The agenda for the June meeting is here.
Before providing my notes from tonight's meeting, I'd like to cut to the chase. At the end of tonight's meeting, a knowledgeable fellow directed me to interesting aspects of items 6.5 and 6.6—academic and classified personnel actions. Trustees raised no questions or comments tonight re 6.5 or 6.6. They simply approved them, unmodified, and without fanfare.
So I looked them up.
This is from item 6.5:
This is from item 6.6 (classified personnel actions):
And now, my notes:
Got here five minutes late and, for once, they've started on time. Don't know what the trustees did in closed session. I'll find out. (UPDATE: evidently, nothing of importance was reported. David Bugay was honored for his year-long service as the Acting VC of BS.)
At present, the board is passing resolutions regarding various sports teams.
There's a new student trustee — a Mr. Jordan Larson.
Fuentes and Lang are absent. (Those two were seen together recently at a GOP function.)
Typically meager Summer audience — maybe 25 people.
I'll let you know if anything happens....
No public comments.
Bill Jay: no reportChancellor Gary Poertner's Report:
Frank Meldau: no report
Marcia Milchiker: no report
TJ Prendergast: mentions graduation of "early college" students.
Nancy Padberg: no report
Dave Lang: absent
Tom Fuentes: absent
Student trustee Jordan: looks forward to meeting people, etc.
Formally introduces Dr. Debra Fitzsimons, new VC of Business Services (replacing Bugay)
Requests for reports: none
Consent calendar: nothing pulled.
6.1 Fiscal year tentative budget
VC Bugay brags about the membership and good work of the committee. "Truly a collaborative effort," said one member.
Fitzsimons, who seems capable, comes up, presents:
Conservatively based, with balanced budget. Beth M. did a great job, etc.Jay: good job. Clear. Jay remembers when the district's budget was $10 million. Now it's half a billion.
Based on Governor's may revise.
$528 million total
$200 mil. unrestricted
General Fund: $215 million
Cola: 0%, Growth funding: 0%
Property tax income: tax revenues are expected to be flat
Enrollment fees increase from $26 to $36 per unit
No salary increases included.
Basic aid receipts: trends go up and down, over the years. 43 million
$2.6 m for Retiree benefit expenses
$44.7 m future capital projects
No state budget has been approved.
It's been quiet at the state capitol.
Scott Lay has new info: A plan is in the works. We'll keep track of this in coming days
Entering 4th consecutive year of no Cola. Etc.
We continue to make prudent budget decisions. — End of overview.
Poertner: lots of work go into this budget. Some participants were mentioned. College directors of fiscal services did much work.
No further comments. They vote: 5 yes.
6.2 Tentative student government budgets:
IVC: Cheryl Christiansen presents (after intro by Gwen Plano).
Two students come up to give actual report
These kids seemed to do a good job. Hard to say. One of 'em was seriously baby faced.
Any questions? No.
Again, eventually, a student came up to present.
This kid is slicker. Seems to do a good job.
6.3: board policy revisions:
Poertner: passed off to Fitzsimons. Minor changes only. No questions. Accepted for review and study.
6.4 Public hearing (recess). District initial proposal for ... CSEA
No one has expressed a desire to speak. Reconvened.
6.5 Academic Personal actions -- no changes
6.6 Classified personal actions -- any questions? None
7.1 Information item: two colleges, speakers invited. No comments from Poertner, et al
7.2 Basic aid report. No comments or questions
7.3 Facilities plan status report - no comments
7.4 Monthly financial status report - no comments or questions
Reports from "shared governance":
Saddleback College Academic Senate: gearing up for hiring new faculty. Several committees.
Faculty Associations: thrilled at completion of process so far, looking forward....
IVC Academic Senate: flex week calendar ready to go. Speaker series lined up.
Peebles: demolition phase 2 will begin in a couple of weeks (at ATEP)
IVC's Roquemore: thanked students for wonderful job, budget presentations...
Saddleback College (Bushe): no report. Did mention civic light opera season.
Bramucci: no report
Bugay: accreds had six recommendations. The process has been informative. Going well, positive.
Meeting ends at 6:57 p.m.
Briefest meeting ever?