Backers and opponents of a $15 billion K-12 and college construction bond are wondering if association with infamous Prop. 13 will affect the vote.
Higher ed to get $6 billion and K-12 schools $9 billion, with most dollars earmarked for renovations; low-wealth, low-income districts would be favored.
$150 million for testing, remediation would remove lead in schools statewide but based on a standard that pediatricians say is still hazardous.
The proposed bond on the March 2020 ballot will include money for K-12 districts, including preschool, community colleges, UC and CSU.
The author of the bill, Patrick O'Donnell, says he is open to examining the fairness of the school modernization program's funding.