San Francisco Junior ROTC, Proposition V (November 2008)

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A "Save the San Francisco Junior ROTC Initiative," Proposition V ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.[1].

On November 14, 2006, the San Francisco Board of Education passed a resolution to phase-out all Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) programs offered in the city's public schools by the end of the 2007-2008 school year. Later on, the school board scheduled the phase-out to be fully in effect by June 2009.

Proposition V made it the policy of the City of San Francisco to encourage the San Francisco Board of Education to reverse its action to terminate the JROTC program in the city's public high schools.[2]

Election results

Proposition V
Approveda Yes 179,639 54.63%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition V: "Shall it be City policy to encourage the School Board to reverse its decision to terminate JROTC and to continue to offer JROTC in San Francisco public high schools?"[3]

Path to the ballot

Proposition V earned its spot on the ballot via the collection of signatures on initiative petitions. 7,168 signatures were required, which was 5% of the number of those who voted for the office of mayor in 2007.

External links

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  1. Initiative
  2. San Francisco Chronicle, Save JROTC, June 24, 2008
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.