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Cabrillo junior college to open in September at Watsonville Cabrillo junior college to open in September at Watsonville school
Cabrillo junior college to open in September at Watsonville Cabrillo junior college to open in September at Watsonville school
TitleCabrillo junior college to open in September at Watsonville Cabrillo junior college to open in September at Watsonville school
Date1959-04-20
SubjectFounding
Watsonville
Original sourceSanta Cruz Sentinel
RepositoryCabrillo College Archives
Copyright statementCopyright Santa Cruz Sentinel, all rights reserved. Used with permission.;
TypeNewspaper articles
Format8w x 5h inches
Identifiersc01_4a.tif
TextCabrillo Junior College To Open In September At Watsonville SchoolSanta Cruz countys brand new Cabrillo junior college district will begin instruction in September in temporary quarters at the Watsonville high school. Classrooms will be prepared in a partly abandoned building for some 400 to 500 freshmen students, according to Dr. Robert E..Swenson, Cabrillo's president. The board met this morning in the county schools office. Dr. Swenson recommended the Watsonville facilities over two other possible locations - the DeLaveaga park naval training center, and Santa Cruz high school as having more classrooms and being more economical to develop for temporary use. While his recommendation was given unanimous approval, the board made it clear that the Watsonville site would be used only until a new college plant can be constructed between Watsonville and Santa Cruz. Keith Shaffer, board president, said that "we are anticipating engaging an architect within the next 30 days to start planning for a permanent college. Classes may be held in Watsonville for about two years. Students now attending junior colleges outside the county will be allowed to finish out their two-college in the county of their year schedules under special inter-district agreements. By law, students must attend the junior residence unless no such college exists or the college board releases them for some special reason. The board, working unanimously and with speed, laid much of the academic groundwork in its 7:30 a.m. to noon meeting. It hired a second official for the college, Floyd Younger, 38-year-old dean of instruction at Cerritos junior college in Norwalk, California. He will act in a similar capacity here. Younger, a graduate of Whittier college and holder of a master's degree in life science, headed the math science division of Fullerton junior college for 12 years. The curriculum will stress first year requirements, according to Dr. Swenson. It is tentatively planned to offer courses leading toward the following majors: Agriculture, business, art, biological science, business, dentistry, engineering, fish and game, forestry, geology, history, journalism, math, law, medicine, music, nursing, pharmacy, psychology, science, teaching, and technical auto, electronics, machine shop. A unanimous endorsement was also given to a tentative salary schedule for teachers. A staff of some 15 are expected to start in September. The schedule starts at $5000 for first year teachers with, a B.A., but no master's degree, to $8700 for a 10-year instructor with 90 units including a master's. Financially, the county taxpayer will have a double load to pay for the first year. 1. The district must pay for countv students now ; attending outside junior colleges this year. Payment of this obligation is always one year behind. Last year this amounted to $460, 000. 2. A new tax (maximum, 35 cents) yet to be approved, will be levied July 1. for tne operation' of the college district. The only relief from the obligation payment may come in a bill now in a California legislative committee. If it passes, the state will pay these "last year" obligation debts to counties instituting new junior colleges, thus avoiding the double tax load. School officials have urged legislators to add an "urgency"" clause to the bill so that it will be considerod in time to be effective to Santa Cruz county. Next meeting of the board will be May 4th.
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