MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
MARCH 27, 2007
An executive session and regular meeting of the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board was scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. at the District Support Services Center, 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, Arizona, pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, notice having been duly given.
Linda Rosenthal, President
Don Campbell, Secretary
Colleen Clark, Member
Scott Crowley, Member
Jerry Walker, Member
Lionel Diaz for Steve Helfgot
Jim Moore for Anna Solley
Mary Kay Kickels
Ernie Lara for Augustine Gallego
CALL TO ORDER
The regular meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.
The executive session was called to order by President Rosenthal at 5:30 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Jerry Walker.
The following citizens came forward:
Esther Duran Lumm, member of the Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, came forward to voice her concerns regarding expenses. She commented that after the Sheriff’s Department came to the District Office, she also came down to “see what all the fuss was about” and went through a box of expense reports. She questioned how this happened? She stated she was present when the Blue Ribbon Panel provided their report and commented that the District needed new rules to follow. As a taxpayer, she planned to call her legislator and voice her concerns. In reviewing expense reports, she questioned why certain employees (administrative secretary, college safety, dean, director of career services) went on trips to London, the Netherlands, and China during the various years (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005.
Dan McCloy, terminated English Faculty at GCC, came forward to say that a mistake had been made in not renewing his employment. He requested that the Governing Board not approve this action and instead provide him with an extended deadline to present his side. He indicated he was told he offended a person and did not mean to do that. He had sought advice from ten colleagues and had a letter he wanted to present for consideration.
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Mr. Walker complimented GCC President Dr. Velvie Green, speaker at the Women’s History Luncheon at SCC. He enjoyed her lecture and admired her positive insights.
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Faculty Executive Council President Janice Reilly introduced Jim Daugherty, GCC Faculty Senate President, who had various faculty members highlighted three ongoing programs at Glendale Community College. These included the First Year Experience Program for new students, the Geology Field Studies Program for faculty, and the Forensics Program. Faculty members who presented included: Marjane Maton, Deborah Vanmarche, Joseph Bednorz, David Gerkin, Steve Connell, Kirt Shineman, and Rosie Mays.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Dr. Shirley Green, District MAT President, announced MAT’s Annual Conference scheduled for April 19 at Mesa Community College following the Chancellor’s Leadership Breakfast. Keynote speaker will be Meg Wheatley. Dr. Linda Thor, President of Rio Salado College, and Dr. Phil Randolph, retired past President of Glendale Community College, will be panelists for a discussion on leadership. Dr. Pat Honzay and Dr. Christine Hall will conduct a session on career development titled “How Did I Get Here?” Dr. Green also reported that Lillian White had completed her internship with the MAT Council and that the Council had adopted new bylaws developed through the efforts of committee members Jared Langkilde, Gary Mandarino and Zhara Dean.
Dr. Carnella Hardin, 2007-2008 MCBAA President, came forward to read the following statement:
“The purpose of this communication is to express the general discontentment of African American employees in the Maricopa Community College District offices as well as within positions at the 10 college campuses.
Statistically speaking, the Maricopa Community College Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Department’s annual reports, statistical analyses and underutilization studies are reported to reflect female and minority representation within the employment policy groups. Annually, reports show that there are employment deficits for African Americans, specifically in faculty and management positions, yet this system cannot show corrective actions, with results taken to eliminate disparity between employment hiring and promotional opportunities for African Americans in proportion to improvements for other minorities, which includes ethnics groups and white females.
Traditionally, African Americans are aware that to compete for employment, we must acquire an advanced educational degree and perform employment tasks above and beyond competitors in order to be placed on equal playing grounds for positions. African Americans have acquired the identification of being termed “silent supporters” while we experience a feeling of maltreatment and sometimes perform duties under microscopic working conditions by our supervisors. We feel we have yet to receive an equal share of the Maricopa Community Colleges’ benefits afforded to others for employment and/or promotional opportunities.
Silent - because we have patiently waited “our turn” while watching creative employment practices be implemented to serve the needs of others grouped into the term “minorities”. A common practice of Maricopa Community Colleges is to create One Semester Only or One Year Only positions and allow an individual to occupy the positions until the open recruitment process. The majority of individuals afforded the opportunity to temporarily fill these faculty and/or management level positions are not African Americans. Consequently, when these interim positions are posted for permanent employment status, it is the individuals who have temporarily occupied the positions who - after having been given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities – receive permanent placement into the positions.
