PROGRAM
This year-long, intensive program provides professional training to current and future school district facility leaders in areas including modernization, new construction and maintenance of the communitys public schools. The Academy begins with an institute in August 2007. Thereafter, classes are held on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, generally once a month. All classes are held at a location to be determined in close proximity to the Sacramento International Airport. The second cohort of the Academy will receive their diplomas during a graduation ceremony in June, 2008.

The Academy is distinguished by the following major elements:
  • Each participant is teamed with a mentor
  • Mentors frequently interact and evaluate participants progress
  • Participants develop and respond frequently to self and group assessments
  • Participants are expected to lead, assist, and follow within their selected teams
  • Frequent team and individual presentations are required
  • The Academy is limited to 25 applicants and 25 mentors
Attached is an application form to be completed and submitted by the applicant, and a nomination form to be completed by someone other than the applicant.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Sincerely,

Ted Rozzi, Chair
Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.)

Joel Montero, Chief Executive Officer
Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)
PURPOSE
California's current investment in public school facilities represents an acknowledgment of the key role buildings play in education as well as an enormous ongoing challenge in management and maintenance. A projected $25 billion in new facility construction and modernization over the next decade while providing an extraordinary opportunity just adds to the complexity facing the educators who are responsible for the states physical plant.

To fulfill the trust of Californias taxpayers and to meet the expectations of the states parents, teachers, and students, the C.A.S.H. School Facilities Leadership Academy was established to give tomorrows school facilities leaders the opportunity to learn from todays experts. The programs instructors are the unquestioned authorities on the subjects they teach. The program itself was designed and implemented by C.A.S.H. the states preeminent school facility organization, representing more than 1,500 school districts, architects, construction management firms, consultants and other school facility professionals. The scope of what needs to be learned is daunting, ranging from project bidding and construction management, to facility maintenance and repair, to school board and public relations. This knowledge must be fully understood not just conceptually, but practically, as well. The stakes involved in school facility administration are enormous. Graduates of the C.A.S.H. School Facilities Leadership Academy will be prepared to deliver exceptional services in school facilities management.

The C.A.S.H. School Facilities Leadership Academy, now accepting candidates for its second class, is a collaborative effort between Californias Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) and the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT). The leadership and members of C.A.S.H. are recognized for their expertise and talent in addressing school facility issues facing Californias school districts. FCMAT, as an independent state agency, has earned a statewide reputation for successful assistance in monitoring and maintaining the fiscal health of Californias school districts. C.A.S.H. and FCMAT are committed to the training and professional development of the graduates who will take their places among California school districts to provide extraordinary leadership and stewardship of public school resources.