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 Facilities Services Resources

To Access any State Laws (O.C.G.A.) Relating to Educational Facilities click on this link:

To Access Georgia Department of Education Rules (160-5-4-.XX) Related to Educational Facilities click on this link: State Board of Education Rules

To Access any Guideline, Form, Information Item, or Checklist click on the item

General Overview

O.C.G.A. 20-2-260
Capital Outlay
O.C.G.A. 20-2-262
Low Wealth
O.C.G.A. 20-2-291 Construction of Facilities for Voluntary Consolidation
FD 160-5-4-.01 Educational Facilities Construction Plan (Local Facilities Plan)
FFE 160-5-4-.04 Special Appropriation for Public School Construction
FEB 160-5-4-.08 School Size
FEDB 160-5-4-.16 Educational Facility Site, Construction, and Reimbursement
FGAD 160-5-4-.11 Architectural Contracts and Fees

Information for Charter Schools
Guidance Document Electronic / Paperless Submission Guide

State Funding of Facilities


FED(2) 160-5-4-.03 Applicatio​ns for State Capital outlay Funding
FFF(1) 160-5-4-.02 Entitlement (Regular and Exceptional Growth) Funding Re​quests and Required Local Participation
FFF(3) 160-5-4-.05 Regular Advanced and Low-Wealth Funding
FFF(4) 160-5-4-.14 Sparsity Grant​​
Guideline 7 Guideline for Construction Reimbursement Rates
Guideline 9 Guideline For Closing an Educational Facility
Guideline 11 Guideline for Low Wealth Applications​
Guideline 12​ Guidance for Total Modernization of a Building

Educational Facility Site

​O.C.G.A. 3-3-21

Alcohol Sales Near Educational Facilities
O.C.G.A. 16-11-127.1 School Safety Zone​​

O.C.G.A. 20-2-520 School Sites and Buildings – Powers of Local Board
Guideline 1
Guideline for Compliance with the Standards and Criteria of the National Flood Insurance Program

Guideline 5
Guideline for Risk Hazard Assessment of Educational Facilities
Guideline 6
Guideline for Educational Facility Site Selection 

New Site or Tear Down Rebuild a Facility​

Application Process for New Site or Tear Down Rebuild a Facility​​​
Application for New Site or Tear Down Rebuild a Facility
Check List  - New Site or Tear Down Rebuild a Facility 

Addition or Modernization of an Existing Facility

Application - Addition or Modernization of an Existing Facility
Check List  - Addition or Modernization of an Existing Facility

Architectural Review

O.C.G.A. 20-2-261
Common Minimum Facility Requirements
O.C.G.A. 25-2-14 Fire Protection and Safety

FED(1) 160-5-5-.10 Approval of Plans and Specifications
IDDF (14) 160-4-7-.14 Personnel, Facilities, and Caseloads

Guideline 2

Guideline for Public Educational Facility Construction
Guideline 3

Guideline for Submission of Documents for Review of Planning, Bidding, and Construction of Educational Facilities
Guideline 4

Guideline for Square Footage Requirements for Educational Facilities

Information CTAE Lab Size Requirements

Bidding Requirements

O.C.G.A. 36-91-20, 21, 22, 40, 51, 52, 53 Public W​orks Act​​

FGC 160-5-4-.18 Bidding Requirements for School Capital Outlay Projects


Guideline 10 Guideline for Reimbursement on State Funded Projects
Guideline 8 Guideline for Receiving State Capital Outlay Funds
Information Reimbursement Information for School Systems
Checklist Checklist for Architectural Fees
Checklist Contract Document Checklist for Reimbursement
Document Mandatory Architect Addendum
Document Sample Publishers Affidavit
Document Website Advertisement
Document Certificate of the Contractor (DE Form 0263)
Document Schedule of Values
Document Architectural Certification
Document Asbestos Exclusion Certificate
Document Certificate of the Board of Education

Sample Resolutions

Document New Five Year Facilities Plan
Document Extension of Current Facilities Plan
Modification of the Current Facilities Plan
Document Revision of an Application for State Funds
Document Phasing-Out of a Facility
Reopening a Closed Facility
Closing a Facility


GASFA 2022 Conference - PowerPoint​

GADOE Data Conference 2022 - PowerPoint​​


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 Contact Information

Michael Sanders
Director of Facility Services
Phone: 404-656-2454​​​