AUGUST 26, 2003
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.
Ed Contreras, President
Linda Rosenthal, Secretary
Don Campbell, Member
Nancy Stein, Member
Gene Eastin, Member
Paul Dale for Gina Kranitz
Gail Mee for Larry Christiansen
CALL TO ORDER
The executive session was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Ed Contreras.
The Governing Board met in executive session, notice having been previously given.
The executive session recessed at 6:40 p.m.
The regular meeting convened at 6:45 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The assembly pledged their allegiance to the United States of America led by Governing Board Member Don Campbell.
The following citizens came forward to speak.
Manuel de Jesus Hernandez, President of the Statewide AACHE Chapter, commented that their board has recently become aware of an issue at Phoenix College pertaining to President Gardea and took the position of urging the her retention. They stated she was highly qualified and during her one-year tenure had worked on issues pertaining to the recruitment of high school and re-entry students and the retention of Hispanic students. As one of only two Latino presidents in the Maricopa District, many organizations are supporting her retention.
Manuel Frias representing the Coalition for Fairness, Quality and Equity in Employment, indicated that the Coalition had taken the position of endorsing and supporting Dr. Corina Gardea for retention and continuation as President of Phoenix College. He stated that she is highly regarded both here in Arizona and nationally and Phoenix College is being well served through her presidency.
Stella Favela, Arizona Hispanic Forum, also spoke on behalf of Dr. Gardea and stated that she is doing a wonderful job at Phoenix College. In conversations with Dr. Gardea, she has always indicated great interest and likes to listen to new ideas and sees her as being a strong person.
Esther Duran Lumm of the Arizona Hispanic Community Forum also came forward to express support on behalf of Dr. Gardea and stated that she has built a gateway to entire community. She is very strong in that particular facet of the job in that she invites the community to participate and become involved in activities and strategic planning of the college, and also informs the community of the progress made.
Clorinda Quiroz Lozano, representing students at Phoenix College, read pages from a book by Jim Martin titled "Policies of Deceipt in Our Public Schools and Colleges."
BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
Mrs. Rosenthal reported that she had attended the GED Graduation at Phoenix College and the PSA Conference Banquet. Both were wonderful events to share with students and staff.
Acting Chancellor Rufus Glasper took the podium and recognized that he took great pleasure in welcoming back faculty for another semester of engaging in the opportunity of teaching and learning. At this appropriate time, he stated that he wanted to take the opportunity to recognize faculty member, Laura Helminski, as the recipient of the Pacific Region 2003 Faculty Member Award from ACCT. Ms. Helminski is Faculty Chair for Communication and Reading at Rio Salado College and MCCD is pleased that she has been recognized as best in the Region. She has taught for 26 years for the Maricopa Community College District. He stated that she possesses the qualities and traits of "faculty of the future" in the present and is an exemplary faculty member who focuses on distance learning and accelerated formats. Laura is an avid learner, systems thinker, risk taker and is never afraid to try new things to benefit her students and motivate her colleagues. Her love of teaching and learning is infectious and she is a dedicated pioneer and innovator and Maricopa is privileged to have her.
Ms. Helminski expressed her appreciation to the Governing Board, the District, and RIO Administration for their support in helping her achieve this tremendous measure of success in her job. She stated she was really humbled and honor to receive this award. She continues to be stimulated and motivated by her students.
Dr. Glasper also reported on a joint meeting held with Arizona State University on a project intended to expand the alliance in baccalaureate partnerships. The two organizations are hoping to work on programs where students can be enrolled in both organizations simultaneously and will facilitate the ability for students to earn four-year degrees and expand the number of hours that can transfer to the universities. These programs will also enable students to save money. These programs are now at the concept level and design teams are being put together to work out the details of these initiatives. It is hoped that this alliance will serve as models that can be replicated throughout the state with the other universities and community colleges.
There was no report.
