Citizens Show Support of Community College Education through Passage of Measure W

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Saratoga, CA― On November 6, 2018, more than 80,000 citizens residing within the West Valley-Mission Community College District (WVMCCD) expressed their support for local community colleges by casting votes in favor of Measure W. 

This bond measure (which will update educational facilities and technology at Mission College and West Valley College) attracted more favorable votes than any other previous bond campaign approved within the District. 

“With the passage of Measure W, our plans are clear, and our path is prepared for us,” said WVMCCD Chancellor Patrick Schmitt, Ph.D. “Now, a new phase of our work begins, as this bond measure will enable us to complete the master plan for each of our colleges, which in turn benefits not just our students but the entire community.”

Through its ongoing commitment to transparency, the WVMCCD has on its website a summary of projects which are earmarked for completion through the approved Measure W. The estimated cost for each project is also included within the summary. According to WVMCCD Board President Anne Kepner, the District prioritizes financial accountability and will ensure through regular audits and citizen oversight that funding from Measure W is spent wisely and in keeping with the master plan for each college. 

“We are grateful to the district voters who demonstrated their unwavering support of community college education by casting their vote in favor of Measure W,” said Board President Kepner. “We are confident that the improvements at each campus and within the District will enhance educational experiences and promote student success.” 

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