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Facility Planners Meeting Update – May 2016

May 2, 2016

By C.A.S.H. Staff

CASH_Logo_Web_Proof3Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016

In response to the lack of state funding for school facilities, CASH has qualified a State School Bond for the November 2016 Statewide General Election ballot.

The 2016 State School Bond, which would provide $9 billion for New Construction ($3 billion) and Modernization ($3 billion) projects, as well as Career Technical Education ($500 million), Charter Schools ($500 million), and Community Colleges ($2 billion) and which would continue the successful School Facility Program, will be on the November 8, 2016 ballot.

On April 20, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a well-respected California polling firm widely read by Sacramento decision-makers, released its 12th Annual Statewide Survey on Californians and Education.  The report indicates strong support for funding local schools, stating that, “Most Californians…favor two proposals that are likely to be on the November ballot to increase it: an extension of the Proposition 30 tax increase on higher incomes and a bond measure to pay for school construction projects.”

Specifically, the PPIC survey indicated that 76% of adults and 63% of likely voters would vote yes on a state school bond measure to pay for school construction projects, which is a very strong level of support for school facilities.  The polling shows support is highest among Democrats (83%), second highest among Independents (60%), and third highest among Republicans (51%).  It is also noteworthy that an overwhelming majority of public school parents support a state school bond (84%).

For the complete May 2016 Facility Planners Meeting Update, please click here.

Facility Planners Meeting Update – February 2016

February 2, 2016

Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of
2016
In response to the lack of state funding for school facilities, the Coalition for Adequate
School Housing (C.A.S.H.) has qualified a State School Bond for the November 2016
statewide General Election ballot. C.A.S.H. will proceed with its State School Bond on the
General Election ballot in November 2016. Continue reading

Facility Planners Meeting – January 2016

January 4, 2016

Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016

In response to the lack of state funding for school facilities, the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) has qualified a State School Bond for the November 2016 statewide General Election ballot.  C.A.S.H. will proceed with its State School Bond on the General Election ballot in November 2016.  Continue reading

Facility Planners Meeting – November 2015

November 3, 2015

Legislative Update
The Legislature concluded its business for the year on September 11, 2015, and will reconvene in Sacramento on January 4, 2016. The Governor had until October 11, 2015, to sign or veto bills. Below is an update on final actions for C.A.S.H. priority bills that made it to the Governor’s desk. Continue reading

C.A.S.H. October Facility Planners Update

October 2, 2015

Facility Planners Meeting
October 2015

Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016
QUALIFIED: Thank you for your support of the signature-gathering effort for the C.A.S.H. sponsored Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act
of 2016. C.A.S.H. and Californians for Quality Schools are proud to announce that the State
School Bond has been certified eligible (qualified) for the November 7, 2016, General
Election Ballot. Continue reading

C.A.S.H. August Facility Planners Update

July 31, 2015

Facility Planners Meeting
August 2015

Californians for Quality Schools (CQS) Update
With the help of our members and supporters, C.A.S.H. believes we will meet 100% or
greater of our State School Bond initiative signature gathering threshold and will be
qualified by the end of September 2015. Upon qualification, we will begin a campaign for
which we will need to raise $1.5 to $2.5 million. The total campaign cost is expected to be
approximately $10 million, so we will be expanding outreach to other education
organizations and to local school districts and county offices of education for grassroots
efforts. Continue reading