This report provides an overview of California's current process of supporting K-12 school capital outlay, identifies its shortcomings, and offers a conceptually different approach, or blueprint, for providing state school construction support. The report also outlines a model program, consistent with this blueprint, which the state legislature could phase in as resources permit. How California pays for school construction is explained along with an analysis of how well the existing finance system works, the development process of the new blueprint for school facility finance and its application, oversight management, and short-term transition funding for districts with large unmet facilities needs. Final comments address the program's demand for state resources and the legislative responsibilities involving resource allocation.
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