By Bob Nicholson, EH&A Vice President School facilities have an extreme impact on both teacher and student outcomes. Facilities affect teacher recruitment, retention, commitment, and effort and, with respect to students, school facilities affect health, behavior, engagement, learning, and growth in achievement. Researchers agree that without adequate facilities and resources, it is extremely difficult to…

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The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) is the preeminent statewide organization representing school facility professionals. This budget summary is written from the viewpoint of how the proposed budget will affect a district’s ability to build new, renovate, and maintain K-12 schools. CASH will provide future updates when trailer bill language is released and the…

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As they await the release of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 state budget, school district officials across California are worried about losing millions of dollars all at once, resulting in staffing cuts in a time when students need more attention than ever. Without help from the state, California’s school districts could face a sudden drop…

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Covina-Valley Unified School District announces a classified management job opportunity for the Director of Maintenance, Operations, Facilities, and Transportation. This is a full-time, 12-month permanent open position at the District Office. This recruitment will also be used to fill future vacancies and substitute/temporary positions in this classification for up to six months. Applications will only…

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Governor Newsom released Executive Order N-3-22 recently to provide temporary administrative and staffing flexibilities to ensure schools can maintain operations with qualified staff and keep students in learning environments with strong COVID-19 safety measures. Effective immediately, the following changes have been authorized through March 31, 2022 to LEAs that make a written finding, signed by…

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Topics covered in this month’s update include: Governor’s Budget Proposal School Facilities Program Implementing Transitional Kindergarten Expanded Learning Opportunities School Transportation School Food Services CMMCP and SFLA Application Deadlines Extended to January 15 Upcoming CASH Events Click here to view/download this month’s CASH County Office Facility Planner Meeting Update.

Newsom suggests revising education formula as he unveils $119-billion budget. Gov. Gavin Newsom projects another year of record funding for schools but warned that some districts could be in financial trouble as student enrollment continues to decline. Newsom’s budget plan points to a state population decline driven by plummeting birth rates that have “eroded” K-12…

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Your excess furniture is an asset that shouldn’t go to waste. If you’re replacing, renovating, decommissioning an old school, IRN the Reuse Network connects to kids who need the furniture. There’s no catch. We simply match usable used furnishings from U.S. schools with needy students in the U.S. and around the world. We’re not a…

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The CDE has adjusted the bid threshold to reflect the percentage change in the annual average value of the Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government Purchases. Effective January 1, 2022, the State Superintendent has determined that the inflation adjusted bid threshold will increase from $96,700 to $99,100. Public Contract Code requires school district…

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