Supporters – because we have been indoctrinated into believing that if we wait patiently, become a “team player” and support whatever becomes the most current workplace employment conditions, eventually, we will gain long overdue recognition and be able to compete for placement into a faculty or management position. We have learned not to voice discontentment for fear that we are branded as “trouble makers”.
Therefore African Americans in general have the following concerns that we call to the attention of the Governing Board:
• We do not feel we have equal opportunity to obtain upward mobility under the Maricopa Community College employment selection process. The concern is that African Americans who desire to occupy professional positions are not being appointed to interim positions that later become permanent positions.
• We feel we have been discriminated against during the recruitment and selection process for promotions because of our race, as race seems to play a part in some positions.
• We feel invisible and we are not included in decision-making processes on various committees because the committees are racially imbalanced.
These concerns are being expressed tonight in order to call to the Governing Board’s attention the beginning of our desire for an open dialogue with Maricopa decision makers in order to arrive at some type of solution to address our concerns. To begin this open dialogue between Maricopa Community Colleges’ representatives and MCBAA representatives, we are requesting information from the Maricopa Community Colleges’ Human Resource Department regarding:
(1) the number of people appointed to interim positions by ethnic group within the last two years and
(2) the number of individuals by ethnic group in the interim positions that have received permanent placement into the positions.
Recent events surrounding employment maltreatment of several African Americans are causing unrest where we are no longer content with being termed “silent supporter”. Maricopa African American employees’ desire, in a democratic environment, is that ALL qualified individuals be considered for vacant positions and that African Americans are provided equal opportunities during the selection process to fill these positions. The democratic environment should also provide a culture to promote fair and supportive working conditions for ALL Maricopa Community Colleges employees regardless of race.
Thank you for your time.”
VICE CHANCELLOR REPORTS
Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick introduced Kathy Lynch who presented on behalf of the District Libraries Council and Randy Wright, Director of the Fine Arts Program.
Ms. Lynch reported the following:
“On behalf of the District Libraries Council and my fellow faculty librarians, I wish to present a short video montage of Maricopa faculty, staff and students as a “Thank YOU!”
Without your support, our libraries would not be able to offer the many collaborative services and systems, that exemplify a true “Maricopa Experience”, and that extend beyond institutional boundaries and lead to student success and lifelong learning.
These services include, but are not limited to:
• A Shared Library System, with a common search interface, that includes a district-wide request system for borrowing materials within Maricopa
• A Self-serve interlibrary loan system, ILLIAD, for borrowing & lending materials outside the District
• District-wide collaborative purchases of “core” informational resources & databases, providing equity of information access, whether one is located at a small or a large campus, including remote access
o Over 31 databases purchased district-wide
o Over 2 million searches performed in 2005/06; with, projections that exceed that amount for 2006/07
• Ask a Librarian 24/7 Chat Reference service for research help WHEN needed
o Usage rose over 30% from Spring 2006 to Fall 2006, with 1,648 chat sessions in the Fall
o 94% user satisfaction rate
o Using a FTSE based model for District Librarian staffing during daytime hours, when usage is the highest. Currently 32 faculty librarians from all the colleges, along with the District faculty Virtual Reference Librarian, provide answers to questions in a virtual setting to students and faculty.
With your support, we hope to further expand and enhance our existing services and further engage our students in information literacy in collaboration with our fellow faculty.
New collaborative endeavors:
• Expansion of Online Informational Resources, beyond the core databases, to include the more specialized resources to support the specific needs of content areas & the diversified curriculum
o Including Streaming Media (video & audio files over the Internet)
• Development of Online Information Literacy Tutorials
• Integration of library content into Blackboard, using the new Content System
• Infusion of Information Literacy, across the curriculum
• Use of common assessment tools for library services and programs
Thank you for helping us help our students succeed now and into the future!”
Mr. Wright invited members of the Board and CEC to this year’s Chancellor’s Awards Artists of Promise Event scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at the Herberger Theater. He stated that the concert would feature the winning works from the Maricopa Choreography Competition and the musical performances of the Music Competition winners.
Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Al Crusoe, reported on a new week long training program developed by the Human Resources Department which will assist individuals enhance their supervisory skills. Twenty-three employees are signed up for this session scheduled for March 26-30. He thanked members of CEC for allowing these employees to attend and the EOLT Team for facilitating this training.
