FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Executive Director of Communications and External Relations
Citrus College Places Career Education, Repair, Affordable Higher Education Measure on November Ballot
Glendora, Calif. (July 22, 2020) – Following an independent community survey conducted in June, the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees acted to place the Career Education, Repair, Affordable Higher Education Measure on the Nov. 3, 2020, ballot. An opinion survey conducted by the highly respected firm of FM3 Research showed as much as two-thirds of voters would support a 55% requirement education bond.
"As the cost of attending California public universities is more than six times that of community colleges, more and more local students and their families are relying on Citrus College for affordable education," said Dr. Geraldine M. Perri, superintendent/president of Citrus College.
Continued Dr. Perri, "Several of the science and engineering labs at the college were built in the 1960s and lack the infrastructure needed to provide a modern education in science, mathematics, technology and engineering. The college must replace outdated electrical wiring, expand existing labs and update instructional technology to ensure students can prepare competitively for a 21st-century career. Doing so will also enable our college to continue to recruit and retain the best teachers."
Said Claudette E. Dain, vice president of finance and administrative services at Citrus College, "In these challenging times, it was gratifying to see that our communities recognize the unique role of Citrus College in a local and regional economic recovery plan. We can lead the way in helping to create jobs that boost our regional economy – including expanding the college's training partnerships with local employers, such as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Toyota, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the City of Hope hospital and research center, and more."
For more information on the measure, visit citruscollege.edu.