Monthly Archives: February 2020

Eric Hall, Founder/President of EH&A, presented “Facilities for the CBO” on February 8, 2020, to CASBO members attending the Business Executives Leadership (BEL) Program. The BEL Program was formerly known as the CBO Training Program. The presentation was held at the Orange County Department of Education. The presentation focused on: CBO introduction to the importance…

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The CASH County Office Facility Planners meeting for February had many topics, but none bigger than the discussion about Proposition 13, the Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020. Planners from across the state are pleased that not only is it the only measure on the ballot for this Statewide…

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By Dan Walters, CalMatters Sooner or later, reality rears its ugly head and that seems to be happening with the state’s very expensive — but apparently failing — efforts to close a yawning “achievement gap” among the state’s nearly 6 million elementary and secondary school students. Early in the decade, as Jerry Brown began his…

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The Del Mar Union School District board last week approved the purchase of a 10.5-acre property in Pacific Highlands Ranch from Pardee Homes as it prepares to begin construction on the district’s ninth school this year. The purchase of the property for school No. 9 is governed by a 1998 mitigation agreement. The design for…

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By John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times Schools are not top of mind for Californians right now. Education wasn’t one of the top five issues voters cited in a recent poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California — a notable absence for an issue that’s historically been at or…

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In December of 2019 the US Department of Labor confirmed that the number of teachers that schools across the country are short is 300,000. If the E Squared Group projections of 3.5 million teachers retiring at a 20 percent rate holds true, in 5 years we are looking at a 1.5 million teacher shortage. To…

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