Quest for School Construction Funds Must Include Adaptable PMIS

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Next week, the Kahua team will be attending the 43rd Annual Conference on School Facilities hosted by CASH, the Coalition for Adequate School Housing. The coalition was created in 1978 and since then has worked to help California school districts promote, develop and support state and local funding for K-12 construction.

Just this week CASH Legislative Advocates testified before the California Senate Budget Committee Subcommittee on Education and requested $8 billion to fund necessary new construction. CASH members represent 93% of all California K-12 students, and Kahua is proud to be in partnership with many of these districts.

Recently Kahua announced new partnerships with four additional California Unified School Districts; Santa Clara, Pasadena, San Juan, and Clovis. Like K-12 partners all over the US, each of these districts moved away from older technology which no longer met the requirements of today’s complex business processes.

“We chose Kahua for Education for its modern platform, allowing us to use the PMIS (project management information system) the way we work and need to manage our capital programs across Santa Clara Unified School District,” said Larry Adams, SCUSD Director School Bond Projects. “From specific workflows to managing multiple sources of funds, spending and costs, we are confident we can deliver to our students and our community next generation learning environments, on time and on budget.”

For multiple CASH member districts, the Kahua team migrated data from their previous tool, creating a historical record that aids in future decision making. More importantly these districts chose to partner with Kahua to help future-proof their investment. Kahua is built on a low code application platform which allows anyone to author additions and improvements to the core set of business processes.

With frequently changing regulations from state and local code authorities, evolving political considerations and possible adjustments to funding sources and vehicles, it is important that the district’s PMIS can adapt easily and rapidly to accommodate changes in business processes. Traditional SaaS (Software as a Service) is unable to make these kinds of course corrections without exhausting and expensive efforts.

If you find yourself at CASH this week, be sure to come by the Kahua booth to learn more about how our many partners at CASH provide clear evidence of the kind of success that Kahua for Education enables for K-12 construction. If you are not attending but would like to learn more, check here or contact the Kahua team.


Nicholas Johnson
Nicholas Johnson
Nicholas Johnson is the Chief Evangelist for Kahua. He has over 40 years’ experience in the design and construction industry. He began his career as an electrical designer and drafter, that led to a role in construction IT, and then sales leadership in several leading construction project management software companies.