Monthly Board Highlights - September 2020

Board Meeting Notes September 1, 2020

If you were unable to attend the September 1, 2020 Board of Trustees meeting, here are some of the actions that took place.

The Board heard the following reports and presentations:

  • College Presidents’ Reports (written)
  • Academic Senate Report by Karla Kirk
  • Classified Senate Report by Susi Nitzel (written)
  • COVID-19 Update by Vice-Chancellor Christine Miktarian & Darren Cousineau
  • Bond Update by Vice-Chancellor Cheryl Sullivan and Ann La Morena Rohlin of Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Personnel Commission Annual Report (written)
  • Final Budget Update by Vice Chancellor Cheryl Sullivan

Board Policies

  • Adopted BP 6100, Delegation of Authority
  • First Read BP 6250, Budget Management
  • First Read BP 3518, Child Abuse Reporting
  • First Read BP 7360, Discipline and Dismissal, Academic Employees
  • First Read BP 7365, Discipline and Dismissal, Classified Employees

Public Hearing and Adoption:

  • 2020-2021 Final SCCCD Budget
  • Resolution 2020.32, Refinancing bond and saving taxpayers approximately $1.2 million
  • Resolution 2020.33, Issue $205 million in bonds to complete projects

Public Hearing and Ratification:

  • Contract Extension for full-time faculty
  • Contract Extension for part-time faculty


  • Resolution 2020.35 to form an Ad Hoc Committee to identify appointee to the Personnel Commission. The committee will be made up by Trustees Leal, Perea and Kahn.
  • Resolution 2020.36, Appreciation and Tenure (posthumously) for Reedley College Instructor April Barajas

Approved the following:

  • Academic Personnel Transactions as presented
  • Classified Personnel Transactions as presented
  • Construction contract to Harris Construction for West Fresno campus

Approved the following Grant Agreements:

  • The District has received a $3,386,414 CARES grant from the state Chancellor’s office.
  • Fresno City College has received a $557, 314 renewal agreement from the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
  • Fresno City College, Reedley College, Clovis Community College, and Madera Community College have been awarded a total of $2,160,775 in TRIO Student Support Services grant funds.
  • Fresno Foundation for the On-Ramp to STEM has awarded Fresno City College $38,047 and Clovis Community College $49,888.

Reconvene to open session and consideration of executive contracts:

  • Untable agenda items 12.02 Consideration to Approve Contract Extensions for Unpresented Employees – Vice Chancellors and 12.03 Consideration to Approve Contract Extensions for Unrepresented Employees –College Presidents from the August 4, 2020, board meeting.
  • Approved salary adjustments and contract extensions for college presidents and vice chancellors.

You can read more details on our website:

September 4, 2020 Board Agenda