Policy 802.03: Emergency Repairs

Original Adopted Date: 09/03/1991 | Last Reviewed Date: 6/19/2023

In the event of an emergency requiring repairs, in excess of the state limit, to a school district facility are necessary to correct or control the situation and to prevent the closing of school, the provisions relating to bidding will not apply.  

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to obtain certification from the area education agency administrator stating such repairs in excess of the state limit were necessary to prevent the closing of school.

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to notify the board as soon as possible considering the circumstances of the emergency.

NOTE:  This policy reflects Iowa law regarding emergency repairs.  The certification of the AEA administrator is a legal requirement.


Legal Reference: Iowa Code §§ 26.3, 280.3, .14; 297.8.


I.C. Iowa Code Description
Iowa Code  § 26 Bidding
Iowa Code  § 280.14 Uniform School Requirements – Administrators
Iowa Code  § 280.3 Education Program – Attendance Center Requirements
Iowa Code  § 297.8 Schoolhouses/Sites – Emergency Repairs

Cross References

Code Description
705.01 Purchasing – Bidding
705.01-R(1) Purchasing – Bidding – Suspension and Debarment of Vendors and Contractors Procedure
705.01-R(2) Purchasing – Bidding – Using Federal Funds in Procurement Contracts
802.02 Requests for Improvements