Californians will vote on $15 billion bond to renovate aging schools, build more classrooms

California voters will have a chance to approve $15 billion in bond funding to renovate aging school buildings in the state’s March primary under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday.

The measure designates $9 billion for preschool through high school, $2 billion for community colleges, $2 billion for the University of California and $2 billion for California State University.

O’Donnell School Bond Bill Signed by the Governor

Assembly Bill 48 Will Provide $15 Billion to Ensure Schools are Safe and Updated

Sacramento - Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 48:

O’Donnell Charter School Reform Bill Signed By the Governor

AB 1505 Will Strengthen Accountability and Oversight of Charter Schools

Sacramento - Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill 1505:

“AB 1505 is a long overdue reform of the state’s charter school law.

O’Donnell School Bonds Bill Provides Billions for Education

Assembly Bill 48 Will Ensure Schools are Safe and Updated

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement on Assembly Bill 48, which will place a $15 billion K-12 through higher education facilities bond on the March 2020 ballot.

OPINION: Back To School Money

By Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell

It’s back to school time. As a parent, teacher, and your representative in Sacramento, I am committed to ensuring that we invest in our children’s success, which results in a better California. I serve as the Chair of the Assembly Education Committee and am well positioned to ensure that Long Beach and surrounding areas have a voice in how state education policy is shaped while addressing the issues I hear from parents and employers in the Assembly District.

Assemblymember O’Donnell Statement on 2019-2020 State Budget

Chair of Assembly Education Committee lauds increased investments for schools and budget reserves

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement in response to Governor Newsom signing the 2019-2020 budget: