CASH Alert: AB 75 (O’Donnell) Kindergarten-Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2022
On Monday, December 7, 2020, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell introduced AB 75, the Kindergarten-Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2022, which would place a K-14 school bond on the 2022 state ballot. The amount of the bond is currently unspecified. While AB 75 is a starting point and it is likely that the program will evolve as discussions take place, as introduced this bill includes New Construction, Modernization Career Technical Education, Charter Schools, Disaster Assistance, Lead in Water Remediation, Small School Districts Assistance, Replacement of 75+ Year Old Buildings, and a Supplemental Grant for Support Facilities.
Bond dollars authorized by previous state school bonds are almost entirely exhausted. CASH would like to thank Assemblymember O’Donnell for introducing this important bill. CASH will work with Assemblymember O’Donnell and stakeholders to ensure the school facilities and maintenance community is at the table as the program is developed.
~Ian Padilla, Legislative Advocate