State Center Community College School District serves approximately 50,000 students annually. A $485 million bond (Measure C) is on the ballot for consideration June 7. The district is overseen by a locally elected board of trustees responsible to the citizens.
The bond will improve all SCCCD campuses, upgrading campus buildings with up-to-date technology, Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility, instructional equipment and improve classrooms, labs and equipment for career/vocational education programs.
Also included are funds that will be added to previous bond dollars for new facilities and major improvements to the Fresno City College police and fire academies.
Community colleges and the education, certifications and degrees provided at our colleges, constitute one of the most important economic development tools available to grow and assist our communities to prosper.
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Measure C provides accountability. Funds are legally limited to expenditures for capital improvements and major renovations. Financial audits are required and a Citizens Oversight Committee will monitor expenses and projects.
On June 7 you will have the opportunity to renew your support of continuing education in our community. A “yes” vote on Measure C is a vote for our future and a vote for continued local control.
Ron Manfredi, former SCCCD Trustee, Madera