Gov. Newsom, lawmakers still negotiating K-14 construction bond

With a Sept. 13 deadline looming to place a school facilities bond on the March 2020 ballot, EdSource reports that state legislators, the governor, and state finance officials are still negotiating how much money to include, whether it will cover only K-12 schools or include community colleges, and how the money will be distributed. Critics contend that the current funding formula favors wealthier districts. EdSource cites a report prepared for Getting Down to Facts II, a PACE and Stanford University research project, titled Financing School Facilities in California: A Ten-Year Perspective, which found inequities in school construction funding based on districts’ property values.

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