ARTESIA, Calif., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) today announced its support for Proposition 13 (State School Facilities Bond), which will appear on the California statewide ballot on March 3, 2020.
The California Public Preschool, Kindergarten and College Health and Safety Bond (Proposition 13) will provide $15 Billion to modernize and construct educational facilities throughout the state.
Southern California Partnership for Jobs has issued two donations in support of the measure's passage. Proposition 13 will not only improve education in this state, it will upgrade facilities for earthquake and other emergencies, repair and replace deteriorating water pipes for clean drinking water and repair aging classrooms among other improvements.
"We want to be a part of improving education in the state of California," said John Hakel, Executive Director of SCPFJ. "Proposition 13 is not only an investment in improving our schools, it is an investment in our children and our future."
SCPFJ is supporting Prop 13's passage in order to advocate for improved education as well as infrastructure spending in Southern California.
Proposition 13 will approve $9 billion in funding for K-12 school districts, $2 billion for community college districts and an additional $2 billion each for California State University campuses and University of California campuses.
Specifically, the $9 billion for K-12 education will be broken down in the following way:
New Construction - $2,800,000,000
Modernization - $5,200,000
Lead in water testing and remediation - $150,000,000
The Southern California Partnership for Jobs, (SCPFJ) is an organization that represents 2,750 construction firms and more than 90,000 union workers in all 12 Southern California counties. Based in Artesia, California – SCPFJ is dedicated to working with elected officials and educating the public in Southern California on the continued need for infrastructure funding including rail, water, ports, airports and roads while enhancing the regions' workforce development and creating career construction jobs.