Los Angeles voters will be asked to support a nearly $4 billion bond measure this fall to ease classroom crowding with new construction and to renovate existing schools. The Los Angeles board of education voted July 28 to put the measure on the Nov. 8 ballot. The board earmarked $1.6 billion of the bond for construction, providing 20,000 new classroom seats in order to decrease enrollment at each of the district’s 78 middle schools to 2,000. The money will also allow all elementary schools to return to a nine-month school calendar from a year-round schedule.
A version of this article appeared in the August 10, 2005 edition of Education Week