The CA School Bond money is gone, unfortunately. Some of our local schools have passed local school bonds, but many will not receive the matching grant money from our state simply because the state has not prioritized any additional money. Our facilities need to support a 21st Century technology and learning environment. We have to work together to make sure that all of our local schools have safe, clean, and up to date classrooms. As your SCOE Trustee, I will work to find dollars for facilities upgrades, and advocate at the State level to make more funding available. Children learn better in environments that are conducive to teaching and learning, which demands adequate and modern facilities.