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					               RANCHO SANTIAGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
                         2323 North Broadway, Room #107
                            Santa Ana, California 92706

                                    Monday, April 24, 2006

                            MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING
                                 BOARD OF TRUSTEES

       The meeting was called to order at 4:35 p.m. by Mr. Alfredo Amezcua. Other members
present were Mr. Brian Conley, Dr. David Chapel, Ms. Jamey Coury, Mr. John Hanna, Mr. Larry
Labrado, Mrs. Lisa Woolery, and Mr. Phillip Yarbrough.

      Administrators present during the regular meeting were Mr. John Didion, Dr. Eddie
Hernandez, Dr. Erlinda Martinez, and Mr. Juan Vázquez.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

       The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Francisco Bravo.

      Mr. Amezcua thanked SAC’s student government for hosting a reception for the board.
He was pleased to see several students present at this meeting.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

       Mr. Francisco Bravo, a SAC student, read the attached statement requesting that the
board (1) support and endorse immigrant reform as it pertains to higher education; (2) support
student participation in the May 1, 2006 activities in support of immigrant reform in Orange
County and Los Angeles; and (3) support the participation of student representatives as part of a
contingent to the Los Angeles mass rally.

       Mr. Amezcua indicated that the board would take these comments into consideration.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

       It was moved by Mr. Conley, seconded by Mr. Labrado, and carried unanimously to
approve the Minutes of the regular meeting held on April 10, 2006.

CONSIDERATION OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR

        It was moved by Mr. Labrado, seconded by Mr. Conley, and carried unanimously to
approve the recommended action on the following items as listed on the Consent Calendar, with
the exception of Item #5.7, Award of Bid #1016/Soccer Fields at SCC, which was removed at
the request of Mr. Yarbrough:
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CONSIDERATION OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR (cont.)
     SCC’s Spanish Study Abroad Program - Contract with the American
     Institute for Foreign Study, Inc.
     The board approved this agreement with AIFS for the SCC Spanish Study Abroad
     Program as presented.

       Fire Instructional Services Agreement with San Bernardino
       County Consolidated Fire District
       The board approved this contract with the San Bernardino County Consolidated
       Fire District.

       Fire Instructional Services Agreement Amendment - City
       of Corona
       The board approved this contract amendment with the City of Corona to increase
       the hourly fee from $2.50 to $3.00 per instructional hour.

       Donation of the Alvan Clarke Telescope to the Orange
       County Astronomers Association
       The board approved the donation of a eight-inch refractor telescope to the Orange
       County Astronomer’s Organization as presented.

       Santa Ana College Community Services Program - Summer 2006
       The board approved SAC’s Community Services Program for Summer 2006.

       Clinical Affiliation Agreement for Nursing: Children’s Hospital
       of Orange County (without instructor)
       The board approved this agreement with the Children’s Hospital of Orange
       County.

       Clinical Affiliation Agreement for Nursing: Children’s Hospital
       of Orange County (with instructor)
       The board approved this agreement with the Children’s Hospital of Orange
       County.

       Internship Site Agreement - Brite Ideas
       The board approved this internship site agreement with Brite Ideas to provide for
       supervision of technical theatre students working with backstage technologies.

       Purchase Orders
       The board ratified purchase orders for the period of March 13, 2006 through April
       8, 2006.

       Payment of Bills
       The board approved the payment of bills as submitted.
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CONSIDERATION OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR (cont.)

       Quarterly Financial Status Report for the Period Ending March 31, 2006
       The board approved the Quarterly Financial Status Report for the period ending
       March 31, 2006, as presented.

       Quarterly Investment Report as of March 31, 2006
       The Quarterly Investment Report (for the quarter ended March 31, 2006) was
       submitted for information.

       Additional Land Acquisition - Orange Education Center
       The board approved the sales agreement with Union Pacific Railroad and
       authorized the administration to enter into escrow for the purchase of
       approximately 77,000 square feet of land as presented.

       Award of Bid #1017/Phase II Infrastructure at SCC
       The board authorized the chancellor or a designee to enter into a contract with
       Griffith Company (Bid #1017) for Phase II infrastructure as presented.

