Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Report
Bill Garrett, Debbie Justeson, Edwin Hiel, Mary Kay Rosinski, Greg Barr
Grossmont
College 1964
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Opened in 1961
More than 18,000 students
Known for: nursing, culinary arts,
administration of justice
Cuyamaca College
Early 1980s
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Opened in 1978
More than 9,000 students
Known for: Ornamental horticulture, auto
tech, green energy job training programs
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!
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$207 million bond measure approved in
2002
$68 million in matching state funds
13 projects – more than we promised
Spotless audits
Griffin Center
Health &
Sciences
Complex
Business and
Technology Building
Communication Arts
Building
 Educational
Master Plan
 Facilities Master Plan
 Technology Master Plan
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
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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?
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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
Aging classrooms
Inadequate equipment
Outdated technology
Expanded facilities
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.
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San Diego County Taxpayers Association
Associated General Contractors
Educators
Elected Officials
Business
Health professionals
Veterans and military
Public safety
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Grossmont-Cuyamaca’s cut:
 $5.6
million
 1,227 students
 310 class sections
 (already cut 1,600)
 Essentially
status quo
 Additional $705,000
 310 classes restored + 40
more
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www.gcccd.edu – About us – Proposition V
www.yesonv4eastcountycolleges.com

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