The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has issued new poll results showing support for Proposition 51 below 50%. Click here to view.
We need 50% plus one vote for Proposition 51 to pass on November 8, 2016. The poll shows Proposition 51 at 47% likely voters in support and 43% opposed. This is in stark contrast to the April 2016 PPIC poll, which showed 63% of likely voters supporting the measure.
Direct, targeted voter contact is critical to the success of Proposition 51. We can still win, but we need to get the message out to voters. This has been clear since we qualified for the ballot: voters will support Proposition 51 if they know about it and hear positive messages about it. Absent that education, which is dependent on a robust campaign, they will sadly vote no.
The Californians for Quality Schools (CQS) campaign is below its minimum budget for voter contact by 30%. CQS needs another $3 million to appropriately fund the campaign or the $9 billion (including $2 billion for community college projects) will be lost.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erin Shaw September 21, 2016 916.930.0100
Yes on Prop 51 Campaign Announces Endorsement from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
Today, the Yes on Proposition 51 campaign announced that San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has endorsed the state school facilities bond on the November ballot. Prop 51 will provide $9 billion in new bonding authority to help districts bring school facilities up to basic and health safety standards, complete major renovations to aging facilities like seismic retrofits and the removal of hazardous material like asbestos or lead pipes, and build new schools where needed.
The Third Court of Appeals has put Level 3 fees on hold until further notice. This action continues the on/off nature of whether Level 3 can be levied by school districts. Come to the CASH September Workshops (September 247 in Sacramento and September 30 in Ontario) to learn more about what could be the next step in this process. For more information, please visit the cash website, http://www.cashnet.org/meetings/2016_Workshops/Sept16Workshops.html
“California voters have a chance in November to upgrade an overlooked part of the state’s crumbling public infrastructure. Proposition 51 would provide $9 billion in bond money to renovate aging classrooms and build new teaching facilities for the state’s shifting population.
Yes on Prop 51 Campaign Announces Endorsements From 11 More School Districts
Today, the Yes on Proposition 51 campaign announced that 11 more school districts have endorsed the state school facilities bond on the November ballot. Prop 51 will provide $9 billion in new bonding authority to help districts bring school facilities up to basic and health safety standards, complete major renovations to aging facilities like seismic retrofits and the removal of asbestos and lead pipes, and build new schools where needed.
Click here to download the Update. To download the list of Proposition 51 school board resolutions received thus far, please click here. To download a sample school board resolution, please click here. ~ CASH Staff
Please join the growing list of people dedicated to supporting Proposition 51. Together, we will help repair and upgrade California’s K-12 public schools and community colleges so that students across the state can succeed.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Erin Shaw
August 16, 2016 916.930.0100
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.