By Tova Corman, Executive Director Facilities Development and Planning, Long Beach USD and SFLA Graduate and Julie Strauss, School Facility Specialist, HMC Architects/School Advisors and SFLA Graduate

The School Facilities Leadership Academy (SFLA) is an intensive 10-month program sponsored by the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) and the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) that trains school facility leaders. Class members include superintendents, chief business officials, facility planners, directors of maintenance, operations, and transportation, architects and construction managers. They are teamed together to build relationships, share experiences, learn from each other and see each other as future resources. In addition, each candidate is paired with an industry leader who mentors and guides the student throughout the academy.

>>Read the full article in the latest issue of School News here

>>For information on the next cohort, check out the C.A.S.H. website here