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DGS: Office of Public School Construction: Proposition 51 (Nov. 2016) Summary

Pie chart of Prop 51 data. $3,000,000,000 authorized for Modernization. $3,000,000,000 authorized for New Construction. $500,000,000 authorized for Career Technical Education. $500,000,000 authorized for Charter School.

Proposition 51
Proposition 51, officially the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, was placed on the November 2016 ballot as a result of a voter initiative. Proposition 51 was approved by the voters providing $9.0 billion in general obligation bonds for educational facilities, of which $7.0 billion is earmarked for kindergarten through twelfth grade projects.

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. Additionally and as staff to the State Allocation Board, the Office of Public School Construction strives "To enrich the lives of California's school children as stewards of the taxpayers' commitment to education."

The following chart summarizes the K-12 facilities funding provided in Proposition 51 as of July 1, 2020:

Program Amount Authorized Amount Committed Balance
  New Construction New Construction tooltip  $3,000,000,000  $1,981,903,201  $1,018,096,799 New Construction: Balance tooltip
  Modernization Modernization tooltip  $3,000,000,000  $1,186,705,033  $1,813,294,967
  Career Technical Education Career Technical Education tooltip  $500,000,000  $239,860,318  $260,139,682
  Charter School Charter School tooltip  $500,000,000  $499,319,454  $680,546
Total:  $7,000,000,000  $3,907,788,006  $3,092,211,994

Proposition 51 Funding Highlights
Total Amount Authorized  $7,000,000,000  
Total Amount Funded  $3,907,788,006  
Total Remaining Balance    $3,092,211,994
Statewide Cost  $0  
Administrative Cost  $2,375,000  
Total Statewide & Administrative Cost    $2,375,000 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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