Willie Minor, President of the Faculty Executive Council, came forward to once again go on record that their organization was in full support of Dr. Rufus Glasper to the appointment of Chancellor.
Tara Bohinc, President of the Adjunct Faculty Group, reported that she had been invited to attend seven campus orientations and speak to members of adjunct faculty. This had proved to be a very positive experience and she looked forward to the upcoming academic year. She spoke about the upcoming adjunct faculty conference will have professional growth as its theme and will also include sessions on learning dialogues, classroom management, and mentoring. Ms. Bohinc also mentioned that she hopes to meet with Instructional Deans at each campus in an effort to identify adjuncts that may be willing to serve as liaisons.
EMPLOYEE GROUP REPORTS
Lynette Jim and Patricia McIntyre of the United Tribal Executive Council, and Ted Hibbeler, Director of the Phoenix Union High School District's Native American Education Program, spoke about the Hoop of Learning Program in place at Phoenix College, GateWay Community College, and South Mountain Community College. Members of UTEC would like to see the Hoop of Learning Program expanded to include Glendale Community College and Scottsdale Community College. This obviously would necessitate an increase in budget for this program. (A written transcript of Mr. Hibbeler's remarks is attached. It was recommended that a meeting be arranged with the Acting Chancellor to discuss expansion of this program. Dr. Campbell also suggested that perhaps the Maricopa Foundation might be able to incorporate this program into their funding.
Genevieve Watson, President of Maricopa Council on Black American Affairs commented that a crossroad had been reached in the decision for the Chancellor position and raised the question as to which path would lead in the right direction. With this being a difficult decision to make, she asked the questions: Where do we go from here? What is best for this District? She encouraged everyone to follow the vision, mission, and values in place for this district and be mindful of the needs and wants of the community. She stated that MCCD is a stable organization and offers access to quality education for all residents whether in life-long learning or degrees. She emphasized that MCCD needs a leader dedicated to meeting and serving these needs and that it already has that person in the name of Dr. Rufus Glasper.
There were no reports.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPORT
There were no reports.
Mrs. Rosenthal reported on the August 13 meeting held in Flagstaff at Coconino Community College. Reports were received on the status of the state's economy, the appointments to the joint legislative community college oversight study committee and vocational education study committee. There was also an update on the Health Sciences Nursing Shortage Initiative. Mrs. Rosenthal reminded everyone to mark their calendars for the All Academic Luncheon scheduled for February 12, 2004. Discussion was also held on additional staffing needs of ACCA.
There was no report, however, Mr. Lunsford introduced two members of the Government Relations staff, Chad Douwstra, Government Relations Assistant, and Cathy Mayorga who is temporarily filling in for Chris Bustamante, Director of State Relations.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Vice Chancellor Anna Solley recognized the MCLI (Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction Organization on receiving the 2003 Center of Excellence Award from the New Media Consortium. This organization connects leaders in colleges, universities, museums, and advanced technology companies that are working to define and explore new ways of teaching, learning, and creative expression. The award reflects the highest honor bestowed by the New Media Consortium and recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in the application of technology to learning or creative expression. MCLI was recognized for its exemplary support of faculty who in turn contribute to the success of our students. Dr. Solley introduced Dr. Maria Harper Marinick, Director of MCLI, and Alan Levine, Instructional Technologist.
Maria Hesse, President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, spoke about two awards recognizing the two newest facilities on their campus. These awards were given by the American Association of Architects at their Arizona Design Awards Banquet. The Performing Arts Center, designed by Gould Evans Associates, won a design merit award. The Student Center, designed by Architekton, won several awards including the design honor award for overall design excellence and the Kemper Goodwin award for collaboration and teamwork that embodies design excellence and exhibits outstanding craftsmanship.
APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA
President Contreras requested a motion to approve the agenda.
MOTION NO. 9188
Mrs. Stein moved that the Governing Board agenda be approved. Motion carried 5-0.
CONSIDERATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
Mr. Contreras asked for any requests to remove items from the Consent Agenda. Dr. Jose Leyba commented that Item V.B.2 had been revised and an addendum distributed. Mrs. Stein removed Item V.B.6.
The following items are included in the Consent Agenda:
(A-1) APPROVAL OF MINUTES of July 22, 2003 Regular Governing Board Meeting and August 14, 2003 Governing Board Retreat.
(B-2) APPROVAL OF RECOMMENDED EMPLOYMENTS, RESIGNATIONS, RETIREMENTS AND TERMINATIONS - Approval of personnel actions with addendum as presented.
(B-3) APPROVAL OF CEC POLICY MANUAL - Approve the CEC Policy Manual as presented.
(C-1) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON BEHALF OF DOBSON HIGH SCHOOL - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community (Regional Academy) and Mesa Public Schools, on behalf of Dobson High School. This agreement is for training and support services for the SC* curriculum to be provided to Dobson High School as a Cisco Local Academy for an annual participation fee of $550.00.
(C-2) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON BEHALF OF MESA HIGH SCHOOL - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community (Regional Academy) and Mesa Public Schools, on behalf of Mesa High School. This agreement is for training and support services for the SC* curriculum to be provided to Mesa High School as a Cisco Local Academy for an annual participation fee of $550.00.
(C-3) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON BEHALF OF MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community (Regional Academy) and Mesa Public Schools, on behalf of Mountain View High School. This agreement is for training and support services for the SC* curriculum to be provided to Mountain View High School as a Cisco Local Academy for an annual participation fee of $550.00.
(C-4) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON BEHALF OF RED MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL - CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE CURRICULUM - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community (Regional Academy) and Mesa Public Schools, on behalf of Red Mountain High School. This agreement is for training and support services for the CCNA* curriculum to be provided to Red Mountain High School as a Cisco Local Academy for an annual participation fee of $2500.00
(C-5) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON BEHALF OF RED MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL - CISCO SYSTEMS SPONSORED CURRICULUM - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community (Regional Academy) and Mesa Public Schools, on behalf of Red Mountain High School. This agreement is for training and support services for the SC* curriculum to be provided to Red Mountain High School as a Cisco Local Academy for an annual participation fee of $550.00.
(C-6) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON BEHALF OF SAN CARLOS HIGH SCHOOL - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College, (Regional Academy) and San Carlos USD #20 on behalf of San Carlos High School. This agreement is for training and support services for the CCNA curriculum to be provided to San Carlos High School, a Cisco CCNA Local Academy, for an annual participation fee of $2,500.00.
(C-7) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON BEHALF OF WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College, (Regional Academy) and Mesa Public Schools on behalf of Westwood High School. This agreement is for training and support services for the SC curriculum to be provided to Westwood High School as a Cisco CCNA Local Academy, for an annual participation fee of $550.00.
(C-8) APPROVAL OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS ON BEHALF OF WILLCOX UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - Approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between Mesa Community College, a Cisco CCNA Regional Academy and Willcox Unified School District. This agreement is for training and support services to be provided to Willcox High School, a Cisco CCNA Local Academy, for an annual participation fee of $1,500.00.
(C-9) APPROVAL OF CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNTY SERVICE GRANT FOR SUPPORTING ACTIONS FOR ENGAGEMENT (SAFE) - Accept the Community College National Center for Community Engagement (formerly Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges), supporting Actions for Engagement (SAFE) grant award of $399,460 from the Corporation for National and Community Services for the period of October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004.
(C-10) APPROVAL OF ERISS CORPORATION LABOR MARKET SURVEY, YEAR THREE - Approve a renewal of a contract with ERISS using Prop 301 funds to provide a detailed local labor market survey for Maricopa County for the third consecutive year.
(C-11) APPROVAL OF NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT UNDER INTERGOVERNMENTAL PERSONNEL ACT - Approve the IPA agreement allowing MCC Physical Science Department faculty, Elizabeth Dorland, to be assigned to the National Science Foundation for the period 8/18,2003 to 8/17/2004.
