CSBA Announces Support for School Facilities Bond
California School Boards Association
Newsletter | May 18, 2016
The California School Boards Association (CSBA) announced in its May 2016 newsletter that it has endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016. CSBA is the nonprofit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. With a membership of nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, CSBA brings together school governing boards, and administrators from districts and county offices of education to advocate for effective policies that advance the education and well-being of the state’s more than 6 million school-age children.
“The Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016”
CSBA Position: SUPPORT
Backed by the Coalition for Adequate School Housing and the California Building Industry Association, this state general obligation bond measure totals $9 billion, $7 billion of which would be devoted to K-12 education: $3 billion for new facilities construction, $3 billion for modernization needs and $500 million each for charter schools and career technical education.
Statement from CSBA President Chris Ungar: “CSBA supports a strong, ongoing partnership between the state and local education agencies for the construction and modernization of school facilities. This bond measure helps continue the state and local partnership, and provides the state’s share to be matched with local funds, and it represents an important step in California’s efforts to prepare the next generation of our nation’s workforce.”
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