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CalTax Announces Support for Statewide Bond to Fund School Facilities

June 28, 2016

By Californians for Quality Schools

The California Taxpayers Association (CalTax) announced that it has endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016.

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Local Unions Throughout California Endorse School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

June 16, 2016

By Californians for Quality Schools

CQSToday, the Californians for Quality Schools campaign announced that eight more local labor unions, representing thousands of workers in communities across California, have 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 will ensure students are learning in safe facilities and will create thousands of construction and trade jobs. The local labor organizations that recently endorsed the bond include: Ironworkers Local 155; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 6; Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 104; Teamsters Local Union No. 890; Floor Coverers Local 1237; Bricklayers, Tilesetters and Allied Craftworkers Local 3; Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 159; and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 364.

“It is an honor to stand together with these hard-working Californians to support a measure dedicated to improving our neighborhood schools,” said Rob Stoker, Political Representative of Sheet Metal Workers Local 104. “The state school facilities bond will help prepare our students for future educational and work opportunities, while also creating thousands of jobs for Californians as we modernize our schools. Join with our thousands of members in supporting the School Facilities Bond Act of 2016.”

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Local Chapters of the State Building and Construction Trades Council Endorses School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

June 15, 2016

By Californians for Quality Schools

CQSToday, 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.”

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Southern California Leadership Council Endorses School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

June 9, 2016

By Californians for Quality Schools

CQSToday, the Californians for Quality Schools campaign announced that the Southern California Leadership Council (SCLC) has endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, the $9 billion state school facilities bond that will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

“Innovation must be a hallmark of our public education system so that we are cultivating tomorrow’s top thinkers and doers,” said Kish Rajan, President of the Southern California Leadership Council. “It’s not hard to connect the dots and see that modern, well-resourced school campuses will function as the training grounds for our future workforce. That is why our members strongly support passing the state school bond that will help school districts invest in students, teachers, and communities.”

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Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Endorses School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

June 6, 2016

By Californians for Quality Schools

CQSToday, the Californians for Quality Schools campaign announced the endorsement of the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016 by the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC). This $9 billion state school facilities bond proposal for modernization and new construction–$2 billion of which is designated for community colleges–will appear before the voters on the November ballot.

FACCC is the statewide professional membership association that advocates solely for all California Community College faculty. With more than 11,000 members, FACCC promotes the voice of the faculty in critical policy discussions across the state.

“Community colleges offer a powerful and affordable path toward upward mobility. Investment in these precious institutions has a demonstrated impact on our future workforce,” said Jonathan Lightman, FACCC Executive Director. “It is imperative that we approve this bond to provide for our dynamic and diverse student population.”

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School Board Resolutions Still Needed

June 3, 2016

CASH Staff

CASH_Logo_Web_Proof3Now is the time to join with the California School Boards Association, California Association of School Business Officials, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, California State PTA , the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association and 120 school districts that have endorsed the $9 billion Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act (State School Bond).

These 120 school board resolutions have identified over $23 billion in facilities need.  This demonstrates in no uncertain terms the need to pass the State School Bond.  Our stance will strengthen with each resolution received.  If you haven’t already, please ask your school board to pass a resolution (click here for a sample resolution which you may edit  to fit your needs) and return the resolution to Aileen Dalen at the CASH office.

If you have already passed a school board resolution, please encourage other districts in your area to do so. Click here for background information and a list of resolutions received to date.

Link to Resolution: http://cashissuesstateschoolbond.com/documents/SampleBondResolution2016.pdf

Link to Background Information: http://www.cashissuesstateschoolbond.com/documents/StatewideSchoolBondInformationforDistrictsMay2016.pdf

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Endorses School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

June 2, 2016

By Californians for Quality Schools

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Today, the Californians for Quality Schools campaign announced Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, the $9 billion state school facilities bond that will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

“The lack of equal opportunity in a student’s educational experience has serious consequences for both the individual student and our state’s economic future. We know that a strong, equitable public education system is a powerful factor in children’s lives, which is why I’m supporting the state school facility bond that ensures every district is able to access funds to create modern 21st Century schools,” said Lt. Governor Newsom. “Every teacher and student needs and deserves a high quality teaching and learning environment that will help students thrive. Passing the bond in November will be a significant step towards that goal.”

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California Democratic Party First Vice Chair Endorses School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

June 2, 2016

By Californians for Quality Schools

CQSToday, the Californians for Quality Schools campaign announced that Alexandra “Alex” Gallardo-Rooker 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 throughout the state, will appear on the November 2016 ballot.

“As Democrats we must fight to close the gap of income inequality and give our children the best possible public education. This begins in the classroom with our teachers but must extend to providing a safe, innovative environment for all of our students, in every classroom across the state. By passing this bond, we take one step closer to closing that gap,” remarked California Democratic Party 1st Vice Chair Alex Rooker. “I’m proud to join our Chairman John Burton, California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, the Faculty Association of Community Colleges, and the California State PTA in supporting this critical bond.”

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State Allocation Board Meeting Minutes (May 2016)

May 31, 2016

By Rebekah Cearley

CASH_Logo_Web_Proof3The next State Allocation Board (SAB) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2016. For a PDF copy of the May 2016 SAB meeting minutes, please click here. 

CSBA Announces Support for School Facilities Bond

May 31, 2016

By Californians for Quality Schools

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The California School Boards Association (CSBA) announced in its May 2016 newsletter that it has endorsed the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016. CSBA is the nonprofit education association representing the elected officials who govern public school districts and county offices of education. With a membership of nearly 1,000 educational agencies statewide, CSBA brings together school governing boards, and administrators from districts and county offices of education to advocate for effective policies that advance the education and well-being of the state’s more than 6 million school-age children.

“The Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016”
CSBA Position: SUPPORT

Backed by the Coalition for Adequate School Housing and the California Building Industry Association, this state general obligation bond measure totals $9 billion, $7 billion of which would be devoted to K-12 education: $3 billion for new facilities construction, $3 billion for modernization needs and $500 million each for charter schools and career technical education.

Statement from CSBA President Chris Ungar: “CSBA supports a strong, ongoing partnership between the state and local education agencies for the construction and modernization of school facilities. This bond measure helps continue the state and local partnership, and provides the state’s share to be matched with local funds, and it represents an important step in California’s efforts to prepare the next generation of our nation’s workforce.”

Read the entire newsletter here at the CSBA website.

For more information on the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, please visit our website at
www.CaliforniansForQualitySchools.com