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Jurupa Hills High School

JHHS_333_150Jurupa Hills High School is the fifth comprehensive campus for the suburban Fontana Unified School District and this unique campus marks a decidedly different approach to design, curriculum delivery and sustainability. A committee of District staff, community and student stakeholders provided input and direction at each step of the design process. Continue reading

Long Awaited Performing Arts Center Debuts at Arcadia High School

RMA75862_150Lease/leaseback delivery was instrumental in meeting the projects budget and schedule demands.

More than 60 years ago, Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) intended to build an auditorium to benefit the community, but without funding, the project languished until the passage of a local Bond Measure in 2006.  Now, the city of Arcadia’s enduring wish for its first performance venue has finally come true with Arcadia High School’s $20 million Performing Arts Center. Continue reading

2013 C.A.S.H. Fall Conference Recap

Over 200 school facility professionals attended the C.A.S.H. Fall Conference, October 16 – 17 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.  This year we reintroduced the pre-conference workshop titled: Charting the Legal Course: Navigating Potential Pitfalls for Your Local Bond Program, where we had over 60 attendees.  Continue reading

Message from the Chair – November 2013

JoeDixon_2013_150Proposition 39, Local Control Funding Formula, and Priority Funding Projects

In this month’s Message, I am highlighting the most recent work of the State Allocation Board Program Review Subcommittee, C.A.S.H.’s work on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and its implications for school M&O and facilities departments, as well as the Office of Public School Construction’s (OPSC) apportionment for Priority Funding Projects. Continue reading

Franklin High School Transformation

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Over the course of 60 years, Franklin High School evolved from a 1,200 student middle school housed in one main campus building into a fully programmed high school with up to 2,500 students. Like many campuses of its age, Franklin High School was in need of a fresh start. Located in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood in southeast Stockton, California, Franklin’s buildings, like the students, were underserved and overdue for change. The campus had grown incrementally and had accommodated additional students through additions and portable classrooms. Continue reading

Message from the Chair – October 2013


October 2, 2013

C.A.S.H. to Offer Maintenance Management Certification Program

C.A.S.H. has always believed that properly maintained schools are one of the bedrock principals of our organization; to ensure that school buildings are clean, safe and functional, and to protect the significant investment the state has made in new and modernized schools.  That is why the C.A.S.H. Board created the C.A.S.H. Maintenance Network in 1987, under the leadership of then Chair Terry Bradley, to advocate for adequate funding and programs to support school maintenance activities.  C.A.S.H.’s long-standing support for school maintenance is also the reason that C.A.S.H. has opposed proposals that would allow school maintenance funding to be used for other purposes, even when this position wasn’t always popular. Continue reading

Irvine Unified School District Has
New High School on the Horizon

camera2 (Medium)_cropthumbnailThe Irvine community is committed to diligent planning and world-class schools, and this commitment is evident as the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) commissions its fifth and newest comprehensive high school. The district’s goal is to create a comprehensive campus that sets the stage for both rigorous academic achievement and the making of memories that will last a lifetime. Scheduled to open in 2016, IUSD engaged HMC Architects to design the high school and lead the collaborative design process. Continue reading

SAB Program Review Subcommittee – Dwelling Units, Supplemental Grants, and Portable Classrooms – August 13, 2013

August 15, 2013

The SAB Program Review Subcommittee met to continue discussing a number of issues that have been addressed at prior hearings, including dwelling units and new construction eligibility, consolidating supplemental grants, and the funding of portable classrooms.  While each of these items received in-depth treatment, the subcommittee did not reach consensus on any major policy recommendations.  Additionally, they decided to postpone discussion of the definition of a classroom and options for loading and county classrooms to a subsequent hearing. Continue reading

Proposition 39 Implementation Program – Funding Allocation for Energy Projects

August 14, 2013

The following information has been provided courtesy of the California Energy Commission.

The California Energy Commission was designated through Senate Bill 73 to lead a process with its sister agencies to develop guidelines, which will be posted on our webpage when completed. The public will have opportunities to offer public and written comments at future workshops. The legislation includes a number of requirements to ensure Proposition 39 funds deliver the expected energy efficiency and cost savings, and spells out the details of how the grant funds will be allocated to California’s K-12 schools and community colleges as described in the chart. Please Ann Shimasaki, at the California Energy Commission, at if you have any questions. We welcome your feedback. Continue reading