Proposition 13, the School Safety Bond, will appear on the March 2020 California ballot. The initiative, which bears no relation to Prop. 13 from 1978, is the largest school facilities bond in state history, promoting adequate and equitable school facilities that will provide healthy, safe, and educationally appropriate school infrastructure for our children.
Proposition 13 invests $15 billion in making California children safer and our school buildings healthy, safe, and conducive to learning. This bond will improve California’s public schools across every educational category – including preschool, K-12, higher education, traditional, career technical, and charter schools.
Specifically Proposition 13 will allow California public schools to:
- Upgrade facilities for earthquakes and other emergencies including emergency communication systems, safety door locks and lighting
- Remove mold, lead paint, asbestos, and other hazardous materials from classrooms
- Modernize job, career and vocational training facilities, including for veterans returning from duty
- Provide space for school nurses and counselors to improve student access to health care and mental health services
- Provide emergency funding to reopen schools following disasters
- Repair aging classrooms, school buildings, and career education facilities
- Repair and replace deteriorating water pipes for clean drinking water