Bill Garrett, Debbie Justeson, Edwin Hiel, Mary Kay Rosinski, Greg Barr
Opened in 1961 More than 18,000 students Known for: nursing, culinary arts, administration of justice
Cuyamaca College Early 1980s
Opened in 1978 More than 9,000 students Known for: Ornamental horticulture, auto tech, green energy job training programs
Economic impact of GCCCD • Every $1 invested by a student = $6 increase in lifetime income • $87.2 million expansion of California’s tax base annually • $99.4 million into East County economy each year • Third largest employer in East County • Total: $477.5 million!
Proposition R • $207 million bond measure approved in 2002 • $68 million in matching state funds • 13 projects – more than we promised • Spotless audits
Prop R – Grossmont College Griffin Center Health & Sciences Complex
Prop R – Cuyamaca College Business and Technology Building Communication Arts Building
Planning for the future • Educational Master Plan • Facilities Master Plan • Technology Master Plan
Educational Master Plan trends • More tech-savvy students, more online classes • College education, technical skills – gateways to the middle class • Science, technology, engineering and math skills in high demand • New buildings must focus on flexible uses and environmental sustainability
Proposition V • November 6 ballot – East County • $398 million bond • $16.94 per $100,000 assessed valuation
Proposition V Ballot Language EAST COUNTY, GROSSMONT COLLEGE AND CUYAMACA COLLEGE STUDENTS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFORDABLE EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING MEASURE. To prepare local students/veterans for college/career success, shall Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District upgrade career training facilities for science, medical, public safety, in-demand fields, create a Veterans Support Center on each campus, modernize technology in classrooms, libraries, science labs, improved disabled persons access, upgrade, construct, acquire classrooms, facilities, sites/equipment, by issuing $398,000,000 in bonds, at legal rates, with independent citizen oversight, no money for pensions/administrators, and all money staying local, benefiting East County community colleges?
Key projects • Create a Veterans Support Center on both campuses • Modernize college technology • Renovate/expand educational and career training facilities • Create an East County Workforce Solutions Training Center • Rehabilitate deteriorated roofs, electrical, plumbing and ventilation • Increase energy efficiency and reinvest savings into instruction • Improve safety/security and access for disabled students
Facility needs Inadequate equipment Aging classrooms Outdated technology Expanded facilities
Taxpayer protections • A Citizens Oversight Committee with annual audits • No money for operations, salaries or pensions • Governing Board policy against use of long-term capital appreciation bonds.
Supporters of Prop V • San Diego County Taxpayers Association • Associated General Contractors • Educators • Elected Officials • Business • Health professionals • Veterans and military • Public safety
If Prop. 30 fails… • Grossmont-Cuyamaca’s cut: • $5.6 million • 1,227 students • 310 class sections • (already cut 1,600)
If Prop. 30 passes… • Essentially status quo • Additional $705,000 • 310 classes restored + 40 more
More information • www.gcccd.edu – About us – Proposition V • www.yesonv4eastcountycolleges.com