Path to Recovery Update 6/10

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June 11, 2020 - 08:08 AM

The Mt. SAC Path to Recovery update provides a summary of large scale efforts from the college to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, including its related economic impact.

Task Force Planning for Return to Campus

A cross-campus task force has been developing strategies to safely bring a limited number of classes and services back to campus this Fall. Subgroups have been formed to tackle the challenges from numerous angles, including choosing the right buildings and classrooms with appropriate air flow, planning cleaning protocol and custodial team staffing, developing course-level safety plans, checking those returning to campus for COVID-19 symptoms, developing building signage, training and public communication.

Identifying Unused Funds

College executive leadership, with input from managers whose programs are affected, are reviewing unused funds from New Resource Allocations over the last several years. Most of the unused funds will be returned to the college general fund to address a budget reduction next year. Funds for essential activities will be retained by the program. The college estimates a $16 million reduction to the Student Centered Funding Formula, as well as budgetary deferrals. While Mt. SAC is well positioned with a rainy day fund, careful spending and reduced expenditures will be critical to guide the college through the recession.