May 23, 2016
By Californians for Quality Schools
Today, the Californians for Quality Schools campaign announced that Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016. The measure, a $9 billion state school facilities bond to adequately fund school construction and modernization projects throughout the state, will appear on the November 2016 ballot. Assemblymember O’Donnell also serves as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Education.
“Having been a classroom teacher for over 20 years, I know firsthand the need for better school facilities for our students. Too many of our schools are in desperate need of major repairs or new classrooms to help address severe overcrowding,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell. “The school facilities bond will also provide critical funds to build and upgrade facilities that support career technical education and job training programs, which are critical to helping returning veterans re-enter the civilian workforce.”