Here’s what you should know about school bonds before you go to the ballot box. 

Published October 7, 2022

Toolkit: Understanding School Bonds

Every election cycle, school districts throughout California put school bond measures on the local ballot. These bonds are often promoted as necessary to repair dilapidated and unsafe schools, but in reality, the funds are used as slush funds for teachers’ unions and special interests without oversight or accountability. Taxpayers are left paying off the bond debt for decades without real improvements to local schools. To make matters worse, school districts frequently propose more bonds to pay off existing bonds when the money runs out. Learn more about school bonds in our three-part School Bonds Tool Kit below, or see the original Tool kit here.