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Coming Soon: the Gavilan College Coyote Valley Educational Center! Gavilan JCCD Coyote Valley Educational Center 88 The project is located in the area of San Jose known as North Coyote Valley. Located at 560 Bailey Avenue (across from IBM) between the Santa Teresa Hills on the west and Fisher Creek on the east, it is approximately 1.8 miles southwest of the Bailey Avenue and U.S. Highway 101 interchange, and close to a bus line that runs from San Jose to Gilroy. The Coyote Valley site will be especially convenient to the northern section of the Gavilan Joint Community College District (the district extends from Bernal Road in San Jose through most of San Benito County). See you at the Grand Opening in Fall 2016! Gavilan JCCD Coyote Valley Educational Center JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 gmhtoday.com GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN I n 2004 the voters of the Gavilan Joint Community College District passed Bond Measure E, providing funds to upgrade the Gilroy campus and to establish future campuses at the north- ern and southern ends of the district. The college went through a four-year, rigorous site selection and in 2006 purchased 55 acres on Bailey Road. (Land has also been purchased in San Benito County.) When completely built out – a ten-to-thirty year process, depending upon the availability of state funding – the site could be home to a full-service community college accommodating up to 10,000 students. Phase I of development is now underway. Phase I will comprise 28,800 square feet, in five single-story modular buildings, and will include classrooms, and specialized facilities for a police academy program. The college plans to begin to offer evening credit classes in a variety of college subjects at the new location, beginning in Fall 2016. Additionally, The Coyote Valley Educational Center will home to the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium, of which Gavilan is one of nine member districts. Gavilan College Coyote Valley Educational Center will be the new hub for regional public safety training. 07/29/2015 07/29/2015