CGCC President Dr. Maria Hesse reported that Phi Theta Kappa recognized five exemplary community college teacher education program at the 2007 National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) Conference held on March 2 in New Orleans. Programs were selected based upon how well their programs exemplified the values of scholarship, leadership, service and professional development. She was proud to announce that one of the programs honored with this award was the teacher education program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
MCC Interim President Dr. Wayne Giles thanked everyone for the warm welcome extended to him and stated he was glad to be at Mesa Community College, a college where quality instruction takes place and one that is committed to teaching and learning. In the month he has been there, he has held a series a dialogues with employees. There have been a lot of questions both internally, as well as externally, and he has offered candid responses. He has met with the Mesa Roundtable, the Commission on Excellence, and also the Mesa City Council who have directed their staff to begin working with MCC regarding a Downtown Campus on the nine acres located in downtown Mesa. He also commented that the China On-Line Study will be mailed to the Governing Board.
PVC President Dr. Mary Kay Kickels reported on the Student Life Campus Blog which has received national recognition. She introduced Mike Ho, Student Life Program Specialist, and Dr. Jennifer Strickland, Instructional Technologist, who provided a presentation on PVC’s Podcasting Initiative. They highlighted information available through this program which includes public service announcements and faculty interviews. They commented they have 3500 hits per day, oftentimes off-campus.
EMC Vice President Dr. Ernie Lara (substituting for Interim President Augustine Gallego) introduced Arlisa Richard and Anna Russo, Coordinators of Instructional Services from the NASA Center for Success in Math & Science. They provided an update on the recent one-day conference for female Hispanic middle and high school students who had an opportunity to interact with successful Latinas in the engineering, math and science field.
STUDENT LIFE REPORT
Members of the MCC’s Associated Student Government were present to highlight activities hosted by their organization during the past few months. Students present included President Faiana Prescott, Executive Vice President Betty Jo Lenhart, Vice President of Communications Lance Giles, and Vice President of Fiscal Affairs Ben Tuirei. Activities have included Homecoming, Voter Registration, and leadership outreach to college campuses and local high schools. Final comments indicated great things were happening at Mesa Community College!
STRATEGIC CONVERSATION FOLLOW-UP REPORT
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Page Gonzales, Assistant Director of Government Relations, provided the following updates:
• Instead of going through various bills from this session, she covered some important issue areas and stats for this session. This was day 79 of the session. April 17th will be the 100th day. 1,420 bills have been introduced, one bill “passed” the legislative process and one bill was “vetoed”. Deadlines for committee hearings are this week without special permission from the Speaker or President. Budget discussions are picking up pace.
• Members of Senate leadership are holding bi-partisan, small-group, behind-closed-door meetings with its members to develop consensus on budget issues. The House is not that far along yet. There continues to be a discussion about extending bonding timelines for road construction to infuse money into projects, as well as bonding for school construction.
• These issues appear to be main points of contention with regard to budget resolution for the ‘07 session, along with the Governor’s increased revenue estimates. ($170 million)
As a reminder:
Community college budgets were adopted February 19th in a Joint Sub Appropriations committee. JLBC and OSPB have both recommended full-funding for community colleges. A full Appropriations hearing has not yet been scheduled for final adoption. Senate Appropriations originally had assigned a subcommittee to hold budget workshops on community college equalization, hold-harmless, dual enrollment and credit/non-credit courses. This subcommittee has not yet met.
Another note on budget related matters:
• A bill is moving through the legislature and budget process currently to accelerate the remaining phase-down of the assessment ratio for class 1 properties from 8 years to 4 years by allowing a decrease of one percent per year and eliminating the one-half percent adjustments. The District’s Business Services Division has analyzed the impacts of this bill and concluded there is minimal to no impact to the district's primary or secondary tax levies with this accelerated phase down.
State Board update:
• The Chair of our House Higher Education committee held several stakeholder meetings which included policy makers and district CEOs to brainstorm and discuss state oversight of community colleges. Draft language was not released as of this week’s hearing deadlines. If not addressed this week in simply a framework format for postponed implementation, we expect this could be a subject area addressed in some way in the budget or in the interim.
• Rep. Pearce has proposed several immigration-related measures this session. One of which has received quite a bit of attention, the employer sanctions bill. This issue passed the House and is awaiting a hearing in the Senate. This bill has an effect on political subdivision HR practices and contracting procedures. We have provided a copy of the language to several district experts to start assessing these impacts and changes in case it passes. This issue is such that the employer sanctions would affect the construction industry in general, and through that, governments with building and bonding projects may also be affected.
