Over 200 school facility professionals attended the C.A.S.H. Fall Conference, October 16 – 17 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This year we reintroduced the pre-conference workshop titled: Charting the Legal Course: Navigating Potential Pitfalls for Your Local Bond Program, where we had over 60 attendees.
Proposition 39, Local Control Funding Formula, and Priority Funding Projects
In this month’s Message, I am highlighting the most recent work of the State Allocation Board Program Review Subcommittee, C.A.S.H.’s work on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and its implications for school M&O and facilities departments, as well as the Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) apportionment for Priority Funding Projects.
October 31, 2013
In light of the broad changes to California’s educational finance system with the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), including significant changes to the School Facility Program (SFP) and significant reduction in funding to support school maintenance as a result of budget flexibility, under the leadership of Joe Dixon, C.A.S.H. Chair, we are pleased to introduce the C.A.S.H. Maintenance Management Certification Program (CMMCP).
The Program will provide an educational resource for those who would like to increase their expertise in the management of school maintenance and operations programs, including:
October 30, 2013
Details of the October 22, 2013 bond sale were released today, and K-12 school facilities received $234 million from the $2 billion sale. Of the $234 million, $36.8 million is for Proposition 55 (2004) and $198 million is for Proposition 1D (2006). The Official Statement for the bond sale includes a list of districts to which proceeds have been allocated. The proceeds will be used to backfill the apportionments made by the State Allocation Board (SAB) on October 14, which were initially funded by commercial paper notes. At that meeting, the SAB apportioned $285 million for 112 projects through the Priority Funding process. Therefore, we don’t believe that additional projects will be funded from this bond sale.
October 30, 2013
Please click on the link below for a copy of the comment letter that C.A.S.H. sent to the California Energy Commission (CEC) regarding Proposition 39 Implementation.