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Voter Guide: Community college board

Original post made on Oct 18, 2011

Seven candidates are running for three open seats on the governing board of the San Mateo County Community College district in San Mateo County, which includes Canada College in Woodside.

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Posted by Jon Castor
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:10 am

While a new 4 year college is a nice idea, I'm surprised to read the talk of trying to start one in the county when there isn't enough money to fully fund the existing 4 year schools in California. To be fair, the idea was offered in response to a 'blue sky' question. Nonetheless, given current and reasonably forseeable budget circumstances the District should probably concentrate on being the most outstanding 2 year community college possible in an era of limits. It would be more illuminating to this voter to hear what it will take besides more facilities to accomplish that goal.