This presentation will focus upon the fine points of the $9 Billion State School Bond that has qualified for the November 2016 ballot and how it preserves a highly successful program of state and local partnership. Without a state bond the enormous K-12 public schools infrastructure needs of California schools will be the sole responsibility of school districts as we move further into the 21st Century.
The panel will speak to the benefits of the state and local partnership, as the means of preserving a policy of equity for small school districts as well as large urban districts, and the only means for low property wealth school districts to meet their facility needs.
The presentation will offer information addressing established needs of capital funding for schools and will speak to the interplay of those needs with the other policy areas that will likely be the focus of other measures on the ballot in November 2016, including the purposed continuation of the Proposition 30 tax increases.
The presentation will also focus on construction delivery options and how districts may continue to use the Lease Lease-Back process post-Fresno v Davis and the requirements of AB 566 (O’Donnell). Included will be a discussion of a how districts are continuing to use using Lease Lease-Back in 2016. The Panel will also comment on the Governor’s references in the newly presented State Budget, about school infrastructure and how the Governor’s views are out of step with the needs of school district as it relates to aging infrastructure and new schools, classrooms, labs, and career technical education support facilities.