institute), AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction) standards, or other generally acceptable standards.
  10. Classrooms must be affixed to a permanent foundation.
  11. All work performed on the facility must be in compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local Codes and requirements, applicable requirements of the Public School Code of 1949 as amended, and applicable PDE guidelines.