Vote Yes on Proposition 13
for Safe Schools and Healthy Learning
Over 2.2 million K-12 students attend schools that are run-down, unsafe, and in dire need of maintenance to their facilities. College students live and attend classes at colleges and universities that have put off over $9 billion in maintenance needs because they do not have the funds for upkeep.
University of California needs $3.2 – 5 billion for unmet maintenance needs.
No student should have to attend school or college in an unsafe environment.
Proposition 13 is a robust school facilities bond on the ballot in the March 2020 election. If passed, it would allocate $15 billion to schools, colleges, and universities that are in urgent need of maintaining, improving upon, and building facilities. Not to be confused with Proposition 13 of 1978, Proposition 13 of 2020 does not raise or affect property taxes.
Proposition 13 is Good for California Students
Allows schools, colleges, and universities to create safer learning environments by funding facility upgrades that prepare buildings for emergencies, removes mold and asbestos, and repairs deteriorating water pipes.
Equitably distributes funding to ensure more is spent in low-income school districts that need the most maintenance.
Requires public universities to create plans for affordable student housing.
Each dollar invested in facilities maintenance through Prop. 13 means colleges and universities can spend more on:
Adding more spots for students to enroll in college
Financial aid for low-income students
Services that support student success