Statement from UC President Napolitano on Public Education Facilities Bond

University of California President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement today (September 14): 

The University of California is pleased the recently approved Public Education Facilities Bond will be on the March 2020 ballot and deeply appreciates the $2 billion that the measure allocates to UC, which sets the stage for the biggest capital investment in the University since 2006.

This would be a significant and much-needed investment in the safety and welfare of students in California’s public schools, from preschool through college. For UC, the funding would help modernize our campuses while addressing critical infrastructure needs, including seismic retrofits, and expand our capacity to serve even more California students.

We are immensely grateful to Gov. Newsom, Senate President Pro Tem Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon for their leadership as well as the dedicated public education advocates who helped craft this important legislation.

Now is the time to make a solid investment in our schools, our students and California’s future.

More information can be found here.