SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that local educational agencies LEAs will soon receive about $8.4 million in the third round of Proposition 39 planning funds.
“Prop 39 is generating some much-needed support for modern school facilities and healthy environments for young Californians,” Torlakson said. “These projects bring together job creation, environmental protection, cost savings, and learning opportunities.”
Covering a span of five years, Proposition 39 will direct up to $2.5 billion in new revenue to fund projects by California LEAs, including school districts, charter schools, county offices of education, and community colleges. Future years funding will go toward the projects themselves, and first-year awards that were not used for planning can also go toward projects.
via $8.4 Million Awarded for School Construction – Year 2014 CA Dept of Education.
By Richard Bammer
With an eye on future savings, Vacaville Unified leaders on Thursday approved a request for school district staff to draft a proposal to select an energy services consultant to help the district devise an energy plan.
The scope of the work — finding ways to reduce costs to light, heat and cool district schools, and to retrofit them — includes money made available through Proposition 39, Leigh Coop, the district’s director of facilities, told the governing board, which met in the Educational Services Center.
Proposition 39, passed by voters in 2012, is a law that requires multistate businesses to pay income taxes based on a percentage of their sales in California, money that will be used, for five years, for clean-energy projects. At passage, state officials predicted the state would reap $1 billion, with a significant portion spent on public schools.
via Consultant to help VUSD devise plan – The Reporter.
By Susan Winlow
Solano Community College board members on Wednesday will hear both a Measure Q and a Measure G bond update pursuant to state law.
Proposition 39 was passed in 2000 to allow issuance of general obligation bonds by school districts, community colleges and county offices of education. Among other allowances, the bonds allowed for the construction, rehabilitation or replacement of a variety of school facilities.
via Solano College trustees to hear bond audit reports Daily Republic.
By Susan Winlow
The Vacaville School District is looking to explore energy savings partially by tapping into state energy efficiency money that could reach $650,000 each year for five years.
In order to do this, district staff is asking the governing board for approval to do a request for proposal process in order to find an energy services consultant to help develop at districtwide energy plan that complies with Proposition 39 of 2012.
The Proposition 39 program provides energy projects to local districts for five years, from 2013-14 through 2017-18. Funding is based on average daily attendance and the free-and-reduced lunch enrollment.
via Vacaville schools to explore districtwide energy plan Daily Republic.