Credit: Susan Frey, EdSource Today
Fremont High School in South Los Angeles, 2014.
Updated Feb 27 with two new guest commentaries for and against the bond measure.

The March 3  primary ballot in California includes a $15 billion state bond measure intended  to help schools, community colleges and universities with construction and modernization costs for their facilities.

It is confusingly titled Proposition 13 — but it has nothing to do with Prop. 13, the tax cutting measure approved by voters in 1978.

As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization EdSource takes no position on the ballot measure. To read different views on the issue, scroll down for perspectives from proponents and opponents of the bond measure. We will be posting additional perspectives on this topic in the coming week.

Want to read an independent summary of the measure?  Check out EdSource’s “quick guide” here.

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  1. Byron Blalock 1 month ago1 month ago

    So yet another school bond measure? California has a surplus. 2016 voters approved $9 billion bond measure for what this is asking in 2020 for another $15 Billion. I remember not that long ago, a bond measure was introduced to help upgrade schools and build more schools. It was the lottery. Where are all those wonderfully promised dollars? Is this our surplus? Could it possibly be raises for our California Assembly members or our "forget … Read More

    So yet another school bond measure? California has a surplus. 2016 voters approved $9 billion bond measure for what this is asking in 2020 for another $15 Billion. I remember not that long ago, a bond measure was introduced to help upgrade schools and build more schools. It was the lottery.

    Where are all those wonderfully promised dollars? Is this our surplus? Could it possibly be raises for our California Assembly members or our “forget what I promised you” Governor? NO on 13!