The Proposition 13 (2020) School Facilities Bond will help ensure that students across the state have access to safe, healthy and modern learning environments.

On March 3, California voters have an important opportunity to pass this statewide school bond measure. It provides critically needed resources for renovating and building schools in districts throughout the state. Proposition 13 (2020) includes significant funding for K-12 schools, plus the University of California system, California State Universities and the California Community Colleges.

The school facilities bond is supported by a wide range of education and civic groups (including CASBO), plus organizations representing parents, firefighters, nurses, the California Chamber of Commerce, and many more.

CASBO's Chief Governmental Relations Officer Sara Bachez joins us on this special episode to explain why the school bond is so important, who's supporting it -- and to clarify why this Number 13 is a perfectly positive proposition worthy of passage.

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About Sara Bachez

Sara serves as Chief Governmental Relations Officer at CASBO. In that capacity, she represents thousands of school business officials statewide on legislative matters affecting public education finance. Prior to assuming her current role, she served as Legislative Advocate for the Association of California School Administrators. Sara began her career in public policy as a legislative fellow, then served for five years as a budget consultant for the Assembly Budget Committee. 

Sara received a BA in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley; and an MBA from California State University, Sacramento.


The California Association of School Business Officials is the premier resource for professional development and business best practices for California's school business leaders. CASBO is dedicated to promoting excellence and professionalism in all aspects of school business. Founded in 1928, CASBO serves more than 24,000 members by providing certifications and training, promoting business best practices and creating opportunities for professional collaboration. CASBO members represent every facet of school business management and operations. The association offers public school leaders an entire career's worth of growth opportunities.