Facilities Executive Named Chair of Statewide Coalition
Alan Reising, business services administrator for the Long Beach Unified School District, has been appointed chair of the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), an organization that advocates for sustainable, reliable funding for school facilities across California.
CASH is the state's preeminent organization representing public and private facility professionals that support California’s TK-12 schools. Since its founding in 1978, the coalition’s advocacy work has helped secure more than $61 billion in funding for renovation and construction of school facilities. Reising was appointed CASH’s vice chair in 2021 and previously led the coalition’s urban school, legal advisory and annual conference planning committees. He also served as co-chair of the coalition’s school bond finance committee, which plays an instrumental role in passing statewide general obligation bonds.
Reising assumed his post as CASH’s board chairperson in February. In this role, Reising will steer the coalition’s overall operations and head a board that approves CASH’s position on legislative and regulatory issues.
“It’s an honor to lead an organization that helps students across the state access the safe and modern learning environments they need to succeed,” said Reising. “Funds are desperately needed to ensure schools can address critical needs.”
Reising was named LBUSD’s executive director of Facilities Development and Planning in 2016 after serving in leadership roles at major K-12 school districts, including the Los Angeles Unified School District. He was promoted to business services administrator in 2019, expanding his responsibilities to include maintenance and operation of schools districtwide. Under Reising’s leadership, the District passed two local bond measures totaling $3.2 billion and safely reopened classrooms after COVID-19 shut down in-person learning.