February 3, 2014
On Friday, January 31, the California Energy Commission announced that it is now accepting Energy Expenditure Plans (EEPs). The CEC also released the program Handbook, as well as forms and calculators to assist in completing EEPs.
Per the CEC:
The California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) is now accepting Energy Expenditure Plans. Please see our Proposition 39 page at http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/proposition39/ for details including the Handbook, Forms, Calculators and Resources.
For more information:
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January 30, 2014
CDC Study Shows Great Progress in School IAQ Management and Physical Environment
February 27, 2014, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET.
Does your school or school district have policies and practices in place to promote student health and academic performance? Are you interested in learning more about the policies being used in tens of thousands of school districts across the country to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment? Continue reading
January 23, 2014
Click on the link below to find a letter from the Coalition for Adequate Housing regarding the State Allocation Board Program Review Subcommittee Report. This letter was sent to all members of the State Allocation Board on Tuesday, January 21.
Letter to SAB Regarding Program Review Subcommittee Report
January 23, 2014
The minutes from the November 25, 2013 meeting were approved unanimously.
Executive Officer Statement
Lisa Silverman provided updates on the following items:
- Fund Releases: Districts that received an apportionment on October 14, 2013 were required to submit a Fund Release Authorization form by January 13, 2014. OPSC did not receive requests for two projects, worth $19.7 million. Continue reading
January 17, 2014
On January 16, 2014, the State Board of Education (SBE) met for nearly eight hours, heard testimony from more than 300 speakers including 30 civil rights and community organizations, and in the end unanimously approved the proposed Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) emergency spending regulations and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) template. Continue reading
January 17, 2014
Looking for a fun and educational opportunity to learn about the best ways to manage pests at your school district? How about attending a School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop? Register now for one of the workshops taking place this year. Attendees will learn about IPM principles, review the Healthy Schools Act requirements, and participate in hands-on activities and pest inspections in and around school facilities and grounds. Attendees will also receive IPM resources to take back to their school district to help promote IPM year-round. Continue reading
January 16, 2014
On January 8, C.A.S.H. sent a letter to Dr. Michael Kirst, State Board of Education President, regarding the LCAP/Eight State Priorities – “Good Repair” Standard. Click on the link below to see of copy of the letter.
State Board of Education Letter
January 15, 2014
The following update is provided courtesy of the Department of General Services, Office of Public School Construction.
TO: ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND COUNTY OFFICES OF EDUCATION
High Performance Incentive (HPI) grants are now available for all Seismic Mitigation Program (SMP) projects. School Facility Program regulation amendments, approved by the State Allocation Board in May 2013, were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on November 5, 2013. These regulatory amendments became effective on January 1, 2014.
There is approximately $38 million in remaining bond authority available for HPI grants for qualifying SMP projects. All districts submitting a request for funding to the Office of Public School Construction for SMP projects after January 1, 2014, have the option to request the HPI Grant for projects that include high performance attributes. Continue reading
January 3, 2014
The following update is provided courtesy of the of the Department of General Services, Office of Public School Construction.
The State Allocation Board (SAB) approved a new application filing period for the Charter School Facilities Program (CSFP) from April 1, 2014 to May 30, 2014.
To provide information regarding the CSFP and the application process, the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) will hold a series of webinars and public workshops throughout the state beginning in January 2014. An outreach schedule has been posted on the CSFP web page. To view the schedule, click here (PDF). Continue reading
January 2, 2014
Seminar – Municipal Market Disclosure: Current Topics and Practices
March 18-19, 2014 | Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center, Pomona, CA
Both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Government Accounting Office noted in their evaluation of the municipal market the need to improve market transparency through better disclosure. Efforts to do so, however, have stirred as much controversy as they have resulted in improved practices. This one and a half day program is devoted to a discussion of where we are and how much further we have to go. Day One of this seminar will focus on the current rules and proposed reform initiatives for primary and secondary disclosure practices by public agencies. Day Two will focus on recommended disclosure practices for direct loans and general obligation debt. Further information can now be found at http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cdiac/seminars.asp.