Links of Interest
OSPI School Facilities & Organization
School Facilities & Organization administers the Capital Budget, the School Construction Assistance Program, and a number of other programs. The School Construction Assistance Program is OSPI's largest capital program and provides funding assistance for facility planning, new construction and modernizations.
Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)
Established in 1921, and previously known as CEFPI, A4LE is a worldwide professional 501 (c)(3) non-profit association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn. Members, individuals, institutions and corporations are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining schools and colleges.
WA State Labor & Industries Prevailing Wage Section
Construction projects paid for by funds managed by the Edmonds School District fall under Public Works, which require prevailing wages be paid to workers.
Find out what a "public works" job is, what "prevailing wages" are and how they are determined.
Look up, print and/or download rates for prevailing wage jobs by county and trade ("Scope of Work").
Find out what types of jobs must be paid prevailing wage on public works projects and how to file a complaint if you think you are not receiving the proper wage.
File Intents and Affidavits or view approved Intents and Affidavits posted here on the Internet for public agencies, contractors, and the general public to view and print.
Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP)
The Edmonds School District participates in the High - Performance School Buildings Program and uses the WSSP method.
State-funded school construction projects greater than 5,000 square feet are required by Chapter 39.35 RCW - High Performance Public Buildings to incorporate high-performance features into their school design and construction.
School districts can use either Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). WSSP is modeled after the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) green building protocol and adapted to reflect characteristics that optimize high performance in Washington schools. WSSP is a self-certifying standard developed to help school districts comply with the goals of the law.
It is a planning tool that allows designers to plan a high-performance school while considering the regional, district, and site-specific possibilities and constraints for each project. The categories in the protocol include those related to Site, Water, Materials, Energy, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Planning and Operations.
Washington Clean Buildings Law
The Washington Clean Buildings Act, also known as the Clean Buildings Law, was signed into law in 2019 and expanded in 2022. The law holds existing commercial buildings, including schools and their occupants, to more stringent energy performance standards. Meeting the initial 2026-2028 application for compliance will require capital facility improvements, as well as operational changes over the next few years. For more information, please visit the link below:
We will provide periodic updates so you understand the impacts to your school or building.