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Office of Public School Construction Adds Submission Requirements for Applications for School Facilities Program Funding

On September 12, 2018 the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) changed its submission requirements for Applications for Funding (Form SAB 50-04) for the School Facility Program (SFP) New Construction Program. OPSC changed its procedures due to receipt of recent requests for funding that exceed the bond authority for the SFP New Construction Program. Effective […]

Court of Appeal Upholds Post-Layoff Assignments at Long Beach Community College

In Long Beach Council of Classified Employees, Local 6108 v. Long Beach Community College District (Filed 6/19/18), the District laid off 37 classified employees and reduced the work hours for 79 other classified employees in July 2012 due to a significant reduction in state funding by approximately $10 million. The District also laid off faculty […]

Court of Appeal Ruling Means More Money for School Districts With New Residential Housing Projects

The California Court of Appeal’s recent decision in 1901 First Street Owner v. Tustin Unified School District (Cal.App., 2018 DJDAR 2993) means more money for school districts in developer fees when new residential housing is constructed within a school district.  Interior space outside individual apartment units, such as interior hallways, storage rooms, mechanical rooms, fitness […]

Join the attorneys of Parker & Covert at the CASH Conference February 27-28

We invite you to join the attorneys of Parker & Covert LLP at the 39th Annual CASH Conference on School Facilities, next week in Sacramento! The firm’s attorneys will be providing valuable information to attendees at CASH. Addison Covert will be leading a discussion on energy and water conservation entitled Conservation Natives – The Connection […]