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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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The '''Save the San Francisco Junior ROTC Initiative''' or '''Proposition V''', was on the [[California 2008 local ballot measures|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco County, California ballot measures|San Francisco]] for voters in the City of San Francisco.<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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Proposition V was '''approved''' with 54.63% of the vote.
  
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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The ballot measure overturns a 2006 vote to shut down the Junior ROTC by 2009.<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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==Ballot language==
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The language on the ballot said:
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: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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==External links==
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* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/candidates/QualifiedLocalBallotMeasuresWithTitlesAsOf81508_3.pdf List of all measures on the November 4 San Francisco ballot]
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* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/elections_page.asp?id=70720 Election results]
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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]
  
 
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Revision as of 08:07, 12 January 2009

The Save the San Francisco Junior ROTC Initiative or Proposition V, was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco for voters in the City of San Francisco.[1].

Proposition V was approved with 54.63% of the vote.

The ballot measure overturns a 2006 vote to shut down the Junior ROTC by 2009.[2]

Ballot language

The language on the ballot said:

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?

External links

References

  1. Initiative
  2. San Francisco Chronicle, Save JROTC, June 24, 2008