Measure A will cost the average taxpayer $2.50 per month annually, and will generate approximately $31 million for construction funds in Siskiyou County.
Projects to be Funded
The College has identified well over 20 projects in need of funding, with the top priorities for funding including:
- Rural Health Sciences Training Institute
- New and remodeled classroom and library space on the Weed Campus (including Fire Science classroom space)
- Renovation of the Life Sciences Building
- Renovation of the Lodges (Residence Halls)
- Completing the "distance learning network" to include send and receive sites at or near every high school in the county that chooses to participate
- Updating and expansion of instructional technology
- Updating college infrastructure and non-instructional spaces
Why is Measure A of Value to Citizens of Siskiyou County?
- It will lead to the improvement of health care and fire protection in the county.
- Measure A provides the opportunity for the College to develop new programs to meet community needs that cannot currently be started due to lack of facilities.
- It will lead to additional out of county students coming to COS who will live, study and spend money in the county.
- Measure A will provide needed support to local high schools who will be able to share resources among themselves as well as the College to meet the needs of their students.
- It will enhance the ability of the College to reach out to local citizens to provide job training and education in preparation for university transfer.
- Measure A will provide millions of dollars to local vendors and subcontractors in the construction industry.
- It will enhance the College's ability to grow and remain a vital part of the community.