Statewide Initiative to Impact Education

There are several important initiatives on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 5, that will affect educational institutions and the state of California for years to come. One is Proposition 47, ?The Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002.?

Proposition 47 is a $13.05 billion bond measure that will provide significant resources to all levels of education in California (K-12, the community college system, the University of California and The California State University). Proposition 47 should have a direct impact on Cal Poly Pomona, most immediately to the $33.2 million addition to the University Library. Other scheduled projects that could be funded by the bond include a $20.1 million renovation to the old science building (Building 3) and $32 million for a new complex of facilities for the College of Business Administration. The bond could also provide $12.5 million for the construction of new facilities for I-Poly High School through the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). Every dollar gained from Proposition 47 will go to enhance the academic experience of California?s students.

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