Finding Funding for Facilities
2012 Facility Funding Guide
An in-depth guide to statewide funding sources for school construction and facility retrofits, including grants, loans, etc.
Kelly School Case Study
A CISF Site Panel report concerning the effect of community-school-business partnerships on Kelly Elementary School in Southeast Portland.
Closing America's Infrastructure Gap
A Deloitte Research study concerning public-private partnerships and how they can address infrastructure gaps.
Joint-Use of Public Schools: A framework for a new social contract
Facilities Financing: Monetizing Education's Untapped Resource
Like most everyone, schools have been forced to tighten their belts to survive in today's economic downturn…However, the enormous costs and burdens of outmoded facilities arrangements represent an immense opportunity for the nation's school systems....Read More
How-To Guide for School-Business Partnerships
A reference from the Council for Corporate & School Partnerships designed to guide organizations through partnership programs.
School Facility Partnerships
An overview of motives behind partnerships, the factors that contribute to their success, and the opportunities they present.
Your guide to industry standards.
CISF Real Property Disposition Best Practices Guide
The decision to close a school is difficult at best. The question of how to best handle the sale or lease of a property so that it supports both the district and the community has few simple answers. The Best Practices Guide has been developed to assist Oregon school districts in the school closure decision making and disposition processes and will hopefully make them easier. Read more...
Medford Case Study
What do you do with a tired old high school? In our latest case study, we look at Medford School Districts' evolutionary process when reinventing an old facility. From the approach to the lessons learned, we hear from school district officials on how it worked.
Guide for Oregon Schools
A resource for school administrators from Oregon Department of Energy, Energy Trust of Oregon, Solar 4R Schools and public utilities.
Energy-Saving Solutions Earn High Marks
Public and private schools invest in energy efficiency.
Joint Use Calculator
An Excel calculator designed to allow districts to calculate their actual, real, and complete cost of providing space for non-school use.
State Capital Spending on PK-12 School Facilities
This study, authored by the 21st Century School Fund, with support from the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, examined the state capital outlay funding for elementary and secondary public education facility construction and modernization.
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Energy Trust of Oregon
Loans, Bonds, Auditing
Energy Trust of Oregon