Faculty Association of California Community Colleges Endorses School Facilities Bond Act of 2016

Today, the Californians for Quality Schools campaign announced the endorsement of the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016 by the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC). This $9 billion state school facilities bond proposal for modernization and new construction–$2 billion of which is designated for community colleges–will appear before the voters on the November ballot.

FACCC is the statewide professional membership association that advocates solely for all California Community College faculty. With more than 11,000 members, FACCC promotes the voice of the faculty in critical policy discussions across the state.

“Community colleges offer a powerful and affordable path toward upward mobility. Investment in these precious institutions has a demonstrated impact on our future workforce,” said Jonathan Lightman, FACCC Executive Director. “It is imperative that we approve this bond to provide for our dynamic and diverse student population.”

California voters last approved a statewide school facilities bond in 2006. Since then, there has been a backlog of $2 billion in K-12 projects and nearly $500 million for community colleges, with billions more in identified need.

The bond measure will provide funding to the following:

  • $3 billion for new construction;
  • $3 billion for modernization;
  • $2 billion for community colleges;
  • $500 million each for CTE facilities and charters.

For more information on the Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, visit www.CaliforniansForQualitySchools.com.