February 4, 2014
In addition to the wide array of professional development opportunities for school facilities professionals and their business partners offered at the 2014 C.A.S.H. Annual Conference, C.A.S.H. has included a substantial program designed specifically for school M&O professionals. As state programs to support M&O departments, such as the Deferred Maintenance Program (DMP), have been eliminated and are being replaced with the “Good Repair” standard included the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), school maintenance departments are in a state of flux. The following is a list workshops and events that can help school M&O professionals navigate these uncertain times. Continue reading
October 31, 2013
In light of the broad changes to California’s educational finance system with the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), including significant changes to the School Facility Program (SFP) and significant reduction in funding to support school maintenance as a result of budget flexibility, under the leadership of Joe Dixon, C.A.S.H. Chair, we are pleased to introduce the C.A.S.H. Maintenance Management Certification Program (CMMCP).
The Program will provide an educational resource for those who would like to increase their expertise in the management of school maintenance and operations programs, including: Continue reading
October 1, 2013
This year the Governor and Legislature created the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which is a completely new school financing formula intended to target resources to the neediest students to achieve more equitable educational outcomes. The LCFF creates significant new facilities obligations for all Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Specifically, the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), a primary component of the LCFF, establishes a school accountability model based on the achievement of state priorities, including the requirement that, “…school facilities are maintained in good repair.” The LCFF is still in the early stages of implementation, and many important questions remain unanswered.
July 24, 2013
We reported to you previously that, as part of the enacted 2013-14 Budget, Routine Restricted Maintenance contributions and the Deferred Maintenance Program matching requirement local set-aside were eliminated. However, upon further analysis of the LCFF and its implications, it has come to our attention that the minimum requirements for Routine Restricted Maintenance Account contributions still remain in the law.