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California: State of our Schools Profile 2016 - Summary data on maintenance and operations spending and capital construction outlay FY1994-2013; comparison to modern facilities standards; and calculation for projected shortfall ...

Californias K-12 Educational Infrastructure Investments: Leveraging the States Role for Quality School Facilities in Sustainable Communities - In Californias K-12 Educational Infrastructure Investments: Leveraging the States Role for Quality School Facilities in Sustainable Communities, the University of California, Berke ...

Smart Schools for Sustainable Communities: Aligning Sustainable Communities Planning and Public Education in California - Convened August 31, 2010, the half-day roundtable brought together a diverse set of state, regional, and local policy leaders to discuss promising strategies for connecting school ...

Partnerships for Joint Use: Expanding the Use of Public School Infrastructure to Benefit Students and Communities - Funded by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, this study categorizes the types of joint use used by school districts utilize in California. We discern the c ...

Putting Schools on the Map: Linking Transit-Oriented Development, Families, and Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area - The report begins by describing “Ten Core Connections” among Transit-Oriented Development, families, and schools relevant to creating complete communities and ensuring ensure high ...

San Francisco's Public School Facilities as Public Assets: A Shared Understanding and Policy Recommendations for the Community Use of Schools - Report prepared for San Francisco Unified School District and San Francisco's Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families This report presents research findings and policy r ...

Smart Schools, Smart Growth: Investing in Education Facilities and Stronger Communities - Joint working paper by PACE and Center for Cities and Schools that explores California's historic $82 billion school construction investment opportunity to advance educational qual ...

Integrating Infrastructure Planning: The Role of Schools. - This article discusses the ways in which schools affect urban development and transportation, acknowledging that their location, design, and physical condition may be some of the m ...

The Complex and Multi-Faceted Nature of School Construction Costs: Factors Affecting California - Over the past ten years, public education construction has seen unprecedented growth and California is among the front runners driving this trend. Rising costs, however, are increa ...

Forum on School Siting Collaboration in Sacramento: Using a Slowdown to get Ahead - A Summary Report of a Forum on School Siting Collaboration in Sacramento. ...

Linking School Construction Investment to Equity, Smart Growth, and Healthy Communities - Authors Jeff Vincent of the Center for Cities & Schools and Mary Filardo of the 21st Century School Fund prepared a paper which Jeff Vincent presented at the Florida State Universi ...

School Facility Program Handbook - This handbook was developed by the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) to assist school districts in applying for and obtaining ˇ§grantˇ¨ funds for the new construction and ...

Financing School Facilities in California - This study provides a comprehensive review of California's system of school finance. ...

Proposition MM: Repairing our Neighborhood Schools - Provides information on and reports on the progress of San Diego's Proposition MM, a $1.51 billion bond measure that funds modernization of 161 existing schools and construction of ...

Indoor Air Pollution in California - Details the sources and health effects of poor indoor air quality in California's schools, homes, and public buildings. The estimated cost of indoor pollution to California's econo ...

California Portable Classrooms Study - The purpose of this study was to assess environmental conditions in California's portable classrooms. This report describes the sample design, the survey instruments, the data coll ...

Strategic Execution Plan, Los Angeles Unified School District - Describes the Los Angeles Unified School District's plan to deliver over 11,000 new classroom seats by 2010, with a goal of returning all schools to a 180-day, two-semester calenda ...

One-Stop Shop for School Facility Approval - Reviews California's current four-stop process for school facility approval, where funding eligibility, allocation, site check, and plan approval occur. There is duplication of eff ...

Best Practices Report: A Sampling of Best Practices and Resources of School Facility Construction - "Reviews useful documents from the California Office of Public School Construction and several "feature projects" that illustrate recent school facility planning ideas and design s ...

HPCBS Element 6, Project 2.1.2: Energy Savings Estimates and Cost Benefit Calculations for High Performance Relocatable Classrooms: Final Report - Reports results of monitoring to develop reasonable energy performance and cost models for high performance relocatable classrooms across California climates. A key objective was t ...

Seismic Safety Inventory of California Public Schools - Reports on an inventory of California's K-12 schools that found 80 percent of California's kindergarten through 12th grade public school buildings meeting expected life safety perf ...

Bright Schools Program: Energy-Efficient Schools for a Brighter Future - Describes the California Energy Commission program to help California's schools become more energy efficient. This program provides such services as identifying cost-effective ener ...

Transforming Our Schools, Building for Student Success: San Lorenzo Unified School District - This two-part report presents the organizational and developmental process behind the San Lorenzo Unified School District's school strategic planning initiative created to transfor ...

To Build a Better School - This report presents findings and recommendations of the Little Hoover Commission regarding California's efforts to provide schools that are economically built, adequate, safe, and ...

Guidebook to the School Facility Program - "This guidebook assists California school districts in applying for and obtaining ""grant"" funds for new construction and modernization projects of its public schools under the pr ...

California Guide to School Site Analysis and Development 2000 - A guide which establishes standards for school sites. ...

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