K-12 Schools

Our mission is planning and financing better facilities for California’s students. Today we serve over 140 districts with K-12 and community college services that include the planning of facilities, the design and implementation of local facility financing and election programs, the provision of financial advisory services, and the execution of program management and implementation services.

Facilities Planning

Some of the largest investments that a community makes are for schools. Modernizing existing facilities or constructing new schools is resource and time intensive. To be effective requires a dialogue with stakeholders, an easy to follow and transparent process, and a genuine commitment to improving the education students receive. Planning is not only an outcome, but a process that must be embraced. Our services are state of the art and comprehensive.

Technology Integration

Technology has dramatically changed the environment in which today’s students will compete in an increasingly digitized world.  Pioneering school districts are taking steps to transform the classroom into an interactive learning environment that facilitates engaged and collaborative learning while preparing students for a workforce in which technology is ubiquitous. Recent technological innovations and a new generation of mobile devices deepen the importance of using “one-to-one” computing.  Providing students, teachers, administrators, and parents 24x7x360° access to digital resources, assignments, and assessments can facilitate a collaborative learning environment that encourages critical thinking skills necessary for future success.

Financial Advisory

General obligation bonds, certificates of participation (COP), bond anticipation notes (BAN), leases, Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZABs), Clean & Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs), Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCBs), and refunding bonds are all options by which we have successfully funded school improvements. Their use and requirements, however, should be carefully thought-out. When it is time to issue your bonds, our scope of work is comprehensive and transparent when compared to others. Our job is to manage the process and to deliver the required funding within the parameters you anticipate and set.

Bond Election Services

Having won over 200 G.O. bond measures, our strategy is simple. We use extensive data analysis and professional and volunteer resources to identify your supporters and educate voters about your measure. We reinforce supporters with direct mail, targeted phone calls, and specific methods to ease the act of voting. Our goal is to make sure your supporters vote and allow you to concentrate on meeting your educational goals.

State Aid

Since 1987, CFW has been assisting school districts in obtaining State aid to meet their facility needs. Today, the State offers a variety of programs to assist in the modernization and new construction of school facilities. Each has its own program and financial requirements which are periodically subject to modification. To be effective, a district must establish program eligibility, develop a strategy to maximize program benefits, submit all required applications and reviews, and comply with close-out requirements. CFW provides a complete set of State aid procurement services.

Program Administration

A successful capital plan and implementation program requires leadership, a well managed team, and an integrated approach. The team typically consists of staff and required professionals, architects, engineers, and contractors working together in a transparent manner to coordinate and manage assigned responsibilities and timelines. Our goal is to be your owner’s representative and design and manage the project delivery program per your budget, timeline and specification.