CASH SAB Update
Today, the State Allocation Board held a regular meeting to conduct routine business. The appeal from Lompoc Unified (Santa Barbara) was removed from the agenda. The Board then reconvened into an emergency meeting to consider granting additional authority to the Executive Director in response to the ongoing public health emergency.
Executive Officer Statement
In her Executive Officer statement, Lisa Silverman provided the following updates:
- State Allocation Board Programs’ Time Extensions
- OPSC recognizes that school closures in response to COVID-19 may make it difficult for LEAs to respond to OPSC correspondence or provide time sensitive information. OPSC will work with all impacted school districts to provide extensions due to unforeseen circumstances.
- OSPC is reviewing regulatory timelines for all SAB programs including priority funding, substantial progress and expenditure reporting timelines, and will present policy or regulatory amendments at the April meeting as needed.
- OPSC offices will remain open for in-person meetings but whenever possible, OPSC will request meetings via teleconference.
- Upcoming Bond Sale
- A General Bond Sale is in progress, and staff anticipates the proceeds from this sale will be commensurate with the funds received for presentation to the Board at April 22nd
- Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program Filing Round Opening Soon
- The third filing round will open on April 1st. Staff encourages all participating districts to prepare to submit applications during the filing period.
- Sixth Career Technical Education Facilities Program Filing Round Closing Soon
- The Application for Career Technical Education Funding (Form 50-10) is due to OPSC on or before April 6th.
- OPSC encourages all applicants with a score of 105 or great to use OPSC Online to enter their score immediately upon receipt from CDE, and to submit their application.
During its emergency session, the Board approved an emergency regulation to grant the Executive Director and OPSC the authority to extend program deadlines set forth in regulations, rules or procedures, for a period not to exceed 180 days. The regulation requires that OPSC notify the Board of such actions, specifies that this authority is valid only during the State of Emergency called by the Governor on March 4, 2020, and that it is automatically repealed in 180 days unless subsequently acted upon by the Board.
School Facility Program Approvals and Workload
The Unfunded Approval list dated February 29th contained projects worth $1,287,179,533.
The Board approved unfunded approvals today worth $93,166,734.
The Workload List dated February 29th contains projects worth the following:
|New Construction & Charter||$1,290,570,753|
The Acknowledged List dated February 29th contains projects worth the following:
The next State Allocation Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
~Nancy Chaires Espinoza, Legislative Advocate