August 15, 2018

Districts angry at sluggish payouts for state bond money

It’s been two years since voters passed a $9 billion bond to renovate and modernize the state’s public schools and community colleges, yet classrooms across California are still waiting for the vast majority of that money.

Less than 20 percent of the $7 billion in the Proposition 51 bond for the state’s K-12 schools has been allocated, despite a $3.5 billion backlog of construction projects waiting for funding.

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