Yosemite Community College District

MINUTES

YOSEMITE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES

FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY-NINTH REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 5, 2001

 

 

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Tom Hallinan, President of the Board of Trustees, in YCCD Conference Room B.  Trustees then recessed to closed session for the purpose of discussion pursuant to G. C. Section 54957:  Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release; G. C. Section 54957.6: Negotiations with YFA/CSEA; and G. C. Section 54956.9: Anticipated Litigation.

 

At 5:00 p.m. the Board of Trustees reconvened to public session in the YCCD Board Room.

Board Members Present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board Members Absent

Allister Allen

Linda Flores

Tom Hallinan

Joe Mitchell

Paul Neumann

Abe Rojas

Delsie Schrimp

Doralyn Foletti (student trustee)

 

Abe Rojas

 

Others Present

M. Baker, G. Boodrookas, D. Campbell, D. Clark, K. Clark, P. Fisher, T. Flemming, T. Hamilton, L. Hoile, K. Jeffery, A. Johnson, W. McLeod, J. McDonnell, V. Metcalf, A. Navarro, W. Page, D. Partridge, R. Peralta, J. Riggs, T. Scott, M. Sheehan, N. Stavrianoudakis, D. Sunday, J. Swank, B. Tom, J. Walker, D. Willson, (0ne signature not legible), E. Osnaya (recorder)

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Swearing In New Student Trustee

 

 

 

 

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Approval of the Minutes

 

Chancellor Fisher administered the oath of office to new Student Trustee Doralyn Foletti.  Ms. Foletti, a Columbia College re-entry student, replaces Brandon Brazil on the Board.  The Chancellor and trustees welcomed her.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Neumann, seconded by Ms. Flores that the Board of Trustees approve the minutes of the regular meeting of May 1, 2001 and the special meeting of May 24, 2001 as corrected below. 

 

Mr. Hallinan asked for a correction to the minutes of the regular meeting of May 1, 2001.  On page 7, the first paragraph should read as follows:

 

“Mr. Hallinan clarified that he had voted “no” on this item because he looks at this fee increase as an unfunded mandate from the State.

                       

The motion carried unanimously.

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Student Activity Reports

 

Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, Vice President of Student Services at Columbia College, reported that students at Columbia finished the year with student elections.  All positions, with the exception of Vice President for Student Activities, were filled.  Dr. Jeffery explained that last year Columbia College was not able to identify a student trustee.  This year, they are pleased to have selected Doralyn Foletti who was just sworn in and will represent the students on the Board of Trustees.

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Academic Senate Activity Report

 

Mr. Ted Hamilton, Columbia College Academic Senate President, began his report by clarifying that prior to making a report to the Board of Trustees, it has been agreed that the Academic Senate president is expected to share items that will be presented to trustees with the college president or chancellor.   He stated that he had been doing that.

 

Mr. Hamilton reported that the Academic Senate had its last meeting for the year.  Discussions at that meeting included continued support of the compressed calendar and efforts to streamlining on-going committees.   He also addressed his own concern about the lack of adequate office space at Columbia. In particular, he made reference to an interoffice memo to the Chancellor which addressed issues related to space.  He asked whether Title V contained guidelines or requirements.  The Senate was under the impression they are requirements. There was much discussion about the issue of assignable square footage for office space. Mr. Hamilton asked that all participants be provided with all relevant guidelines, policies and procedures so the content and framework are known; and advised if there is latitude in the process.  Dr. Fisher stated that a report giving more background on this issue could be prepared and presented to the Board of Trustees if needed.  She noted that the plans were approved by the State Chancellor’s Office and the Office of the State Architect and the assignments were made appropriately.  She also pointed out that the planning committee for the Learning Resources Building discussed office space on several occasions and the minutes of these meetings had been shared previously with the Board. She added that staff are trying to do “out of the box” thinking on options and alternatives.  The even larger problem is the number of needed office spaces.

 

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INFORMATION ITEMS

MJC Diplomats

 

 

Dr. Sheehan reported that Modesto Junior College received two certificates of achievement in the art and practice of diplomacy at the Model United Nations held in San Francisco in May.  MJC students represented Pakistan and Sierra Leone.  They competed for four days against 30 colleges from across the United States, Canada, India, Russia, the Philippines and the Russian Federation.  These students were led by Political Science faculty member Randy Siefkin.