• Protracted discussions continue to take place to amend the bill, however the sponsor held a press conference today announcing the filing of a ballot initiative that is more onerous for the business community. The main difference is that the legislation has an affidavit and complaint process for business, while the ballot initiative requires business license revocation upon the first offense of employing an illegal worker.
• Finally, one other issue that is making the session longer is the decision last week on English Language Learners (ELL) instruction, more commonly known as the Flores case. The judgment states that the bill from last session fails to satisfy adequate funding based on rationally -related costs of instruction. The judge ordered the state to comply with the court order by the end of session. Members of the legislature are considering an appeal, but short of that we may be in for a much longer session than first anticipated.
She encouraged those interested to visit the Government Relations website for links to the legislature and for biweekly updates which provide bill status and general session summaries. That website is: www.maricopa.edu/govrel
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Dr. Mary Kay Kickels, Co-Chair of the 206 MCCCD United Way Campaign, shared that total contributions for all of Maricopa this year were $320,775. Among organizations of similar size, Maricopa Community Colleges ranked fifth in the top campaigns in the entire Valley. In top leadership giving, those who invest $1,000 - $9,999 annually, Maricopa again ranked fifth in the Valley. Total amount raised by the United Way this year was $50,522,856. She extended heartfelt appreciation to all who gave contributions and provided their support.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Rosenthal requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9417
Don Campbell moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion approved 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
President Rosenthal requested a motion to approve the Consent Agenda.
The following items were included on the Consent Agenda:
A.1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Approve the minutes of the, February 16, 2007 Special Governing Board Meeting And February 27, 2007 Regular Governing Board Meeting
C.1. CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS – Approve the proposed employments, resignations, retirements and terminations as submitted.
D.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS - Approve the proposed curriculum and programs as submitted.
D.2. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS - authorize entry into Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA's) on behalf of its colleges with the public school districts listed below for their dual enrollment programs.
Agua Fria Union High School District No. 216
Buckeye Union High School District No. 201
Cave Creek Unified School District No. 93
Chandler Unified School District No. 80
Deer Valley Unified School District No. 97
Dysart Unified School District No. 89
East Valley Institute of Technology District No. 401
Fountain Hills Unified School District No. 98
Gilbert Unified School District No. 41
Glendale Union High School District No. 205
Higley Unified School District No. 60
Maricopa Unified School District No. 20
Mesa Unified School District No. 4
Paradise Valley Unified School District No. 69
Peoria Unified School District No. 11
Phoenix Union High School District No. 210
Queen Creek Unified School District No. 95
Saddle Mountain Unified School District No. 90
Scottsdale Unified School District No. 48
Tempe Union High School District No. 213
Tolleson Union High School District No. 214
D.3. APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH CHARTER AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS - authorize entry into agreements on behalf of its colleges with the private and charter schools listed below for their dual enrollment programs.
Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center
Estrella High School
Horizon Honors High School
New School for the Arts and Academics
North Pointe Preparatory
Ocotillo High School
Precision High School
South Pointe High School
South Ridge High School
Youth Development Institute
Bourgade Catholic High School
Brophy College Preparatory
Northwest Christian High School
Notre Dame Preparatory High School
Phoenix Christian High School
Phoenix Country Day School
Scottsdale Christian Academy
St. Mary’s High School
Valley Lutheran High School
Xavier College Preparatory
D. 4. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND GLENDALE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between GateWay Community College and the Glendale Union High School District on behalf of Greenway and Washington High Schools. This agreement is for training and support services to be provided to Greenway and Washington High Schools, Cisco Local Academies, for an annual fee of $3,000.
D.5. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SUN CITY FIRE DISTRICT - approve this Intergovernmental Agreement between Maricopa Community College District on behalf of Glendale Community College and the Sun City Fire District. Fire Science Classes offered by Glendale Community College for Sun City Fire District Employee’s will be conducted at GCC for all newly hired firefighters.
D.6. APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX FOR USE OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING ACADEMY - approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between MCCCD and the City of Phoenix. This agreement covers the use of facilities at the Phoenix Fire Department Training Academy by the district and specifically Glendale Community College for the purpose of training students in all phases of fire fighter training. The facilities and equipment used at the Phoenix Fire Department Training Academy will include: burn room/tower, propane, plywood, power saws, hoses, nozzles and couplings, and hazardous materials props. The total costs to use the training academy through June 30, 2007 will be $5,180.00.
