SAN JOSE (KCBS) – It was a big night for Peninsula and South Bay school districts, with voters passing several different bond measures.
The passage of Measure G turned out to be a huge win for the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District.
“For us, this means 20 years of building. It won’t take us that long to build, but this takes us 20 years into the future, in terms of our region, the facilities for our students, the ability to build and respond to their educational needs,” said District Chancellor Rita Cepeda.
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She said the $268 million bond measure essentially allows them to upgrade their two campuses from the ground up.
“Construction costs are extremely high, but it will do most of what we need to have the ideal facilities and equipment for the 21st century,” Cepeda said.
Passage of the bond measure will also allow them to create a job training center for environmental sciences and green technology.
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