The North Carolina G.S. 115C-521(a) requires that “Local boards of education shall submit their long-range plans for meeting school facility needs to the State Board of Education by january 1, 1988, and every five years thereafter.”
BAISA has confirmed with DPI’s Division of School Planning that district superintendents will receive a letter notifying them of the requirement in August or September of this year, followed with the survey CD to be completed and returned n o later than January 2016.
How Can BAISCA Help?
The BAISCA process is designed to be straightforward, expedient, and extremely client focused. These core values are reflected in every aspect of our business. We continuously explore ways to simplify and streamline our work process by avoiding unnecessary steps or delivering reams of incomprehensible data. Our team members conduct themselves with professionalism and integrity and respect the sensitive nature of the school environment.
And…with a January 2016 deadline approaching,
“Time is of the Essence.”
The clock symbols used below mark time-frame commitments that we will make every possible effort to uphold. We believe that being responsive to our client, working efficiently, and maintaining a sense of urgency are critical to our mutual success.
When BAISCA is contacted, we immediately begin the process of assisting you with your survey. Most of the information needed to develop a proposal can be exchanged by scheduling a short phone call with you. We like to keep things simple and believe it starts with our first contact.
We will prepare a concise document outlining:
- Scope of work
- Owner Requirements
- Terms and Conditions
Notice to Proceed
Once we have agreed to go forward, BAISCA will assign a Project Manager to your project. We will confirm a start date with you and develop a communications plan, including contact information for staff members to be interviewed. Notices will be sent by BAISCA (or owner if preferred) to staff members indicating the name of the BAISCA Project manager, the purpose of the interview, and a proposed day and time of the interview.
On-Site Data Collection
Our Project Manager will begin on-site work by obtaining copies from your facilities department of prior State Facilities Needs Surveys, existing facilities planning documents, capacity information for each school, and other facilities related documents.
In addition to entering data onto the CD supplied by DPI, all collected data will be organized in spreadsheet format providing greater detail on a school-by-school basis. Printouts of our spreadsheet, the DPI forms, and an executive summary will be prepared and sent to you electronically, as well as in hard copy. The summary is prepared in a style and format that can easily be forwarded to the Superintendent or the Board of Education.