E.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED BUILDING NAMES FOR CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILLIAMS CAMPUS - approve the following names selected for the buildings at the Williams Campus of Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
In alphabetical order:
• Baylor Hall (BAYL)-The existing General Studies Building for Joseph W. Baylor who was the first training officer.
• Bluford Hall (BLUF)-The existing Aviation Technology Center building for Dr. Guion Bluford, Jr. who attended flight school at Williams Air Force Base (Class 66E) where he earned his wings and went on to be the first black American astronaut to fly in space.
• Bridget Hall (BRID)-The future Services Building for Colonel Bernard A. Bridget who was the first base commander.
• Engel Hall (EGEL)-The new Classroom/Healthcare/Life Science building for Connie Ricks Engel who joined the Air Force as a nurse before she went on to be the first women to solo a T-37.
• Thomas Hall (THOM)-The existing Science Lab Building for Patricia Thomas Gladney who was one of the first Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) at Williams and an engineering test pilot in 1943.
E.2. APPROVAL OF SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY TWELVE PERCENT GRANT - SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve the acceptance of a grant in the amount of $131,250 provided by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) to support student participation in study abroad programs.
E.3. APPROVAL OF SECOND PARTIAL GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE AWARD FOR NEW LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve a partial Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) in the amount of One Million Five Hundred Twelve Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Nine and no/100ths Dollars ($1,512,739.00) to DPR Construction for the early purchase of structural steel for the New Life Sciences Building at Glendale Community College.
E.4. APPROVAL OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK SELECTION FOR NEW LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING AT PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve the selection of Barton Malow to provide Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) services for the construction of a new Life Sciences Building at Paradise Valley Community College, with a pre-construction phase fee not to exceed $190,000
E.5. APPROVAL OF CONSULTANT CONTRACT AWARD FOR DISTRICT-WIDE CENTRAL PLAN IMPROVEMENTS – PHASE II - approve awarding a consultant contract in the amount of Five Hundred Sixty-Three Thousand and no/100ths Dollars ($563,000.00) to Energy Systems Design to provide consulting services for Phase II of District-wide central plant upgrades.
E.6. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR ATHLETIC FIELD RENOVATIONS AT SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - approve awarding a contract in the amount of One Million Two Hundred Twenty-Two Thousand Five Hundred and no/1000ths Dollars ($1,222,500.00) to Visus Inc.for athletic field renovations at Scottsdale Community College.
E.7. APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR HAPPY VALLEY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTH - approve awarding a contract in the amount of Seven Hundred Ninety-Two Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-Six and no/100ths Dollars ($792,526.00) to Carson Construction Co., Inc. for roadway and sidewalk improvements along Happy Valley Road at Glendale Community College North.
E.8. APPROVAL OF GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE CONTRACT AWARD FOR EXPANSION OF GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTH - approve Amendment Number One to an existing Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) contract in the amount of Eighteen Million Two Hundred Fifty-Eight Thousand Twenty-Two and no/100ths Dollars ($18,258,022.00) with Core Construction to establish the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for construction.
E.9. APPROVAL OF CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL FOR REMODELING OF THE NEW LEADERSHIP CENTER AT RIO SALADO COLLEGE - provide conceptual approval for remodeling of the new Leadership Center at Rio Salado College, with a Total Project Budget of $3.5 million.
E.10. APPROVAL OF CITY OF PHOENIX MAP OF DEDICATION FOR GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NORTH - approve a Map of Dedication for the City of Phoenix which contains roadway, sidewalk and traffic control easements at Glendale Community College North.
MOTION NO. 9418
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the Consent Agenda. Motion approved 5-0.
B.1. CONSIDERATION OF MARICOPA GOVERNANCE POLICIES – POLICY TITLE: BACKGROUND CHECKS - Adopt a new policy titled: Background Checks for placement as a Board Auxiliary policy section as well as in the All Employee Group Policy Manual. The proposed language was attached.
MOTION NO. 9419
Don Campbell moved for adoption of a new policy titled: Background Checks for placement as a Board Auxiliary policy section as well as in the All Employee Group Policy Manual. Motion approved 5-0.
F.1. APPROVAL OF PROPOSED TUITION & FEES FISCAL YEAR 2007-08 BUDGET – approve the proposed Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Tuition and Fees schedule, submitted for Governing Board approval.
