CASH and the CASH Maintenance Network quoted in EdSource “California Public Schools Struggle to Pay for Ventilation Upgrades, Key to Safely Reopen Schools”
This EdSource article by Betty Marquez Rosales and Carylon Jones focuses on the challenges schools face in paying for HVAC assessments and upgrades, which is a key component of the Governor’s priority to reopen schools as soon as possible. Those quoted in the article include CASH Board Member Julie Boesch; Chair of the CASH Maintenance Network (CMN) Joe Dixon; and CASH advocate Ian Padilla. Jeff Vincent from the Center for Cities and Schools is also quoted.
CASH is working to expedite the development of the AB 841 grant program, and the Governor’s $2 billion 2020-2021 State Budget K-12 school reopening plan allows the funding to be used to improve school ventilation and indoor/outdoor learning space safety. CASH and the CMN are advocating for these and other sources of funding to ensure schools have the resources they need to ensure safe and healthy learning environments.