Potential College Improvement Measure
Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College and Norco College are vital community resources, that are dedicated to the success of Riverside Community College District’s (RCCD) nearly 60,000 students.
As the cost of attending Cal State or UC becomes more expensive, many students, especially those from middle class and lower income families, start their education at community colleges. Nearly 40% of local high school graduates rely on our local community colleges for higher education.
While our colleges have had some updates over the years, student demand and academic standards continue to rise. College classrooms and labs require repairs and upgrades to continue providing affordable, high-quality education.
The RCCD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to place a $715 million college improvement bond measure on the March 3, 2020 ballot. If approved, a measure would cost property owners 2 cents per $100 of assessed (not market) value to 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- Maintain classrooms and student service centers by replacing leaky roofs, rusty plumbing and outdated and faulty electrical systems where needed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- Upgrade outdated classrooms, science labs and career training facilities to keep pace with current industry standards and allow for state-of-the-art courses in biology,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