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File #: 21-669    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the San Mateo County Community College District to support the Promise Scholars Program for an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.
Attachments: 1. 20210914_r_SMCCCD.pdf, 2. 20210914_a_SMCCCD.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Measure K: Agreement with the San Mateo County Community College District

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the San Mateo County Community College District to support the Promise Scholars Program for an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 for the term July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.

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BACKGROUND:
On March 9, 2021 and March 23, 2021, the Board of Supervisors held two study sessions at its regularly scheduled public meetings at which the County Manager's Office presented on anticipated Measure K revenues and Board priorities for Measure K allocations for the upcoming FY 2021-23 budget cycle. At these meetings, the County Manager's Office stated that there was an estimated $13 million in Measure K funding each fiscal year for one-time expenditures available for Board prioritization. After these study sessions, the Board directed the County Manager's Office to take appropriate actions for the Board to allocate $1 million each fiscal year of this available funding (i.e., in FY 2021-2022 and 2022-2023) to support college education for all.

DISCUSSION:
To remove barriers to attending community college and progressing through college and to increase student completion rates, the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) has created the Promise Scholars Program (PSP). The PSP is modeled on the City University of New York's Accelerated Studies for Associates Program, - a proven model that significantly increases graduation rates for full-time students over a three-year period.

The PSP provides up to three years of financial, academic and personalized student services for first time, full-time SMCCCD students who have, as an educational goal, earning a certificate or associate degree. The PSP is designed to remove barriers that too ofte...

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