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Prop 13 aims to modernize California public schools

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Prop 13 aims to modernize California public schools

EXAMPLE LIKE A STUDENT WHO WOREAN INSULIN PUMP AND HIS INSULINWOULDGO BAD BECAUSE IT WAS SO HOT INMY CLASSROOMS."JULIE BOESCH IS THESUPERINTENDENT FOR THE MAPLESCHOOL DISTRICT, WHICH OVERSEESMAPLE SCHOOL IN SHAFTER.THE SCHOOL'S BUILDINGS, BUILT IN1961, HAD NEVER BEENRENOVATED."WE HAD A NON-OPERATIONAL FIREALARM SYSTEM, WATER INTRUSION INALL OF OUR BUILDINGS EXCEPT FOROURFIRST GRADE CLASSROOM, WE HADDRY-ROT THROUGHOUT MOSTOF OUR ROOFING SYSTEM."DEALING WITH A BROKEN CAMPUS WASHARD, BUT SECURING FUNDSTO FIX THINGS WAS EVEN HARDER.BOESCH SAYS IT TOOK FOUR YEARSWORTH OF ADVOCACY ANDWORK FROM LOCAL LEGISLATORS TOAPPROVE 11MILLION DOLLARS FOR A COMPLETEREBUILD, WHICH IS EXPECTED TOFINISH NEXT MONTH.

ALTHOUGHSHE'S THRILLED ABOUTIT, SHE SAYS THE FUNDS WILLSTILL ONLY COVER THE BAREMINIMUM."PARKING LOT, PARENT PICK UP ANDDROPOFF, BUS PARKING, ANY PLAYFIELDS, THAT'S NOT PART OF THEPROJECT." SHE SAYS HER SCHOOLRECEIVED LESS THAN HALF THEFUNDS ITUSUALLY TAKES TO REBUILD ASCHOOL.PROP 13 WOULD AUTHORIZE UP TO 15BILLION DOLLARS INBONDS AIMED AT MODERNIZINGPUBLIC CAMPUSES,REMOVING LEAD FROM WATER, ANDINCREASING AFFORDABLEHOUSING FOR STUDENTS.HOWEVER..

SOME ARE CONCERNEDABOUT THE LANGUAGE USEDIN THE PROPOSITION.THE KERN COUNTY TAXPAYERSASSOCIATIONSAYS PASSAGE OF THE PROP WILLINCREASE LOCAL SCHOOLDISTRICTS BORROWING CAPACITY BY60 PERCENT."SO THAT MEANS YOU'LL BE SEEINGMORE AND MORE SCHOOL BONDELECTIONS.

ULTIMATELY FOR THELOCAL TAXPAYERS, THEIR TAX BILLSON SCHOOLS COULD GO UP 60PERCENT."TURNIPSEED ALSO SAYS THE PROPGIVES PRIORITY TOSCHOOLS THAT HAVE UNION LABORAGREEMENTS FORCONSTRUCTION."...BUT MOST SMALL, POORDISTRICTSDON'T HAVE PROJECT LABORAGREEMENTS."BUT THE PROP IS GATHERINGSUPPORT FROM THE LA TIMES ANDSAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, BECAUSEIT FOCUSES ON(GRAPHIC)"BUILDINGS AND CLASSROOMS THATARE SUFFERING FROMYEARS OF NEGLECT..."AND"MAKES IT A PRIORITY FORLOW-INCOME SCHOOLDISTRICTS TO GET A SHARE OF THEMONEY..."AND BOESCH CONFIDENT THAT PROP13'S PASSAGE WOULDBE GOOD FOR HER SMALL SCHOOL."ONE OF THE GOALS OF THEPROPOSITIONIS TO PUT MECHANISMS IN PLACE SOSMALL DISTRICTS HAVE MOREEQUITABLE ACCESS TO FUNDING."PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT CAN BEHELPED OUT BY THE BONDINCLUDE K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS,U-C SCHOOLS, ANDCALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITYSCHOOLS.AUSTIN I KNOW THERE IS SOMECONFUSION AS TO WHETHER THISPROP 13 HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITHTHE FAMOUS PROP 13 FROMTHE 70S THAT HAD TO DO WITHPROPERTY TAXES?THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THATPROP 13.

THE CALIFORNIAPROPOSITION NUMBERING SYSTEMHAPPENS IN SEQUENTIALORDER AND IT RESETS EVERY 10YEARS.

THIS JUST HAPPENS TO BETHE 13TH PROP SINCE IT WAS LASTRESET.




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