Bond Measure Slated for March
Updated January 8, 2004
On March 2, California citizens will have
the opportunity to vote on Proposition 55: the 2004 School Bond.
If Proposition 55 is approved by voters, classrooms
in elementary and high schools, community colleges and universities
would be built, renovated and enhanced.
The bond would provide $12.2 billion for the state’s
educational systems in 2004-05 and 2005-06, including $9.9 billion
for K-12, $920 million for the California Community Colleges, $690
million for the University of California and $690 million for the
California State University.
Cal State Fullerton would receive more than $50 million
under the proposition – $47.4 million to construct and equip
a new College of Business and Economics building, as well as $3.5
million to furnish and equip the new Performing Arts Center currently
Proposition 55 is the companion measure to Proposition 47, passed
in 2002. As a result of its passage, Cal State Fullerton received
funding for fire and elevator safety projects, telecommunications
upgrades and equipment for the new Kinesiology and Health Science
Proposition supporters include League of Women Voters
of California, Congress of California Seniors, Californians for
Higher Education, California State PTA and California Teachers Association.
There is no organized opposition at this time.
For additional information on Proposition 55, visit
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