State takeaways from community colleges have been devastating, and it was clear that the Solano Community College District could not rely on Sacramento to adequately fund local community colleges. After months of public input, engaging over 1,000 constituents, Solano Community College District’s Board of Trustees voted to place the Measure Q Bond (Student/Veterans’ Affordable Education, Job Training/Classroom Repair Measure) on the November 2012 ballot. Citizens of Solano County stepped up once again and invested in their futures by voting to improve and expand the facilities of the Solano Community College District with the passage of the Measure Q Bond.
With the Measure Q Bond the District will continue the work it began under Measure G and help ensure that Solano Community College can continue to provide high quality and affordable college options for students, active military, and local veterans.
The District has plans to expand affordable education opportunities through a Middle College program that will allow high school students to earn an Associate’s Degree, saving them two years of college expenses on their way to a four-year degree. We will fund the technology and infrastructure necessary to expand access to university courses through partnership programs with California State University Maritime Academy and Sonoma State, as well as at the University of California at Davis and Berkeley. These efforts will allow students to remain in the county where they already live and work and complete their four-year degrees.
Needless to say, we are extremely pleased and proud of all of our accomplishments thus far and will continue to move forward, working to create a truly top quality institution of higher learning that the people of Solano County can be equally and justifiably proud to call their own — Solano Community College.