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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Los Angeles County, CA March 3, 2015 Election
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Francesca Vega
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of the Board of Trustees; Los Angeles Community College District; Office 1


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. What is the single most important issue facing LACCD today? How, as Trustee, would you deal with it?

Given that LACCD is the largest community college district in the nation, budget and allocation of funds across each of the campuses is the most critical challenge. As a trustee, I want to ensure that every tax payer dollar spent goes to students, as well as faculty and administration's ability to benefit all that student success encompasses. This being said, each campus has unique issues and dynamics which need to be addressed in a way that will collectively benefit all of the communities that LACCD serves. It will be by fully restoring LACCD, after years of such economically troubling times, that will make the most significant difference in the long term. Protecting effective programs and keeping student fees affordable is also a priority when looking at budgetary issues. Also, as we grow, it is imperative that the workforce that supports LACCD grows, and is thriving and being compensated accordingly.

2. How would you address the level of resources now devoted to remedial classwork at our community colleges?

Where remediation is concerned at the community college level, I am passionate about the importance of collaborative efforts with our K-12 partners. It is critical that we build a pipeline that allows for our students to be prepared and ready to learn as they progress toward their academic and/or vocational goals. It is also necessary for adequate resources to be in place for students to be successful. Counselors and educational plans need to be in place to ensure our students are on the right path to succeed and are ready to learn.

3. How would you prioritize the various roles of the community college today?

Each role of the community college is critical to the community and the economy of our state. Whether it be transfer to a four-year institution, career tech, apprenticeship programs, or basic skills, the community college is a game changer for students, families and the community as a whole. My priority is to see students successfully achieve their goals in a thriving, quality institution.

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