December 22, 2015
In response to the lack of state funding for school facilities, the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) has qualified a State School Bond for the November 2016 ballot. The initiative provides $9 billion for New Construction ($3 billion) and Modernization ($3 billion) projects, as well as Career Technical Education ($500 million), Charter Schools ($500 million), and Community Colleges ($2 billion). The initiative also preserves the School Facility Program (SFP) under Chapter 12.5 of the Education Code. C.A.S.H. has taken this significant action because we believe the California Constitution requires the state to be a partner in school construction and renovation to ensure that schools are, “…safe, secure and peaceful” (Article IX Section 5 and Article 1 Section 28). C.A.S.H. believes that California’s children are worth the investment.