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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Voters in five California community college districts on Tuesday approved local bond measures totaling more than $2.7 billion. The funds will be used to renovate community colleges campuses, modernize classrooms and facilities, fund new buildings and improve accessibility for the disabled.
“We are thrilled by the people of California casting their votes in favor of our state’s community colleges,” said California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner. “It is exciting to see local communities unite around funding for the colleges, which are the economic engines fueling our state’s economy. The dollars raised from these bond measures will dramatically improve campuses across the state and increase educational access and opportunities for tens of thousands of California college students.”
The local bond measures are:
• State Center Community College District – Measure C – $485,000,000
• Chabot-Las Positas Community College District – Measure A – $950,000,000
• Long Beach Community College District – Measure LB – $850,000,000
• Marin Community College District – Measure B – $265,000,000
• Santa Clarita Community College District – Measure E – $230,000,000
The Long Beach Community College District and Santa Clarita Community College District are located in Southern California; the State Center Community College District is in Central California; and the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District and Marin Community College District are in Northern California.
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education in English and math, and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/, https://www.facebook.com/CACommColleges, or https://twitter.com/CalCommColleges.