September 03, 2019
State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Funding for School Construction and Modernization Projects
SACRAMENTO— State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced the approval of more than $275 million to assist school districts in repairing schools and providing new classrooms. The funds were approved by the State Allocation Board (SAB), on which Superintendent Thurmond serves as a voting member.
“I would like to thank the State of California’s voters for these much-needed funds, which combined with local funds, will help to improve the learning environment for California’s students, and prepare them for the challenges of the future,” said Thurmond. “The research is clear that high-quality facilities improve student outcomes and helps districts recruit and retain highly qualified teachers.”
The SAB convenes monthly to distribute state matching funds for the construction of new classrooms, the modernization of existing schools, and other programs to improve learning environments, and adopts policies and regulations regarding SAB programs.
State Allocation Board membership is comprised of the Director of Finance, Director of the Department of General Services, Superintendent of Public Instruction, three members of the Senate, three members of the Assembly, and one appointee by the Governor. Funds allocated by the SAB are from voter-approved general obligation bonds that cannot be used for school operational expenses.A complete list of allocations approved at the August meeting will be posted at the State Allocation Board’s webpage.
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Tony Thurmond —
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100