       Budget Approval
       The board approved the submitted budgets and authorized the chancellor or his
       designee to enter into related contractual agreements on behalf of the district.

PRESENTATION OF BOARD PRESIDENT’S AWARDS

       At this time, Mr. Amezcua recognized Coach Don Sneddon, and the audience viewed a
video featuring Coach Sneddon’s accomplishments.

       Mr. Amezcua then read the following statement:

       Don Sneddon is entering his 25th season as the head coach of the Santa Ana
       College baseball program.

       Don recently became the all-time California community college baseball
       coaching wins leader.

       Under his leadership, the Dons have won three state championships and 11
       conference championships, and have appeared in six state title games including a
       state record of “four in a row” from 1993-96. Don has been named the
       conference coach of the year 10 times. On Saturday night, Don achieved his 400th
       conference win, bringing his record to 400 wins and 182 losses.
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       His contributions to amateur baseball have been numerous over the years. Don
       has coached in the famed Alaska summer league and won a National Baseball
       Congress tournament title in 1980. In 1990, Don toured with a team of California
       community college players throughout Taiwan. The following year, he traveled to
       Florida as an assistant coach for the West team at the United States Baseball
       Federation National Team Trials – the first step in the 1992 U.S. Olympic team
       selection.

       After his playing days, Don began his coaching career as an assistant to Augie
       Garrido at Cal State Fullerton from 1975-76. Fortunately for us, he came to
       Santa Ana College as an assistant to Jim Reach in 1977.

       Coach Sneddon indicated that he loves teaching and coaching, and he is able to do both at
Santa Ana College. He enjoys the challenges on a day-to-day basis, and the exposure the
baseball team is receiving is awesome. Two players are going to Cal State Fullerton, one to UCI,
and many others are moving on. He expressed his appreciation to the board for making this all
possible.

       On behalf of the board, Mr. Amezcua presented Coach Sneddon with a certificate of
recognition.

PUBLIC HEARING - SUBSTITUTION OF SUBCONTRACTOR

        Mr. Amezcua indicated that in compliance with Public Contract Code Section 4107
(a)(9), DJM Construction Co., Inc., acting as general contractor for construction of the Santa Ana
College Locker Room Project (Bid #1002), has requested a hearing to replace the drywall
subcontractor (Tuiasosopo Built) for this project. Both the general contractor and the drywall
subcontractor were permitted five minutes to present information to the board.

        Mr. James Biedebach, counsel for DJM Construction, indicated that Tuiasosopo Built
failed to perform under the contract. The firm submitted a bid to do the scope of work for
$195,000. They subsequently amended the contract to $368,810. They were sent numerous
requests to do the contract for the amount they bid, and they refused. Tuiasosopo Built also failed
to provide a performance bond and have indicated they are unable to do so. Under these
conditions, he believes the contractor substitution is warranted. Also, it was recently discovered
that Tuiasosopo Built does not have a contractor’s license. DJM Construction has obtained
Church and Larson, and they are ready to begin work immediately.

       Mr. Amezcua asked if representatives from Tuiasosopo Built were present, and there
were none. Mr. Amezcua asked if Tuiasosopo Built was properly notified of this hearing. Mr.
Biedebach indicated that the firm was aware of this hearing.

        Mr. Yarbrough asked if the substitute contractor has come in at a price. Mr. Biedebach
indicated the price is in excess of $400,000, but there were some addendums to the actual
contract. DJM will absorb the extra cost.
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       Mr. Yarbrough asked if the substitute has a performance bond and a contractor’s license.
Mr. Biedebach indicated this is a very reputable company with the ability to bond.

       Mr. Yarbrough asked if there will be any delays in the project. Mr. Biedebach indicated
there were not be any delays.

        Mr. Hanna noted that the intent of the statute is to ensure that public entities get the work
they contract for and that general contractors do not pass these costs on to the public entities.
Many of the negotiations between the general contractor and the subcontractors are done at the
last minute. Sometimes, you may have someone who says they do have a contractor’s license
and will get a bond, and then they do not. Mr. Hanna understood how this could happen and,
based on everything we have seen, he believes there is reasonable cause and understands this will
not add any money to our district and we will get a responsible subcontractor.

