San Diego Unified School District Unanimously Approves Creation of Charter Community Committee for Proposition Z and other Facilities Issues.
September 6, 2012 On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) Board of Education approved the formation of a Charter School Community Committee to recommend facilities bond spending for Proposition Z and to recommend policy changes for other charter school facilities issues in the district. This action was an additional step forward to demonstrate SDUSD's commitment to supporting the many needs of charter schools and their students for new facilities space and repairing current facilities.
Proposition Z is a $2.8 billion school bond that will be on the November 6, 2012 ballot. $350 million (a proportionate share of the district's charter school students) is specifically set aside for charter school projects. The newly formed committee will make recommendations to the Board of Education on the projects that will be funded and the best use of the funding for facilities.
CCSA has worked closely with SDUSD and the Charter Community in support of the bond. Phil Beaumont, Principal at the Museum School and students from the San Diego Cooperative Charter School have also played an important role testifying at the SDUSD board meetings.