CSFC is excited to announce that registration is now open for
The 2016 Annual Summit
Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento
September 29-30, 2016
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This year's Summit will be held September 29-30, 2016, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel (1230 J Street, 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 Facilities 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 Dinner hosted at Downtown & Vine in Downtown Sacramento
Last year’s Summit was one of our best ever and CSFC will be building on that success with great presentations and discussions in 2016! We look forward to seeing you in September at the Summit!
BOOK YOUR ROOM ONLINE
Call: 1-800-325-3535 and make sure to ask for the CSFC 2016 rate
CSFC has secured a discounted rate of $169/night single/double occupancy for Summit attendees at the Sheraton Grand Hotel for the nights of September 28 and 29, 2016.
Rooms are limited and this rate is only available until September 2, so please act quickly in making your reservation!
Questions? Contact CSFC Staff Jessica Contreras at 916-441-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSFC Call to Action:
Show Your Support for the State School Bond
Now that the $9 billion state school bond has qualified for the November 2016 ballot, the next step is to build a coalition of supporters. We need your help to do this!
Now is the time to encourage your Board of Education to pass a resolution in support of the school bond. Another option is to ask your superintendent to pledge support for the bond, either by drafting a letter or completing the Californians for Quality Schools (CQS) support form. Templates are included below.
Momentum is building in support of the school bond, which just received a key endorsement from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. County offices of education have a unique role to play in these efforts. Board resolutions and superintendent letters tell an important story about county office and local district facilities needs, reinforcing the necessity of continuing the state-local partnership for school facilities. In your resolution or letter, feel free to highlight your own local needs and the importance of the state funding program for your schools.
Please make sure to provide a copy of your resolution, letter, or form to CSFC staff Jessica Contreras at email@example.com.
Thank you for your efforts in support of this bond!
Thank you to everyone who joined CSFC at the C.A.S.H. 37th Annual Conference!
Our workshop, "Special Education in the Classroom: Designing for and Serving all Students" was a huge hit, with over 60 people attending! Special thank you to CSFC Chair Lindsay Currier for moderating the workshop and to our guest panel, Ann Vessey (RCOE), Jeff Becker (FCOE), and Roger Clarke (Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke) for sharng thier expertise.
Attendees at the CSFC Special Education workshop test out NextGen classroom furniture while Lindsay Currier presents.
Jeff Becker, Fresno COE; Kathy Daniels, El Dorado COE; Steve Turner, Mendocino COE, Joshua Jorn, Monterey COE, Lindsay Currier, CSFC Chair, Riverside COE; Jema Estrella, Los Angeles COE, Rebekah Cearley, CSFC Legislative Advocate