Video testimonial from Chaffey Joint Union High School District
In this short video, Don Bertucci, former Assistant Superintendent of Business, and Mike Harrison, Director of Operations and Planning at Chaffey Joint Union High School District explain how the KeyAnalytics team and their platform, CFS InternetAccess, helped the District manage its $850+ million Bond program.
Retired Assistant Superintendent of Business Services & Operations
Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
“CFS InternetAccess is a powerful information management tool that combined with the helpful support from CFS’ staff gives Belmont-Redwood Shores School District the critical information and insight to monitor and manage our Bond and Facility Programs. We also use the InternetAccess system to produce reports for the Citizens Oversight Committee, our Board, our auditors and OPSC. CFS InternetAccess allows us to quickly “slice and dice” data at almost any level creating the flexibility needed to quickly produce the reports we need to run our Program and answer questions that come up during the construction process. California Financial Services provides excellent support and professional compliance services that give us confidence that our data is accurate, our questions will be answered promptly and that our bond reporting obligations are up to date and complete. Our Citizen’s Oversight Committee and auditors are very pleased with the reports they receive. CFS InternetAccess is the best investment we made to help us organize and manage our facility program information and required State funding and bond compliance needs.”
“The Manteca Unified School District has used CFS InternetAccess (KeyAnalytics) for several years to assist the District in tracking the large volume of facility projects, multitude of funding sources and ensuring all compliance requirements are maintained. CFS InternetAccess provides customized reports to meet the varying needs of the District including reports to the school board, citizens’ oversight committee, auditors, bank trustee, and other consultants. Data is easily uploaded from our District fiscal system and cash balances are reconciled for all of our Capital Facility Funds. CFS InternetAccess is a very flexible system and easily allows a District’s data to be customized by the District end-user in multiple ways to provide exactly what the user needs.”
CBO, Senior Director of Business Services
Associate Superintendent of Business & Operations
East Side Union High School District
“Prior to being introduced to CFS InternetAccess, East Side Union High School District had depended on our bond program management consultant to provide monthly financial updates and reporting for our bond program. We have a large, complex bond program which encompasses 5 bonds, over 300+ projects, and a budget totaling more than $500 million in expenses. The consultant’s financial management software was not compatible with the district’s financial system and required someone to manually enter transactions into the consultant’s financial management system. As one might imagine, this type of manual process was a recipe for errors. This was confirmed once the district had a comprehensive audit of our bond program completed. As a result of the audit, we were compelled to find a better and more efficient system to track, monitor, and update our bond capital projects. We started to compare systems and we came across CFS InternetAccess. CFS InternetAccess was a great solution for our district because their system was compatible with our financial software and we were able to just download our QSS financial information into their software and produce wonderful reports. The CFS system allows for full reconciliations of all components by fiscal year (Cash, Total expenditures, Current Liabilities, Encumbrances). CFS went above and beyond for our district and we were also able to reconcile bond expenditures for the prior 6 years. The CFS InternetAccess financial software is a winner and will definitely bring more credibility and accuracy into your process. Your Bond Oversight Committee and other stakeholders will love your financial reports.”
“With KeyAnalytics, the John Swett Unified School District was able to quickly bring the district’s facility project tracking up to date and reconcile the Capital Facility cash balances. KeyAnalytics is a strategic, comprehensive and flexible system that allows projects to be tracked across a myriad of revenue sources over multiple years on a cumulative basis.
This system provides the essential tools necessary for proper capital facility planning and funding management to effectively address changing project priorities and budgets, and enables the District to meet all their compliance requirements with Federal, State and Local Bond Oversight Reporting. This is the most comprehensive package in the industry, with the most affordable cost for most projects. “
Retired CBO President – Disario and Associates
Former Fiscal Advisor/CBO to John Swett Unified School District
Chief Business Officer
Yuba Community College
“For the past 10 years, Yuba Community College District has had a very large Capital Facility Program primarily funded from local General Obligation Bonds and State Capital Outlay Funds. Unfortunately, the District’s fiscal system, like most K-14 fiscal systems, is extremely limited in its ability to produce adequate reports for operational management, Board summary reports and our Citizens’ Oversight Committee (COC). Consequently, we struggled to properly track and monitor facility projects across multiple years and funding sources, resulting in a major burden on staff time related solely to our capital program. We hired California Financial Services because they offer a full range of KeyAnalytics services that includes ongoing Operational and Bond Compliance Services provided by professional, experienced support staff for a great value. In addition to a cross section of professionals skilled in accounting, administration and school finance, KeyAnalytics features the CFS InternetAccess platform, a very comprehensive and flexible system that successfully allowed the District to track and report project expenditures across unlimited fiscal years and funding sources. We found this system to be a robust, web-based database that finally gave us the ability to upload and reconcile nine years of prior fiscal years data, tracking 96 projects with total expenditures in the amount of approximately $185 million.
CFS InternetAccess has great reporting tools to assist the District in complying with Federal, State and Local reporting requirements, including providing our COC with highly credible reports that could be customized to the level of detail required for the oversight process. The system also would be very useful to districts starting a capital program who want to use it for long-term strategic planning. In short, KeyAnalytics allowed our District to track project activity including budgets, contracts, purchase orders, changes orders, expenditures and liabilities by funding source on a cumulative or fiscal year basis to successfully enable the District to monitor its Capital Facility Funding Programs. I would highly recommend KeyAnalytics and the CFS InternetAccess platform to my colleagues in other Community College and K-12 Districts. We will definitely continue using the system for all our future projects.”
"The Sonora Union High School District hired California Financial Services to ensure our G.O. Bonds were properly tracked and to maintain compliance with the various regulatory agencies and our Bond Oversight Committee, utilizing their KeyAnalytics services. KeyAnalytics features the CFS InternetAccess platform, the most complete web-based compliance monitoring and project tracking and reporting software tool in the industry. The system is very comprehensive and flexible, and successfully allowed the District to track and report project expenditures across unlimited fiscal years and funding sources from exported files from our fiscal system. CFS’ KeyAnalytics staff enhances the effectiveness of District staff’s efforts to manage bond compliance and transparency as well as enhance credibility in reporting requirements.
CFS InternetAccess has great reporting tools to assist the District in complying with Federal, State and Local reporting requirements and allowed our District to track project activity including budgets, contracts, purchase orders, changes orders, expenditures and liabilities by funding source on a cumulative or fiscal year basis to successfully enable the District to monitor its Capital Facility Funding Programs. I would highly recommend KeyAnalytics and the CFS InternetAccess platform to my colleagues in other K-12 Districts."
Retired Chief Business Official
Sonora Union High School District
(209) 533-0423 Ext. 11