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May 9, 2023 Board Meeting
West Melbourne Elementary School for Science - Enhanced Hurricane Protection Area - Exemption for Classroom Addition
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 05/09/2023
Consent Type
Without Information

The Florida Building Code requires the "New educational facilities for school boards and Florida college boards, unless specifically exempted by the board with the written concurrence of the applicable local emergency management agency or the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM), shall have appropriate areas designed as enhanced hurricane protection areas (EHPAs)..." 

Based on coordination with Brevard County Emergency Management, the new classroom addition at West Melbourne Elementary School for Science will not be needed as a hurricane shelter. This has been coordinated with Brevard County Emergency Management and the District's Building Official. A confirmation letter from Brevard County Emergency Management is attached.

Board action is required to exempt the classroom addition at West Melbourne Elementary School for Science from compliance with EHPA design standards in the Florida Building Code because it will not be used as a hurricane shelter.


Based on the written concurrence of Brevard County Emergency Management, exempt the classroom addition at West Melbourne Elementary School for Science from the enhanced hurricane protection area design requirements in the Florida Building Code Section 453.25.1 New Facilities.

Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42; Florida Building Code Section 453.25.1
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 633-1000 ext. 11446 David Lindemann, AICP, Director Planning & Project Management 633-1000 ext. 11463
EHPA Waiver Letter West Melbourne.pdf
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