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CSFC Meeting Schedule (as of 10/11/16)

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CSFC Will Be at the 2017 CASH Annual Conference

CSFC Membership Meeting

 

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 319

Our monthly meeting for February will take place at the CASH Annual Conference. If you are attending the Conference, please plan to attend this meting. The meeting will be open to both members an non-members, so please bring anyone you think might be interested in hearing about COE issues. *If you are a CSFC member, you do NOT need to be registered for the Conference to attend this meeting.

Meeting Handouts:

 

CSFC Workshop

"Special Education Integration: Overcoming Challenges to Inclusive Siting"

When: Monday, February 20, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 303

 

Join leadership from the County School Facilities Consortium to hear about ways to overcome challenges to special education integration. This workshop will be led by CSFC Chair Jema Estrella (LACOE) and will feature a panel of guest speakers.  It is open to all registered Conference attendees.

 

Last year, we explored the concept of universal design, an inclusive and holistic approach to housing students both with and without special needs. This year, we look at ways to address special education siting issues, reviewing creative and collaborative ways to house students with special needs. 

 

Explore how to improve coordination between school districts, county offices, and SELPAs, and consider special education facilities funding challenges and solutions. Review the integration obligations - and opportunities - inherent in Title 5. 

 

Join us as we explore ways to achieve more inclusive and welcoming sites in pursuit of a true "complete school" - one that houses a broad student population with diverse abilities!

Click here to view the presentation from this workshop.

 


The 2016 Annual Summit

September 29-30, 2016 - Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA

Now is an exciting and important time for the county office of education school facilities community.  COEs are often dependent upon the state for facilities funds, and they are eagerly anticipating the state school bond in November so that vital projects can move forward.  We are developing an agenda that will include in-depth discussion and analysis of timely topics, the most significant of which is the state school bond and COE facilities funding issues.  The Summit will also feature discussions on important topics such as facilities advocacy in the Local Control Accountability Plan process, special education integration and universal design, ground leases and facility use agreements, key legislative and regulatory issues, and more.

 

The CSFC Summit is the prime venue to share your facilities expertise and discuss best practices and challenges with other County Offices of Education and prominent state officials.  The Summit is open to all COEs, CSFC members and non-members alike, as well as our Associate member friends.

We will continue with our traditional Legislative Reception and Dinner, which is your chance to relax and network with your colleagues and key facilities leaders while honoring this year's County School Facilities Leadership Award recipient.

Highlights of this year's program will include:

  • Review and setting of CSFC 2016-17 Goals & Priorities
  • An Insider's Look at State School Bond Efforts
  • County Office of Education Facilities Funding Issues
  • Advocating Effectively for Facilties Funds in the LCAP Process
  • Special Education Integration and Universal Design
  • Ground Leases and Facility Use Agreements
  • New Legislation and Regulatory Issues
  • Networking Reception and Group Dinner hosted at Downtown & Vine in Downtown Sacramento

Click here to view the presentations from the 2016 Annual Summit

 


Join CSFC at the CASH Annual Conference

CSFC Membership Meeting

 

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 303

Our monthly meeting for February will take place at the Annual Conference. If you are attending the Conference, please plan to attend this meting. The meeting will be open to both members an non-members, so please bring anyone you think might be interested in hearing about COE issues. *If you are a CSFC member, you do NOT need to be registered for the Conference to attend this meeting.

 

CSFC Workshop

"Special Education in the Classroom: Designing for and Serving all Students"

When: Monday, February 22, 2016, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 304/305

Every student deserves to have a great education, including students with special needs! Last year, we explored opportunities to maximize integration of all our students in the least restrictive environment, with a focus on integrating special education classrooms onto our school sites. This year, we follow up that successful workshop with a look inside the four walls of the classroom. Come hear about the benefits of universal design, which strives for inclusive rather than separate spaces, by taking a holistic approach to housing both students with and without special needs. This approach encourages schools to have at least one classroom with universal features that could be used by the entire student population. Explore how to apply the tenets of 21st Century learning environments to spaces for our special education students, and hear about the benefits of NextGen furniture and equipment for a variety of special education student designations. Join us as we explore ways to make all our sites more inclusive and welcoming for all student populations.

This workshop will be led by CSFC Chair Lindsay Currier and will feature a panel of guest speakers.  It is open to all registered Conference attendees.

Click here to view the presentation from this workshop.

 


2015 Annual Summit

September 24-25, 2015 - Hoilday Inn, Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA

Halfway through 2015, we find ourselves in a very unique place.  School facilities funding issues are a current hot topic of discussion among key decision-makers in Sacramento, as they consider the future of the state's role.  By late September, we may know the fate of the C.A.S.H./CBIA signature gathering initiative, which would place a $9 billion bond on the November 2016 ballot and have a significant impact on ongoing policy discussions regarding school facilities.

 

Water conservation and drought response, special education reforms and integration efforts, and the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP) have all been significant issues on the table in 2015.  Come join your colleagues to hear the latest on these and other issues affecting county schools, as we develop a path forward in the evolving education environment.

 

The CSFC Summit is the prime venue to share your facilities expertise and discuss best practices and challenges with other County Offices of Education and prominent state officials.  The Summit is open to all COEs, CSFC members and non-members alike, as well as our Associate member friends.

Highlights of this year's program include:

  • State School Bond Discussion featuring Political Strategist Tony Russo with Russo Miller and Associates
  • Review of CSFC 2015-16 Goals & Priorities
  • Panel on Water Conservation and Efficiency featuring CA State Water Board, DSA and CDE
  • Good Repair and the LCFF by David Sapp, ACLU
  • California Department of Education Update
  • Water Conservation Case Study - Mendocino COE
  • Proposition 39 Update by Anna Ferrera with School Energy Coalition
  • Networking Reception with State Officials and Legislative Staffers
  • Group Dinner at Ten 22 in Old Sacramento

Click here to view photos from the 2015 Annual Summit

Click here to view the presentations from the 2015 Annual Summit

 


 

2014 Annual Summit

September 25-26, 2014 - U.C. Center, Sacramento & Elks Tower Building, Sacramento

It is time again for the CSFC Annual Summit! 

 

2014 has been a major year for school facilities.  The year has been dominated by efforts to move a school bond through the Legislature and earn the Governor's support.  Significant facilities budget proposals, the implementation of Proposition 39, and an update to Title 5 siting regulations have all been on the table.  Come join your colleagues to hear the latest on these and other issues affecting county schools.

 

The CSFC Summit is the prime venue to share your facilities expertise and discuss best practices and challenges with other County Offices of Education (COEs) and prominent state officials.  The Summit is open to all COEs - CSFC members and non-members alike, as well as our Associate member friends.

 

It wouldn't be the Summit without the Legislative Reception and Dinner.  Unwind and mingle with your colleagues and key facilities leaders while honoring this year's County School Facilities Leadership Award recipient.

 

We had a great Summit last year and we look forward to continuing the tradition of quality collaboration, great discussions and good times in 2014! Please join us September 25th and 26th in Sacramento!

Click here to see photos from the 2014 Annual Summit

Click here to view the presentations from the 2014 Annual Summit


2013 Annual Summit

September 16, 2013 - Yolo County Office of Education

1280 Santa Anita Court, Suite 100, Woodland

September 17, 2013 - Elks Tower Building

921 11th Street, Sacramento

The County School Facilities Consortium (CSFC) was formed in 1993 to promote and support state funding for county-operated school facilities.The CSFC Annual Summit is our annual meeting held in September or October of every year. This event is two days in length and consists of goal-setting for the organization, networking with other County Offices of Education in the state, presentations and conversations with various state agencies and collaboration to provide equity to all within the School Facility Program.

CSFC advocates for legislation and state regulations that will support all aspects of county office public school facility construction and renovation, monitoring and informing our membership on state actions that may impact county office school facilities.

CSFC’s 2013 Annual Summit is a unique forum that brings state officials together with facility representatives from COEs to discuss the legislative, regulatory and budget proposals that may impact county schools. It also provides networking opportunities with other county office representatives statewide to address common problems and share solutions. 

Click here to view the presentations from the 2013 Annual Summit


General Update Meeting

Date: February 27, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Sacramento Convention Center, Room 303

This annual meeting is held in conjunction with the C.A.S.H. Annual Conference in Sacramento. It is open to all who wish to attend.

To attend, please follow the link below:

Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) Annual Conference

Dates: February 25 - February 27, 2013

Location: Sacramento Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel


Executive Committee Meetings

Location: 1130 K Street, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95814

Dates: January 23rd, 2013

SAB Meeting Dates

The CSFC Executive Committee meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. on the same day that the SAB committee meets.. All members are encouraged to attend these meetings. They are conducted both in-person or via conference call.

Please follow this link to the State Allocation Board website to find additional meeting information..

 


Previous Meeting Information and Materials

 

2012 Annual Summit Presentations:

Tom Duffy, Coalition for Adequate School Housing

Ian Padilla, Coalition for Adequate School Housing

Lisa Silverman and Rick Asbell, Office of Public School Construction

Bill Savidge, State Allocation Board

Kathleen Moore, CDE and Dr. Jeff Vincent, UC Berkeley, Center for Cities and Schools

Steve Turner, Mendocino County Office of Education

California Financial Services Financing Panel

Lori Raineri, Government Financial Strategies

 


MEETING AGENDA

2012 Executive Committee Meeting Calendar

All meetings will be held at the Office of Murdoch Walrath & Holmes, located at 1130 K Street, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA  95814. Meeting times and dates are subject to change.

2011 ANNUAL SUMMIT

To view and download presentations made at the 2011 Summit, click here.

 
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