(C-12) APPROVAL OF SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SMCC) & GATEWAY COMMUNTY COLLEGE (GWCC) BILINGUAL NURSING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (BNFP) - STIPEND FUNDS - Accept the Bilingual Nursing Fellowship Program Award from the United States Department of Education through FIPSE in the amount of $198,700 for the period of January, 2004 to December, 2006.
(C-13) APPROVAL OF SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SMCC) & GATEWAY COMMUNTY COLLEGE (GWCC) BILINGUAL NURSING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (BNFP) - SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS - Accept the Bilingual Nursing Fellowship Program Award from the United States Department of Education through FIPSE in the amount of $98,350 for the period of January, 2004 to December, 2006.
(C-14) APPROVAL OF NATIONAL CENTER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION APPROPRIATION - Accept funding for a grant award from the U.S. Department of Education to fund the National Center for Teacher Education. This funding is the result of an earmarked appropriation of $397,400. This is a three-year grant that will commence on 10/01/03 and conclude on 9/30/06.
(D-1) APPROVAL OF COURSE FEE FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the addition of a course fee of $100 per student for the ELC219 class taught at GateWay Community College.
(D-2) APPROVAL OF PROPOSED NEW COURSE FEES AT MCC FOR FY 2003-2004 - Approve the proposed new course fees for FY 2003-04 in ENG111, CET 101, and EMT 101.
(E-1) APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MCCCD AND MARICOPA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT/HEAD START PROGRAM - Accept an amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement between MCCCD and Maricopa County Human Services Department/Head Start Program to increase funding to $90,000 from $50,000 to pay for additional units of service for Head Start participants through June 30, 2004.
(E-2) APPROVAL TO ACCEPT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GRANT AWARD FOR STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM AT GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Accept the U.S. Department of Education Grand award in the amount of $209,814 for the Student Support Services Program at GateWay Community College. These funds are being awarded for year three of a four-year TRIO grant which began 9/1/01 and ends 8/31/05.
(E-3) APPROVAL OF FACILITIES USE AND SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN CGCC & THE LEADERSHIP CENTRE - Approve the Facilities Use and Services Agreement between Chandler-Gilbert Community College and The Leadership Centre for the period July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.
(E-4) APPROVAL OF NEW MARQEE SIGN AT GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Approve the installation of a new marquee sign at Glendale Community College in the amount of One Hundred Fifty-Two Thousand Six Hundred Thirty and 77/100ths Dollars ($152,630.77) from Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO).
(E-5) APPROVAL OF UTILITIES EASEMENT AT CHANDLER-GILBERT COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILLIAMS CAMPUS - Approve granting an easement to Salt River Project to install and maintain electrical facilities for the mini-central plant at Building 470 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Williams Campus.
(E-6) RATIFICATION OF CONTRACT AWARD FOR MODULAR BUILDINGS AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Ratify a contract award in the amount of Seven Hundred Eighty Four Thousand Two Hundred Forty-Three and 53/100ths Dollars ($784,243.53) to U.S. Modular Group for the purchase of four modular buildings at Mesa Community College.
MOTION NO. 9189
Don Campbell moved that the Consent Agenda be approved with the exception of Action Item V.B.6. Motion carried 5-0.
(B-1) DISCUSSION AND BOARD ACTION REGARDING PROCESS FOR SELECTION OF CHANCELLOR -
Samuel Esquivel, State Director of LULAC and member of the Coalition for Fairness, Quality and Equity in Employment, stated that these organizations were opposed to a local search for a new Chancellor and that the Board should be committed to a national search for the next Chancellor. They were concerned about perceived manipulation and how it affects the Hispanic community. They feel a national search and would benefit the Hispanic community through their involvement and input.
