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  • Bond Financing Best Practices and Strategies-September 21, 2016

    Lori Raineri from Government Financial Strategies, Inc. delivered an informative presentation on school district bond financing that included a statewide view of school bonds, Problem Prevention,  and some great examples of results for a "Best Practices" School District. Please visit our website to view the presentation, video and handouts of this presentation.


    When school districts ask their communities to invest in schools through school bonds, they're entrusted with navigating the complex world of bonded indebtedness.  Bond counsel, Financial Advisors and Bond Underwriters help to navigate and manage this complicated process.  The Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) recommends third party reviews for all district bond financing.  MCOE provides this service, free of charge, to all Marin County School Districts through the use of a third party vendor. For more information, please contact Terena Mares, Deputy Superintendent at or at 415-499-5805.


    Here is what attendees had to say about the Bond Financing Best Practices presentation:

    "Lori took the mystery and complexity out of Bond Financing and provided the tips and tools necessary to ask the right questions and focus on the right areas.  She provided valuable insight to any school district that is currently managing a bond or planning to manage one in the future. Lori presents the perspective of a financial analyst, a board member and a neighbor. She understands what all of our constituents need." 

    Rachel Kertz, President, San Rafael City Schools, Board  of Education


    "I’ve attended a number of presentations and workshops over the years regarding school bond financing.  Hands down this was the most informative, practical and dare I say it, entertaining, of them all!”

    Rick E. Bagley, Ed.D., Superintendent, Ross Valley School District