Monthly Board Highlights - November 2019

If you were unable to attend the November 5, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting, here are some of the actions that took place.

The Board heard the following reports and presentations:

Academic Senate Report by:

Elizabeth Romero

Classified Senate Report by:

Caryss Johnson

2019 Facilities Master Plan by:

George Cummings and Bob Petithomme (Darden)

Held a Public Hearing on:

The initial bargaining proposal presented by the District to the Peace Officers’ Association

Granting PG & E right of way easement to place wires underground near Ratcliffe Stadium Resolution 2019.26

First Read of:

Board Policy 3280, Grants

Board Policy 4100, Graduation Requirements for Degrees and Certificates


Board Policy 7600, District Police

Resolution 2019.27 Setting Board Organizational Meeting on December 17, 2019

Resolution 2019.26 Granting PG & E right of way easement to place wires underground near Ratcliffe Stadium

Approved the following:

Academic personnel transactions, as submitted

Classified personnel transactions, as submitted

Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, and Fall 2019 curriculum proposals

Out of country travel for SCCCD students and faculty to Guanajuato, Mexico in November 2019

Bid #1920-09 in the amount of $15,391,000 to Seals Construction, Inc., for the Math, Science and Engineering Building at Reedley College

Consulting contract between M.M. Rosenberg & Associates and the District

State Center Adult Education Consortium Representatives through June 2021:

  • Fresno City College: Dr. Donna Cooper; Dr. Robert Pimentel, Alternate
  • Reedley College: Dr. Todd Davis; Dr. Kurt Piland, Alternate; Mr. Juan Bedolla, Alternate
  • Clovis Community College: Ms. Robbie Kunkel; Mr. James Ortez, Alternate
  • Madera Community College Center: Ms. Leticia Canales; Dr. Shelly Conner, Alternate

The following appointments to the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee:

  • Business Community: Yery Olivares
  • Community College Support Group: Alexis Bissell

The following reappointments to the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

  • Support Organization for the College: Donald Larson
  • Senior Citizens’ Organization: Alex Contreras
  • Community-at-large: Rene Nunez

The Board did not approve:

Further investigation of alleged misconduct by Trustee Payne in accordance with BP 2715 – Code of Ethics/Standards of Practice

Approved the following grant agreement recommendations:

Clovis Community College has received a $60,000 Capital Infusion GO-Biz grant from University of California, Merced to fund advertising and consulting services for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Clovis Community College has received a $105,000 Technical Assistance Expansion GO-Biz grant from University of California, Merced for the expansion of small business consulting for the Valley Community Small Business Development Center across the four county region.

Clovis Community College has received a $5,200 Child Development grant from the California Department of Education to provide services, technical assistance and resources to students and professionals working with children.

Fresno City College has received a $22,500 grant from the Foundation for Community Colleges for the Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success - Independent Living Program (YESS-ILP). The funding will provide financial literacy training, daily life skills training, and employment preparation training to foster youth and probation youth ages 16 through 21.

Madera Community College Center has received an additional $39,960 from the National Science Foundation for a total of $239,960. The additional funding will provide a paid study abroad opportunity during the summer of 2020 for four MCCC agribusiness students.

Fresno City College and Reedley College have been awarded Title V - Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions funding from the United States Department of Education. The funding will provide resources to each college to assist with their transition to the Guided Pathways framework. Funding for these grants will be received over five years; $600,000 per year.

Report of Actions Taken in Closed Session:

The board unanimously voted to deny the appeal of amended administrative determination of complaint of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

You can read more November 5, 2019 Board Meeting agenda details on our website.