February 13, 2018 / Published in Education, Workforce Housing
Housing costs have pinched California’s public school teachers for years. But the public perception is that college professors have it much better. That’s only partially true. A 2015 report by the UC Berkeley Center for Public Relations found that 25 percent of part-time college faculty and their families are enrolled in at least one of
California state lawmakers have been working hard to address the affordable housing crisis and propose legislation to help educators live in the communities they serve — and on Thursday, Oct. 12, their hard work paid off. Gov. Jerry Brown approved an assembly bill designed to empower school districts to use school property in new ways. Under the new bill,
Amid ongoing efforts to meet school budget needs and safely house students, a bill that reinstates charter schools’ priority in the purchase of surplus public school district property has stalled in the California Legislature. What Happened On July 1, 2016, the California education code provision relating to school facilities, surplus real property and charter schools quietly expired. From
The California Legislature knows the state has an affordable housing crisis. Lawmakers have proposed more than 100 bills to address the affordable housing shortage, including four bills that specifically target teacher and school staff housing. Recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers, librarians, coaches and other school staff who support students is critical to a healthy community
June 23, 2017 / Published in Education
Every small business owner makes thousands of decisions every year, from who to hire to how to implement policies and procedures. Often, one decision can have a powerful, far-reaching impact. If you own a preschool, where you run your business and the image it has within the public matters. Whether you’re looking to expand or
Teachers put their heart and soul into teaching, and at DCG, we put teachers at the heart of everything we do. Because of teachers, our students — and our communities — succeed. Parents, principals, administrators, businesses and governments have a responsibility to invest in the people who change the lives of children every day because
Just when you thought you couldn’t be surprised by housing costs in the Bay Area, a new study says even doctors can’t afford more than half the homes in San Francisco. The median price for a home in San Francisco now tops $1.2 million. This is completely out of reach for most people but especially
DCG team members participated in the 5th annual Pleasanton Run for Education on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Pleasanton Run for Education is an annual event held by the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation (PPIE). PPIE is a non-profit, 501(c)3 foundation that supports all schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District. Since 1987, PPIE has
April 17, 2017 / Published in Education
It’s time to clean up your school real estate. Reviewing, renewing and revising your property assets before the school year ends can not only help you save money but also find new revenue sources. Not sure where to start? Here are six ideas to get you started. Review Your Facilities Master Plan Look for surplus
School districts’ fight against rising housing costs and teacher turnover could find a solution in Assemblymember Tony Thurmond’s (D-Richmond) proposed legislation. His bill would provide financial assistance to school districts to help fund the pre-development and development of housing for school employees, including teachers and classified employees. As Thurmond explained, “When educators are forced to
February 28, 2017 / Published in Education
Congratulations to all the California Public School Districts named in the top 100 by Niche.com! This rigorous methodology incorporated U.S. Department of Education data and student and parent reviews across the State so districts should be very excited to see the recognition of their priorities and mission – ensuring students have the education they need
School districts across California received good news in September 2016 when Governor Brown signed into law SB-1413 “School Districts (Employee Housing).” Authored by State Senator Mark Leno, SB-1413 offers an innovative opportunity to ease a debilitating problem. SB-1413 bypasses many of the restrictive development regulations and authorizes school districts to establish and implement creative housing options for