A new regulation became operative on March 1, 2017, that affects all commercial organizations including school districts. Under Health and Safety Code Section 118600, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency shall be identified as all-gender toilet facilities by signage that complies with Title…

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Turlock Unified trustees toured campuses expected to get safety updates and facility upgrades under two school bonds passed in November. No longer just a someday wish list, the vision embraced by voters now faces the practical hurdles of making it happen. Although the Turlock Unified trustees have set safety as their top priority, the expense…

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Five high schools will have renovated athletic facilities soon thanks to a unanimous decision of the Sacramento City Unified District’s Board of Trustees to approve and appropriate $10 million toward what some have dubbed the “worst fields in the state.” The decision follows years of complaints from both parents as well as members of the…

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The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) held a Facility Planners meeting recently and here is the April 2017 update: • Keep an eye on AB 203 (O’Donnell), which is a spot bill to make changes to the School Facility Program. • Over 20 bills have been introduced in the CA legislature about drinking water…

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Increase the District’s Revenue by Learning How Your City Calculates Square Footage On a recent project involving the development of a residential apartment building, EH&A associates discovered that the school district was receiving considerably less development fees than they were entitled. The city staff had incorrectly removed the square footage for all internal corridors, stairways,…

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While you are at CASBO’s Annual Conference, attend Eric Hall’s Biz Table Talk called “Building a Successful Facilities Team” in room 204 on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 11:00 AM to Noon. Eric will be discussing the many ways you can assemble a team for any building project both large and small. The team can…

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