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While on site, auditors conducted a visual scan of individual school facilities. The scan included an examination of classrooms, media centers, cafeterias, multipurpose rooms, offices, workrooms, restroom facilities, and playgrounds and parking areas. During the visits to schools, observations noted by the auditors are included in Exhibit 5.2.1:

Appearance & Cleanliness

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Lighting & Illumination

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Physical Condition (Floors/Walls/Ceilings)

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Sanitation Facilities

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Classroom Space

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Common Use Areas (Library, Gym, etc.)

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Exhibit 5.2.1 Key Indicators of Facility Conditions Noted by Auditors Clover Park School District January 2001

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Key:

ES = Elementary School; MS = Middle School; HS = High School Adequate = Supports curriculum and learning environment. Inadequate = Does not support curriculum and/or detracts from learning environment.

Key Indicators Exterior Areas Exterior Building Condition Grounds Parking, Bus Loading/Unloading Roofs Interior Areas

General Characteristics ADA Compliant HVAC - Heating/Ventilation, AC Safety/No Fire Hazards

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Adequate MS HS

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Inadequate MS HS

As can be noted in Exhibit 5.2.1:

  • The exterior of most schools is adequate. It was noted that some hard surfaces and playground equipment were in need of updating in several schools.

  • The interior of most schools is adequate. Portable classrooms appear to be more permanent than temporary and are not maintained nor furnished to the same standard as permanent structures. Most portables do not have running water. A number of building administrators expressed the need for more storage. Secondary schools were generally less well kept than were elementary schools. Some secondary schools were simply dirty.

With the exception of some restrooms, schools are ADA compliant.

There remains a substantial amount of asbestos in buildings. compliance with governing regulations.

Asbestos management is in

  • A number of schools were experiencing HVAC or other ventilation problems.

  • There were no fire hazards reported. Playground and traffic safety issues were observed in seven

schools. Playground safety concerned centered on unfenced playgrounds that could easily be

Clover Park School District Audit Report Page 103

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