County Resident Tuition & Fees:
o Propose no tuition increase. The annual cost to full-time students taking 30 credit hours per year will be $1,950
o The proposed tuition & fee rate continue to be $65.00 per credit hour ($63.50 in tuition and a $1.50 Student Activity Fee).
MOTION NO. 9420
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the Item V.F.1. Motion approved 5-0.
F.2. APPROVAL OF ISSUANCE AND SALE OF $240,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, PROJECT OF 2004 SERIES B (2007) AND APPROVAL OF RELATED DOCUMENTS - approve the attached resolution providing for the issuance and sale of General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $240,000,000; providing for the annual levy of taxes for payment of the bonds; providing certain terms, covenants and conditions regarding the issuance of the bonds; accepting a proposal for the purchase of the bonds; and appointing a registrar, transfer, and paying agent for the bonds.
To approve Lehman Brothers as Purchaser for the $240,000,000 General Obligations Bonds, Project of 2004, Series B (2007). This Purchaser was responsive and demonstrated the lowest net interest costs of all valid bidders.
MOTION NO. 9421
Dr. Campbell moved for approval of the Item V.F.2. Motion approved 5-0.
F3. APPROVAL OF ACQUISITION OF THE NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL LIBRARY BUILDING LOCATED AT 17811 NORTH 32ND STREET, PHOENIX - approve the purchase of the North Central Regional Library Building from the Maricopa County Library District. The purchase price is $4,000,000, plus closing costs.
The purchase of this property is contingent upon the following: (a) finalization of a contract with terms and conditions agreeable to both parties, (b) an appraisal price that is equal to or greater than the proposed purchase price, and (c) approval of Phase I Environmental and ALTA Surveys.
This building is 65,929 square feet in size and sits on 7.848 acres. The terms of the purchase and sale include the Maricopa County Library District’s use of 10,892 square feet of space until June 30, 2011 as a branch library and the assumption of an existing lease of approximately 9,300 square feet to the Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center charter school until July 31st, 2013.
MOTION NO. 9422
Mr. Crowley moved for approval of the Item V.F.3. Motion approved 5-0.
INFORMATION/FIRST READING ITEMS
PROPOSED BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2007-08
Attached for review was the preliminary Proposed FY 2007-08 Budget. The current Unrestricted Fund, Current Auxiliary Fund, Current Restricted Fund, and Plant Fund budgets total $1.4 billion. Final adoption of the proposed budget and a Truth in Taxation hearing is scheduled for June 12, 2007.
Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the Eighth Month Ended February 28, 2007
Expenditure analysis indicates 57.9% of the budget has been expended this year as compared to 58.5% expended at this same point in time last year. 20.1% of the budget remained unexpended or unencumbered compared to 16.7% in the prior year. Revenue analysis indicates that $367.8M of the budget has been recognized. The projected fund balance will increase by $0.7 million this fiscal year and the projected ending fund balance for June 2007 is $80.2M.
General Obligation Bonds Series A (1995), Series B (1997), Series C (1999), And Series D (2001) And Go Bond Refunding Series (2002 & 2004), 2004 General Obligation Bonds Series A (2004), And 1994 Capital Development Plan Summary As of February 28, 2007
As of February 28, 2007, $384.0 million of 1994 bond proceeds have been expended and encumbered representing over 99% of total proceeds from the bond authorization and capital development plan. A total of $124.2 million, approximately 68% of proceeds from the Series A issuance of the 2004 bond, has been expended, encumbered or reserved for specific purposes.
Bond proceeds are invested until expended. As of February 28, 2007 the net uncommitted balances on outstanding GO Bonds are categorized as follows:
1994 GO Bond Remaining Balance
Bond Proceeds $1.68 million
Interest Allocated to Life Without the Bond $3.63 million
Interest NOT Allocated to Life Without the Bond $1.55 million
2004 GO Bond Remaining Balance
Bond Proceeds $60.0 million
Interest $4.7 million
Remaining earnings are invested and will be used for future debt service or capital projects such as Life Without the Bond.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
President Rosenthal announced that the next Governing Board Meeting
would be a work session scheduled for April 10 on Diversity and the
Diversity Monitoring Report at the Rio Conference Center from 4-7 p.m.
and a regular meeting scheduled for April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Office.
The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Dr. Donald R. Campbell
Governing Board Secretary