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AGC Announces Endorsement of the 2016 School Facilities Bond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 30, 2015
CONTACT: Sophia Taft, AGC of California, (916) 371-2422; tafts@agc-ca.org

Sacramento (October 30, 2015) – The Associated General Contractors of California announced its official endorsement of The Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016. The $9 billion general obligation bond provides critical funding to improve California school facilities and career-education programs. The measure will appear on the November 2016 general election ballot.

“The lack of school facility financing by California has reached a point where we can longer meet capital infrastructure needs and the requirements needed to provide a 21st century education for students,” said AGC of California chief executive officer Tom Holsman.

California currently has a backlog spanning $2 billion for local K-12 construction projects and the means identified to continue undeveloped construction is at an estimated $20 billion. The initiative retains the present partnership between state and local entities and secures control over how funds are spent within local communities.

“These shovel-ready projects are a sound investment in the development of our future workforce and ensures students can continue to learn in a safe and modernized environment," added Holsman.

For more information on the 2016 School Facilities Bond, please visit the Californians for Quality Schools website at www.californiansforqualityschools.com 

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