Frank Rivera of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce came forward to congratulate the Maricopa Community College District on being the largest in the nation serving 270,000 individuals. As the community grows, the needs of the community grow. With education being a vital part of the process of helping the population and community as it grows, it behooves MCCD to conduct a national and competitive search.
Stella Favela representing the Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, the Coalition for Fairness, Quality and Equity in Employment, and as an active member of the community, commented that in the best interests of the Maricopa Community College District and the students it supports, a national search should be conducted in order to avoid making another mistake.
Esther Duran Lumm, Arizona Hispanic Community Forum and the Coalitin for Fairness, Quality and Equity in Employment, spoke about fairness in the search process which necessitates an open process. She spoke about maintaining equity and fairness in the search and hiring of a future chancellor.
Michael Johnson, District 8 Councilman, spoke of his sensitivity to MCCD for their efforts in the education they provide and commended Dr. Glasper for the work he has done as Vice Chancellor and Acting Chancellor and representing all students. He stated that this should not be a black issue or a Hispanic issue but rather about educating young people. He stated that he has worked with Dr. Glasper and that he has performed outstandingly. According to Mr. Johnson, when you have someone well qualified from within an organization, that person should be allowed to step forward and perform at a higher level.
Manuel Frias, Coalition for Fairness, Quality and Equity in Employment,
echoed many of the interests and concerns pertaining to conducting an open process in the search for someone to fill the Chancellor position. The search should not be about color but rather about equity, process, and fairness, and to do less would leave a void in the minds of people across the country that MCCD is not willing to go out for a national search and open process.
Danny Ortega, Attorney, thanked the Board for the opportunity to come forward and speak. He is part of the Coalition and an attorney here in Phoenix. MCCD is a community college district that deserves to have at the helm a person chosen by the community in an open process. He spoke about the mistakes made during the last search and that these mistakes be avoided this time. He stated that the only way this could be done was to involve members of the community and let them have their voice.
Betty Jackson, business owner in the Valley, spoke on behalf of Dr. Glasper. She stated her feelings of being taken aback by the comments made this evening on equity of opportunity. She asked where the opportunity was for Dr. Glasper. The last search resulted in a failed process and in the case of Dr. Glasper, he has an impeccable record and has proven his ability. She asked that the existing divisions be stopped and that the needs of students be the primary concern.
MOTION NO. 9190
Mrs. Rosenthal stated that she respectfully disagreed with the speakers this evening and was committed to an internal search among the four permanent vice chancellors and 10 college presidents. She stated that all were qualified executives and hoped they would apply for the job of permanent chancellor. It is the Board's responsibility to hire and evaluate the Chancellor's performance and that they do this to the best of their ability. In the search for Chancellor, she expressed she was not interested in candidates based on the color of their skin but on their skills and abilities. She was interested in an internal search and that interested candidates would have an opportunity to meet with those individuals and afford input from the community on their abilities. She moved that the Governing Board approve an internal search.
Mr. Eastin commented that although he did not disagree with Mrs. Rosenthal, his reason for an internal search was different. He stated that the Maricopa Community College District was facing a crisis and needed stability. Within the organization is an individual that can help put that stability in place and he recommended that Dr. Rufus Glasper be voted in as Chancellor.
Mrs. Stein stated that she had heard all speakers this evening and on other occasions, however, could not agree with them in going out externally. With all due respect, when listening to both internal and external communities that this district needs stability, she moved that "Acting" be dropped from the title "Acting Chancellor" and begin to do bridge building. Based on this, she stated that she could also not approve the motion to do an internal search.
Dr. Campbell commented that this organization primarily existed for the 270,000 students in this community and if they were not here, there would not be need a president, chancellor, or board. The primary reason is to educate the students. He stated that the organization has done an outstanding job in providing quality education for these students and will continue to provide this regardless of who we have in place as president or chancellor because ultimately they will report to the board. It is the board's responsibility to be accountable to those students and recommended resolving this issue and getting back to the business of educating the students it was responsible to.
