Local Measures on November Ballot | Proposition 51

August 24, 2016
CASH has compiled a list of school districts that have put a local measure on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. Please click here to view the districts that have local school bonds or parcel taxes on the November 8, 2016 General Election Ballot.   This list was updated on August 25, 2016.  There are 22 parcel taxes and 182 bonds!  The total amount of proposed local bonds is $25,134,826,000. This list was updated on August 25.
With Proposition 51, the School Facility Program can match local school facility projects.
The state match will help school districts to leverage $17 billion in state and local school facility expenditures during the next four years.  This means about 14,000 new classrooms and 44,000 repaired classrooms.

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State Allocation Board Meeting Notes – August 2016

August 18, 2016

The next State Allocation Board (SAB) meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2016. For a PDF copy of the August 2016 SAB meeting notes, please click here.

Marshall Tuck Endorses Proposition 51, School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

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Marshall Tuck Endorses Proposition 51, School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

Today, the Yes On Prop. 51 campaign announced that Marshall Tuck endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016. The measure will allow all local communities to access vital funding to fix and repair old schools, ensure safe learning environments, and build new classrooms in areas experiencing severe overcrowding.

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SPI Torlakson Op-ed in Mercury News

August 9, 2016

Torlakson: Vote Yes on Proposition 51

By Tom Torlakson, Special to The Mercury News

Our local schools and communities would lose hundreds of millions of dollars in desperately needed school facilities funding if Proposition 51 is not approved this November. Proposition 51 provides critically needed funding for K-12 and community colleges to repair and fix old schools and build new classrooms.

As an educator, parent and lifelong advocate for all children, I fundamentally believe that our state has an obligation to provide equal school facilities funding for all students. Too many of our schools are in need of vital health and safety repairs. Our career technical education programs that train returning veterans or displaced workers are in desperate need of additional resources, and in many areas we have schools that are experiencing severe overcrowding. Continue reading

Call for Nominations – Legislative Advisory Commitee

August 8, 2016

The CASH Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations to fill three open positions, one public sector and two private sector, on the Legislative Advisory Committee (LAC), for terms beginning September 1, 2016. For more information, click to download the Call for Nominations.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Golik, CASH Operations Director, at (916) 448-8577.

Submittal deadline: Thursday, August 25


Quarterly Message from the Chair

August 2, 2016

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This is an exciting time to be in the business of school facilities.  I am pleased to report to you that it is official: the Secretary of State has designated the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act as Proposition 51!  Moving forward, the State School Bond Campaign will be known as “Yes on Proposition 51.” We are committed to passing Proposition 51, the $9 billion State School Bond which includes $3 billion for New Construction, $3 billion for Modernization, $500 million for Career Technical Education (CTE), $500 million for the Charter School Facilities Program, and $3 billion for community colleges.

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Facility Planners Meeting Update – August 2016

August 1, 2016

The CASH Facility Planners Meeting Update for August 2016 is now available and includes information regarding:

  • Proposition 51 – State School Bond
  • Office of Public School Construction Stakeholder Meeting on Definition of Historical Buildings
  • California Energy Commission New Proposition 39 Guidelines
  • Legislative Update
  • New Members
  • Networking Mixer Scheduled for August 25, 2016, in Sacramento

Click here to download the Update.

To download the list of Prop. 51 school board resolutions received, as referenced in the Update, click here.

~CASH Staff

Yes on Proposition 51 Background Briefing

July 29, 2016

Proposition 51 is a statewide school facilities bond that will appear on the November ballot to clear the current multi-billion dollar backlog of school construction projects awaiting state funding, and put a significant dent in the future projected school facilities need. With too many children attending school in aging classrooms without modern resources, Prop 51 will invest in these students’ lives and increase the potential for their success by upgrading schools to meet current health and safety standards, and improving classroom technology, computers systems, science labs, libraries and facilities that support career technical education. The state has not passed a bond since 2006, and students and teachers are paying a price for it.

The Yes on Proposition 51 campaign would appreciate your publication’s endorsement and has attached a briefing document outlining the following:

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Proposition 51 Ballot Documents Available

July 27, 2016

The Secretary of State has made the Official Voter Information Guide public.    Please click the links below for information on Proposition 51.  For the Guide in its entirety, please click here.

Proposition 51

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