Job Skills Academy at Columbia College

It was reported that the Job Skills Academy completed its class on May 8.  Dr. Riggs said that in this program, students from Sonora and Summerville High Schools attended a Columbia College class that focused on project management and employability skills such as teams, industry expectations, communication in the work place and problem solving.  The class then gave a presentation to local industry people selected by the Tuolumne Partners in Education.  The problem addressed was how Tuolumne County can increase tourism and tourism revenue.

Chamber University

The chambers of commerce of Ceres, Modesto, Oakdale, Riverbank, and Turlock, the Stanislaus County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Stanislaus County Economic Development Corporation have joined with Modesto Junior College, CSU Stanislaus, and UC Merced to create the “Chamber University.”  Dr. Fisher said that together they will offer education and training customized for chamber members.  The new concept was formally introduced to the public at a major event on May 24, at the S.O.S. Club.  The first training program will involve customer service.  This is another example of our colleges responding to the needs of our communities in an interactive way.

Chamber Mixer at Columbia College

Dr. Riggs reported Columbia College and the Columbia College Foundation will host the June Tuolumne Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” monthly membership mixer at Columbia College on June 21 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  This will be an opportunity for Columbia College and the Foundation to highlight several programs and services that are of special interest to the local business community.  It also will be a good opportunity to emphasize the important role Columbia College plays in the region’s economy by providing a well-trained workforce.

Summer Sonata Fundraiser

Dr. Sheehan reported that the MJC Foundation will hold their 5th annual “A Summer Sonata” on the evening of Friday, July 13th at the home of Joseph and Ofelia Gallo.  This will be the last year the Sonata will be held in this beautiful setting on the banks of the Tuolumne River.  The elegant evening will again feature gourmet food, classical music, fine wine and a live auction. Tickets are $150 per person and the proceeds benefit MJC academic programs, student services and scholarship funds.  MJC faculty, staff and students will again support this fundraiser by donating their time to work at this important event.  Reservations can be made by calling 575-6068.

Faces of Stanislaus Photo Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership Team Retreat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCCT Annual Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Not in Our Town”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Fisher reported that Modesto Junior College is one of the co-sponsors of the photo exhibition “Faces of Stanislaus County” that is currently gathering 300 historical photographs from throughout the community.  The photo exhibit celebrates our rich cultural heritage and ethnic diversity as a community.  Displayed in the Stanislaus County Office of Education building on 1100 H Street from October 5 to November 2, the photographs will present a kaleidoscopic reflection of who we are, individually and together.  The Chancellor encouraged everyone to submit their photos. The deadline for photo submissions is June 29th and submission forms are available at MJC, the Modesto Bee and at libraries throughout Stanislaus County.  Dr. Sheehan acknowledged Mr. Dan Onorato for developing the program idea and writing a grant to assist the program.

 

Chancellor Fisher said that on June 11-13, members of the YCCD Leadership Team, college and district councils, QSRT, and other staff leaders will participate in a planning workshop at the Asilomar Conference Grounds.  The focus will be on communication skills and Vision 2010 activities, and will include several specialized breakout sessions.   The facilitator will be Dr. Randy Lindsey, author of Cultural Proficiency.

 

The California Community College Trustees held their annual conference in Monterey on June 1-3.  The Conference theme was “Community Colleges: Key to California’s Strength.”  Mr. Leon Panetta and the Honorable Denise Moreno Ducheny were keynote speakers and the YCCD’s Beyond Tolerance Initiative was featured in a concurrent session.  The Chancellor and Trustees Allen, Flores, Mitchell, Neumann, and Rojas participated and shared highlights of conference activities.  Trustee Mitchell attended the initial meeting of trustees from Central Valley community colleges who are exploring the possibility of creating the San Joaquin Valley Consortium. As trustees consider this opportunity, Dr. Fisher said that another possibility might be for the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (comprised of CEOs from the community college, CSU and UC systems) to expand its mission to include a role for trustees.

 

Dr. Fisher reported that at this conference she attended a CEO meeting devoted to a conversation with Dr. Charlie Reed, Chancellor of the CSU system.  It was a dynamic meeting.  Key issues discussed were facilitating transfer, our role in remedial education, teacher education, and the need for leadership development.

 

Trustees commended Trustee Flores and Chancellor Fisher for their presentation at the conference and noted the John Rice Diversity Award of Recognition was presented to the Chancellor and trustees during a luncheon program at the Conference.

 

Ms. Venesse Metcalf reported that as a result of the recent firebombing of a Modesto family, Modesto Junior College, in cooperation with the NAACP, is bringing the community together to take a stand against hate crimes.  A gathering of the community will take place on June 7, at the MJC Student Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Ms. Metcalf encouraged everyone to attend.  Dr. Fisher said that also joining in this event are representatives from the Modesto Police Department, Modesto City Schools, Stanislaus County Office of Education, City and County Government agencies, Congressman Condit’s Office, and the Sheriff’s Office.

