How Prop 13 Helps CA’s Neediest Public Schools

This measure includes key reforms that ensure school facilities spending is more equitable so funding is invested in districts that need it most.

Funds from Proposition 13 will allow California public schools to:

  • Upgrade facilities for earthquakes and other emergencies including emergency communication systems, safety door locks and lighting
  • Remove mold, lead paint, asbestos, and other hazardous materials from classrooms
  • Modernize job, career and vocational training facilities, including for veterans returning from duty
  • Provide space for school nurses and counselors to improve student access to health care and mental health services
  • Provide emergency funding to reopen schools following disasters
  • Repair aging classrooms, school buildings, and career education facilities
  • Repair and replace deteriorating water pipes for clean drinking water