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ERIC Number: ED588343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Financing School Facilities in California: A 10-Year Perspective. Getting Down to Facts II. Research Brief
Brunner, Eric J.; Vincent, Jeffrey M.
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE
Research suggests students learn better in classrooms that are modern, comfortable, and safe, but the age and condition of school facilities varies widely across the state. According to a recent estimate, California school districts need to spend between $3.1 billion and $4.1 billion annually just to maintain their existing facilities. Further, the total amount of facility funding needed for California schools during the next decade for modernization and new construction is expected to be about $117 billion. Meanwhile, many observers raise concerns about the state's current policies related to school facility funding. They cite disparities in school facilities conditions and revenues across districts, and argue that the state's school facilities funding system does not target aid toward districts with the greatest facility needs. This study explains California's approach to financing public school facilities and examines the level and distribution of state and local school facility funding since 2006, including facility funding for charter schools. [This brief summarizes the Getting Down to Facts II technical report, "Financing School Facilities in California: A 10-Year Perspective" (see ED588344).]
Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE. 3653 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670. Tel: 510-642-7223; Fax: 510-642-9148; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford University, Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)
Identifiers - Location: California