Fire at Columbia College

 

 

 

 

 

 

MJC Firing Range

Dr. Riggs reported that Columbia College had a small fire Monday afternoon which was immediately controlled. He said this is an appropriate time to alert everyone of this serious issue and concern.  Fire danger will be closely monitored, particularly during the summer.

 

Dr. Fisher reported that additional information had been received regarding serious safety issues related to the Firing Range.  Mr. Alfie Johnson, Director of Campus Safety, said that recent information from our environmental assessment consultants and Architect J. D. Grothe indicate that shrapnel has escaped from the range.  Consequently, a meeting was convened by Vice Chancellor Richard Peralta with Mr. Johnson, Dr. Jim Guffey, Director of the Criminal Justice Training Center, and Mr. Virgil Atchison, Range Coordinator, to address these concerns.   Mr. Johnson stated that in an effort to minimize the potential risk they plan to:

 

  • Schedule no additional activities at the range during the months of June and July beyond already scheduled classes.
  • Prohibit the use of “long guns.”
  • Eliminate the use of steel targets in favor of paper targets to prevent possible ricochet.
  • Post warning signs at each corner of the range.
  • Close E Street immediately behind the range during the months of June and July.

 

Dr. Fisher added that the architect’s conclusion is that the only way to completely eliminate ricochets would be to totally enclose it.  These safety measures presented will be utilized until the program is re-located.

 

Trustee Mitchell recommended flying a red flag would be helpful in alerting people when shooting is taking place.  Mr. Johnson said this had been discussed and will be explored.

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CONSENT AGENDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase Orders

 

 

 

Acceptance of Gifts – MJC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Appointment - Kaiser

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Review – MJC

(amended recommendation)

 

Curriculum Review - CC

 

Rejection of Claim

 

Dr. Sheehan requested that on item four, Curriculum Review Report - MJC, the section entitled “Additional Motions Passed” (beginning at bottom of page 8 and continuing on page 9) be pulled from the agenda.  This information will be brought back to the Board of Trustees at a later date.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Allen, seconded by Ms. Schrimp, that the Board of Trustees take the following action on the Consent Agenda as amended:

 

Approve the purchase orders issued from April 1, 2001 through April 30, 2001.

 

Accept with appreciation the following gifts:

 

a.      Hot roll steel from Modesto Steel to be used for the FFA Field Day Ag Mechanics Contest at Modesto Junior College.

 

b.   A pagoda from Morris Nursery to be used for the Ag & Environmental Sciences Division Japanese Garden and the gift of the Sunset book and pruners for the FFA Field Day Ornamental Horticulture contest winners at Modesto Junior College.

 

c.      Books of assorted titles from Brenda Robert to be used in the Library at Modesto Junior College.

 

d.      Miscellaneous tools, equipment, two lift trucks, battery charger and batteries from Procter & Gamble Paper Products Company to be used in the Mechanized Agriculture/Technical Education Program at Modesto Junior College.

 

Approve the appointment of Mr. William Kaiser to serve as a member of the California Community College’s Commission on Athletics (COA) Recognition Committee for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2001.

 

Approve the curriculum additions, deletions, and modifications for Modesto Junior College for the period of January 23, 2001 through March 27, 2001, excluding the items at the bottom of page 8 and continuing on page 9.

 

Approve the curriculum additions, deletions, and modifications, for Columbia College for the year of 2000-2001.

 

Reject the claim filed by Ms. Wietzke and refer the claim to the District’s claims administrator.

 

The motion carried by a vote of 5 ayes (Allen, Flores, Hallinan, Mitchell, Schrimp) and 1 abstention (Neumann).

DISCUSSION ITEMS

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Educational Excellence at MJC

 

 

 

For the past six years Dr. María Sheehan, MJC President, has led the college in its pursuit of educational excellence.  Their challenges and accomplishments have been numerous.  On the eve of her departure, she shared with trustees and colleagues highlights of her tenure as MJC’s academic leader.  These included a summary of student outcomes, gains from PFE funding, MJC’s fiscal stability, student diversity, professional development, community involvement, educational partnerships, growth of technology, resource development, and new events and celebrations.  Trustee Neumann also pointed out Dr. Sheehan’s commitment to the launching of the Puente Project which he said has helped many students.  Trustees thanked and commended her for her contributions.

