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The 2016 Annual Summit

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento

September 29-30, 2016




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!

Questions? Contact CSFC Staff Jessica Contreras at 916-441-3300 or


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

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.



Your 2015-16 CSFC Executive Committee

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





Monthly Members Only Meeting & Conference Call



Every 4th Wednesday  

Participation is encouraged in person at our Sacramento office or by phone. Check your email for more details!

CSFC September Meeting

CSFC will next meet at the 2016 Annual Summit, September 29-30, in Sacramento. Registration is still open for the Summit!

Monthly Discussion Question


Additional Information

DSA has issued a guidance document on implementing regulations. You can find the document by clicking here: Procedure: Compliance With CALGreen Outdoor Water Use Regulations

See the full 2015-16 CSFC Meeting Schedule

All monthly meetings take place at our Sacramento office location:

1303 J Street, Suite 520

Sacramento, CA 95814





Click here for the news archive

June 29, 2016

CSFC Budget Update: Governor Signs Budget; New Threshold for DSA here for more.

March 13, 2016

CSFC Budget Update: May Revision - Governor Proposes New Emergency Repair Revolving Loan here for more.

February 18, 2016

Juan Mireles appointed Director of CDE's Scool Facilities and Transportation Services here for more.

January 7, 2016

CSFC Budget Update: Governor Brown proposes ongoing dialogue for state facilities here for more.

October 13, 2015

Legislative Update: Governor's Actions of Facilities Bills - The Legislature completed its business and went into interim recess on Sept. 11, and the Governor had until midnight on Oct. 11 to sign or veto bills on his here for more.

September 18, 2015

C.A.S.H./CBIA State School Bond Initiative Qualifies for November 2016 here for more.

June 16, 2015

Legislature Passes Budget - Implications for School here for more.

May 14, 2015

Today the Governor released the May Revision Budget Update. His budget estimates an additional $6.7 billion in revenues above the January here for more.

January 16, 2015

Efforts for a November 2016 school bond are heating up, and there are a lot of moving here for more.

January 9, 2015

Today the Governor released his 2015-16 budget proposal, which includes $113.3 billion in spending, with an additional $7.8 billion for K-12 here for more.




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Mission Statement

The County School Facilities Consortium (CSFC) advocates for quality school facilities for all students by focusing on flexibility in California's school facility funding program, promoting equal access to funding for county offices of education, and engaging on legislative and regulatory issues.



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