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Board Meeting Briefs June 24, 2020

Board room in Founders Hall

June 24, 2020 - 08:01 AM

OATH OF OFFICE

Sophia Ruiz was sworn in as the Student Trustee for 2020-21

 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.


EMPLOYEE INTRODUCTIONS

Permanent New Hires

Classified Employee

  • Timothy Chu, Systems Administrator (Information Technology)

Management Employee

  • Brian Owen, Sergeant, Police and Campus Safety (Police and Campus Safety)

RECOGNITION

Recognized the following retiring employees:

  • Donald Potter, Director, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACCESS), 11 years of service
  • David Quiroz, Public Safety Officer (Police and Campus Safety), 31 years of service

INFORMATIONAL REPORT – METRICS UPDATE

Barbara McNiece-Stallard, Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness, and Jaime Rodriguez, Senior Research Analyst, gave an update on performance metrics, with a focus on equity. The key performance metrics reviewed were:  course success, persistence, completion of transfer level English and/or mathematics, completion of certificates and awards, and transferring to a four-year institution of higher education.  The findings reveal that Black or African American and Latinx students consistently demonstrate the largest gaps when their respective course success rates are compared to their counterparts.  Black or African American students have the lowest enrollment from Fall to Spring semesters (also known as persistence).  Students are generally less likely to complete transfer level mathematics courses within their first year at Mt. SAC.  Few students complete both their English and mathematics transfer level courses in their first year.  While Latinx students are completing a high number of certificates and degrees, there are far fewer Black or African American students in these completion categories.  For Blacks or African American students, the numbers and percentages who transferred are the lowest when compared to Asian, White, and Latinx students.

INFORMATIONAL REPORT – TENTATIVE 2020-21 BUDGET

Vice President of Administrative Services Morris Rodrigue presented details on the Tentative 2020-2021 Budget. Tentative revenue is projected at $197.1 million with tentative expenditures projected to total $213.7 million.

State revenues remain uncertain due the deferment of state tax filing from mid-April to mid-July. Among the budget challenges facing Mt. SAC are a decline in revenue from parking fees, and increases in employer contributions to CalSTRS and CalPERS. While the CalSTRS rates are reduced in 2020-21 and 2021-22, they are expected to spike again in the following years.

To preserve cash flow to address deferrals that could be as high as $40 million, the college plans to delay the annual $2.5 million contribution to the OPEB Trust this year and next year. The college will instead pay the $1.5 million in retiree health benefits from the 2019-2020 unrestricted general fund.

In anticipation of budget reductions over the next two to three years, the Mt. SAC leadership team is developing strategies to safeguard the college, ensure quality education continues, and protect permanent positions. Initial planning includes a hiring “frost,” review of overtime and short-term hourly positions, and the return of unspent new resource allocation reviews.

ACTION ITEMS

  • Approved the Consent Calendar
    • Pulled and approved separately the following:
      • Change Order - Parking Structure R and Tennis Courts - Electrical and Low Voltage BC12
    • Approved Memorandum of Understanding Between Bonita Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
    • Approved Memorandum of Understanding Between Bassett Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
    • Approved Memorandum of Understanding Between Los Angeles County of Education and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
    • Approved Memorandum of Understanding between West Covina Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
    • Approved Memorandum of Understanding Between Pomona Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
    • Approved Memorandum of Understanding Between Covina-Valley Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
    • Approved Memorandum of Understanding Between Walnut Valley Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
    • Approved Memorandum of Understanding Between Baldwin Park Unified School District and Mt. San Antonio College - Assembly Bill 288 (Dual Enrollment)
    • Approved Annual Review of Board Policy 2015 – Student Member
    • Approved Resolution 19-27 - Additional Interest and Penalties on Delinquent Property Tax Revenues
    • Approved Resolution 19-29 - Affirming Our Commitment to Student Success for Black and African American Students
    • Approved Tentative Budget for the 2020-21 Fiscal Year

 DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • Revised College Mission, Vision Statement, and Core Values
  • Resolution 20-01 - Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. San Antonio Community College District Authorizing the Issuance of Mt. San Antonio Community College District (Los Angeles County, California) Election of 2008 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020D, and Actions Related Thereto
  • Resolution 20-02 - Resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Mt. San Antonio Community College District Authorizing the Issuance of Mt. San Antonio Community College District (Los Angeles County, California) Election of 2018 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020B, and Actions Related Thereto

 

 

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