To ensure it is providing adequate oversight of school district construction projects, the division should establish consistent criteria for entering data into its database on key aspects of projects, such as the dates for the start and end of construction.
The division developed standard criteria for documenting the start and end dates of school construction projects and accordingly updated its guidelines for project inspectors in December 2012. The guidelines state, for example, that the inspector will use as the construction start date the date the contractor mobilizes on the project site to begin construction. (See 2013-406, p. 42)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.