Support for Proposition 47
(Kindergarten-University Public
Education Facilities Act of 2002)

AS-2581-02/FGA - September 13, 2002

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) support Proposition 47 as a way to fund facilities needed by California's elementary, middle, and high schools, community colleges, and public universities; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge California voters to support Proposition 47 in the November 2002 general election; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU urge campus administrators and academic senates to take immediate action to increase public awareness of the importance of Proposition 47 and its importance to public education in California; and be it further

RESOLVED: That this support position be delivered to the Yes on 47 campaign.

RATIONALE: Proposition 47 (Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Act of 2002) allows the state of California to issue $13.05 billion in general obligation bonds for the construction and renovation of public elementary, secondary, and higher education facilities throughout the state. The need for such funding is acute at all levels of education, which face dramatic enrollment growth over the next decade. The Proposition specifically would provide $496 million to the CSU.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY - September 13, 2002



 
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