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.
Create effective online board meeting agendas through Agenda Online. This Web-based application allows you to develop and access board meeting information including agendas, supporting documents and minutes, from any computer that has Internet access. According to a return on investment study, Agenda Online clients report saving an average of 17 hours of staff time and $190 per regular board meeting in agenda printing and delivery costs. Learn more about what Agenda Online can do to save you time and money.
Attention2Attendance (A2A) is an early warning and attendance intervention system designed to increase learning time for students, improve site and parent relationships and remove administrative burden from staff.
The California School Boards Association has partnered with Bridg-it to bring members Bridg-it School, the first turnkey end-to-end safety solution that addresses the lifecycle of an incident from detection to resolution. Bridg-it School provides schools with a private digital platform to report and manage behavioral incidents and promote positive behavior and communication.
The CA 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.
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, 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.
CSBA helps districts and county offices of education build a strong foundation. Whether you need a sample board policy, information and analysis on a key education issue, or help updating your policies, CSBA is here to help.
The GASB Alternative Measurement Method (AMM) 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.
Comprehensive assistance for school districts in conducting Ed. Code trainings and maintaining the vital processes of the education mandate program. Good Governance assures both financial accountability and risk management so your district can secure a defensible position.
The HazMat program is a time-saving, paperless alternative method of complying with federal and state health and safety regulations for hazardous material information, use, transportation and storage for school districts and county offices of education. HazMat relieves you of the time consuming and expensive maintenance of (M)SDS binders, including frequent updating and distribution to school sites.
Manual Maintenance is a subscription service that provides policy updates and ongoing consulting and word processing services to districts and county offices of education with minimal investment of time and money.
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).
A unique workflow-driven software designed for school districts to realistically manage general education interventions.
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.
Policy Online combines two great services – Gamut™ Online and Manual Maintenance. This service allows your district or county office’s updated policy manual to be posted on GAMUT Online, and provides a link that can be used to allow public access to your manual.
Student centered services and medical care in the school-setting are pivotal to the student’s success. CSBA’s 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.
SI&A creates a SARC you can be proud of! The SARC is your chance to connect with your school community. SI&A will make sure your filings are not only compliant, but also attractive and able to clearly communicate your unique message.
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 35 years.