Executive Officer Statement
In her Executive Officer statement, Lisa Silverman gave the following updates:
Priority Funding Apportionments
In regards to the March 21, 2018 meeting the State Allocation Board (Board) approved 90 projects representing 63 school districts for $191 million in priority funding apportionments. Of the 90 projects, 74 projects are required to submit the Fund Release Authorization (Form SAB 50-05) by Tuesday June 19, 2018. Ms. Silverman also stated that Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) has received 31 (out of the 74) of the required forms SAB 50-05 for a total of $64.9 million.
Upcoming Priority Funding Filing Round
The next priority funding filing period began on May 9, 2018, and will close on June 7, 2018. Priority funding requests with original signatures must be physically received by OPSC before the close of business on June 7, 2018. The requests are valid from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.
Joint Agency Workshops – Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP)
OPSC, California Department of Education (CDE) and the Division of the State Architect (DSA) are continuing to hold joint agency workshops to provide school districts and stakeholders with updates on the School Facility Program (SFP), CDE processes, and DSA submittals and process changes. The CTEFP workshops are scheduled for the following dates and time:
- Wednesday, May 30, 2018,1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Van Nuys, CA
- Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Riverside, CA
Before the Board moved to hear appeals, Assembly Member Patrick O’Donnell requested that the Board agendize a discussion on Construction Cost Index (CCI) adjustments for a future meeting. Assembly Member O’Donnell requested that it include statute, legal implications and past practice. The Board agreed to agendize the discussion.
The Board heard and APPROVED the following appeals:
- Muroc Joint Unified (Kern County) – request to receive expedited unfunded approval for the Baily modernization project, and approval of the Seismic Mitigation Program project.
- Mountain Valley (Trinity County) – application for Facility Hardship funding.
CTEFP Unfunded Approvals
The SAB provided $125 million for the fourth funding cycle of the SFP CTEFP, which will fund 73 projects totaling $124.5 million for placement on the Unfunded List (Lack of AB55 Loan) for CTEFP grants. Proposition 51 provided the CTEFP $500 million in bond authority.
School Facility Program Approvals and Workload List
Amounts as of May 23, 2018 (Workload List does not include facility hardship projects):
New Construction $14,250,485
Charter $ 6,476,405
New Construction $2.19 Billion
Modernization $1.41 Billion
Total $3.6 Billion
The next State Allocation Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
~ Ian Padilla, Legislative Advocate