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WVC 18 - 9 F- 2 §18-9F-2. Definitions.
As used in this article, these terms have the meanings ascribed unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(1) "Authority" means the School Building Authority of West Virginia;

(2) "Department of Education" means the West Virginia Department of Education;

(3) "New school building" means any public school in the state for educating students in any of grades kindergarten through twelve, for which design and construction begin after the first day of July, two thousand seven;

(4) "Project cost" means the cost of:

(A) Evaluating a school facility to ascertain its safety needs;

(B) Determining appropriate measures to address safety needs;

(C) Developing a safety plan;

(D) Administering a safety project;

(E) The design, construction, renovation, repair and safety upgrading of a school's means of ingress and egress;

(F) Equipment, machinery, installation of utilities and other similar items necessary to making the project operational;

(G) Effectively maintaining structural and equipment investments made pursuant to this article, including, but not limited to, such provisions as maintenance contracts on security equipment and video surveillance services; and

(H) All other charges necessary, appurtenant or incidental to the provisions of this subdivision, including the cost of administering this article;

(5) "School Access Safety Fund" means the special account established in section five of this article;

(6) "School access safety plan" or "safety plan" means the comprehensive countywide school access safety plan that:

(A) Is prepared by each county board seeking funding under this article and incorporated into its comprehensive educational facilities plan in accordance with guidelines established by the authority;

(B) Addresses the access safety needs for all school facilities in the county;

(C) Includes a projected school access safety repair and renovation schedule for all school facilities of the county; and

(D) Is required prior to the disbursement of state funds for a school access safety project pursuant to this article; and

(7) "School access safety project" or "safety project" means a project administered in furtherance of a school access safety plan pursuant to the provisions of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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