PROP 30 PASSED: STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS RELIEVED
Humboldt County, CA- Schools and students in Humboldt County are relieved at the passing of prop 30. The passing of prop 30 will benefit community colleges as well as Humboldt State University students. Paul Mann, the Humboldt State University spokesman told us"So the immediate impact is that students will get a credit, a refund in some form."Mann also told us that students will be receiving a 240 dollar refund. Mann added, "CSU Board of Trustees hiked tuition at the start of this semester in case prop 30 did not pass. So now we will refund that 240 dollars."Prop 30 will also save HSU students from another tuition hike. Mann said, "Students avert another 150 dollar tuition increase in January."If prop 30 didn’t pass, some schools in Humboldt County were looking at cutting the school year down by 5 to 10 days. Kenny Richards, the Superintendent of Northern Humboldt Union High School District told us, "so moving from a 180 day year we would move down to 170. It would continue to cut the school years further and further."Richards said that sometimes schools don't get funds till the following year but prop 30 will change that.Richards added, "you don't have to wait for your money for 6-9 months. You actually going to get the money that you need to have in your current year of operating."The passing of prop 30 has also given students peace of mind. Ellyn Henderson is the student body president at HSU exclaimed, "Oh I’m so relieved. It's amazing. And it thinks it says a lot about our youth. And the vision the state has about our education."As for the refunds for HSU students, Humboldt State officials told us they will know how those funds will be allocated in the next few days.