October 07, 2019

Christina Jimenez


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SACRAMENTO, Calif.California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom signing Assembly Bill 48 (O’Donnell and Glazer):

"The comprehensive school construction bond measure approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom today would, if approved by voters next spring, help more community colleges provide safe and up-to-date facilities that are needed to help students, especially those in low-wealth communities, achieve their educational goals and move our state forward. The bond measure will address immediate needs for improvements to preschool, K-12 and higher education facilities."    

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 115 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; degree and certificate pathways; and basic skills education in English and math. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps. For more information, please visit the California Community Colleges website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.