Dane County School Consortium

Preparing Students For College & Careers

A Leader in Youth Apprenticeship Programs

Standard 09 – Facilities

The physical Facilities must be adequate to permit achievement of the program goals and performance objectives.

Standard 9.1 – TRAINING SOLUTIONS

Documents to collect include the following:

A. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection. Provide information on class size for each course.

A. Rate the training stations available in the type and number required for task performance as outlined in the program goals and performance objectives in terms of:The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection. Provide information on class size for each course.

Adequate bench space:  The program has 10 benches in the class/lab, which provides adequate space for 20 students to work during the lab sessions.

Adequate lab/shop space:  The lab area consists of 3,000 square feet, which provides an adequate work area for 20 students to work during the lab sessions.

Standard 9.2 – SAFETY

Documents to collect include the following:

A. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection of the location of signs.

B. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection of fire extinguishers.

C. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection and location of posted policy/procedures.

D. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection of lighting.

E. Note inspection schedule, show check list, and highlight pertinent comments in Advisory Committee minutes.

F. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection to verify that all other applicable safety standards are met,, i.e. eye wash, shower, spill kit, etc.

G. The evaluation team will look for the identified vehicle traffic lanes.

A. Rate the identification of hazardous areas (painting, welding, etc) with signs. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection of the location of signs.

Hazardous areas are clearly identified.

B. Rate the fire extinguishers in terms of having regular, current inspection tags attached and meeting fire codes for different types of fires. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection of fire extinguishers.

FireExtinguisher picture

C. Rate availability of an electrical disconnect system or posted procedure to shut down all outlets in case of an emergency. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection and location of posted policy/procedures.

Circuit Breaker Box

D. Rate the lighting in terms of being adequate for task performance and safety.The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection of lighting.

Lighting is adequate for task performance and safety.

E. Rate the safety inspections in terms of being regularly held. Note inspection schedule, show check list, and highlight pertinent comments in Advisory Committee minutes.

The Oregon School District insurance carrier makes regular checks during the school year.

F. Rate the degree to which all other applicable safety standards are met. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection to verify that all other applicable safety standards are met.

The program is complying with applicable safety standards

G. Rate the identification of vehicle traffic areas. The evaluation team will look for the identified vehicle traffic lanes.

Vehicles pull directly into service bays from outside.

Standard 9.3 –EMERGENCY MAINTENANCE REPAIR

Documents to collect include the following:

A. Provide copy of written policy and procedures.

A. Rate the use of a written facilities maintenance program to ensure that facilities are suitable for instruction. Provide copy of written policy and procedures.

District Webpage (Forms)

Standard 9.4 – HOUSEKEEPING

Documents to collect include the following:

A. – B. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

A. Rate the classroom and lab/shop area for being kept clean and orderly.

The school maintenance crew cleans facilities on a daily basis. Students are also required to clean the lab/shop area daily.

B. Rate the parking and storage areas for being kept clean and orderly. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

The building and grounds staff maintains parking and storage areas.

Standard 9.5 – OFFICE SPACE

Documents to collect include the following:

A. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

A. Rate the availability of an area separate from the lab/shop for the instructor’s use as an office. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

Instructors have a dedicated office.  Instructors have their own telephone and computer.

Standard 9.6 – INSTRUCTIONAL AREA

Documents to collect include the following:

A. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

A. Rate the availability of an area convenient to, but separate from, the lab/shop for theory instruction and other non-lab/shop activities. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

The program has a 450 square foot dedicated classroom with seating for 20 students.  The classroom has dedicated VHS, overhead, and computer and projector to provide PowerPoint presentations.

Standard 9.7 – STORAGE

Documents to collect include the following:

A. – E. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

A. Rate the storage area for specialized tools in terms of being adequate to support the activities outlined in the program goals and objectives.

Special tools are located throughout the lab, in the appropriate areas.

B. Rate the storage area for parts and supplies in terms of being adequate to support the activities outlined in the program goals and performance objectives.

Storage Room

C. Rate the storage area for vehicles in terms of being adequate to support the activities outlined in the program goals and performance objectives.

Vehicle Storage

D. Rate the storage area in terms of being provided for student toolboxes.

Students use the school provided tools.

E. Rate the security from pilferage and vandalism of the storage areas.

Tool and supply areas are locked.

 

Standard 9.8 – SUPPORT FACILITIES

Documents to collect include the following:

A. – B. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

A. Rate the area provided for clean-up after lab/shop activities in terms of being conveniently located.

Sink

B. Rate the restrooms for both male and female students in terms of being conveniently located.. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

Restrooms are located down the hallway from the Tech Ed Department.  MATC Restrooms are located in the hallway to the entrance of the Auto Instruction Area.  Both schools have designated male and female restrooms for students.

Standard 9.9 – VENTILATION

Documents to collect include the following:

A. The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection and verify the function of exhaust fume removal system.

B. The ETL and team members will interview instructors and students.

A. Rate the exhaust fume removal system in terms of being in place and operable.The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection and verify the function of exhaust fume removal system.

Exhaust

B. Rate the heating and cooling systems in terms of providing sufficient comfort for learning. The ETL and team members will interview instructors and students.

Heater 

Fresh Air

 

Standard 9.10 – FIRST AID 

Documents to collect include the following:

A. – C. Provide a copy of the written policy.  The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

Provide a copy of the written policy.  The evaluation team will conduct a visual inspection.

A. Rate the availability of a first aid kit for the program

First Aid kit is located in the Oregon and MATC Labs.

First Aid

B. Rate the first aid kit in terms of being clearly identified.

First Aid

C. Rate the first aid kit in terms of being equipped with basic, up-to-date first aid supplies.  

The First Aid kit is checked and restocked before classes begin.

Standard 9.11 – FACILITIES EVALUATION

A. Rate the inclusion of the Advisory Committee to conduct an annual evaluation of the facilities to assure adequacy in meeting program needs. Highlight pertinent information in Advisory Committee minutes.

Minutes