2008 California Proposition 92

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California Proposition 92 was Californian ballot proposition that voters rejected on February 5, 2008. It was a state initiative that would have amended Proposition 98, which set a mandate for the minimum level of funding each year for elementary and secondary schools and for the California Community Colleges.

Proposal[edit]

Proposition 92 would have established a system of independent public community college districts and Board of Governors within the framework of the California Constitution. A minimum level of state funding for school districts and community college districts would have been calculated separately from the current K-14 education budget. Additionally, 10.46 percent of current Proposition 98 school funding maintenance would have been allocated to community colleges. Furthermore, community college fees would have froze at $15/unit per semester and limit future increase based upon a devised formula. Other associated budgetary allocations earmarked for the current K-14 system would also have been divided accordingly.

Proposition was projected to amount to an increase in state spending on K–14 education from 2007–08 through 2009–10—averaging about $300 million per year, with unknown impacts annually thereafter. The loss of student fee revenues would have been potentially about $70 million annually. Currently, student fees of $20/unit, go to the general fund, not to the community college where the student is enrolled.

Results[edit]

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Proposition 92[1]
Choice Votes %
Referendum failed No 4,831,445 57.21
Yes 3,613,332 42.79
Valid votes 8,444,777 93.12
Invalid or blank votes 623,638 6.88
Total votes 9,068,415 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Ballot Measures" (PDF). Secretary of State of California. 2008-03-15. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-04-14.

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