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Board Meeting Briefs October 13, 2020

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October 13, 2020 - 12:01 AM

CAMPUS LEADERSHIP REPORTS Reports were given by Associated Students, Academic Senate, Classified Senate, Faculty Association, CSEA 262, CSEA 651, Foundation and Alumni Association, Management Steering, and Public Affairs. Detailed reports will be reflected in the official minutes when posted online.

INFORMATIONAL REPORT – LATINX AND INTERTRIBAL REPORT Student Trustee Sophia Ruiz spoke to the Board about several student requests, including:
• The hiring of an El Centro coordinator • Establishment of an El Centro online resource • Committed community engagement • Establishment of an Ethnic Studies cohort program with El Centro (modeled after Bridge) • Funding for student-led projects on campus like planting native plants and fountain upkeep

INFORMATIONAL REPORT – ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT As of Sept. 24, Mt. SAC is down 7.8% from the same period in Fall 2019 as a result of the pandemic.

An analysis by student demographics and background indicate that the enrollment drops were not equal among all subgroups. There were bigger drops in males (-11.7%) than females (-1.7%), new students (-22.3%) than continuing or returning students (-1.3%), students older than 55 years old (-15.7%) and under 24 years old (-9.0%) compared to others (-0.2%), and Latinx students (-7.4%) than other students (-4.8%). Additionally, the number of Pell and Promise students are down from last year (-11.7%). Despite significant enrollment losses due to the pandemic, noncredit enrollment increased by 233 FTES in 2019-20. For example, in comparison to Spring 2019 and Summer 2019, enrollment for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 decreased by over 9,000 students, or 44%; and 5,134 students, or 19%, respectively. Fall 2020 is showing a decrease of over 3,500 noncredit students.
• In Spring 2020, there were 913, or 93%, of noncredit courses converted to online. In Summer 2020, there were 1,155 noncredit courses offered, a decrease of 37 class sections from Summer 2019. • The largest enrollment declines were in Adult Basic Education (-83%) and Short-term Vocational (-45%). • The largest percentage of students lost were males of color between the ages of 18-29.


INFORMATIONAL REPORT – 2020-21 ANNUAL BUDGET Morris Rodrigue, vice president of Administrative Services, presented details of the adopted 2020-21 Annual Budget. The ongoing revenue budget is $210,327,875 and the ongoing expenditures budget is $214,331,133. A projected deficit of $4 million is also budgeted. Below are a few additional highlights: • The budget does not provide the 2.31% COLA or enrollment growth. • Mt. SAC will face $45 million in deferrals starting in February 2021 to June 2021. Payments of deferrals are scheduled from July 2021 to November 2021. • We have had escalating employer costs for CalSTRS and CalPERS. Yet, the state has redirected $2.3 billion to pay down employer’s long-term unfunded pension liability to reduce: o CalSTRS
From 18.41% to 16.15% in 2020-21 From 17.9 % to 16.02% in 2021-22

o CalPERS From 22.67% to 20.7% in 2020-21 From 24.60% to 22.84% in 2021-22

o This helps us for two years; however, we should expect those rates to increase in later years.

• Provides state funding for capital projects, including the college’s Technology and Health Building

• Budget challenges o OPEB Trust – Continued need to fund Retirees Premiums of approximately $4.9 million per year. o Income for Parking Services totally declined in 2020-21 as a result of the campus closure – Yearly budget of $2.7 million was covered with Unrestricted Funds and the CARES Act Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).

ACTION ITEMS • Approved the Consent Calendar, and approved the following separately: o Ratification of Agreement Renewal with Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP for Legal Services o Change Order - Athletics Complex East - Purchase of Artificial Turf and Synthetic Track Surfaces with FieldTurf USA, Inc. • Approved Resolution No. 20-03 - Appropriations Limit for Fiscal Year 2020-21 • Approved Resolution No. 20-04 - Approval to Compensate Trustee Rosanne Bader for Her Absence from the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees on September 9, 2020 • Approved Appointment of Member to Citizens Oversight Committee • Approved Year One-of-Three Negotiated Agreement Between CSEA, Chapter 651 and the District for 2020-23 • Approved Student Center (Bid Nos. 3352-3374) • Approved Public Hearing Regarding 2020-21 Budget • Approved Budget for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year
• Approved an amended agreement with the Los Angeles and Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council and the Signatory Craft Councils and Unions for Capital Construction and Major Renovation Projects • Tabled a Memorandum of Understanding for Use of the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) and the Online Format Licensing Agreement with the North America's Building Trades Unions

 

TRUSTEES
Dr. Manuel Baca, Rosanne Bader, Jay Chen, Gary Chow
Judy Chen Haggerty, Esq., Robert Hidalgo, Laura Santos
Maricela Vazquez Aviles, Student Trustee
Dr. William T. Scroggins, President & CEO
Sophia Ruiz, Student Trustee