§ 349.2. Substantiated need.
(a) Options. An applicant school district shall submit a review of the building program options it considered, including an analytical justification for the selected option.
(b) Enrollment projections. Enrollment projections shall be calculated in a manner approved by the Department and shall extend for at least 11 years and to a year divisible by five.
(c) Full-time student equivalent allowances. Full-time student equivalent allowances shall be as follows:
(1) Regular elementary and secondary students1.00 FTE.
(2) Half-time kindergarten students.50 FTE.
(3) Special Education students: Educable Mentally Retarded2.00 FTE; Trainable Mentally Retarded Elementary2.50 FTE; Trainable Mentally Retarded Secondary2.00 FTE; Severely and Profoundly Retarded3.50 FTE; Socially and Emotionally Disturbed2.50 FTE; Brain Injured2.50 FTE; Learning Disabled2.50 FTE; Physically Handicapped2.50 FTE; Hearing Impaired, Speech and Language Impaired, and Visually Handicapped equivalents shall be negotiable and based upon program characteristics; if a Resource Room, for itinerant or part-time, or both, programs, such as Gifted, is to be included, an additional 1.00 FTE may be allotted for each 25 students in regular project enrollmentto a maximum of 25 FTE.
(4) Vocational-technical students while in home school.60 FTE.
(5) Maximum allowances for vocational-technical shop/laboratory stations. Maximum allowances for vocational-technical shop/laboratory stations, in half-time student terms, shall be:
(i) Agriculture. Agricultural Production44 at 1.08 FTE, Agricultural Supplies44 at .60 FTE, Agricultural Mechanics44 at 1.08 FTE, Agricultural Products44 at .60 FTE, Agricultural Resources44 at .60 FTE, Forestry44 at 1.08 FTE, Horticulture44 at .90 FTE, Floriculture44 at .90 FTEAgricultural Technology44 at .90 FTE.
(ii) Business Education. Accounting40 at .48 FTE, Business Data Processing40 at .60 FTE, Clerical40 at .60 FTE, Stenographic/Secretarial40 at .72 FTE.
(iii) Distributive Education. Distributive Education40 at .60 FTE, Warehousing40 at .90 FTE.
(iv) Health Occupations. Dental Assistant40 at .60 FTE, Dental Laboratory Technician40 at .60 FTE, Health Assistant40 at .60 FTE, Medical Assistant40 at .60 FTE, Medical Laboratory Assistant40 at .60 FTE, Practical Nursing (Postsecondary)40 at .90 FTE, Home Health Management Assistant40 at .60 FTE, Nurses Aide/Nursing Assistant40 at .60 FTE.
(v) Home Economics. Care and Guidance of Children40 at .72 FTE, Clothing Management, Production and Service40 at .60 FTE, Food Management, Production and Service40 at .60 FTE. Dining Room Practice15 at .60 FTE, Home Furnishing, Equipment and Service40 at .60 FTE, Institutional and Home Management40 at .60 FTE.
(vi) Technical and Industrial. Aircraft Maintenance40 at 1.08 FTE, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration40 at .60 FTE, Architectural Technology44 at .48 FTE, Appliance Repair40 at .60 FTE, Automotive Body and Fender40 at 1.08 FTE, Automotive Mechanics40 at 1.08 FTE, Audio-Visual Communications40 at .60 FTE, Building Construction Occupation40 at .90 FTE, Building Trades Maintenance40 at .72 FTE, Business Machine Maintenance40 at .48 FTE, Cabinetmaking and Millwork40 at .90 FTE, Carpentry40 at .90 FTE, Chemical Technology40 at .48 FTE, Civil Technology44 at .48 FTE, Commercial Art44 at .48 FTE, Commercial Photography44 at .48 FTE, Cosmetology40 at .90 FTE, Diesel Mechanic40 at 1.08 FTE. Drafting, Occupations and Technology44 at .48 FTE, Dressmaking40 at .48 FTE, Electricity Construction and/or Maintenance40 at .90 FTE, Electrical Technology44 at .72 FTE, Electronics Technology44 at .48 FTE, Fabric Maintenance Service40 at .72 FTE, Foundry40 at .90 FTE, Graphic Arts44 at .72 FTE, Heating40 at .72 FTE, Industrial Electrician40 at .72 FTE, Industrial Maintenance Mechanic40 at .72 FTE, Instruments Maintenance and Repair40 at .48 FTE, Instrumentation Technology44 at .48 FTE, Interior Decorating40 at .72 FTE, Machine Shop40 at .90 FTE, Masonry/Bricklaying40 at .90 FTE, Mechanical Production Technology44 at .48 FTE, Metal Fabrication40 at .90 FTE, Metallurgical Technology44 at .48 FTE, Painting and Decorating40 at .72 FTE, Patternmaking40 at .72 FTE, Plastics40 at .60 FTE, Plumbing40 at .72 FTE, Quantity Food Occupations40 at .60 FTE, Radio and Television40 at .48 FTE, Scientific Data Processing40 at .60 FTE, Sheet Metal40 at .60 FTE, Shoe Manufacturing and Repair40 at .48 FTE, Small Engine Repair40 at .60 FTE, Tailoring40 at .48 FTE, Textile Production and Fabrication40 at .60 FTE, Tool and Die Technology40 at .90 FTE, Upholstering40 at .60 FTE, Waiters and Waitresses15 at .60 FTE, Welding40 at .72 FTE. In all instances, the maximum student allowance for large two teacher station shop/laboratories shall be 1.75 times the allowance for a single station. Student allowance for any shop/laboratory shall be related to proposed size and shall be approved as a part of program approval by the Department.
(6) District administration. If district administration offices are to be included in the project, an allowance of 1.2 FTE secondary students may be assigned for each position justified for housing therein.
(7) Natatorium. If a district-wide natatorium is included in the project, the maximum allowance shall be 31 FTE secondary students.
(d) Nonresident students. Justified enrollment for a project may include Special Education students from other schools and other school districts, provided that evidence of both need and program planning are submitted by the applicant school district. Justified enrollment may, with specific Department of Education approval, include other nonresident students.
(e) Vocational-technical need. Department approval of an educational program for a new vocational-technical school or for a vocation-technical addition to an existing school, shall be considered by the Division of Physical Plant and Construction as substantiation of the need for the school or addition.
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