Seating of Trustee Jacqueline Rodarte
Board President M. Tony Ontiveros reported that a Certificate of Appointment for Jacqueline Rodarte has been received from the Orange County Department of Education. He then led Ms. Rodarte in taking the Oath of Office.
Trustee Rodarte expressed her gratitude to the Board of Trustees for their support and introduced her family and supporters in the audience.
Comments from Members of the Audience
NEW TRUSTEE – Members of the Anaheim City School District and Michael Matsuda, Anaheim Union High School District Superintendent, congratulated Trustee Rodarte on her appointment to the Board of Trustees.
SALARY COMPARABILITY – Several faculty members thanked or expressed concerns over the salary comparability study.
PUENTE PROGRAM – Students and a faculty member praised the Cypress College Puente Program and expressed their support of an English Instructor.
READING COURSES – A Cypress College Chronicle journalist shared his concerns over the disparity in Reading courses Between Fullerton College and Cypress College.
Interim Chancellor’s Report – Fred Williams
CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION – Dennis Davino, Program Manager, and Joanne Armstrong, Program Assistant of SCE’s LEAP, received certificates of commendation for being awarded the League for Innovation for Community College’s John and Suanne Rouche Award for Excellence. Dennis and Joanne were recognized for their innovation and dedication to the diverse and large population served by LEAP.
Mr. Williams also congratulated Trustee Rodarte on her appointment.
Comments from the College Presidents and Provost
Dr. Bob Simpson, Cypress College President; Dr. Greg Schulz, School of Continuing Education Provost; and Dr. Rajen Vurdien, Fullerton College President, reported on activities from their respective campus.
Comments by Members of the Resource Table
DMA OFFICERS – Richard Fee announced that the District Management Association is accepting applications for board officers.
TRANSITION NIGHT – Alli Stanojkovic, SCE Academic Senate representative, invited everyone to attend the annual Disability Support Services Transition Night on April 22 at Cypress College. Student Success – Bryan Seiling, Cypress College Academic Senate representative, thanked Dr. Cherry Li-Bugg, Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Technology, for meeting with the Cypress College Academic Senate to discuss the proposed student success district-wide initiative.
PLENARY SESSION – Fullerton College Faculty Senate President Sam Foster reported on his attendance at the State Academic Senate Plenary Session, and expressed his gratitude to Dr. Vurdien for sponsoring a table at the senate’s Foundation dinner.
TRUSTEE WELCOME – Sam Russo, Adjunct Faculty United President, welcomed Trustee Rodarte to the Board of Trustees.
Comments by Members of the Board of Trustees
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS – Cypress College Student Trustee Tiana Buttice reported on Cypress College activities and shared with the Board a student letter she received praising campus faculty, staff and administration, signed by over 50 students. Fullerton College Student Trustee Stephen Tith reported on Fullerton College activities and noted that Associated Students have conducted their officer elections.
ORIENTATION – Trustee Rodarte thanked the Chancellor’s Office staff for the orientation they provided, and looks forward to scheduling campus tours to better familiarize herself with the District.
Measure J Community Forum – Trustee Donna Miller reported on her attendance at the Fullerton College Measure J Community Forum and the worthwhile discussion that took place.
LIBRARY STATUE REDEDICATION – Board Secretary Molly McClanahan reported that the Santa Ana Central Library will rededicate the Alex Odeh Memorial Statue, honoring the fallen lecturer and poet, on April 17.
RAILROAD DAYS BBQ – Trustee Leonard Lahtinen encouraged faculty and staff to purchase tickets to the Fullerton College Foundation Railroad Days BBQ on May 2 and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on May 15.
RSCCD FACILITY TOUR – Board President M. Tony Ontiveros reported that John Hanna, trustee of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, extended an invitation to the Board to attend a facility tour sponsored by the union of carpenters on April 18.
A public hearing was held regarding the State Categorical Program Flexibility Transfer Resolution and Use of the Education Protection Account Proceeds to Partially Fund Instructional Salaries and Benefits.
At the close of the public hearing, the Board adopted the State Categorical Program Flexibility Transfer Resolution and authorized a transfer from the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program to the Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS) Program. The Board also approved the use of the Education Protection Account proceeds resulting from the passage of Proposition 30 to partially fund instructional salaries and benefits.
Finance & Facilities
MEASURE J – The Board accepted the Canvass Certificate and Official Statement of Results indicating the passage of Measure J with greater than 55% of the votes cast in favor of the bond measure, and adopted resolution No. 14/15-09, Entering Election Results into the Minutes, and Certifying to the Board of Supervisors of North Orange County All Proceedings in the November 4, 2014 General Obligation Bond Election. Retroactive authorized was also granted to enter into an agreement with Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth as Measure J Bond Counsel.
MEASURE X – The Board authorized the request to dissolve the existing Measure X Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and establish a new independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee in connection with both the issuance of bonds under Measure J and the expenditure of remaining bond proceeds generated under Measure X, and adopted Resolution No. 14/15-10, Establishing an Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee and Approving Bylaws Therefore.
BUDGET TRANSFERS – Authorization was given for the 2014-2015 General Fund, Child Development Fund, Capital Outlay Fund, and Capital Outlay Fullerton College Fund budget transfers and adoption of the resolutions showing the summary, budget adjustments, and authorization of expenditures.
FULLERTON COLLEGE PROJECTS – The Board approved the bid for the college’s lighting retrofit and an agreement for architectural and engineering services for the design of the new Newell Street parking lot.
OFFICE SUPPLY DONATION – The Board authorized the donation of office supply items to Anaheim and Fullerton High School Districts, and for an auction for the sale of other surplus and obsolete supplies and equipment.
CONSULTANT AGREEMENT AMENDMENTS – Amendments were authorized to the following consultant agreements, at no cost to the District: HMC Architects to prepare a 2013 Bond Progress Report and extend the term of the agreement retroactively through June 30, 2015; Ninyo and Moore for the preparation of a District-wide Storm Water Management Program and extend the term of the agreement through June 30, 2015; and Westberg and White, Inc. to provide architectural and engineering services for the design of the new Newell Street Parking Lot at Fullerton College, as well as assist with bidding and construction administration, and extend the contract term retroactively through June 30, 2015.
STUDY ABROAD – The Board authorized a travel agreement with AIFS for the NOCCCD 2016 spring study abroad program in London, England.
CURRICULUM– The Board approved the summary of curriculum changes for Fullerton College, effective fall 2015.
DONATIONS – Authorization was given for Fullerton College to accept donations to various divisions/departments and library.
NEW REVENUE – The Board authorized the acceptance of new revenue for Fullerton College’s Target Library Grants in the amount of $3,000 for fiscal year 2014-15.
BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS – The Board authorized adjustments to General Fund and Child Development Fund revenue and expenditure budgets in accordance with the revised fiscal year 2014-15 allocations.
RETIREMENT – The Board approved the retirements of Lena Kane, Fullerton College Photography Instructor, effective August 2; and Darlene Jensen, Fullerton College Director of Student Activities, effective September 9. Promotion – The Board approved the promotion of Jeanette Sorensen to Fullerton College Administrative Assistant II, effective April 15.
GENERAL CCCT ELECTION – The Board marked its ballot for the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board of Directors election.
BOARD POLICIES – The Board re-adopted Board Policy 2015, Student Members; and adopted revised Board Policies in Chapters 1-6.
Next Regular Meeting
The next regular meeting of the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the first-floor Board Room, Anaheim Campus, 1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim.
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