Monthly Archives: April 2018

In Memory of Ron Bennett from Eric J. Hall, President of EH&A I first met Ron when we served together on the Coalition for Adequate School Facilities (CASH) Legislative Advisory Committee in the 1990’s. Later on, when I was appointed CBO at San Dieguito UHSD, I called on Ron at Fresno Unified to get all of…

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Ron Bennett, the chief executive officer of Sacramento-based School Services of California, Inc., and mentor for many school executives during the two decades that he ran the state’s largest school district consulting firm, died on March 17. Bennett, 71, became ill while on a flight to Sacramento from Los Angeles, after an all-day review of…

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The State Allocation Board awarded $191 million in state support for school facility projects at 63 school districts at a hearing last week. The action requires districts who are set to receive the money to submit finalized paperwork to the Office of Public School Construction within 90 days. The list of projects to be undertaken…

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California school districts affected by the October wildfires will get $2 million from the federal government to reimburse them for staff overtime, hiring substitute teachers, mental health services, bus service for students who lost their homes and other costs related to the disasters. The funds will be available to districts in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Butte,…

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The CASH County Office Facility Planners meeting update for April 2018 can be found by clicking here. Highlights of this meeting include: Proposition 51 Implementation Sell School Bonds Efforts School Safety Legislation and Trends Air Quality Bills

Join your fellow school facility professionals at a CASH networking mixer! These mixers are open to all school facilities professionals, no RSVP needed. This month’s mixer is on Wednesday, April 11th at the Monterey Tides Hotel at 2600 Sand Dunes Drive in Monterey. The event begins at 5:00 pm and last until 7:00. The mixer…

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The primary purpose of April’s workshop is to prepare CASH Members for the use of software essential in electronic plan submittal to DSA. The State Architect has stated that his goal is to have electronic plan submittal in place by the third quarter of this year. The CASH April workshop is intended to familiarize our…

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Clear insight into what is happening with LCFF funding can only be obtained through extraordinary efforts reports Bruce Fuller, professor of education and public policy at UC Berkeley, on the Los Angeles Unified School District and Marguerite Roza, director of the Edunomics Lab and a research professor at Georgetown University, on eight California school districts….

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Lawmakers are calling for expanded police presence in schools, district-wide safety plans and facility security updates in the wake of yet another school shooting and increasing threats of violence against students. Both AB 1747 and AB 2067 passed the Assembly Education committee last week. The first requires schools to develop safety plans in order to…

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