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DGS: Office of Public School Construction: Proposition 1A (Nov. 1998) Summary

Proposition 1A
Proposition 1A, Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 1998 was approved by the voters the following November 1998. This Proposition provided $6.7 billion in general obligation bonds for K Ė12 public school facilities and provided the first funding for the new School Facility Program. The School Facility Program provides State funding assistance for two major types of facilities construction projects; new construction and modernization. At the time of the passage of this proposition it was the largest school bond in the history of the State.

Mission Statement
As staff to the State Allocation Board, the Office of Public School Construction facilitates the processing of school applications and makes funding available to qualifying school districts. These actions enable school districts to build safe and adequate school facilities for their children in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

The following chart summarizes the K-12 facilities funding provided in Proposition 1A as of July 1, 2020:

Program Amount Authorized Amount Committed Balance
  New Construction New Construction tooltip  $2,900,000,000  $2,899,991,103  $8,897
  Modernization Modernization tooltip  $2,100,000,000  $2,100,000,000  $0
  Hardship Hardship tooltip  $1,000,000,000  $1,000,000,000  $0
  Class Size Reduction Class Size Reduction tooltip  $700,000,000  $700,000,000  $0
Total:  $6,700,000,000  $6,699,991,103  $8,897

Proposition 1A Funding Highlights
Total Amount Authorized  $6,700,000,000  
Total Amount Funded  $6,699,991,103  
Total Remaining Balance    $8,897
Statewide Cost  $99,207  
Administrative Cost  $45,053,390  
Total Statewide & Administrative Cost    $45,152,597 Total Statewide & Administrative Cost tooltip

SFP Status of Funds
For a more thorough breakdown of the current state of the School Facility Program's funding, please refer to the SFP Status of Funds.

Program Accomplishments
The statewide bond funds provided under the School Facility Program represent tremendous accomplishments benefitting the students of California.


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