Local funding solution to repair and improve classrooms, job training facilities and STEM labs

The San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees is asking voters in the November 6, 2018 ballot to support a bond measure to repair college facilities to train firefighters, health care providers, police, engineers, and technicians who fuel our local economy. 

For nearly 100 years, San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College has provided award-winning, affordable higher education and career training to low- and middle-income students from 21 cities and surrounding communities including, Big Bear Lake, Colton, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino and Yucaipa. Today, we serve about 21,000 students every year. 

Many of our classrooms, job training facilities and science labs need major repairs. From leaky roofs, rusty pipes, faulty electrical systems and outdated campus security systems, we believe our students deserve a better learning environment.

The measure could generate $470 million to help update aging facilities for safe, 21st-century education. The median property owner would pay approximately $44 per year.

Read impartial analysis of Measure CC prepared by San Bernardino County counsel.

A local bond measure will give our local students quality workforce preparation by:

  • Repairing or replacing leaky roofs, old rusty plumbing and faulty electrical systems
  • Upgrading classrooms, STEM labs, and job-training facilities to meet modern career and safety standards, and to keep local colleges in good condition for years to come
  • Updating campus security systems
  • Improving building access for students with disabilities
  • Modernizing student centers to allow job training, placement, counseling and support services to military veterans and their families

Strict taxpayer accountability

  • Independent taxpayer's oversight committee and regular audits would ensure funds are spent as promised
  • $470 million local funds could not be taken away by Sacramento ensuring that every penny would be spent to improve local colleges
  • Colleges could qualify for state matching funds if we have local funds to construct safe, secure and up-to-date facilities
  • Refinancing of prior bonds have saved taxpayers over $37 million. Read the independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee reports and annual audits
  • A project list for Measure CC is required by law and can be found here.

Why now?

Our classrooms, career training facilities and labs need major improvements to ensure that they are secure, safe and up-to-date for student success. We haven't passed a local college bond measure in a decade and we face a backlog of college infrastructure projects. The longer we wait, the more expensive these improvements will become.


How much will it cost me?

With voter approval, Measure CC could generate $470 million to protect quality education and job training at San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College.

The median property owner would pay approximately $44 per year. 

Enter the Property Assessment Net Value from your recent property Tax Bill below to calculate a cost estimate of the annual proposed bond measure.

Your Property Assessment Net Value can be found on the right side of your tax bill, under 'Property Assessment', on the 'Net Value' line

*This is an estimated annual cost based
on the assessed property value entered.

Send us a note:

We welcome your input as we work together to upgrade our colleges to prepare students for success. Contact SBCCD's Director of Marketing, Public Affairs & Government Relations Angel Rodriguez at (909) 382-4012 or arodriguez@sbccd.edu