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INDUSTRY/ ASSOCIATION EVENT

2019 CASH 40th Annual Conference

Sacramento Convention Center — February 25 - February 27
INDUSTRY/ ASSOCIATION EVENT

Sacramento Convention Center — February 25 - February 27

The Annual Conference on School Facilities, is CASH’s largest annual event and draws more than 1,500 school facility professionals to Sacramento.  The Conference is filled with new ideas, a wealth of information on a myriad of school facility topics, and opportunities for networking and camaraderie. The Annual Conference provides educational opportunities for all tiers of school facility professionals.

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DWK Speaking Schedule

1-2-3, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF DEVELOPER FEES
Monday, February 25, 2019 (2:15 pm – 3:45 pm)

Karina Samaniego, Special Counsel, et al.

This workshop will start with a general discussion on school impact fees and other ways to mitigate impacts from construction, including useful terms and parameters for your mitigation agreements. The panel will discuss unique enrollment and community situations and how they may affect the school district’s manner in how they approach mitigation and impacts to
school facilities. We will look into ways to use the fee statutes to benefit a district, as well as touch on community facilities districts and how to implement them to meet the district’s needs.


THE TOP 10 WAYS TO SAVE YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Monday, February 25, 2019 (4:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Mark Kelley, Shareholder
Lauren Charneski, Special Counsel

A fully updated and revised version of one of the top-rated and best-attended Annual Conference workshops ever. No fewer than three current and former CASH Board members will join other experienced construction professionals to give you clear and unbiased advice on the ten best ways you can keep your program out of trouble; fix major problems that may arise; and deal with
the very worst scenarios you may encounter. District, consultant, builder, and legal viewpoints, without hidden agendas, will give you true life examples of what works (and what doesn’t!), in an engaging, fast-paced format.


IN THE KNOW: RECENT CHANGES TO THE LAW
Monday, February 25, 2019 (4:00 pm -5:30 pm)

Jessika Johnson, Shareholder (panelist)

Current developments in the law profoundly impact the choices available to school districts in their planning, financing and constructing/modernizing school facilities. This workshop is designed to inform participants about the most recent legal developments in the law and how they impact school facilities.

A multi-firm legal panel will present and discuss significant recent changes in laws that impact school district financing and construction, and will highlight short-term effects of these changes. Q&A with the audience will provide the opportunity to explore important legal issues impacting your district.


LEASE-LEASEBACK MADE EASY: PRACTICAL TIPS FROM PROCUREMENT TO COMPLETION
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (8:30 am – 9:15 am)

Reid Shannon, Special Counsel

This roundtable will cover lease-leaseback project delivery from start-to-finish, with lessons learned, answers to common questions, and suggestions to simplify the process along the way.


PROCURING MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (2:30 pm – 3:15 pm)

Deidree Sakai, Shareholder, et al.

This roundtable will discuss the different statutory requirements for maintenance contracts versus other construction contracts, including bid and reporting thresholds. We will also share tips for common purchases related to maintenance projects and situations where bid alternatives may be considered.


SCHOOL SITE ACQUISITIONS: LAND BANKING AND HOW TO PLAN FOR FUTURE USES
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (3:15 pm – 4:00 pm)

Karina Samaniego, Special Counsel, et al.

A discussion on how to take advantage of the real property market now, but preserving the district’s flexibility on usage of its properties for school and non-school purposes.


FURNISHING YOUR CLASSROOMS
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (9:00 am – 9:45 pm)

Lauren Charneski, Special Counsel

Schools need furniture, whether it’s for a brand new facility, to supplement existing items, or to standardize your stock. This interactive discussion will cover furniture procurement requirements (including how to avoid common mistakes!). We will also discuss different procurement approaches districts may want to consider based on your particular goals and needs.


BID PROTEST BOOTCAMP: TIPS & TRICKS FROM THE TRENCHES
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (10:45 am – 11:30 am)

Rachel Brilliant, Special Counsel

This interactive discussion will focus on effective methods for responding to bid protests. Particular attention will be paid to developing an understanding of permissive and mandatory prequalification of contractors and subcontractors as these areas are fertile grounds for bid protests.