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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) and the Education Audit Appeals Panel (EAAP) are conducting free workshops to provide information to Certified Public Accountant (CPA) audit firms and Local Educational Agencies regarding the new performance audit process which began on July 1, 2018 for School Facility Program (SFP) projects funded on or after April 1, 2017, as required by Education Code Section 41024.


Audit training will be provided related to audit procedures to perform and audit reports to prepare with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), also known as Yellow Book, performance audit standards and the audit instructions contained in the “2018-19 Guide for Annual Audits of K-12 Local Education Agencies and State Compliance Reporting – Appendix B” contained on the California Education Audit Appeals Panel website (www.eaap.ca.gov). CPAs who attend the training will receive 4 hours of continuing professional education (CPE).

 

Topics include:

  • Introduction/Outline of the new performance audit process
  • Using OPSC’s website as a tool in completing performance audits
  • Examples of necessary performance audit procedures for a standard SFP close-out audit
  • Training and discussion related to additional performance audit procedures needed for non-standard audits/programs, including Savings, Reduction to Costs Incurred, Financial Hardship, Career Technical Education, Charter School Facilities, and the Unfunded List.

The workshop will include a presentation session and a question & answer session. 


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


·         Monday, January 7, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Los Angeles County

o   Los Angeles County Office of Education

12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242

o   120 seats available - Register Now


·         Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Yolo County

o   Department of General Service Headquarters – Auditorium (Webcast)

707 Third Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605

o   State Controller’s Office (SCO) will also be presenting

o   150 seats available - Register Now


·         Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - San Diego County

o   San Diego County Office of Education – East County Regional Education Center – SELPA Conference Room, 924 East Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92021

o   60 seats available - Register Now

K12 Audit Workshop Presentation

The Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) is conducting a free workshop to provide information on the availability of state funding to help Local Educational Agencies address their facility needs. There will also be an opportunity for small school districts to directly address concerns and receive assistance.

 

 Topics include the following:

  • Overview of the School Facility Program application process
  • Grant Agreements
  • Career Technical Education Facilities Program Filing Rounds
  • The Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program

This workshop will include a presentation by OPSC, a question & answer session, and breakout opportunities for school districts with more unique circumstances. If you would like to register for this free workshop, please use the link below or visit OPSC's website.

·         Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Sonoma County

o   Sonoma County Office of Education

5340 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

o   Register Now


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

 

Meeting Information

  • State Allocation Board (link) - Next State Allocation Board Meeting - Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Location TBD.

  • SAB Implementation Committee (link)
  • OPSC Events Calendar (link)​
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    For technical assistance viewing the SAB Agenda on Apple iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) please click here.

     





    Priority Funding Information

    The fifteenth Priority Funding filing round began May 9, 2018 and closed June 7, 2018. Requests that were submitted during that filing round are eligible for an Apportionment from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 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)  

    • Priority Funding Round 15: Effective July 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018​​
        (Filing Period began May 9, 2018 - Filing Period ended June 7, 2018)
    • Priority Funding Round 16: Effective January 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019
        (Filing Period will begin November 14, 2018 - Filing Period will end December 13, 2018)
    • Priority Funding Round 17: Effective July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019
        (Filing Period will begin May 8, 2019 - Filing Period will end June 7, 2019)

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

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

         

         

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