The St. Tammany Parish School Board believes that any successful building program must be based upon properly developed educational and building specifications. While the architects, general contractor(s) and sub-contractors are the key figures in design and development of building specifications, their work in this regard must be based on the previously developed educational specifications. The educational specifications are detailed descriptions of all the activities which will take place in the building to be constructed, the current goals, priorities, and objectives of the System, local school and individual programs, equipment requirements, and necessary spatial relationships relative to achievement of such identified goals, priorities, and objectives, and a host of related variables.

The Superintendent of Schools shall be authorized to secure the services of experts in the areas of school plant planning to work with professional personnel, citizens, students and administrative personnel during educational specification preparation if he considers such assistance beneficial.