On May 1, 2015, we saw a very successful SB 447 presentation before the Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Capital Construction. Presenters included: Brian Reeder (Oregon Dept. of Education) who provided a succinct overview of SB 447; A group of superintendents and school board members who submitted a clearly persuasive testimony; SB 540 Task […]
Senate Bill 447 was one of the first filed this session thanks to its Chief Sponsors, Senator Richard Devlin and Representative Shemia Fagan. The Title and Summary is below. Here’s a link to the Legislature’s website for the full test. Plus, attached are “cliff notes” of the bill content. Bill Title: Relating to funding for capital […]
Come hear about and discuss the new legislation that creates a 2nd bucket of funding for schools. Help launch the game-changing legislation for Oregon school buildings on Friday, January 9th, 7:30 – 9AM! Mark your calendar (or online register here), here’s a flyer to share! This Issue Breakfast will feature: Moderator Superintendent Mike Scott. Hillsboro School […]
The Center conducted two opinion polls recently on Facility Funding and Programs: First poll was completed at last Thursday’s Metro Area Issue Breakfast with about 70 ballots from businesses, community and education leaders in attendance. The second poll was sent Statewide in a similar timeframe to school districts in each of 5 regions. We received […]
We’ve been working towards this point for 5 years, which is matching funds and technical assistance to assure healthy, safe and quality learning environments for every student in Oregon. Mark your calendar (or online register here) and help catch Oregon up with the rest of the country! Thursday, June 5th 7:30am – 9am at NW […]
Upcoming Task Force Meeting is on Tuesday, May 13th from 9am – 2pm at Piper Jaffray/Seattle Northwest Securities. 1300 SW 5th Ave. #3650 Portland, OR 97201 Here is the Task Force May13 agenda and for more information, click here!
During the Spring Workshops and Round Tables trainers and participants discussed topics pertaining to their district’s regional priorities, as well as the Senate Bill 447 (information on this bill can be found here). Resources for all of the workshops can be found below. SOUTHERN OREGON WORKSHOP ◦ CISF & SB540 ◦ Senate Bill 447 ◦ […]
LONG RANGE PLANNING + CLASSROOM DESIGN MARCH 19 | starts h. 10AM – 3PM On Thursday, March 19th, there will be two Workshops and a Regional Round Table discussion on Senate Bill 447 and how grants and matching dollars will work. All three sessions are from 10am to 3pm. Register and/or pay online here to […]
LONG RANGE PLANNING + CLASSROOM DESIGN MARCH 13 | starts h. 10AM – 3PM On Friday, March 13th, there will be two Workshops and a Regional Round Table discussion on Senate Bill 447 and how grants and matching dollars will work. All three sessions are from 10am to 3pm. Register and/or pay online here to […]
On November 21st, Metro Area Workshop + Round Table participants brought a broad range of perspectives to the discussion throughout the day. The topics included: Evolving School Security & Safety Plans Proposed Office of School Facilities: Grants & Programs 21st Century Classrooms & Best Practices from U of O Learn Lab If you missed the […]
On November 6th, Mid-Valley and Coast Workshop + Round Table participants brought a broad range of perspectives to the discussion throughout the day. The topics included: Technology Assessment, Planning and Grants Proposed Office of School Facilities: Grants and Programs Maximizing Roof Life Through Regular Maintenance If you missed the Round Table session or would like […]
IT TECHNOLOGY & ROOF MAINTENANCE 6 NOV | STARTS H. 10AM – 3:30PM One morning workshop, one afternoon workshop and a Regional Round Table on the new legislation for K-12 matching and planning grants are set for Thursday, November 6th starting at 10am to 3:30pm. Download the Workshop Flyer or the Regional Round Table Flyer for more […]
Two informative materials from Spring 2015 Eastern Oregon Workshop on Risk Management and Outdoor Spaces pertaining to learning facilities are attached here. PACE (Property and Casualty Coverage and Education): Hazards in Schools and Solutions for Safety and Health Landscape Structures: A Higher Level of Inclusive Play – Ideas for Better Playgrounds. For All.
“Most planners would agree: Communities would benefit if cities and schools were true collaborators.” In the October 2014 issues of Planning, from www.planning.org, discussed School Support: Making a case for better site design. By Christopher Tramulola and Peter Gisolfi. To read the article, click here.
School districts starting the building retrofit process should check out EPA’s downloadable guide at www.epa.gov/iaq/school/energy_savings_plus_health. They can also get connected to The National IAQ Schools Network. It is comprised of schools from across the country collaborating to create healthy indoor environments in school nationwide. To learn more about this network and get free resources visit […]
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Check out Wedbush’s May 2014 eNewsletter: Review of Practices & Policies for Capital Projects. If your District is planning for a ballot measure, there are some key points to consider like professional assistance, public outreach, and voters. Read more about it here!
FRIDAY, MAY 16TH, 10AM – 11AM ROOF MAINTENANCE: SEMI-ANNUAL CHECKLIST Webinar Summary Roof Maintenance — The group decided that an all-day session would be half on roof design and specifications and the second half on maintenance. The October workshop will focus on the 2nd topic of “maintenance” and cover both basic maintenance and fixes for […]