How can school bond funds be used?
By law, bond funds are restricted to capital improvements. Money in a voter-approved bond issue may only be used for the designated projects within the bond issue. That means that staffing costs, program funding, classroom supplies and other district needs cannot be covered by a bond issue — those needs are covered by the district’s operating budget. It also means that money included in a bond issue cannot be used to make up for losses in state and local funding.