Our facilities need to be upgraded to ensure we can continue providing a high-quality education to local students that prepares them to succeed in future careers. We need to upgrade our career training facilities in science, health care, technology and skilled trades, as well as update instructional technology for improved student learning in core subjects. In addition, we need to improve and expand facilities for our veterans and ensure our classrooms are accessible for students with disabilities.
To see a list of all facility updates, take a look at our full Facilities Master Plan (PDF) on our website or also view the shorter Executive Summary (PDF). To see a cost breakdown, view this PowerPoint.
The college’s master planning process leveraged a variety of resources to create a plan for the college: an online survey to collect feedback on facility conditions, functionality, and deficits; workshop, discussion and presentation with the District’s Board of Trustees, Facilities Master Plan Leadership Committee, facilities personnel; and shared governance councils that included faculty, staff and students, and public forums to gather campus-wide feedback. All told, over 700 people participated in the online survey and more than 200 people participated in the workshop, meetings and presentations.
In fall and summer of 2016, district representatives made more than 90 presentations to local service and community organizations and meet with individuals and businesses to gather input on the facilities master plan and to discuss the bond initiative.
News articles about the bond included an article in the San Diego Union Tribune, the Weekly Pulse, the Coast News and on KPBS radio. A special edition of KOCT's Journalist Roundtable, devoted to Measure MM, was recorded September 1, 2016, and features MiraCosta College Superintendent/President Dr. Sunny Cooke. Cox North County Charter Edition interviewed Dr. Cooke on their inaugural program, where they discussed Measure MM and our upcoming bachelor's degree program. The San Diego Union-Tribune ran an article about three school bonds on the ballot.