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March 8, 2019
Conference Speaker Highlights. 12:00-1:30pm  
Ricardo Cano
K-12 Education Reporter,
Ricardo Cano comes from the Arizona Republic, where he spent three years as the education reporter. There he covered breaking news and produced enterprise reporting, explanatory videos and data-driven features. Cano has been a finalist for three awards, a Livingston Award for Young Journalists honoring outstanding achievement by professionals under the age of 35, an Education Writers Association award for data journalism and two consecutive Arizona Press Club awards for public service journalism. Cano's stories at the Arizona Republic included a data-driven report on how Arizona has been hiring unqualified teachers and another data series uncovering an alarming percentage of unsafe school buses.

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8th Annual CaLBOC Conference
March 25, 2019 - Monday   
Conference Schedule:
9:30-10:00: Registration and Refreshments

10:00-10:15: Welcome and Self - Introductions of Conference Participants . Michael Turnipseed, CaLBOC President and  
Executive Director, KernTax
10:15-11:00: State View of Accountability Issues with Respect to School Facilities  Presented by State Treasurer Fiona Ma
11:00-11:15: Networking Break
11:15-12:00: Accountability to Students and Community: School Facility Funding in California - 10 Year Perspective.
Presented by Jeff Vincent, UC Berkeley
12:00-1:30: Lunch and Luncheon Presentation.
How an Investigative Journalist Holds Government Accountable. Perspectives from an Education Reporter
Presented by Ricardo Cano, CaLMatters
1:30-2:00: Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000 - What the Research Says Was AccomplishedPresented by CaLBOC Board Members.
Carolyn Cavecche, Orange County Taxpayers Association and Mark Fulmer, Visalia Unified School District Bond Oversight Committee
2:00-2:45: Accountability at the Local Level
Mother Lode Union School District
   - Lisa Donaldson, Chief Business Official, San Juan USD
   - Frank Carmada, Assistant Superintendent and
CaLBOC Board Member David Wolfe, CBOC Member
2:45-3:00: Closing Remarks.  Michael Turnipseed, CaLBOC President and Executive Director, KernTax
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Conference Speaker: Ricardo Cano, Education Reporter
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- Farmington CBOC Pans
Facility Options
- California's $83 Billion
of Bond Debt

- Alum Rock Building Lagged
- CaLBOC Business Plan  
- Alum Rock Manger Sought Secret Deal on Bids
- San Ysidro Trying to Recover Funds from Ex-Superintendent 
- School Bond Secrecy Lobby 
- CBOC Says West Contra Costa District is Mismanaging Bonds

- Alum Rock CBOC Bylaws  
- Bond Legislation Update  
- Watchdog Blasts Pasadena Unified    
Mission Statement 

To promote school district accountability by improving the training and resources available to California's Proposition 39 School Bond Oversight Committees and educating the state legislature, local school boards and the public about the oversight and reporting powers these Citizens' Bond Oversight Committees (CBOCs) have, and to advocate on a state level, where appropriate, on issues of common concern to all CBOCs.

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