Path to Recovery Update 8/6

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August 06, 2020 - 05:08 PM

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.

Chancellor’s Office Outlines Budget Apportionment

A clearer picture of Mt. SAC’s budget has been developing thanks to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, which released its 2020-21 Advance Principal Apportionment memorandum. Ultimately, the memo clarified that Mt. SAC will be planning for $46.6 million in deferrals if there is no federal intervention. These numbers are expected to change in future Chancellor’s Office communication. Budget deferrals are like IOUs. Colleges will be able to use the promised budget, but the deferred funds will not be available until the subsequent fiscal year, creating a significant cash flow challenge. While the deferral is significant, budget officials anticipate a strong rainy day fund and the College’s aggressive budget reduction measures will allow the college to protect permanent positions and quality education.


Spring 2020 Parking Will Be Reimbursed

Students who purchased Spring 2020 parking will be automatically reimbursed for the cost of the parking permit. Previously, Mt. SAC allowed students to request a Spring 2020 parking refund through the semester. In addition, students who planned to continue studies at Mt. SAC were permitted to use the Spring 2020 parking permit through Summer and Fall. However, with most classes being held online this Fall, campus administrators will provide automatic refunds to students who purchased Spring 2020 parking permits and had not yet requested a refund. The Cashier's Office is currently in the process of identifying the students that will be owed a refund and developing a reimbursement process is still being developed. The goal is to automatically issue reimbursements no later than should be completed by the end of August. Students with questions about refunds can contact the Cashier’s Office via email at


Bookstore Limited Hours for Photo IDs

The Sac Book Rac, Mt. SAC’s bookstore, will be opening for photo IDs next week. IDs will be available Monday through Thursday, August 10-13, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, August 14, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. To minimize crowds, students are asked to get their photo ID cards on the day assigned by the first letter of their last name:

  • Monday: A-D
  • Tuesday:  E-I
  • Wednesday: J-M
  • Thursday: N-S
  • Friday: T-Z


REQUIREMENTS: Students must bring a print out of their class registration that shows they have paid all fees for the Fall 2020 Semester. Students must wear a face mask. When they take their picture, they can temporarily remove the mask.

A photo ID make-up date is available for only one day on Sept. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Textbook and supply purchases are available online at For more information, email