School Districts to Get $372 Million for 105 Construction Projects, Supt. Torlakson announces
The sounds of hammering and sawing could soon be welcome noise in more 43 school districts that are receiving more than $372 million for new construction and modernization projects, reports State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
The districts are receiving funding as a result of disbursement decisions made today by the State Allocation Board (SAB).
“These additional resources can go a long way toward creating facilities that meet today’s needs and, in the process, help our schools save money and put Californians to work,” Torlakson said. “Our students deserve every opportunity to learn in schools that are designed for the 21st century.”
Underwriting new construction and updating aging structures are key elements of Supt. Torlakson’s Schools of the Future Initiative. The initiative focuses on the construction and modernization of school facilities, utilization of new technology, energy efficiency, and facilities for science and career technology education.
For the complete list of allocations, go to the State Allocation Board’s online agenda click on the “Consent” tab, and see page 9.