Strategic Growth Plan - Bond Accountability

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Office of Public School Construction: Strategic Plan: Bond Accountability

CORE VALUES

    Customer Focus:

    • We effectively process applications to get quality schools built
    • We work with our customers to deliver the highest quality schools
    • Transparent reporting of all school bond funding authorizations
    • We strive to communicate effectively
    • We are approachable
    • We are solution oriented
    • We value professionalism – in dealing with internal and external customers

    Integrity:

    • We maintain our credibility
    • We maintain our integrity
    • We strive for consistency and equity
    • We are accountable to California taxpayers

CORE PURPOSE

  • To help school districts house California’s school children in the most educational and environmentally friendly facility possible
  • To provide equitable and efficient distribution of funding to build schools in California
  • To improve the educational environment of California’s children
  • To provide efficient, equitable, and quality school facility assistance to all public K-12 school districts
  • Policy Role needs a consistent Administration/OPSC perspective on educational issues.

VISION

    Be the model for providing funding for School Facilities in the U.S.


STRATEGIC GOALS FOR BOND ACCOUNTABILITY:

I.     ENSURE BOND AND PROGRAM ACCOUNTABILITY

To further previous bond accountability pursuits and pursuant to Executive Order S-02-07, the OPSC will aggressively address changes to preexisting web pages to ensure conformance to the Executive Order and data reporting requirements in association with Front-End, In-Progress and Follow-Up (audit) bond accountability. To accomplish this goal the following strategic steps will need to be taken in 2007:

  1. Refine OPSC’s previous Capital Outlay report to incorporate Executive Order S-02-07 requirements.
  2. Develop Prototype OPSC website by 2/26/07
  3. Submit three phase (Front-End, In-Progress and Follow-Up (audit) bond accountability plan to the Department of Finance by 3/1/07 for approval.
  4. Initial launch of bond accountability website by 3/1/07
  5. Second phase of bond accountability website to be launched by 7/1/07(search capabililities and increased toolbar functioning).
  6. Final phase of the bond accountability website to be launched by 1/1/08(fully functional website).

II.     FINALIZE AND IMPLEMENT ALL OF THE PROGRAMS AUTHORIZED BY PROPOSITION 1D

To ensure timely delivery of additional school facility program information authorized by Proposition 1D, the OPSC will act quickly to design and launch new automated Proposition 1D programs to facilitate efficient accountability of bond funds. The new automation program goals include:

  1. Launch of new High Performance Incentive Program by 7/01/07
  2. Launch of new Seismic Program by 10/07/07
  3. Launch of new Career Technical Education Program by 1/01/08
  4. Launch of new Overcrowded Relief Grant Program by 2/01/08

III.     OPSC READINESS FOR 2008 STATE GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND

The OPSC will effectively influence the shape of the next bond and develop a comprehensive plan to facilitate implementation of the bonds new programs and workload needs. To accomplish this goal the following will need to occur:

  1. Provide timely and accurate data as necessary to the legislature and administration prior to the bond.
  2. Endeavor to determine the fiscal and program needs to be addressed in the bond.
  3. Assist in the development of new Bond language by determining the need for new programs or modifications to programs.
  4. Assess all resource and staffing needs required to analyze, create and implement new programs directed in the bond.
  5. Assess all resource and staffing needs to manage current programs that receive significant cash inflows with the new bond.
  6. Develop training plans for the new programs as appropriate.
  7. Assessment and plan to facilitate all necessary bond functions as a result of passage of the bond (i.e. Development of new and revised programs, bond implementation timeline; SAB Implementation Committee discussion items: SAB item including recommendations for the disposition of bond funds; A plan of action for the State School Building Finance Committee and Pooled Money Investment Board, etc.)
  8. Develop conference/workshop materials to disseminate information about the new bond. Develop a strategy and OPSC action plan in the event that the 2008 bond does not pass.