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