June 15, 2016
By Californians for Quality Schools
Today, the Californians for Quality Schools campaign announced that the Kern, Inyo, Mono Building Trades Council, Contra Costa Building Trades Council, Valley Building Trades Council, and the Northeastern, Shasta, Trinity, Lassen, Tehama, Modoc, Siskiyou Building Trades Council 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 for K-14 school districts throughout the state, will appear on the November 2016 ballot. Together, these local chapters represent thousands of workers in California communities.
“The school bond invests in our schools, communities and in the future of our children,” said Cesar Diaz, Legislative Director, State Building Trades Council. “The School Facilities Bond Act will provide safe and modern education facilities throughout California – creating good paying jobs and growing our economy. Our members are committed to investing in our neighborhoods and strengthening our communities and we believe this is a proven program to set our students up for success.”