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School Facilities - CalEdFacts

This content is part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For similar information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

During the past ten years, California's school-age population grew by approximately 300,000 students - an increase of 5 percent. To provide schools for these students and modernize older schools, districts have funded school facilities through a combination of several sources, including state bonds, local bond, special taxes (Mello-Roos and parcel taxes), developer fees, and the federal programs Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) and Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB).

Local educational agencies (LEAs) seeking state funds for sites and buildings for facilities must obtain approval from the California Department of Education (CDE) before the State Allocation Board (SAB) will fund a project. The School Facilities Planning Division (SFPD) within the CDE must approve sites and plans for student safety and educational appropriateness based on standards contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5.

Public School Data

Public Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve Enrollment Growth

New Construction and Modernization Needs

Basic Construction Data

State General Obligation Bond History

Proposition 1D

Local School Bonds

Questions:   Fred Yeager | fyeager@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-7148
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