Cal State Document
As California enters the 21st Century, its public schools face many challenges. One significant challenge is the serious disrepair of an aging school facility infrastructure. Another challenge is the anticipated growth of nearly 2 million K-12 students during the next decade that will require many districts to build new schools to meet burgeoning student demand. Recognizing the substantial need for infrastructure, in November 1998, California voters passed Proposition 1A, a bond measure that provides $6.7 billion for public K-12 school construction and repair.
California Research Bureau, "School Facility Financing: A History of the Role of the State Allocation Board and Options for the Distribution of Proposition 1A Funds" (1999). California Agencies. Paper 302.