PROPOSITION 51 School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities. Initiative Statutory Amendment. YES
This $3 Billion bond will rectify our long-standing neglect of the critical infrastructure housing our school children. Children attending school in substandard buildings do 6-11% less well than children in excellent school facilities. Just under half (42%) of the state’s school districts have at least one building in disrepair, and one-third have lead paint, while others have mold, allergens, toxic chemicals, rats and roaches. Students of color and those in poverty bear the largest burden of trying to be educated in horrid conditions. Funds will be invested in cleaning, renovating and building adequate educational facilities, all long overdue.
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The Rev Dr Rick Schlosser