Proposition 38 Makes Five Guarantees to Parents and Taxpayers



1  Proposition 38 sends an average of 10 billion dollars a year in new funding directly to every local school and prohibits Sacramento politicians from touching the money.

2  Proposition 38 allows school money to be used to rehire teachers and reduce class sizes, but it cannot be spent on overhead or to increase salaries or pension benefits.

3  Proposition 38 requires annual independent audits and makes any attempted misallocation of funds a felony punishable by jail time and a ban on holding public office.

4  Proposition 38 guarantees local control over spending decisions, with public input from parents, teachers and the community at each school.

5  Proposition 38 requires school districts to focus on student improvement and holds them accountable. They must set annual educational improvement goals for each school, and publicly report how the money was spent and whether improvement goals were achieved.