Property Policy

POL-3

Effective Date : 29-May-2012


Plateau School will implement a maintenance and modernisation programme to ensure that the school’s buildings and facilities provide a safe, healthy and modern learning environment for our students.


We will have a set of implemented management procedures which will result in maintained properties and continuous improvement to existing properties.  These management procedures will include, but not be limited to:

  • Asset Management

  • Equipment and Resources

  • Use of  the School Pool, Hall and Kitchen

  • Security Systems

  • Vandalism (based on a premise that where a student has deliberately damaged school property, parents/caregivers will be notified and asked to make reparation)


Asset Protection


Our assets may not be unprotected, inadequately maintained or unnecessarily risked. The principal is delegated day to day responsibility for ensuring that the programming and funding of general maintenance of the school grounds, buildings, facilities and other assets occurs in order to provide a clean, safe, tidy and hygienic work and learning environment for students and staff. Accordingly, the principal must:


  1. ensure all board assets are insured

  2. not allow unauthorised personnel or groups to handle funds or school property

  3. not subject plant and equipment to improper wear and tear or insufficient maintenance or inappropriate use

  4. maintain an up to date asset register for all items of furnishing, plant machinery, equipment, text and library books costing more than $500.00

  5. ensure the implementation of the 10 year property maintenance plan

  6. engage sufficient property maintenance staff for the school within budget limitations

  7. receive board approval for maintenance contracts over $2000 per year for any one contract

  8. conduct competitive tenders for all contracting over $2000 per year

  9. protect intellectual property, information and files from loss or significant damage or unauthorised access or duplication

  10. not receive, process or disburse funds under controls that are insufficient to meet the board-appointed auditor’s standards

  11. not invest or hold operating capital in insecure accounts, or in non-interest bearing accounts except where necessary to facilitate ease in operational transactions


Review schedule: Triennially