       Mr. Biedebach commented that this was a case of no cooperation from the subcontractor,
and the only recourse was to seek substitution.

       Mr. Yarbrough thanked DJM Construction for keeping this project on track as our
buildings are extremely important to the community.

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mr. Labrado, and carried unanimously to
approve the substitution of subcontractor as requested by DJM Construction Co., Inc.

       Mr. Amezcua declared the public hearing closed.

INFORMATIVE REPORTS

Dr. Eddie Hernandez (Chancellor)

        Dr. Hernandez thanked Dr. Martinez and the Inter-Club Council for hosting a reception
for the board.

        The action the board took this evening on the subcontractor issue verified the board’s
commitment to construction. He thanked all employees for keeping the campus looking so
attractive and expressed his appreciation to the employees that did the work.

        Dr. Hernandez indicated that students are coming to our district in significant numbers,
and it appears we will be 252 FTES above our target. We are down in credit enrollment and
significantly up in noncredit. He thanked everyone in the district for their creativity and
innovation.

       Along with Mr. Amezcua, Dr. Hernandez attended the West Ed reception held at the
Bowers Museum. Representatives from UCI and Cal State Fullerton were also in attendance. He
heard many positive comments about our colleges and their impact on the community.
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       Dr. Hernandez thanked Ms. Coury for hosting the board and the chancellor’s cabinet for
dinner at her home with her family. Ms. Coury’s family is an example of immigrants who have
successfully transitioned to this country.

        Dr. Hernandez and Mr. Amezcua were in the audience when President Bush visited
Irvine. They had the opportunity to talk with him about continuing to work on the issue of
immigration in this country. The President pledged that he would not give up on this issue.

Mr. Juan Vázquez (President - Santiago Canyon College)

        Mr. Vázquez introduced and welcomed student representative Laura Cunningham (sitting
in for Ms. Ashtary).

        He congratulated the students and advisors of the Forensics team. The team just returned
from Kansas City where it was ranked in the top ten schools in the nation. Eleven students went
to the United Nations in New York City and debated with over 3,000 students from around the
world. Our team represented Angola, and they spoke on issues related to war and health.

       Mr. Vázquez thanked Professor Rick Adams for speaking to classes at Villa Park High
School regarding freshmen English composition.

Dr. Erlinda Martinez (President - Santa Ana College)

       Dr. Martinez expressed her pride in Santa Ana College and the students. The Inter-Club
Council is very active, and she appreciated their organizing of the get-together held this evening.
She thanked Mr. Breland and Ms. Monge for their work with the students.

        Dr. Martinez attended the New CEO Institute at the AACC convention currently being
held in Long Beach.

       Dr. Martinez distributed information on the Early Decision program at Santa Ana
College. Approximately 1200-1500 high school students will be registering for classes.

      The state treasurer (Phil Angelides) is scheduled to visit Santa Ana College on April 27,
and more details will be forwarded to the board.

       The student art show will begin on May 5 with an opening reception.

        Mr. Yarbrough was impressed with Item #4.8 (Fire Instructional Services Agreement
with San Bernardino County Consolidated Fire District). He was pleased to see our services
extending outside of our area and increasing our students. This is great news for the program and
our district.

       Dr. Martinez noted that we are offering training that other organizations cannot offer.
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Ms. Laura Cunningham (ASB - Santiago Canyon College)

        Ms. Cunningham reported that the Phenomenal Women reception was held on March 30,
and it was great to see staff and women recognized for their achievements.

       Ms. Cunningham described various events held during Spring Fest (April 11-12).
Alcohol Awareness Week included the display of a MADD car and the use of “fatal vision”
goggles. One individual spoke about the effect of alcohol on his life.

         Elections for the student president and vice president will be held May 3-4.

         The ASB banquet will be held on May 19 at the Orange Education Center.