Mr. Contreras indicated that he also has heard from many citizens. Most troubling to him was the fingerpointing in making past decisions. Now is the time to come together and listen to what has been said. There is a responsibility to students because MCCD has the largest district in the country and lots of schools look to Maricopa for advancement. Although the perception of the public has been stained, it is incumbent of the board to come to middle ground. Talked about a community process. He asked that the board support Mrs. Rosenthal for an internal search among a group that is highly qualified. There are many qualified individuals that can step into this job but we cannot name an individual because we like that person. There must be a process and the community needs to come to know the individuals that may apply.
Mrs. Rosenthal moved that the Governing Board immediately begin an internal search process to appoint a chancellor and that members of the Chancellor's Executive Committee be named eligible to seek that position. She recommended that the Board Chair work with staff and have the process completed by the September Governing Board Meeting. Mr. Eastin and Dr. Campbell expressed their support. Mrs. Stein declined to support the motion. Motion carried 4-1.
(B-4) APPROVAL OF TUITION WAIVER HANDBOOK - Approve the revised policy for tuition waivers that is contained in the Tuition Waiver Handbook (pages 4 and 7). The policy includes a definition of common terms and the eligibility requirements for tuition waivers, affidavits and exemptions.
MOTION NO. 9191
Mrs. Rosenthal moved for approval of the revised policy for tuition waivers that is contained in the Tuition Waiver Handbook (pages 4 and 7). The policy includes a definition of common terms and the eligibility requirements for tuition waivers, affidavits and exemptions. Motion approved 5-0.
(B-5) GOVERNING BOARD REVIEW OF LEVEL 5 FACULTY GRIEVANCE
Tabled until Sept. 23, 2003 -
Review the pending grievance submitted by Judy Poggi, as well as the evidence in connection with such grievance.
MOTION NO. 9192
Mrs. Rosenthal moved that this grievance be tabled until the September 23, 2003 Governing Board Meeting for further review. Mr. Contreras explained that the documentation had created a lot of questions and that more time was needed to get the necessary information in order to have questions answered. Motion approved 5-0.
Two community members came forward to speak on behalf of Ms. Poggi. They were Melinda Ornelas and Professor Manuel de Jesus Hernandez. Ms. Ornelas stated that the board needed to listen to all that has gone on and needed to speak to the auditor that conducted an audit of the area Ms. Poggi worked in. Mr. Hernandez encouraged that policy be followed with reference to the grievances brought forward by Ms. Poggi.
(B-6) APPROVAL OF SPECIALLY FUNDED POLICY MANUAL - Approve the Specially Funded Policy Manual.
MOTION NO. 9193
Mrs. Rosenthal moved to approve the Specially Funded Policy Manual as it reads at this point. Motion approved 5-0.
Mrs. Stein asked when there would be discussion pertaining to equality in the amount of vacation days for specially funded employees, similar to MAT policy. She indicated that she would move for approval of the manual, however, stressed that this issue should be discussed with all deliberate speed. Dr. Leyba responded that this issue was being discussed by CEC, RIO staff, and Dr. Glasper with reference to the equality issue on vacation days.
(VI.A.) Budget Analysis Report Summary
Fund 1 - General Unrestricted Fund
For the One Month Ended July 31, 2003
Expenditure analysis indicates 3.3% of the budget has been expended so far this year as compared to 3.2% expended at this same point in time last year. 44.3% of budget remains unexpended or unencumbered. Revenue analysis indicates that 16.5% of the budget has been recognized to date. Projected fund balance will increase by about $24 thousand during this fiscal year. 8.2% of budgeted expenditures are projected to be unexpended and projected ending fund balance for June 2004 is $69.5 million and equates to about 47 days of operating budget, or more than six payrolls.
NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Governing Board Meeting will be a Community Listening Session on Thursday, September 4, 2003 at GateWay Community College.
The meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.
Linda B. Rosenthal
Governing Board Secretary