California Report Recommends Up To $12 Billion In School Building Funds

The Sacramento (CA) Bee (1/28, Miller) reports in its “Capitol Alert” blog that a report to the State Allocation Board concluded that “California needs as much as $12 billion in additional school-building money and almost $5 billion in modernization money.” Funds from a 2006 bond issue are “nearly exhausted.” The report also recommended that rules be adopted to “discourage the use of bond money for portable classrooms, to require districts to commit to spend money maintaining bond-funded buildings, and to conduct an inventory of all school facilities.”