The 36th Annual C.A.S.H. Conference held, February 23-25, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center and Hyatt Regency was a huge success! There was a positive vibe from the over 1,500 attendees, exhibitors and speakers throughout the two and one-half day event. The attendance was up by 20 percent, we added 30 booths to the trade show floor, and sponsors were at an all-time high! The increased attendance was evident in many packed workshop rooms and significantly increased traffic through the trade show hall – especially during the opening night’s welcome reception.
The following article appeared in the April 7 Cabinet Report and quotes Ian Padilla.
April 07, 2014
LEAs struggle to fulfill new facilities mandates
by Kimberly Beltran
(Calif.) With the upkeep of school buildings traditionally a key focus of state financing, districts across California are struggling under the new funding formula not only with finding money for needed repairs but also with meeting a maintenance standard that is not clearly defined. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →