ABC News: Oakland Schools Urge Approval of Prop 51 to Help Update Facilities

ABC News: Oakland Schools Urge Approval of Prop 51 to Help Update Facilities
October 12, 2016 Peter

There are less than 27 days until the election. In California, the ballots are packed with 17 measures, including Proposition 51, a measure asking for $9 billion in bonds for school facilities. On the outside, Parkside Elementary in Pittsburgh looks like any ordinary California school, but if you take a closer look you’ll notice that the windows are made of old plastic when they should have double panes for energy efficiency. The lighting is old. The roof has leaked in the past and the computer lab lacks high quality equipment. Like Parkside, there are many more schools throughout the state with similar problems. “Many of our schools in Oakland Unified are outdated,” a school spokesperson said. If voters approve Proposition 51 the state will issue $9 billion in bonds for schools.

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