Ms. Esther Uriostegui (Student President - Santa Ana College)

       Ms. Uriostegui was concerned with immigration legislation. She asked the board to
consider the proposal presented by Mr. Bravo to support the Dream Act. A rally will be held on
May 1. The immigration issue affects SAC students and future generations.

       The ICC students will hold a banquet at the end of the year, and invitations will be
forthcoming.

         A Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held in May. Student elections will take place May
10-11.

Ms. Jameely Coury (Student Trustee)

        Ms. Coury met with Mr. Vázquez to discuss various campus issues, including the library.
She will also meet with Dr. Martinez to talk about making SAC a better campus. Ms. Coury
talked with Mr. Bromberger about the cleaning of the SAC fountain and putting more trash cans
on the campus. She was saddened to learn that costly trash cans are often stolen on the weekends
or during breaks. Students would like to see shorter lines at the bookstore. She indicated that
Mrs. Rhonda Langston is working on this issue. Also, students have the option of purchasing
books online.

       Applications are being accepted for the student trustee position, and she is working to
encourage students to apply.

Ms. Rosi Enriquez (Academic Senate President - Santiago Canyon College)

         Ms. Enriquez thanked the students for hosting a reception at Santa Ana College.

        SCC began a writers group which is headed by faculty, headed by Arturo Barb Mingo,
Lynette Beers, and Corrina Evett. They are soliciting work from the faculty and will attempt to
get an ISSN.
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        A task force has been working on a signature program and has developed a grid with
three variables for consideration: the uniqueness of the program; the geographical location; and
the competition involved.

       Ms. Enriquez thanked Ms. Coury and her family for the wonderful dinner. She indicated
she has never experienced such an artistic preparation and serving of a meal.

Dr. Jeff McMillan (Academic Senate President - Santa Ana College)

        Dr. McMillan thanked Ms. Coury for opening her home. He indicated that her shoes will
be difficult to fill.

       He announced that Mr. Ray Hicks is the new senate president-elect. Mr. Hicks currently
co-chairs SAC’s facilities committee. Shelly Jaffray will be the secretary/treasurer. These are
two very active and committed faculty members stepping into leadership roles on the executive
board.

        SB 847 deals with a change in the percentage of part-time contractual faculty who
currently work 60% or 9LAG. There will be several senate resolutions at the state plenary
session. There is talk of going from 60-80% and the idea of counting that by college vs. district.
Faculty feels these are two separate issues, but they are currently linked in one bill. His direction
was to oppose a change in the current law. Although there was benefit to having more flexibility
with the quality adjunct faculty we have, the reality is there would be more reliance on adjunct
faculty. It was felt this would have a greater negative impact on the instruction for students.
Faculty have been looking at changes in hiring practices, and they are seeing a shift to more part-
time faculty in key areas such as math and English. Even with the positive benefits, it was
decided that the senate would not support reliance on adjunct faculty to carry the instruction
load.

CLOSED SESSION

        Mr. Amezcua recognized Dr. Sara Lundquist for her work with the West Ed program. He
also thanked the students for attending this meeting and indicated the board would take the
public comments into consideration.

       It was agreed to adjourn to closed session at 5:30 p.m.

RECONVENE

       The Board reconvened at 6:10 p.m.

       Mr. Amezcua announced that the Board discussed the following topics in closed session:
employees as listed on the Human Resources dockets; conference with labor negotiator regarding
FARSCCD and CSEA; pending litigation (Case #SACV04-00280JVS); real estate property
negotiations for property located at 1465 North Batavia Street, Orange, California.
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PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

       There were no public presentations.

APPROVAL OF ACADEMIC PERSONNEL

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mrs. Woolery, and carried unanimously to
approve the academic personnel docket as presented with the attached revised page.

        Mr. Amezcua acknowledged the announcement of the retirements of Patti Cole and Phil
Garnett. He indicated these individuals have done a tremendous job for the district and expressed
his appreciation for their work. He encouraged the district to think about a process to recognize
our retirees.

