Compliance with Law

The Superintendent shall establish procedures that ensure that all school facilities within the District comply with applicable laws and local building codes.

Construction Contracts

The Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority to determine, prior to advertising, the project delivery/contract award method to be used for each construction contract valued at or above $50,000. [See CV series generally and CBB(LEGAL) for requirements if federal funds are involved.]

For construction contracts valued at or above $50,000, the Superintendent shall submit the resulting contract to the Board for approval. Lesser expenditures for construction and construction-related materials or services shall be at the discretion of the Superintendent and consistent with law and policy. [See also CH and CBB(LEGAL)]

Change Orders

Change orders permitted by law shall be approved prior to any changes being made in the approved plans or the actual construction of the facility.

The Superintendent shall be authorized to approve single change orders up to $100,000. Change orders valued at or above $100,000 shall require Board approval.

When the cumulative total of all change orders on a project exceeds the five percent of the original construction contract amount, all subsequent change orders approved by the Superintendent in accordance with this policy shall be reported to the Board.

Approval of change orders under this policy shall be for the purpose of expediting the work in progress and shall be reported at the next regular Board meeting.

Project Administration

All construction projects shall be administered by the Superintendent or designee.

The Superintendent shall keep the Board informed concerning construction projects and also shall provide information to the general public.

Final Payment

The District shall not make final payments for construction or the supervision of construction until the work has been completed and the Board has accepted the work.

Dripping Springs ISD



DATE ISSUED: 1/10/2019