State Allocation Board Hears Appeals, Routine Business, Emergency Response Report
Today the State Allocation Board (Board) met to hear a number of items, including a selection of appeals and a report on emergency response to natural disasters.
Executive Officer Statement
In her Executive Officer statement, Lisa Silverman provided the following updates:
- Applications Received Beyond Bond Authority – The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) has received sufficient requests for Modernization funding by the end of February. OPSC will send out an email notification once this occurs, and incoming applications will then be placed on the Applications Received Beyond Bond Authority List.
- Full Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program – OPSC received 261 applications worth $324 million representing 70 school districts for the first filing round of the program, which has $37.5 million available. OPSC is processing these applications and anticipates presenting them to the Board for approval by June 2019. The second filing round has $60 million available and will be open from May 1, 2019 to May 30, 2019.
- Career Technical Education Facilities Program (CTEFP) Update – OPSC received approximately 200 applications for the fifth CTEFP funding cycle, which closed February 15, 2019. OPSC anticipates presenting qualifying projects to the Board for approval in May 2019, at which point $250 million in CTEFP bond authority from Proposition 51 will remain to be allocated.
- Priority Funding Apportionments – On October 24, 2018, 226 projects worth $441.9 million received priority funding apportionments. As of January 22, 2019, 137 of 158 projects required to submit a valid Fund Release Authorization (Form SAB 50-05) had done so. The remaining 21 projects were returned to the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans) with a new Unfunded Approval date of January 22, 2019.
- Regulations Update – Regulations approved by the Board in August 2018 regarding criteria for determining the ranking of funding applications for CTEFP projects took effect January 24, 2018.
The Board heard the following appeals:
Pleasant View Elementary/Tulare – To present the District’s request for funding a new construction project application submitted to OPSC after the classrooms in the project were occupied using new construction eligibility at the time of application receipt. After significant discussion, this item WAS NOT APPROVED.
Hayward Unified/Alameda – To present the District’s request for an extension to complete a project funded under the Emergency Repair Program and to submit the necessary documents. This item was APPROVED.
Additionally, the Farmersville Unified/Tulare and San Bernardino City Unified/San Bernardino appeals were withdrawn from consideration.
Emergency Response to Natural Disasters Report
The Board received a report on the roles and responsibilities of the Board, OPSC, and various State agencies involved in the event of an emergency impacting California K-12 public school facilities.
School Facility Program Approvals and Workload List
The Board approved Unfunded Approvals (Lack of AB 55 Loans) at the February 27, 2019 meeting worth the following:
- New Construction: $65,753,225.07
- Modernization: $46,623,687.00
- Charter: $7,717,656.70
- TOTAL: $120,094,568.77
The Unfunded Approvals List (Lack of AB 55 Loans) dated January 23, 2019 contains projects worth $249,274,662.12.
The workload list dated January 31, 2019 contains projects worth the following:
- New Construction: $2,534,088,021
- Modernization: $2,249,719,983
- Total: $4,783,808,004
The next State Allocation Board Meeting is scheduled for March 27, 2019.
~ CASH Staff