9Opened in 1978More than 9,000 studentsKnown for: Ornamental horticulture, auto tech, green energy job training programs
10Economic 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 yearThird largest employer in East CountyTotal: $477.5 million!
11Proposition R $207 million bond measure approved in 2002 $68 million in matching state funds13 projects – more than we promisedSpotless audits
12Prop R – Grossmont College Griffin CenterHealth & SciencesComplex
13Prop R – Cuyamaca College Business and Technology BuildingCommunication Arts Building
14Planning for the future Educational Master PlanFacilities Master PlanTechnology Master Plan
15Educational Master Plan trends More tech-savvy students, more online classesCollege education, technical skills – gateways to the middle classScience, technology, engineering and math skills in high demandNew buildings must focus on flexible uses and environmental sustainability
19Proposition V November 6 ballot – East County $398 million bond $16.94 per $100,000 assessed valuation
20Proposition 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?
21Key projects Create a Veterans Support Center on both campuses Modernize college technologyRenovate/expand educational and career training facilitiesCreate an East County Workforce Solutions Training CenterRehabilitate deteriorated roofs, electrical, plumbing and ventilationIncrease energy efficiency and reinvest savings into instructionImprove safety/security and access for disabled students
22Facility needs Inadequate equipment Aging classrooms Leaky roofs, lots of mechanical infrastructure, upgraded technology, better facilities for renowned programs like Ornamental HorticultureOutdated technologyExpanded facilities
23Taxpayer protections A Citizens Oversight Committee with annual audits No money for operations, salaries or pensionsGoverning Board policy against use of long-term capital appreciation bonds.
24Supporters of Prop V Associated General Contractors Educators San Diego County Taxpayers AssociationAssociated General ContractorsEducatorsElected OfficialsBusinessHealth professionalsVeterans and militaryPublic safety