Solano Community College trustees face a tough call this Wednesday: Should they go to voters in November and ask them to approve another bond measure to upgrade and expand buildings and programs at all three campuses, or would they be better off waiting a while?
There are good reasons to seek a bond. The district has been updating its Education Master Plan and has identified facilities that need to be upgraded or expanded to accommodate its educational programs.
Take the Vacaville campus, for instance. Its proximity to biotech firms here makes it the logical place to develop a biotech center, as SCC Superintendent/Pres-ident Jowell Laguerre explained during a meeting with The Reporter Editorial Board last week.
Not only would students benefit from expanding that program, now based at the Fairfield campus, it also would allow the college to partner more easily with biotech companies to provide employee training. And proceeds from that training could be used to cover SCC expenses the state no longer funds.