About Us


The School Energy Coalition (SEC) seeks to present new ideas that work to provide a healthier learning environment for California’s students while lowering school spending on energy and water.  Our membership consists of school districts (large and small), community colleges and representatives from the private sector who specialize in energy and water efficiency and renewable energy.  Membership provides access to legislative information, educational forums and legislative summits that allow schools seeking to learn more about general fund savings through energy and water efficiency and renewable projects with networking opportunities.

SEC was started in February 2011 by a small group of K-12 public schools interested in utility bill savings through energy efficiency and renewable installations. In 2012 and 2013 the SEC organization was instrumental in shaping the K-14 focus of the Proposition 39 program that was passed by California voters and is now providing millions of dollars in energy efficiency and renewable energy funding for local education agencies (LEAs) and community colleges statewide. Since that time our membership has grown and now includes school districts, county offices of education and community colleges in every corner of the state. 

Join us.  SEC continues to work tirelessly to ensure that schools have a voice before the State and Legislature and to address legislative and regulatory actions being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the Division of the State Architect (DSA), the Department of Water Resources and the Air Resources Board (ARB).  We advocate for programmatic and budgetary opportunities for school energy and water projects, along with technical assistance and training for schools that are seeking to become more efficient and to avail themselves of renewable sources. 


SEC Executive Committee

Janet Dixon, Chair
Temecula Valley USD

Lindsey Danner

Grossmont Un. HSD

Dale McCurry
Fullerton Joint Union HSD

Ken Mueller

Riverside USD

Gabriel Sherman

Ukiah USD

Rick Brown
TerraVerde Energy

Elliot Feldman

Schneider Electric

Aaron Jobson, Founder and Vice Chair
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

Bill McGuire, Founder and At-Large Member
Retired Twin Rivers USD

SEC Founding Board Members

SEC Associate Members


Dave Walrath is the Executive Director and Legislative Advocate  

Nancy Chaires Espinoza, Legislative Advocate

Ian Padilla, Legislative Advocate

Aileen Dalen

1303 J Street, Suite 520, Sacramento, CA 95814

Voice: 916.441.3300 Fax: 916.441.3893



Membership Application

 Local Education Agencies (includes Districts, COEs, Community Colleges) ……… $260 per year

 Small School Districts (fewer than 2500 ADA & Charter Schools) ...................$105 per year
 Businesses/Associates …………………………………….....................………………………… $780 per year

                             School Energy Coalition  | 1303 J Street, Suite 520 | Sacramento, CA 95814
                             Tel: 916.441.3300 | Fax: 916.441.3893 | Email: adalen@m-w-h.com
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