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Tentative 2001-2002 Update to the Educational Master Plan

 

Over the past year staff throughout the district have participated in the development of an update to the Educational Master Plan.  The Plan reflects priorities and objectives which will guide our decision-making during this time period.  Ms. Diana Sunday, Director of Research and Planning, presented a brief overview of the process and the themes in the Plan.  Drs. Fisher, Riggs and Sheehan’s reports focused on the special priorities of the colleges and Central Services.  Dr. Fisher said a complete updated Plan will be brought to the Board of Trustees for review in August with final approval in September.

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2001-2002 Tentative Budget

 

State law requires that the Board of Trustees adopt a Tentative Budget and file it with the County Superintendent of Schools by July 1.  Adoption of the Final Budget will occur at the Board's regular meeting on September 4, 2001, thus providing the Board and staff three months in which to further review the Tentative Budget and modify it when final adjustments to the 2000-01 state budget are adopted. 

 

Ms. Teresa Scott, Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Services, reported that this Tentative Budget anticipates 4 percent growth and a 3.91 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA).  The COLA is set aside in a contingency account.  Both growth and COLA await final legislative action.  The COLA may decrease modestly when the final state budget is adopted and unfortunately does not include a COLA on the Partnership for Excellence funds.  The apportionment revenue budget has been adjusted for 4 percent growth and the expenditure budgets have been adjusted to cover the cost of growing 4 percent.  An augmentation of $500,000 for increased energy costs is included in the Tentative Budget.  New faculty and staff positions, health benefit increases, and other operational costs also are included in the Tentative Budget.

 

Staff have updated the current year budget to include adjustments to revenue that occurred after the 2001 budget was adopted in September, 2001.  Adjustments have been made to apportionment, prior year apportionment, and Partnership for Excellence.  The June amended budget represents our best estimates for the remainder of the current fiscal year.  We expect modifications to the Tentative Budget following the adoption of the state budget. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Allen, seconded by Mr. Mitchell, that the Board of Trustees:

 

a.      Amend the 2000-2001 budget as presented,

 

b.       Adopt the 2001-2002 Tentative Budget for the Yosemite Community College District, and direct staff to file it with the Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools by July 1, 2001.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

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Resolution Authorizing End-of-Year Transfers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Establishment of 200-1-2002 Appropriations Limit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Proposed Revision of Policy #1000 (Use of College Facilities) – Second Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Proposed Revision to Policies 4007 and 5017 (Smoking) – First Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CSEA, Chapter 420, Proposal to YCCD – Public Hearing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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YCCD Bargaining Proposal to YFA

 

California Code of Regulations, Section 58199, provides that the District may, with the consent of the governing board, make transfers as are necessary to permit the payment of the District's obligations incurred during the school year.  Ms. Scott explained that transfers may involve modest General Fund and Special Project expenditure adjustments for 2000-2001. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Mr. Neumann, that the Board of Trustees adopt a resolution authorizing the transfer of appropriations necessary to balance expenditure classifications of the Yosemite Community College District budget for the 2000-2001 fiscal year.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Section 7910 of the Government Code provides that “ . . . each year the governing body . . . shall, by resolution, establish its appropriations limit for the following year . . .” The law further requires that the information relative to the action be available to the public fifteen (15) days prior to the meeting at which the determination of the appropriations limit is made. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Mr. Allen, that the Board of Trustees:

 

a.      Accept the report regarding the establishment of the 2001-2002 appropriations limit;

 

b.      Direct that the computation be publicly posted; and,

 

c.       Declare its intent to adopt the report at the next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on July 12, 2001.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

Legislation passed in 1998 made it possible for alcohol to be served on community college campuses under very limited conditions, if the Board of Trustees has adopted appropriate policy.  Both college foundations and both college presidents have requested that YCCD Policy #1000 be modified to include some changes. This proposal has been distributed to the leadership of constituent organizations and their 45-day response period is not yet concluded.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Neumann, seconded by Ms. Flores, that the Board of Trustees conduct a second reading of the proposed revised Policy #1000 (Use of College Facilities).

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

In 1988 the Yosemite Community College District adopted a policy prohibiting smoking in all buildings except in designated areas.  Since that time state law and district practice have evolved to the prohibition of smoking in all facilities and vehicles.  In the past several years there has been increasing concern about second-hand smoke and smoking litter adjacent to buildings where staff and students must walk.  Recently the YCCD Wellness Committee and the college councils discussed and proposed a modification to policies 4007 and 5017.  The changes to these policies include prohibiting any smoking within 20 feet of an entrance to a building.  This is the first reading and the proposal will be sent to constituent leaders for their formal review and comment. 

 

There was much discussion on the pros and cons of this revision.  Trustees stated that public relations efforts will be critical as this proposal moves forward.  Trustee Mitchell questioned the validity of concerns about second hand smoke.  Trustee Hallinan objected to regulating and inconveniencing  smokers.  Trustee Flores stated she felt smoking should be restricted to individuals’ cars.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Allen, seconded by Ms. Schrimp, that the Board of Trustees conduct a first reading of the proposed revised Board Policies 4007 and 5017 (Smoking).

 

The motion passed on a vote of 4 ayes (Allen, Mitchell, Neumann, Schrimp) and 2 nays (Flores, Hallinan).

 

Mr. Richard Peralta, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, explained that this is the second step in a four-step process.  CSEA, Chapter 420, previously presented its initial negotiations proposal for the period beginning July 1, 2001 to YCCD.  Consistent with applicable code sections and district policy, the Board of Trustees conducted a public hearing on the proposal.  There were no comments from the public.

 

Mr. Peralta reported that on April 10, 2001, YFA presented a bargaining proposal to the District.  A public hearing on the proposal was conducted on May 1, 2001.  The next steps in the process are the presentation of the District’s proposal to YFA and the scheduling of a public hearing. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Neumann, seconded by Ms. Schrimp, that the Board of Trustees approve the following proposal to YFA and schedule a public hearing on July 12, 2001.  As indicated, the proposal provides for renewal of the existing agreement for a new 3-year term (July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2004) with the following improvements:

 

a.      Compensation: The District proposes to maintain a competitive salary schedule for all members of the YFA during the term of this agreement subject to available resources.

 

b.      Fringe Benefits: The District shall assume the increased cost of fringe benefit premiums as provided for in Section 10.5.1 through 10.5.5 of the existing agreement for eligible unit members and their eligible dependents during the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 academic years.

 

c.      Evaluation: The District proposes to reopen negotiations on Section 5.3.4 of the evaluations article for the purpose of implementing appropriate procedural refinements subject to mutual agreement of the parties.

 

d.      Sabbatical Leave:  The District proposes to reopen negotiations on the sabbatical leave article for the purpose of implementing appropriate procedural refinements subject to mutual agreement of the parties.

 

e.      Term: This agreement shall continue in effect to and including June 30, 2004 and from day to day thereafter until the parties reach agreement on a successor agreement.

 

f.        Renegotiation: For the 2003-2004 academic year, either party may reopen negotiations on salary and/or fringe benefits.

 

g.      Side Letter 5 (Evaluation of Faculty Supervisors) and Side Letter 6 (Evaluation of Educational Administrators): The District proposes to remove faculty supervisor and educational administrator evaluation procedures from the agreement with YFA.   Procedures for the evaluation of faculty supervisors and educational administrators shall be included in the Leadership Team Handbook and will include an opportunity for faculty to participate in the evaluation process of their immediate supervisor and/or their educational administrator.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

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Project Applications

 

A motion was made by Mr. Mitchell, seconded by Mr. Allen, that the Board of Trustees authorize the Yosemite Community College District to submit the following project applications and to enter into a contract with the appropriate donor agencies when the project is selected for funding:

(Report #2033)

 

a.   Facilitation Services - MJC

Submitted to E&J Gallo Winery

Agency Share: $10,500; Proposer Share: $0

 

b.   Soldering for Manufacturing - Columbia College

Submitted to Connor Contact Manufacturing

                                                                    Agency Share: $600 (to be provided as an in-kind contribution of facilities and equipment)

Proposer Share: $0

 

The motion carried unanimously.

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PERSONNEL ITEMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Sill

 

 

 

 

Tad Walgamott

 

 

 

 

Dorlene Salazar

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Tisdel

 

 

 

 

Steve Collins

 

 

 

 

Baba Adam

 

 

 

 

Michele Monlux

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Stevens

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley Attix

 

 

 

 

Paul Brogan

 

 

 

 

 

Ross McKenzie

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline Davis

 

 

 

 

Jaymes Michelena

 

 

 

 

Xiang-Dong-Ye

 

 

 

 

Barbara J. Wells

 

 

 

 

Anne Martin

 

 

 

 

Melissa Colon

 

 

 

 

Robert Stevenson

 

 

 

 

Eric Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

Deboleena Roy

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Burke

(declined employment offer)

 

 

 

 

Patrick Bettencourt

 

 

 

 

Ingrid Byars

 

 

 

 

John Zamora

 

 

 

 

Edna Prigmore

 

 

 

 

 

George Boodrookas

 

 

 

 

Theron Westrope

 

 

 

 

Thomas West

 

 

 

 

Jenny Netto

 

 

 

 

Shelley Circle

 

 

 

 

Ann Cavagnero

 

 

 

 

Richard Lovitt

 

 

 

Carlos Silva

 

 

 

 

Janet Bryant

 

 

 

 

Nadia Isho

 

 

 

 

Sandy Sample

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Quayle

 

 

 

Rachael Avery

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Taylor

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Fraguero

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Rumney

 

 

 

 

Wendy Archer

 

 

 

 

 

David Chesnut

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristian Le Rette

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Kachadoorian

 

 

 

 

Ingrid Byars

 

 

 

Julie Berg

 

 

 

 

Carol Franscella

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Lemos

 

 

 

 

 

Thuy Pham

 

 

 

 

Roy Murray

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Mendez-Ochoa

 

 

 

Carol Salado

 

 

 

Beatrice Mellor

 

 

 

George Christy

 

 

 

 

Wanda Salaiz

 

 

 

 

Dr. Alice Murillo

 

 

 

Mao Vang

 

 

 

 

Andrea Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

James McDonnell

 

 

 

Angela Brunton

 

 

 

 

Kathy Diener

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Peralta presented 63 personnel items (including a six-item addendum) for the Board of Trustees’ approval.  He made two revisions.  One was to the item relating to Michael Burke.  The item was rescinded as Mr. Burke declined the offer of employment.  The second revision was to the effective date of Sylvia Mendez-Ochoa’s resignation, which is July 15.

 

The Board of Trustees granted retirement status to four individuals and officially commended them for their valuable years of service to the District:

 

A motion was made by Ms. Schrimp, seconded by Mr. Mitchell, that the Board of Trustees take the following action on the personnel items, as corrected.

 

Grant retirement to Roger Sill, Lead Mechanic, YCCD Transportation, effective July 1, 2001, and officially commend him for 37 years of valuable service to the  District.

 

Grant retirement emeritus status to Tad Wolgamott, Chemistry Instructor, Columbia College, effective May 18, 2001, and officially commend him for 30 years of valuable service to the District.

 

Grant retirement status to Dorlene Salazar, Administrative Secretary I, Family & Consumer Science/Technical Ed, Modesto Junior College, effective August 9, 2001, and officially commend her for 10 ˝ years of valuable service to the District. 

 

Grant retirement status to Jane Tisdel, Library/Media Technician, Learning Resources, Modesto Junior College, effective July 1, 2001, and officially comment her for 11 years of valuable service to the District.

 

Approve the request of Steve Collins, Vice President of Instruction, Modesto Junior College, to postpone his request for retirement from June 30, 2001 to January 2, 2002.    

 

Approve the administrative appointment of Baba Adam to the position of Director of College Research, Planning & Budget, Modesto Junior College, effective July 1, 2001.   

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Michele Monlux to the position of Biology/Anatomy-Physiology Instructor, Science, Math & Engineering, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Mark Stevens to the position of Instructor of Adaptive Physical Education, Physical, Recreation and Health Education, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001. 

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Shelley Attix to Hospitality Management and Tourism Instructor, Columbia College, effective Fall 2001.  

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Paul Brogan to the position of Instructor of Physical Education/Men’s Basketball Coach, Physical Recreation & Health Education, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.  

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Ross McKenzie to the position of Mathematics Instructor, Science, Math & Engineering, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.   

 

Approve the probationary appointment (second year contract) of Jacqueline Davis to the position of Mathematics Instructor, Science, Math & Engineering, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.  

 

 Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Jaymes Michelena to the position of Mathematics Instructor, Science, Math & Engineering, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.  

 

Approve the probationary appointment (second year contract) of Xiang-Dong -Ye to the position of Mathematics Instructor, Science, Math & Engineering, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.    

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Barbara J. Wells to the position of ESL Instructor, Literature & Language Arts, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.   

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Anne Martin to the position of Conductor of Orchestras/Director of Strings (violin)/Instructor of Music, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Melissa Colon to Instructor of Information Technology, Columbia College, effective for the Fall 2001 semester.    

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Robert Stevenson to the position of Art Instructor, Arts, Humanities & Communications, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.  

 

Approve the temporary appointment (sabbatical leave replacement) of Eric Garcia to the position of Biology Instructor, Science, Mathematics & Engineering, Modesto Junior College, effective for the 2001-2002 academic year.    

 

Approve the temporary appointment (sabbatical leave replacement) of Deboleena Roy to the position of Chemistry Instructor, Science, Mathematics & Engineering, Modesto Junior College, effective for the 2001-2002 academic year.   

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Michael Burke to the position of Plant/Crop Science Instructor (11 month) Agriculture, Environmental Sciences and Technical Education, Modesto Junior College, effective July 1, 2001. 

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Patrick Bettencourt to the position of English Instructor, Literature & Language Arts, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.  

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Ingrid Byars to the position of English Instructor, Literature & Language Arts, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.  

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of John Zamora to the position of Computer Science Instructor, Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Edna Prigmore to the position of Office Technologies Instructor, Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.

 

Approve the appointment of George Boodrookas to the position of Dean of Community and Economic Development, Modesto Junior College, effective July 1, 2001.  

 

Approve the probationary appointment (second year contract) of Theron Westrope to the position of English Instructor, Literature & Language Arts, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.   

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Thomas West to the position of English Instructor, Literature & Language Arts, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.   

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Jenny Netto to the position of English Instructor, Literature & Language Arts, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.   

 

Approve the probationary appointment (first year contract) of Shelley Circle to the position of English Instructor, Literature & Language Arts, Modesto Junior College, effective Fall 2001.   

 

Approve the temporary, full-time appointment of Ann Cavagnero to the position of Instructor of Mathematics, Columbia College, for the 2001-2002 academic year (sabbatical leave replacement).       

 

Approve the probationary appointment of Richard Lovitt to Offset Press Coordinator, Duplicating, Modesto Junior College, effective May 29, 2001.   

 

Approve the probationary appointment of Carlos Silva, Skilled Maintenance Specialist, Facilities Operations, Yosemite Community College District, effective May 21, 2001.  

 

Approve the probationary appointment of Janet Bryant to Support Staff Technician (50%), Instructional Resource Center, Modesto Junior College, effective May 1, 2001.

 

Approve the probationary appointment of Nadia Isho to the position of Software/Network Analyst, Network Technology, Yosemite Community College District, effective May 1, 2001, contingent upon funding. 

 

Approve the probationary appointment of Sandy Sample to Child Development Center Teacher, Family & Consumer Sciences, Modesto Junior College, effective May 24, 2001, contingent upon funding.

 

Approve an increase in assignment from 11 months to 12 months per year for Tom Quayle, Food Service Specialist, MJC Food Service, effective June 1, 2001. 

 

Approve a temporary increase in work year for Rachael Avery, Support Staff Specialist, Learning Resources, Modesto Junior College, from 10 months to 11months for the 2001/2002 FY, 11th month to be worked in July 2001.   

 

Approve a temporary increase in assignment of Cynthia Taylor, Food Services Specialist, from 32 hour/10 month to 32 hour/11 month, effective July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.   

 

Approve a temporary increase in assignment of Cynthia Fraguero, Bookstore Buyer/Operations Coordinator, from 40 hour/11 month to 40 hour/12 month, effective July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

 

Approve a temporary increase in assignment of Elizabeth Rumney, Bookstore Buyer, from 32 hour/11 month to 40 hour/12 month, effective July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

 

Approve the temporary increase of Wendy Archer, Program Specialist, from ten (10) months to twelve (12) months, and from a thirty (30) to forty (40) hours per week assignment for the 2001-2002 academic year.   

 

Approve the temporary increase of David Chesnut, Program Coordinator, (CalWORKs/Job Placement), from thirty-two (32) hours per week, eleven (11) months to forty (40) hours per week, twelve (12) months for the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.    

 

Approve the temporary increase of Kristian Le Rette, Program Specialist, Student Outreach and Development, from thirty (30) hours per week, eleven (11) months to forty (40) hours per week, twelve (12) months for the period of July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.   

 

Approve an increase in assignment for Sharon Kachadoorian, Support Staff Specialist, Columbia College, from 30 hours per week to 40 hours per week, effective August 1, 2001.   

 

Confirm the termination of employment of Ingrid Byars, Program Specialist TRIO/ Educational Talent Search at Columbia, effective May 31, 2001.   

 

Approve a voluntary reduction in assignment from 12 months to 11 months for Julie Berg, Media Scheduler II, Media Services, Modesto Junior College, effective May 7, 2001.   

 

Approve a voluntary reduction in assignment from 12 months to 11 months for Carol Franscella, Media Scheduler I, Media Services, Modesto Junior College, effective May 7, 2001.    

 

Approve a voluntary reduction in assignment from 10 months to 9 months for Suzanne Lemos, Instructional Assistant, Exercise for Special Populations, Physical, Recreation & Health Education, Modesto Junior College, effective May 14, 2001.   

 

Approve the voluntary demotion of Thuy Pham from Tutorial Center Technician to EOPS Support Staff Technician, Student Services, Modesto Junior College, effective May 21, 2001.   

 

Accept the resignation of Roy Murray, Campus Security Officer, Columbia College, effective May 31, 2001.    accept the resignation of Joanne Larsen, Program Coordinator - Great Valley Museum, Science, Math & Engineering, Modesto Junior College, effective May 31, 2001.    

 

Accept the resignation of Sylvia Mendez-Ochoa, Support Staff Technician, Benefits Office, YCCD, effective July 5  July 15, 2001.    

 

Accept the resignation of Carol Salado, Instructional Assistant, Health and Human Performance, Columbia College, effective April 6, 2001.

 

Approve the termination of probationary employment of Beatrice Mellor, Support Staff Specialist 50%, YCCD Campus Security, effective April 30, 2001.  

 

Confirm the termination of the probationary classified appointment of George Christy, Food Service Specialist, Modesto Junior College, effective April 27, 2001.   

 

Approve the termination of probationary employment of Wanda Salaiz, Instructional Aide/ Computer Lab, Learning Resources, Modesto Junior College, effective May 4, 2001.

 

Approve the appointment of Dr. Alice Murillo to the position of Vice President of Instruction, Columbia College, effective July 1, 2001.  

 

Approve the probationary appointment of Mao Vang to Support Staff Specialist, Project TEAM, Instruction, Modesto Junior College, effective June 4, 2001, contingent upon funding (50% of full time).  

 

Approve the probationary appointment of Andrea Thomas to the position of Cook/Baker, Family & Consumer Science/Allied Health, Child Development Center, Modesto Junior College, effective June 6, 2001.

 

Accept the resignation of James McDonnell, Dean of Planning and Budget, Modesto Junior College, effective June 30, 2001.

 

Approve a temporary increase in assignment for Angela Brunton, Child Care Teacher, from a 10-month to 11-month annual assignment, effective July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

 

Approve a temporary increase in assignment for Kathy Diener, Child Care Teacher, from a 10-month to 11-month annual assignment, effective July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

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COMMENTS FROM THE

 PUBLIC

 

Ms. Janice Walker, private citizen from Orange County, stated that after attending the April 10 Board meeting she left with several questions.  She said she had since written to Chancellor Fisher asking for information regarding the firing range.  She received a response to one of her letters from an attorney and had not received answers to subsequent correspondence. Ms. Walker’s focus was on the disrepair of the firing range and the district’s failure to respond to maintenance requests.  She mentioned an entrance light that has been inoperative.  Ms. Walker said that no repairs have been made to the range and yet in a recent amendment of the CJTC JPA the district has agreed to pay  $50,000 annually in order for MJC to use the new MPD facility.  The Chancellor clarified that it was agreed to continue providing a range coordinator (Virgil Atchison) and upon his retirement the district will provide an amount equal to his salary to the operation of the new facility.  It is not an additional $50,000.  Ms. Walker reiterated that the district is wasting taxpayers’ money and the Board is responsible for that.  She also said that if bullets are now escaping from the firing range, it is because of the failure to make necessary repairs such as the inoperative entrance light.  Mr. Hallinan asked that the light be checked and Chancellor Fisher said that certainly the light would be checked out.  However, she added that according to the architect and consultant’s reports, the escaping shrapnel is not related to maintenance.  It has to do with the design of the range, the addition of steel pop-up targets and the fact that the range was never intended for use with shotguns or rifles.  However, somewhere in the past, their use had been added. 

 

Ms. Walker concluded by saying that she is concerned about the disrepair of the firing range.  She said she will continue to look into this matter because the district is exposing trustees and taxpayers to liability.

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ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Hallinan requested that the date of the next Board meeting be changed, as he would not be able to attend a meeting on July 3.  After some discussion it was agreed that the next regular meeting  will be Thursday, July 12. Closed session will be at 3:30 p.m. and open session will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the YCCD Board Room.  The Chancellor asked trustees if they would like to move the November Board meeting to Monday, November 5, instead of November 6 (Election Day). The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

 

______________________________                        ______________________________

Tom Hallinan, President                                             Pamila Fisher, Secretary

YCCD Board of Trustees                                           YCCD Board of Trustees      

 

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