Dr. Douglas Garrison, President/Superintendent of Monterey Peninsula College stated, “The Governing Board, faculty and staff of Monterey Peninsula College are gratified by this statement of support from Californians. The infusion of new revenue will help the state meet its current obligation to fund K-12 education; 89 percent of the funds provided by Proposition 30 will go to K-12 schools; 11 percent will go to community colleges. Passage of Proposition 30 will provide the College a more reasonable cash flow because a portion of what the state owes us will be paid on time. These funds do not reflect any increase.” Garrison goes on to say, “MPC will not be adding many additional students — we simply won’t be eliminating students or programs.”
The passage of Prop. 30 will have ripple effects throughout California’s system of higher education. Protecting the University of California and the California State University systems from $250 million “trigger cuts” that would have taken effect immediately if the initiative failed. It will also allow UC and CSU to avoid hefty mid-year tuition hikes. Because of the Proposition 30 passage, Monterey Peninsula College will be saved from a mid-year budget cut of $2.3 million.
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