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The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) is under the authority of the state of California's Department of General Services. As staff to the State Allocation Board, OPSC implements and administers a $42 billion voter-approved school facilities construction program.

State Agency Workshops

 

The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), the Division of the State Architect (DSA), and the California Department of Education (CDE) are conducting free workshops to provide information on school planning, design, and the availability of state funding to help Local Educational Agencies address their facility needs. These funds are from the recently passed Proposition 51. There will also be an opportunity for small school districts to directly address concerns and receive assistance.

Topics include:

  • Master planning and educational specifications
  • The process and requirements for each agency
  • Grant Agreements
  • Application processes moving forward
  • Career Technical Educational Facilities Filing Rounds

These workshops will include a presentation by the agencies, a question & answer session, and breakout opportunities for school districts with more unique circumstances.

If you would like to register for these free workshops, please use the links below or visit OPSC’s website.

 ·         Friday, April 20, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Auburn, CA

o   Placer County Office of Education, Annex Building – Nobili Room – 365 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603

o   Register Now

 ·         Monday, May 7, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Redding, CA

o   Shasta County Office of Education – 1644 Magnolia Avenue, Redding, CA 96001

o   Register Now

            Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Whittier, CA

              o   Whittier City School District Board Room – 7211 Whittier Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602

              o   Register Now

 

 

 

Below are copies of the presentation and handouts from previous workshops this year.

Career Technical Education Facilities Program Workshop

The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC), the Division of the State Architect (DSA) and the California Department of Education (CDE) are conducting free workshops to provide information on how to access Career Technical Education Facilities Program funding. $500 million was recently made available through the passage of Proposition 51.

Topics include:

  • Career Technical Educational Facilities Filing Round Info
  • CDE Grant Application Process
  • OPSC Funding Application Process
  • DSA Plan Approval Process

The workshops will include a presentation by the agencies, a question & answer session, and breakout opportunities for applicants (School Districts, County Offices of Education and Joint Power Authorities) with more unique circumstances.

If you would like to register for these free workshops, please use the link below or visit OPSC’s website.

 ·         Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Van Nuys, CA

o   Van  Nuys State Building – 6150 Van Nuys Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91401

o   Register Now

 ·         Thursday, May 31, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Riverside, CA

o   Riverside County Office of Education – 3939 Thirteenth Street, Riverside, CA 92501

o   Register Now


Charter School Facilities Program Workshop

The Office of Public School Construction, the California School Finance Authority, and the California Department of Education will hold a free joint agency workshop in Sacramento on Thursday, May 3, 2018, to provide information on how to convert a Preliminary Charter School Apportionment (PCSA) to an adjusted grant.  This workshop will be for applicants that currently have a PCSA from the 2014 and Proposition 51 funding rounds and anyone interested in learning more about the conversion process. 


Charter School Facilities Program Workshop
Converting a Preliminary Charter School Apportionment

May 3, 2018

10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

(we will break for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00)

 

Office of Public School Construction
Department of General Services
707 Third Street

West Sacramento, California 95605

Ziggurat Building Auditorium, Main Floor

(The Ziggurat Parking garage is available at a rate of $2.00 per 20 mins with a $15.00 daily maximum)


PLEASE RSVP BY APRIL 30, 2018 TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP.

To RSVP, please send an email to Erin.Cunneen@dgs.ca.gov.  Please include the name and position of each attendee and the name of the charter school, school district or other organization the attendees are associated with. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Cunneen at (916) 375-4741 or erin.cunneen@dgs.ca.gov.

 

Meeting Information

  • State Allocation Board (link) - State Allocation Board Meeting - Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. located at the State Capitol, Room 2040
  • SAB Implementation Committee (link)
  • OPSC Events Calendar (link)​
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    Please note: SAB Agendas are in the Adobe PDF Portfolio format. This format is not compatible with Firefox and Chrome. Users of these web browsers must download the agenda and view the agenda with Adobe Acrobat Pro or Adobe Reader software.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer Windows users should also install Adobe Flash Player (Active X and Plugin) and Apple OS users should install the Flash Player Installer for Mac OS.

    For technical assistance viewing the SAB Agenda on desktop and laptop computers please click here.

    For technical assistance viewing the SAB Agenda on Apple iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) please click here.

     





    Priority Funding Information

    The fourteenth Priority Funding filing round will begin November 8, 2017. Requests that are submitted November 8, 2017 through December 7, 2017 are eligible for an Apportionment from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Acceptance is not a guarantee of funding. For more information, please see the Priority Funding Information Web page (link).

    Procedures for School Facility Program Funding (PDF)  

      OPSC Video Uploads

        EMERGENCY INFORMATION: If your district is experiencing an emergency, please see our Emergency Information (link) page to access links to first responder agencies.

        The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) has recently upgraded our web servers. If you are accessing OPSC’s website utilizing a “bookmark” you may need to update the bookmark by navigating to the original source of the link on OPSC’s website.

        If you are still encountering errors, please contact OPSC’s Communication’s Team at OPSCCommunications@dgs.ca.gov.

         

         

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