June 19, 2020

Schools are unsure whether bond money can be used on coronavirus needs

Among the many frustrating, complex dilemmas schools are dealing with amid the coronavirus pandemic is this: School districts like San Diego Unified have hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds available for the express purpose of making school buildings safer for students – yet there’s uncertainty about whether that money can be used to keep them safe from the virus.

Whether school districts like San Diego Unified can legally use any of the bond money on hand to address COVID-19 safety concerns will hinge on the language in the bonds, school consultants and others say. It will also depend on the types of projects they want to pay for, though there is some disagreement about what could be passable.

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