“Housing for our school employees has proven to be a solution in various districts both within and outside this state.
Providing a mechanism for school districts to provide affordable housing and improve student outcomes is a win for community and for our kids,” said Thurmond.
In California, school districts have already begun to increase teacher retention by providing housing. School districts in Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties have teachers in district-sponsored housing while San Francisco is considering such a plan. For financially-strapped districts who cannot levy a bond to fund this program, it is effectively not an option. This bill will allow all districts to apply for predevelopment and development funds, with priority given to districts struggling to recruit new teachers and with a high-need student population.
AB 45 is sponsored by the California Teachers Association, the California Federation of Teachers, and the State Building Trades Construction Council. It has also received support from the California School Employees Association and the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California.”
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