Proposition 13 – The Public Preschool, K-12 and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has released the results of a statewide survey regarding the March Primary Election. In that poll, PPIC included a question regarding Proposition 13, the 2020 State School Bond. The poll found that the bond has 48% support, that 36% oppose and 16% do not know. The results of this poll are similar to the polls done by PPIC on Proposition 51 prior to the November 2016 General Election and is not something that is impossible to reverse and overcome. We succeeded in passing Proposition 51 and we will pass Proposition 13.
School Board Resolutions Needed in Support of Proposition 13 – the 2020 State School Bond
CASH hopes every school district and county office of education will endorse the 2020 State School Bond. We need to show voters that the bond is supported by all types of school districts:
- Large, Medium and Small
- Urban, Suburban and Rural
- Northern, Central and Southern California
- Growing, Stable and Declining;
- As well as all County Offices of Education
Please ask your governing board, if you haven’t already, to endorse Proposition 13 – the 2020 State School Bond.
Secretary of State
Following is the Title and Summary for Proposition 13, from the Secretary of State’s website:
AUTHORIZES BONDS FOR FACILITY REPAIR, CONSTRUCTION, AND MODERNIZATION AT PUBLIC PRESCHOOLS, K-12 SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND UNIVERSITIES. LEGISLATIVE STATUTE.
- Authorizes $15 billion in state general obligation bonds for public education facilities: $9 billion for preschools and K-12 (includes $5.2 billion for modernization, $2.8 billion for new construction, $500 million for charter schools, and $500 million for career technical education); $6 billion for public universities and community colleges.
- Projects will improve facilities’ health/safety conditions (including earthquake/fire safety and removing lead from water) and increase affordable student housing.
- Limits administrative costs to 5%.
- Appropriates money from General Fund to repay bonds.
CASH believes this is a fair and accurate summary of the 2020 State School Bond. Also on the SOS website: