All public school buildings and school related buildings including temporary/mobile classrooms in the Madison County Regional Office of Education jurisdiction are inspected annually to assure compliance with the standards necessary to ensure the health and safety of public school students in Illinois, according to "Building Specifications for Health and Safety in Public Schools." Annual inspection results from each building are available at the ROE office. As required by law, a record of the annual inspection is sent to the president of the school board and a summary is filed annually with the State Board of Education. In addition, results from required State Fire Marshall inspections are reported through the ROE to the school districts and the state.

Every 10 years, each public building must be resurveyed for continued compliance by an architect or engineer licensed in the State of Illinois. The "Safety Survey Report" lists any items necessary to bring the building into full and continual compliance. Upon completion of outlined work, compliance is verified by the district and a licensed architect or engineer in a report filed with the ROE and the building is awarded a certificate of compliance.The ROE is also responsible, through the Regional Superintendent of Schools, for statutory compliance with established standards in the construction, remodeling and demolition of public school buildings. The Regional Superintendent assures school board approval of construction plans, review of construction plans for code compliance, issuance of the building permit, and upon review, issuance of school occupancy permits. Further, the Regional Superintendent assures code compliance for temporary/mobile classroom units throughout the region in cooperation with licensed architects or engineers retained by local school districts. Records of all amendments and construction information are kept on file in the ROE.

Helpful Health & Life Safety Links & Documents

Allowable Number of Students in a Classroom acrobatsymbol2

School Safety Drill Report (pdf)  acrobatsymbol2

School Safety Drill Report (Excel)  1excelsymbol

Changes to the School Safety Drill Act 2013  acrobatsymbol2

School Construction (ISBE Website Link)

Emergency Amendment Process  acrobatsymbol2

Health/Life/ Safety Handbook and Forms  acrobatsymbol2

School Maintenance Program Grants  acrobatsymbol2

Energy Efficiency Grants (Instructions)  acrobatsymbol2

Classroom Door Lock Guidance  acrobatsymbol2

Health Life Safety Annual Review Meeting Report (Blank)  acrobatsymbol2

Health Life Safety Annual Meeting Report (Blank) 2excelsymbol

Required Documents for Building Permit:

Construction Project Checklist for Madison County  acrobatsymbol2

Application for Building Permit (36-10)  acrobatsymbol2

Plan Review Statements (36-11)  acrobatsymbol2

Plan Review Records (See IBC -2009 HERE)  acrobatsymbol2

Confirmation of Plan Review Records (36-35)  acrobatsymbol2

ISBE HLS Handbook  acrobatsymbol2

Required Documents for Occupancy Permit:

Construction Project Checklist for Madison County  acrobatsymbol2

Inspection Statements (36-36)  acrobatsymbol2

Documentation of Called Inspections for New Construction (8/7/09)  acrobatsymbol2

Confirmation of Called Inspection Records (36-37)  acrobatsymbol2

Application for Occupancy Permit (36-15)  acrobatsymbol2