APPROVAL OF CLASSIFIED PERSONNEL

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mrs. Woolery, and carried unanimously to
approve the submitted list of Classified personnel with the attached addendum and revised page.

BOARD TRAVEL/CONFERENCES

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mrs. Woolery, and carried unanimously to
approve the submitted travel for board members.

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT BETWEEN
RSCCD AND THE FACULTY ASSOCIATION OF RSCCD

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mrs. Woolery, and carried unanimously to
approve this collective bargaining agreement with the Faculty Association of RSCCD for the
period of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURVEYORS JATC CONTRACT

      Mr. Yarbrough indicated that he had asked questions about the apprenticeship contracts
which were answered to his satisfaction (attached).

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mr. Labrado, and carried unanimously to
approve this contract for 2006-07.

CALIFORNIA/NEVADA TRAINING TRUST CONTRACT

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mr. Labrado, and carried unanimously to
approve this contract for the Power Linemen program.
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ELECTRICAL TRAINING TRUST CONTACT

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mr. Labrado, and carried unanimously to
approve this contract for the industrial electricity program.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CARPENTRY JATC CONTRACT

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mr. Labrado, and carried unanimously to
approve this contract with the Carpenters JATC Fund and the Southern California Carpentry
JATC for 2006-07 as presented.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: COSMETOLOGY LEASE AGREEMENT

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mr. Labrado, and carried unanimously to
approve this contract with JTS Services for 2006-08 as presented.

OPERATING ENGINEERS TRAINING TRUST JATC CONTRACT

       It was moved by Mr. Yarbrough, seconded by Mr. Labrado, and carried unanimously to
approve this contract with the Operating Engineers Training Trust JATC for 2006-07 as
presented.

      Mr. Yarbrough indicated that he had asked questions about the apprenticeship contracts
which were answered to his satisfaction.

AWARD OF BID #1015/MARQUEE SIGNS

        It was moved by Mr. Conley and seconded by Mr. Labrado to authorize the chancellor or
his designee to enter into a contract with National Sign & Marketing Corp. for Bid #1015 for the
college marquee signs as presented.

       Mr. Yarbrough commented that he was uncomfortable with having only one bid.

        Mr. Partridge indicated there were a number of bidders at pre-bid conference. We tend to
have fewer bids when projects are less than $2 million. There is a tremendous amount of work in
construction, and many of these companies are extremely busy and will pass by the smaller
projects.

       Mr. Yarbrough asked if Mr. Partridge felt this was a reasonable price for this project.

       Mr. Partridge believed that the bid is an effective number.

        It was moved by Mr. Hanna and seconded by Mr. Yarbrough to amend the motion as
follows: “....and further that the chancellor will develop, in conjunction with the college
presidents and Foundations, a plan to raise private funds to reimburse the district for costs of the
college marquees. All private funds raised by each college to defray the marquee costs will be
directed by the district to facility expenses at that college.”
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        Mr. Hanna commented that we have had the opportunity to provide advertising which
would have paid for both marquees. We are not able to meet all of our bond needs, and there are
classrooms that will not be built because of the increasing costs. The colleges feel very strongly
about the marquees and not having advertising. Mr. Hanna indicated that he is trying to send a
message that, if the colleges want to reject advertising, they need to raise the money for these
marquees. If there is going to be a capital campaign, then this will get taken care of. The
taxpayers will be assured that we are taking care of items that they may feel do not have the
same value as the classroom. Mr. Hanna indicated the intent of his motion is not to slow down or
stop the marquees.

        Mrs. Woolery agreed with the intent of Mr. Hanna’s amendment, and she would like to
see the foundations participating more with private funding for certain activities. She indicated
that she did not like idea of paid advertising. Rather than voting on this issue now, she preferred
that the chancellor bring forward a plan to address how the foundations will be used for private
funding to help with buildings.

        Mr. Yarbrough favored the amendment. The marquees need to be upgraded, and it is
appropriate to see if we can fund the marquees by using other sources. He also agreed with Mrs.
Woolery’s comments about not using the marquees for soft drink advertisements. He requested
that his colleagues support the amendment on the floor.

