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The '''Save the San Francisco Junior ROTC Initiative''' is a city-wide ballot initiative being circulated by a group of San Francisco parents.<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/05/BAVM1141B2.DTL Initiative]</ref>.  The ballot measure, if it succeeds, will overturn a 2006 vote to shut down the Junior ROTC by 2009.
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{{tnr}}A '''"Save the San Francisco Junior ROTC Initiative," Proposition V''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''approved.'''<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/05/BAVM1141B2.DTL Initiative]</ref>.   
  
In mid-June 2008, the San Francisco school board held a meeting at which members voted on a resolution to eliminate the physical education credit for the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The measure failed on a 3-3 vote, due to the fact taht one of its sponsors, Jane Kim, was out of town.
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On November 14, 2006, the San Francisco Board of Education passed a resolution to phase-out all Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
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(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.
  
San Francisco parents who are gathering signatures for a ballot measure urging the board to overturn its 2006 vote to shut down JROTC, have dismissed the suggestion that the board was acting to head off a lawsuit challenging whether JROTC meets state PE standards as "a false issue."<ref>San Francisco Chronicle, [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/23/EDA411CMM1.DTL ''Save JROTC''], June 24, 2008</ref>
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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.<ref>San Francisco Chronicle, [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/23/EDA411CMM1.DTL ''Save JROTC''], June 24, 2008</ref>
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==Election results==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposition V
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| yes = 179,639
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| yespct = 54.63
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| no = 149,169
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| nopct = 45.37
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| image =
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| unresolved =
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| state = Local
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| percent = 50.0
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}}
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
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==Ballot question==
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{{Q box |
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  text = '''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?"
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}}
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==Path to the ballot==
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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.
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==External links==
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{{submit a link}}
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* [http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/pdf/main/gic/elections/November4_2008.pdf November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide]
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* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
  
 
==References==
 
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[[Category:Local war and peace, California, 2008]]

Latest revision as of 08:05, 21 March 2014

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
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 179,639 54.63%
No149,16945.37%
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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References

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  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.