VCCCD Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting will be at Ventura High School Auditorium on next Tuesday  Jan. 17th, scheduled for 5:30pm (at least as of now on their website  http://www.vcccd.edu/  …under board of trustees – meetings)

There’ll likely be a vote on the proposed “program” cuts (and hopefully NOT other class cuts that were not discussed??)  … a likely vote on the search company  (which “wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if..”  they put off for a year and saved money sharing that job among other folks)… and a vote on whether to use some of the excessive emergency funds.

Anyway, let’s open this to suggestions, comments, direction… These are very important decisions they have to make in cutting the community colleges’ education budget.  The colleges have been a wonderful support for students (old and young) getting started towards 4-year college studies AND/OR heading (or re-heading) into the work force, educated in fields of interest to them, and as well as great community connectors.

The Trustees seem to be reacting to input, hopefully taking their decision-making more seriously and looking at issues more fully …. Let’s keep the pressure on them.

Write letters to editors, make presentations at board meetings, send the board emails about your concerns:

Steve Blum            sblum@vcccd.edu

Dianne McKay       dmckay@vcccd.edu

Larry Miller           lmiller@vcccd.edu

Art Hernandez       ahernandez@vcccd.edu

Bernardo Perez      bernardo_perez2@vcccd.edu