State officials have directed $381 million to California schools to retrofit aging campuses for energy efficiency, releasing a list Tuesday that shows how much each district will get.
The money comes from voter approval last year of Proposition 39, which raises taxes on out-of-state corporations. The ballot measure was pushed by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer and state Sen. Kevin de León, a Los Angeles Democrat.
"Used wisely, school districts that are most in need will be able to put a big dent in their energy bills and direct more money to classroom needs," De León said in a statement today. "Everyone wins with energy retrofitting - the students, the environment and workers."
De León's hometown includes California's largest school district and stands to gain the most from the program. Los Angeles Unified is slated to get more than $26 million in grants for energy efficiency, according to the list released by the state Department of Education. The 20 school districts in line to receive the most money are listed below. Scroll over the blue bars to see more detail:
You can see the full list of school districts and charter schools eligible for Proposition 39 funds at this page. Click on the spreadsheet called "Proposition 39 - 2013-14 Entitlements."
PHOTO: A teacher keeps an eye on her class at Greer Elementary School in Sacramento on Jan. 17, 2013. The Sacramento Bee/Renée C. Byer
Editor's note: This post was updated at 1:50 p.m. to clarify that Los Angeles Unified is the state's largest school district.