CASH Monthly Update Meeting (in lieu of webcast)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Julie Arthur, CASH Chair
- Provided a summary of the major provisions of Proposition 13.
- Strongly urged school districts to have their Boards of Education adopt Proposition 13 support resolutions at their next scheduled Board meeting, and to share your support for Proposition 13 with local elected representatives and local media.
- Reminded everyone that the deadline to apply for the School Facilities Leadership Academy (SFLA) and the CASH Maintenance Management Certificate Program (CMMCP) is Friday December 13.
Ida Claire, AIA, Acting State Architect
- New building code goes into effect on January 1, 2020.
- Stated that the Division of the State Architect’s (DSA) workload is increasing, which is consistent with past practice when a new Building Code is about to go into effect ($1 billion in December 2019 and $1.2 billion for January 2020).
- Working with the New Building Institute on training opportunities for sustainability.
- Will update the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) regulations.
- Conducting project inspector outreach to create mentors in the field and build capacity.
- Updates are coming to the Cal Green Code and the Structural Code.
Fred Yeager, California Department of Education (CDE)
- Announced that veteran CDE staffer Lisa Constancio has been appointed as the new Deputy Superintendent of the Operations and Administrative Branch of CDE.
- Announced that CDE is working on a revised classroom definition, which is currently in the draft stage.
- CDE staff announced that CDE has received 285 Career Technical Education (CTE) applications for a total of $426 million, and is in the process of reviewing the applications.
Legislative and Regulatory Update – Nancy Chaires Espinosa, Ian Padilla, Rebekah Cearley, CASH
- Mrs. Chaires Espinosa gave an activity update about the YES on Proposition 13 campaign, reminded attendees that there is only 10 weeks until the March 2, 2020 primary election.
- Mr. Padilla provided an overview of the CASH Maintenance Network’s (CMN) focus health and safety and AB 48, and forthcoming regulations on Commissioning from the California Energy Commission (CEC).
- Ms. Cearley highlighted the December CASH Monthly Workshop’s focus on the elements of AB 48 and state audits, and highlighted a workshop on public power shutoffs and schools being jointly developed by the CASH Maintenance Network, the County Schools Facilities Consortium (CSFC), and the School Energy Coalition (SEC) at the CASH Annual Conference.