The Mercury News reports that if California voters pass the education portion of a newly proposed public-works package scheduled for the November ballot, public schools and universities could receive a $10.4 billion infusion of cash that is available to be spent on campus modernization, construction, and energy conservation. However, due to the intense statewide competition for these potential funds, there is no guarantee that local schools would receive any of the money. Of the $10.4 billion, K-12 schools would receive $7.3 billion, while higher education would receive $3.3 billion. After that, the public funds would be apportioned for specific projects. For example, from the funds allotted to K-12 schools, $1.9 billion would be slotted for new construction, while $3.3 billion would be budgeted for rehabilitation and modernization…