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Statewide School Bond May Not Help Much Here

The only statewide bond measure on the March third ballot is Proposition 13, which would provide 15-billion dollars for preschools, K-12, universities, and community colleges. But officials in Nevada County are indicating the money won’t likely trickle down to their campuses. Office of Education Superintendent Scott Lay says two of his nine school districts have passed local bonds in recent years. And another, in Penn Valley, has a local bond on the ballot next Tuesday. So he says projects here would likely be lower on the state’s spending priority list…

click to listen to Scott Lay

About five-billion dollars, the largest portion of Prop 13, would go toward modernization of pre-school and K-12 schools. Meanwhile, two-billion dollars would go toward capital outlay financing needs of community colleges. But the executive dean at the Nevada County campus in Grass Valley, Stephanie Ortiz, says they’ve already benefitted greatly from their own district bond, passed in 2004…

click to listen to Stephanie Ortiz

Four-billion dollars would be allocated for universities. Californians just passed a school facilities bond measure in 2016.

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