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A new school bond measure could soon help upgrade and expand public schools and colleges throughout the state.

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 7:27 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2020 7:43 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif.- A new school bond measure could soon help upgrade and expand public schools and colleges in California. 

This year you’ll see a familiar sounding, yet new measure on the 2020 ballot, Prop 13. It would create a $15 billion dollar bond to help improve schools and colleges in california.

Carmelita Bigs, from Chico, says "Schools definitely need some fixing up and maintenance."

Bidwell Junior High principal, David McKay says, "Facilities are the backbone to how we provide services to our kids. I would see Prop 13 money continuing to improve the facility at Bidwell Junior High and other schools as well."

$9 billion would go to preschools and K through 12 schools while $4 billion would go to universities and $2 billion would go to community colleges..

We spoke with home owners in Chico, some are all for it but others, are not happy about it.
 John newton says, "The state gets enough tax money from us already, for us to have to pay for schools is ridiculous."

The Prop 13 fund would include construction projects and would also help improve the health and safety conditions of campuses. Tt would also help with earthquake and fire safety. 

The measure will appear on the March 2020 ballot. 

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