Information About Measure A
As the cost of attending Cal State and UC systems becomes more expensive, many students, especially those from middle and lower income families, start their education at community colleges. Nearly 40% of all local high school graduates rely on our local community colleges for higher education.
While our campuses have had some updates over the years, student demand and academic standards continue to rise. Classrooms, labs and career training facilities require repairs and upgrades to continue providing affordable, high-quality education.To address the facilities needs at Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College, the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place Measure A, a $715 million college improvement bond, on the March 3, 2020 ballot. If approved by 55% of voters, Measure A would provide local funding to:
- Maintain classrooms and student service centers by replacing leaky roofs, rusty plumbing and outdated and faulty electrical systems where needed
- Improve access for students with disabilities at all campuses
- Upgrade outdated classrooms, science labs and career training facilities to keep pace with current industry standards and allow for state-of-the-art courses in biology, chemistry and physical sciences
- Expand and improve Veterans' Centers at all campuses, which provide job training, placement, counseling and support services to military veterans and their families
- Improve student safety and campus security systems including security lighting, cameras, emergency communications systems, smoke detectors and fire alarms