Monthly Board Highlights - November 2021

November 2, 2021

If you were unable to attend the November 2, 2021 Special and Regular Board of Trustees meetings, here are some of the actions that took place.

In the Special Board meeting, the Board went into closed session with PPL Inc. for an update on the Chancellor Search process. Following the Closed Session, the Board reports as follows: There is nothing to report at this time.

In the Regular Board of Trustees meeting, the Board heard the following reports and presentations:

  • College Highlight featuring Fresno City College’s Fire Academy Director Peter Cacossa and Fresno City College Fire Academy students Scott Jaeckel and Grey Ray on their trip to New York to participate in the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
  • Regional COVID Update by District Director Environmental Health & Risk Management Darren Cousineau
  • COVID Mitigation Implementation Update by Interim Chancellor Douglas Houston
  • Redistricting description of four proposed trustee area maps with the new Census data by attorney
  • David Soldani of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo and demographer Justin Rich of Cooperative Strategies
  • CARES/HEERF funding status by Interim Chancellor Douglas Houston

Board Policies Adopted:

  • BP 6540 Insurance
  • BP 6910 Housing


  • Academic Personnel Transactions
  • Classified Personnel Transactions as amended
  • Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Fall 2023 Curriculum Proposals
  • Travel for Fresno City College Allied Health Faculty and Students to Costa Rica and Panama
  • Appointment of Dr. Robert Pimentel as SCCCD representative on the Fresno Economic Opportunity Commission’s Board of Commissioners
  • California Environmental Quality Act Compliance for the new Fresno City College First Responders Campus Project
  • Easement to Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District at the new Fresno City College First Responders Campus project
  • Easement to the City of Reedley for the Reedley College Center for Fine and Performing Arts
  • December 14, 2021 as the date for the Board of Trustees Organizational Meeting
  • Reconsideration of Proclaimed State of Emergency for teleconferencing ability for December 14, 2021 Board meeting
  • Tabled
  • Agreement for Employee Benefits Broker Services Public Hearing and Adoption
  • Conveyance of pedestrian easements to the City of Fresno at Clovis Community College

Approved the following Grant Agreements:

Reedley College has received a new $2,773,750 Educational Talent Search grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Talent Search is one of the federal TRIO programs established to increase access to higher education for economically disadvantaged students. Reedley College will partner with Parlier and Dinuba high schools to obtain the program's objectives including dual enrollment, increasing STEM majors, and workforce soft skills. The funding will be received over five years.

Clovis Community College has received a new $103,034 California Education Learning Lab subaward from California State University, Fresno Foundation. The funding is made available from the California Learning Lab and Governor's Office of Planning and Research. The funding will provide the resources to host the "On-Ramp to STEM" program. The project will adapt, launch, test, and refine SCALE (Student Centered Adaptive Learning Engine), an open-source adaptive learning technology developed by the University of Virginia.

Fresno City college has received a $22,500 Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success - Independent Living Program renewal agreement from the Foundation for California Community Colleges. The funding will continue to provide training, daily life skills training, and employment preparation training to foster youth and probation youth ages 16 to 21.

Closed Session

Following the Closed Session, the Board reports as follows:

There is nothing to report at this time.

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