O’Donnell School Bonds Bill Provides Billions for Education

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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.

“School facilities set the tone for the day,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell, Chair of the Assembly Education Committee. “As a teacher, I believe that students have a right to learn in a safe environment. AB 48 ensures that students are housed in adequate facilities that meet their educational needs.”

AB 48 will invest in new K-12 and university facilities by providing state matching funds for new construction and modernization. The bond will provide $9 billion for K-12 schools and $2 billion each for California Community Colleges, California State University and the University of California.

AB 48 is pending on the Senate floor.

AB 48 Fact Sheet +

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Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District, which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.

CONTACT: Matthew Estipona, (916) 319-2070