Monthly Archives: May 2022

Under pressure from charter school advocates, the Biden administration on Wednesday said some of the tough new rules for federal funding are not as tough as they appear. In a series of tweets, the Education Department said it supports high-quality charter schools and tried to clarify some of its proposed priorities for a grant program…

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OPSC anticipates receiving proceeds from the latest state bond sale issued by the Treasurer. The OPSC anticipates presenting projects on the Unfunded List, including projects that received unfunded approvals at the March SAB meeting, to the SAB for priority funding apportionments at the April meeting. The bond sale included $2.22 billion in various state general…

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According to the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers, public preschools suffered enrollment and funding declines during the pandemic, with nearly 300,000 less children in 2020-2021 than in the previous year. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and intensified issues of access to high-quality early childhood education, leading to sharp declines in enrollment and state…

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The next priority funding filing period for the School Facility Program (SFP) began May 11, 2022, and the 30-day window closes on June 9, 2022. The priority funding process was created to allow projects to receive apportionment with accelerated timelines. Any requests for funding received during this period will be valid from July 1, 2022,…

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Christopher Schiermeyer and Mark Becker in EdSource, May 12, 2022. Gov. Newsom’s May budget revision and state’s projected $68 billion surplus present a historic opportunity to tackle disparities in education while helping children and youth recover academically and emotionally from the Covid-19 pandemic. We should start by ensuring all California students have transportation to get…

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By Nerissa Pospychala, EH&A/MGT Associate Recently the State Allocation Board (SAB) approved the changes to the Facility Inspection Tool (FIT) as proposed by the Office of Public School Construction. The proposed changes arose from a series of public stakeholder meetings and included consideration of the Association of Physical Plant Administrator’s Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities….

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By Tina Cullors, EH&A/MGT Associate   The California School Healthy Air, Plumbing, and Efficiency Program (CalSHAPE) supplies funding to upgrade heating, air conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC) systems in public schools and replaces noncompliant plumbing fixtures and appliances that do not meet water efficiency standards. The deadlines to send applications for Funding Round Two of the…

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