School Facilities Capital Projects Webinar Series #2 : In the Beginning... School Facility Projects
Recorded On: 02/16/2022
Join OASBO, BASA, & OSBA for the second webinar in this six-part series. In the beginning stages of a school facilities project, the school administration and board must not only determine what is needed and best for the school district, but what the community needs and desires are as well. In this webinar, we will discuss the ability to ascertain the community’s opinions, and also discuss what school officials may, or may not do during a campaign for a bond levy. In addition, we will discuss the role of OFCC during these beginning stage processes, if any.
Other Webinars in the Series
School Construction Law - The Fundamentals - 2/15 at 12 p.m.
In this webinar, understand the basics on how to address your facility issues. Design-Build, Construction Manager-At-Risk, General, and Multiple Prime Contracting - these are just a few of the options available to school districts for procuring construction improvements and services. In this presentation, we will explore the fundamentals of each delivery method, how they differ, how to legally utilize them, and how to retain necessary professionals on your project.
School Construction-Capital Financing - Voted or Unvoted? Putting the Financing in Place for Your Facilities Project - 2/23 at 12 p.m.
This webinar will look at voted and unvoted options for financing your school facilities construction project, including the process of placing of voted bond levy or alternative levy on the ballot.
School Construction-Capital Financing: Understanding the Debt Issuance Process - 2/24 at 12 p.m.
This webinar will cover the debt issuance process once your school district’s financing has been decided, from passage of the authorizing legislation through the issuance of debt to the post-issuance compliance requirements.
School Construction: Construction Phase - Bonds & Insurance - 3/2 at 12 p.m.
Construction projects, by their nature, involve risk. It is critical that the school district properly manage that risk. This session will provide an overview of the multiple ways that a school district can manage risk on a construction project, including a review of key contract provisions, an overview of basic insurance concepts and types, an examination of typical insurance requirements for a construction project, and a discussion of construction bonds and the role of a surety on the project.
School Construction: Construction Phase - Project Administration - 3/6 at 12 p.m.
This presentation will provide an overview of a school district’s role in the administration of a construction project. At the onset, we will review the district’s role in the competitive bidding process and selection of a contractor and subcontractors. Next, we will discuss important documentation to safeguard the district in the mechanics’ lien process. Then, we will explore the district’s responsibilities in processing payments throughout the project, including the proper management of the retainage. Finally, we will detail the project close-out process, including issues that may arise and how to resolve them.
Squire Patton Boggs
Ryan Callender’s experience includes serving as bond counsel, counsel to credit enhancers, underwriters, trustees and public issuers in a variety of conventional and capital market public debt financings. Ryan is experienced in general obligation debt, revenue bond debt, tax increment financing, special assessments and certificates of participation. He also has experience with a variety of industrial development revenue bonds, housing revenue bonds, water and sewer revenue bonds, conduit financings and 501(c)(3) bonds.
Senior Attorney, Squire Patton Boggs
Matthew Sagone focuses his practice on construction and securities matters. He advises owners, including school districts, municipalities, counties and townships on construction projects. Early in his legal career, Matt served as an assistant attorney general in the Business and Government Regulation Section of the Office of the Attorney General of Ohio. His work included competitive bidding matters, construction real estate and personal services contracts, and litigating administrative and civil matters.