IMPORTANT- Door Stops
As you know, our buildings were recently inspected by the Mt. Laurel Fire Dept. One issue they found, was doors being propped open. Door chocks are not allowed. These doors help slow the spread of a fire. Please share this information with your teachers.
Also, extension cords are only to be used for temporary needs, and should be sized properly. Please ask your teachers to not bring in extension cords, from home.
CHAPTER 7 FIRE-RESISTANCE-RATED CONSTRUCTION
N.J.A.C. 5:70-3, 703.2 Fire doors and hold open devices not permitted
ACTION REQUIRED: Remove door chocks and wedges and other hold-open devices
Door stops or any other tool to prop a door open (erasers, bungee cord, string, chairs, etc.) are not allowed under any circumstances. When we fail a fire inspection, the school will be fined. I know that this may be an inconvenience, but it is mandated by the fire code that is being followed by every school in the district. This is not a new rule. Failure to follow the mandate could result in disciplinary action.