CSBA provides a wide range of affordable products and services to save school districts and county offices of education time and money - with a focus on maximizing efficiencies and trimming operating costs. A majority of products and services offered here are derived from partnerships formed through CSBA’s Business Development Department.
CSBA, in partnership with Maclean Health, offers the Air Purification and Safety Supplies service to provide specialized health and critical supplies to local educational agencies. The products include ventilation and air purification equipment, masks, sanitizing products, and much more.
The California School Cash Reserve Program helps guard against temporary cash flow shortages in a safe, cost-effective way by creating an additional cash reserve to the general fund. Participants issue Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) through a streamlined, pooled process. Learn more about our low borrowing costs, flexible use and repayment process, and easy, efficient administration today.
Covid-19 Tracing and Updates, in partnership with the COVID TRAKKER, is a software/hardware tool that can identify and inform people who may be infected and contagious, so they can take steps to protect themselves and protect others. This tech-enabled contact tracing tool is the missing link that will enable our society to safely open. We take the guesswork out of the critical open or shutdown decision process. COVID Trakker help keep students and teachers safe, eliminate front page outbreak publicity and reduce liabilities for organizations. The tool will work for ALL future COVID variants and all other infectious diseases.
The Crisis Communications program helps school leaders respond to urgent crisis situations arising at their schools with live counsel over the phone, custom content, and around-the-clock service. Learn more about how Crisis Communications can help you gather the facts, determine who you need to reach first and communicate quickly, accurately and effectively.
The Certificates of Participation Program provides funds for capital equipment or real property acquisitions and improvements. Finance construction, renovations, equipment, energy projects and more with fast and efficient financing.
CSBA has partnered with Nicole Anderson and Associates, LLC to provide the new Equity Network training. This program will help you gain awareness of and discuss educational and racial equity concepts that can help you become more effective in extending learning and expanding support for struggling students.
CSBA, in partnership with McPherson & Jacobson, L.L.C., offers Executive Search Service to provide districts and county offices of education with a streamlined process to meet their executive hiring needs. From identifying possible candidates, to the selection of a qualified superintendent, Executive Search Services offers an extensive and comprehensive process that guides the board through this critical time with ease and professionalism.
School districts can save their taxpayers money by refinancing their outstanding general obligation bonds into lower interest rates. However, many smaller refundings cannot be completed because high fixed costs of issuance carve too deeply into potential savings.
A comprehensive Facilities Master Plan is an essential element of a district’s planning process. The Facilities Master Plan provides the district with information regarding current and future needs for student housing, quality of the existing facilities, and facilities renovation and expansion requirements to support the district’s educational and programmatic goals. A Master Plan also assists a district in identifying funding needs for capital improvement and developing financing options.
Total School Solutions provides assistance with all aspects of the funding process from the initial establishment of eligibility to the closeout audit process.
Do you need an easier way to manage your district or county office of education's policies and meetings? CSBA's GAMUT is an easy-to-use software that allows governance teams to manage their meetings and policies online. Purchase the entire suite or select the module that best suits your governance team's needs.
The GASB 75 program helps districts and county offices that offer non-pension retirement benefits to comply with Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statements No. 74 and No. 75 at a fraction of the cost of a full actuarial valuation. If your public agency has less than 100 “plan members,” it may be eligible.
CSBA has partnered with R-Zero, a pioneering biosafety company dedicated to reducing the spread of infectious disease, to help create the safest, most hygienic spaces possible for students and staff as they return to in-person instruction. R-Zero’s hospital-grade UV-C disinfection system, Arc, is proven (via independent third-party lab testing) to destroy 99.99% of surface and airborne pathogens — including coronavirus, seasonal flu, staph and norovirus — in the average classroom in less than 7 minutes. A sustainable and eco-friendly disinfection solution, UV-C reduces chemical consumption and exposure. Arc is eligible for CARES Act, ESSER I and II funds and is currently enabling safety and restoring trust across more than 50 schools in California.
The OPEB Solutions Program is a full-service GASB-compliant, IRS-approved trust program designed to help you safely and securely set aside funds to address and lower your Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) liability. Prefunding into a qualified trust such as the OPEB Solutions Program is considered “best practice” by the Government Finance Officers Association, and is a powerful tool to diversify investments, earn a potentially higher rate of return than your general fund and ultimately lower your OPEB liability (per GASB 75).
Districts are mandated by law to adopt over 90 policies, and many others are necessary to ensure legal compliance. Due to the passage of hundreds of new laws every year, district policies can quickly become out-of-date. CSBA’s Policy Audit Program can help you make sure that your district’s policies accurately reflect current state and federal law.
Develop a robust and legally compliant policy manual through CSBA’s Policy Development Workshop. Let our policy consultants guide your district or county office of education through the process of developing a manual that addresses key issues and complies with state and federal mandates.
With the continuing risk of COVID-19 exposure, products such as protective acrylic barriers, info graphics, face shields and masks have become essential. Scanning physical documents creates a digital barrier that is equally essential in promoting a touch-less environment. This affords quick access to documents whether physically working in the office or remotely. The program provides LEAs with affordable, customizable options to support the safety of district staff, student and visitors alike.
Property Planning Solutions by DCG Strategies aims to help school leaders explore the ways in which their real estate assets can be leveraged to secure additional funding for district initiatives, equip students with the education and experiences they need to be successful, invest in deferred facilities maintenance and capital improvements, reduce cost and liability from holding closed or grossly underutilized sites, bolster general fund reserves and even attract new staff.
Student centered services and medical care in the school-setting are pivotal to the student’s success. Practi-Cal can assist your LEA in maintaining service compliance and maximizing your federal reimbursement. While in the care of your LEA, a student may receive focused educational and medical services coordinated to obtain desired outcomes. Practi-Cal’s innovations in recording and supporting student medical services sets us apart from other billing firms. The reason is, we do not see recording services as simply a method for billing, but rather a resource for practitioners to collaborate, coordinate, and make care accessible.
Total School Solutions provides a comprehensive compliant performance audit for Proposition 39 facilities program.
Redistricting Partners is a specialized redistricting firm with a strong commitment to the core principles of open and transparent public redistricting.
The air we breathe has become increasingly important, especially in our schools and workplaces. Since 2020, our team of academic and industrial engineers and clinicians has taken a deep dive into respiratory transmission chemistry, biology, and medicine. Attention to how respiratory aerosols disseminate, how secondary infection cases occur, and how proper infection control procedures reduce transmission risk is critical. We've delivered educational programs to dozens of audiences to help spread the word about steps to improve your air safety, quality, and cleanliness - whether for this pandemic or in preparation for the next.
Accidents happen. Are your students covered? To help our members best address the insurance related issues, CSBA has joined forces with California’s leading provider of student accident and sickness insurance. Myers-Stevens & Toohey is a full-service administrator based in Southern California that has worked closely with public K-12 schools for over 50 years.