March Facility Planners Update

March 3, 2017

The CASH Facility Planners Meeting Update for March 2017 is now available and includes information regarding:

  • Budget Update
  • Legislative & Regulatory Update
  • CASH Maintenance Network Events Very Well Attended at 2017 CASH Annual Conference

Click here to download the Update.

~ CASH Staff

March 28, 2017 State Allocation Board Meeting – CANCELED

March 1, 2017

The March 28, 2017, State Allocation Board meeting has been canceled. The next State Allocation Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 4 p.m. Location will be determined.

We will still be moving forward with our scheduled CASH Day on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

~ CASH Staff

Office of Public School Construction Stakeholder Meetings – Grant Agreements

February 15, 2017

The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) stakeholder meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento, has been canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, March 6, 2017, for purposes of discussing and receiving feedback on the draft grant agreements for the School Facility Program. The NOTICE (PDF) has been posted to the OPSC website under Meeting Information and on the State Allocation Board web page. This meeting will also be webcast.

~ CASH Staff

Quarterly Message from the Chair

February 13, 2017

“Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened” – Dr. Seuss

This will be my final Message from the Chair. It has been my great honor to serve the CASH organization, and I feel very confident in the wisdom and leadership of your next Chair Don Ulrich (Clovis USD), who I believe will continue our positive momentum. I would like to thank my colleagues on the Board of Directors, as well as each of you for the honor of serving as your leader these past two years.

Proposition 51: Victory

During my time as the chair of CASH, the school facilities community and our organization have faced many significant challenges, but none more significant than our fight for continued state support of school facilities. Facing questions about what role the state should play, if any, in the future funding of school facilities, the CASH Board and members fought for adequate, equitable and safe school facilities by advocating for continued state funding through the School Facilities Program (SFP).

The CASH Board made the bold decision to place a statewide school bond initiative on the November 2016 ballot, which required a campaign to gather signatures in 2015, and a robust campaign for voter approval in 2016. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Proposition 51 was approved by 55% of California’s voters, once again demonstrating the public’s support of schools. I would like to thank all of you who supported Proposition 51 – our success would not have been possible without your energy and commitment.

The Road Ahead: Implementation of Proposition 51

While we are very pleased Proposition 51 was approved, we know that we have more work to do in 2017. CASH believes that Proposition 51 is inseparably linked to the current School Facilities Program (SFP), and we expect to be engaged in the challenging implementation work of re-establishing mechanisms for cash flow, project review and approval, and apportionments. We will continue to engage with the Administration, Legislature, State Allocation Board (SAB), Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), Pooled Money Investment Board (PMIB), State Treasure’s Office (STO), and other key agencies and constituencies.

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Office of Public School Construction Stakeholder Meeting on Grant Agreements

February 10, 2017

The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) has scheduled a stakeholder’s meeting to discuss and receive feedback on the draft grant agreements for the School Facility Program.  The notice( has been posted to the OPSC website under Meeting Information and on the State Allocation Board webpage. This meeting will also be webcast.

~ CASH Staff

February Facility Planners Meeting Update

February 6, 2017

The CASH Facility Planners Meeting Update for February 2017 is now available and includes information regarding:

  • Governor’s 2017-18 State Budget Addresses Proposition 51 Implementation
  • Governor’s Budget Proposal & State of the State Address
  • Legislative Update
  • State Water Resources Control Board Takes Action to Improve School Drinking Water Quality
  • CASH Welcomes New Members

Click here to download the Update.

~ CASH Staff

SAB Senate Member Appointments & February 22 Meeting Canceled

February 3, 2017

The February 22, 2017, State Allocation Board meeting has been canceled.  The next State Allocation Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.  Location will be determined.

The following three Senate members have been appointed to the State Allocation Board:

  • Senator Benjamin Allen
  • Senator Janet Nguyen, and
  • Senator Richard Pan

These three appointments make a full complement of the State Allocation Board.

~ CASH Staff

State Water Resources Control Board Takes Action to Improve School Drinking Water Quality

February 2, 2017 | CASH would like to thank Julia Stein and Andrew Homer from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP for the following article.

State Water Resources Control Board Takes Action to Improve School Drinking Water Quality

Given increased attention nationwide on drinking water quality, particularly in public schools, the State Water Resources Control Board (“State Board”) has recently announced two initiatives of particular interest to school districts, to further improve and safeguard drinking water quality.

The first comes in the form of a mandate to community water systems to provide free testing of school drinking water for lead upon request.  The second is the establishment of a new grant program to improve drinking water quality in public schools.

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Assembly Education Committee Schedules Hearing on School Facility Program

January 31, 2017

The Assembly Education Committee has scheduled an informational hearing on the School Facility Program.  The hearing is set for Wednesday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m. in State Capitol Room 4202.  Specifically, the topic of the hearing is: “School Facilities: Streamlining the School Siting and School Funding Processes.”

CASH is pleased to have the opportunity to engage with key policymakers, including Assembly Education Committee Chair Patrick O’Donnell, on this important issue.

~ CASH Staff