Monthly Archives: February 2018

February 2018 Update from OPSC

February 16, 2018

Click the link below to find the latest information on facilities published by the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) during the Orange County Office of Education monthly facility planner’s meetings. It contains an update on CTEFP, Charter Schools Facility Program, Grant Agreements, an update on regulation changes, Annual Adjustments to School Facility Program Grants…

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At their January meeting the State Allocation Board (Board) adjusted the School Facility Program (SFP) grants, the Level 1 developer fees and approved $243 million in Charter School Facilities Program Unfunded Preliminary Apportionments. The regulations package included items changing the new construction funding application process requiring districts to re-establish their eligibility, including a requirement to…

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By Tom Chorneau of the K-12 Daily (2/14/18) The ink on Gov. Jerry Brown’s January budget proposal is barely dry and already his revenue assumptions are short by almost $2.4 billion, the state controller reported Tuesday. The state collected $17.4 billion last month, which exceeded projections from the governor’s Department of Finance made only a…

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The California Energy Commission has issued a final reminder that the last date to submit energy expenditure plans to them is February 26, 2018. This is the final opportunity to request Proposition 39 funding. If a LEA has award allocation remaining, now is the time to apply by submitting an energy expenditure plan (EEP) to…

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In recent weeks the superintendencies in Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago, the largest U.S. school districts, have been vacated. Superintendents have long been in short supply and veterans of large urban districts even more so. All superintendents are called on to manage daunting challenges ranging from increasing academic achievement to managing elected board…

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The governor’s January budget plan offers $6.3 billion in new Proposition 98 spending over three years, according to a new review from the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst. The revenue projections are also probably understated because the Brown administration had to finalize its budget before the deal in Washington on the new tax law was approved. Click…

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California school districts have more information on what they need to do to equip all school buses with child reminder systems before the start of next school year. The regulation requires all 24,000 school buses – newly purchased and already in operation – to have “Child Safety Alert Systems” that prompt school bus drivers via…

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Teachers struggling to afford the high cost of housing caught a break Thursday, with the launch of a new initiative that could help many buy a home. Landed, a San Francisco-based startup that assists local teachers with their down payments, said it’s expanding its reach to San Jose — offering its services to about 10,000…

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