May 23, 2017

SAB Actions Could Violate Law; $2.4 Billion in K-12 School Projects Waiting Prop 51 Funding

At the meeting scheduled for May 24, 2017 the State Allocation Board (Board) will be presented with detailed recommendations by the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC)/Department of Finance (DOF) when the Board will be asked to take specific actions that, if taken, will have negative and lasting effects upon school districts seeking state bond funding for $2.4 billion in project funding and will be in direct violation of law. The anticipated recommendations are contrary to the provisions of Education Code 12.5 as these existed prior to the election on November 8, 2016 and are specifically preserved by the unambiguous language of Proposition 51 approved by the people at that election. Chapter 12.5 is the State’s School Facility Program (SFP); it may not be changed by fiat as intended by OPSC/DOF.

Letter to SAB Members

Timeline for Expending Prop 51 Funds