Tag Archives: Charter School Facilities Program

OPSC Stakeholder Meeting on Front-End Grant Agreements for the SFP

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) held a stakeholder meeting in Sacramento to review OPSC’s draft grant agreements for the School Facility Program (SFP). The OPSC is planning to receive stakeholder input, and then take the item to the State Allocation Board (SAB) on its April agenda scheduled for April 26, 2017. This is a key document that needs to completed before Proposition 51 funds become available for school districts projects. CASH’s Board of Directors goal on OPSC’s proposed front-end grant agreement is to ensure that the grant agreement and audit guide are consistent with one another so that districts understand the rules and expectations throughout the entire life of the project. Further, CASH is requesting concurrent adoption of the Administration’s trailer bill language by the date of the April SAB Board meeting. CASH believes that such coordination is necessary to allow for the establishment of clear expectations while facilitating swift implementation of Proposition 51.  Joe Dixon, Tom Duffy, and Ian Padilla attended the stakeholder meeting to represent CASH.

The substance of the meeting discussion was OPSC receiving and responding to stakeholders concerns. While the meeting included discussion of many significant policy and technical issues, the overarching concern expressed by stakeholders was to distinguish between what are clarifications to the existing process and what are changes to the existing process. In addition, stakeholders expressed concern that there has been insufficient time to provide quality input on the proposal and requested additional opportunities to provide feedback. In response, OPSC staff stated that they are open to additional written input and would look into the possibility of another stakeholder meeting, but that they wanted to ensure they had adequate time to prepare the document for presentation at the April SAB meeting.

~ CASH Staff

OPSC Stakeholder Meeting on Grant Agreements for the SFP

March 20, 2017

The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) has scheduled a stakeholder meeting for Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Department of General Services, Ziggurat building in West Sacramento. The meeting is scheduled for purposes of discussing and receiving 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

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

State Allocation Board Meeting Notes – December 9, 2015

Minutes
The minutes from the August 26, 2015 and September 8, 2015 meetings were approved unanimously.

Executive Officer Statement
Lisa Silverman provided updates on the following:

–  Current Priority Funding Filing Round: The current round opened on November 11, 2015 and will close on December 10, 2015.  There are currently 15 projects for 10 school districts on the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans) totaling $87.4 million that could submit a request to participating in this filing round. Continue reading

State Allocation Board Meeting Notes – August 26, 2015

August 27, 2015

Minutes

The minutes from the June 30, 2015, meeting were approved unanimously.

Executive Officer Statement

  • Lisa Silverman provided updates on the following:Close of 2014 Charter School Facilities Program (CSFP) Funding Round – In November 2014, the State Allocation Board (Board) provided unfunded approvals for Preliminary Charter School Apportionments in the 2014 funding round, which was open until July 24, 2015.  Nine schools with 13 projects worth $157.0 million have been approved, and $0.5 million in bond authority remains for the 2014 round.  Once this is apportioned at a future meeting, the remaining applications will be returned to applicants.
  • Status of Fund Releases for Priority Funding Apportionments – On April 15, 2015, the Board approved $113.6 million in priority funding apportionments for 41 projects representing 22 school districts.  Districts that received an apportionment were required to submit a valid Fund Release Authorization (Form SAB 50-05) containing an original signature by Tuesday, July 14, 2015, to Office of Public School Construction (OPSC).  OPSC received 27 fund release requests totaling $96.7 million.  Twelve Career Technical Education Facilities Program Projects were approved as a reservation of funds.
  • Regulation Update – OPSC anticipates that regulations adopted by the Board in October 2014 will be in effect on October 1, 2015.  These regulations align the Charter School Preliminary Apportionment general site development grant with the one provided in the New Construction program.
  • Upcoming Bond Sale – There will be a General Obligation Bond sale on August 26, 2016.  Staff anticipates receiving bond proceeds for the School Facility Program from this sale.

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State Allocation Board Meeting Notes – June 30, 2015

July 6, 2015

Minutes
The minutes from the May 27, 2015, meeting were approved unanimously.

Executive Officer Statement

Lisa Silverman provided updates on the following:

  • Current Priority Funding Filing Round – The current filing period opened on May 13, 2015, and closed June 11, 2015.  Requests will be valid from July 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.  Twelve projects totaling $11.2 million received a second occurrence for non-participation in this round had have been rescinded without further State Allocation Board action.

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State Allocation Board Meeting Notes – May 27, 2015

June 1, 2015

Minutes
The minutes from the April 15, 2015 meeting were approved unanimously.

Executive Officer Statement
Lisa Silverman provided updates on the following:
‐ Current Priority Funding Filing Round – The current filing period opened on May 13, 2015 and will close June 11, 2015. Requests will be valid from July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Continue reading

Priority Funding Filing Period Begins May 13, 2015

05/08/15

TO: ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS

Ninth Priority Funding Period

The ninth Priority Funding filing period begins, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Priority Funding requests with original signatures must be physically received by the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) before the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on June 11, 2015. It is recommended that school districts monitor any mailed letters by tracking the parcel and receiving delivery confirmation. Districts that submit valid requests for their unfunded approved projects during this filing period will be eligible for Priority Funding apportionments from July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. Districts opting to participate must file requests for each priority funding round. For additional information, please refer to the Procedures for School Facility Program Funding. Continue reading

State Allocation Board Meeting Notes – April 15, 2015

April 17, 2015

Minutes

The minutes from the February 24, 2015 meeting were approved unanimously.

Executive Officer Statement

Lisa Silverman provided updates on the following:

–          Priority Funding Apportionments – This agenda includes $113.6 million in priority funding apportionments for 41 projects representing 22 school districts.  These projects are required to submit a valid Fund Release Authorization (Form SAB 50-05) by Tuesday, July 14, 2015. Continue reading

State Allocation Board Meeting Notes – February 24, 2015

February 27, 2015

 

Minutes

The minutes from November 25, 2014 were approved unanimously.

 

Executive Officer Statement

Lisa Silverman provided updates on the following:

–          Status of Fund Releases for Priority Funding Apportionments – The August 2014 priority funding apportionments provided $100.2 million for 34 projects and 21 school districts.  Two projects totaling $16.1 million did not submit a valid Fund Release Authorization (Form SAB 50-05) by November 18, 2014, and were returned to the Unfunded List (Lack of AB 55 Loans) with a new unfunded approval date of November 18, 2014.

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