Support for Proposition 1A, the
"Class Size Reduction Kindergarten–University Public
Education Facilities Bond Act of 1998"

AS-2431-98/FGA - October 9, 1998

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse Proposition 1A which would provide, out of a 9.2 billion dollar bond issue, 2.5 billion dollars to be invested in higher education; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU encourage campus senates to support Proposition 1A and to serve as an information resource on this topic to their faculty, staff, students, and area constituents.

RATIONALE: Proposition 1A will provide $9.2 billion over four years for desperately needed new construction and repairs of our public elementary schools, high schools, community colleges, and universities. $6.7 billion will be targeted for K-12 schools and $2.5 billion targeted for higher education. The needs throughout the state at all levels, K-University, are substantial and include seismic repair and retrofitting, new classrooms to accommodate the class-size reduction program, infrastructure maintenance and development (including technology related projects), and new construction to accommodate growth in student enrollment. The three major needs of the CSU identified by the trustees that the bond would fund are: upgrades to correct structural, health and safety code deficiencies; renovations to make new and remodeled facilities operable, including technology upgrades; and new facilities to accommodate more students.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY – October 9, 1998



 
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