       Dr. Hernandez commented that the colleges have independent foundations that are
responsible for capital campaigns, and they decide the direction of those capital campaigns.

        Mr. Hanna indicated that this motion is to direct the chancellor to work with the
presidents and the foundations, and the board cannot direct the foundations. His intent is not to
stop the marquees from moving forward. If we wait, the bid may increase.

        Mr. Amezcua discussed the need for a board study session on the foundations. He wants
to look at the development of a plan to raise funds for capital campaigns. He also wants to
explore a network for alumni associations. He indicated it is critical to approve the marquees
today, and he would not be in favor of delaying the process. Mr. Amezcua expressed his pride in
the management of the bond funds.

        Mr. Amezcua asked how the amendment to the motion would change current policy. Dr.
Hernandez indicated that the presidents work with their foundation boards to make
recommendations and develop their capital campaigns. Both college presidents have been
directed to push that agenda, and they have made presentations to the foundations.

       Dr. Chapel asked if there were requirements that must be followed to initiate a policy
statement. For instance, does it need to be discussed at one board meeting, and then voted on at
another board meeting?

       Mr. Amezcua indicated that an amendment can be raised to a motion. He did recall
discussion taking place on the funding of the marquees at various meetings.
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         Mr. Didion indicated that the amendment serves as direction to staff but would not have
the full force of a board policy. Therefore, the amendment would not be defined as policy but as
direction to staff.

        Mr. Hanna indicated that his motion is not telling colleges how to raise funds, but it is
sending a message that we do want to see private fund raising. Mr. Labrado has been talking
about this need for years. In May, 2005, when the marquee was brought to the board facilities
committee, Mr. Hanna had seen the need for a private sector component. His amendment is not
meant to criticize the colleges or the chancellor, but it is for the taxpayers who may be concerned
that we cannot afford classrooms but are spending money on marquees. He wants to ensure that
the private sector component will take care of the marquees, and we will build the classrooms as
well.

       Mr. Labrado asked if the initial motion would use bond money to pay for the marquees.
Dr. Hernandez indicated this was correct. We have approximately $10 million in unallocated
funds in the bond budget.

       Mr. Labrado asked what would happen if the foundations were to say “no.”

        Mr. Hanna hopes the chancellor will follow through to develop a strong capital campaign
with the colleges that will more than offset the expenses of these marquees. This amendment will
send a message that we need to get going on this capital campaign. The public can be reassured
there is private sector money being raised.

       Mr. Labrado requested that the amendment be changed so that the wording reflects this is
a recommendation, and not a direction, to the foundation.

        Mr. Hanna substituted the following language to the amendment: “....and further that the
chancellor will develop, in conjunction with the college presidents, and will recommend to the
Foundations a plan to raise private funds to reimburse the district for costs of the college
marquees. All private funds raised by each college to defray the marquee costs will be directed
by the district to facility expenses at that college.”

       Mr. Vázquez commented that the SCC foundation board has been working during the last
four months on a capital campaign issue. The foundation has discussed the various projects that
would draw in the community, and the Performing Arts Center sits at the top of the list with
regards to a capital campaign. The marquee is not on the scope in regards to energizing the
community about raising dollars. Mr. Vázquez indicated he would have to undo a lot of work
and discussion to get the foundation to support private funds for a marquee.

        Dr. Martinez reported that the SAC Foundation accepted a Title V grant which included
raising matching money for an endowment ($103,000). The priority is to secure that endowment
first and then talk about the capital campaign second.

       Mr. Conley commented that this is a major issue, and he would like some time to
consider Mr. Hanna’s amendment.
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       Mr. Yarbrough stated that we are not trading classrooms for marquees, and he
understands that Mr. Hanna wants people to be aware of that fact. He supports the amendment
and understands that the Foundations do have other priorities.

       Dr. Hernandez indicated that it is time to make a decision on the marquees.

        Mr. Amezcua called for a vote on the amendment: “... and further that the chancellor will
develop, in conjunction with the college presidents and will recommend to the Foundations a
plan to raise private funds to reimburse the district for costs of the college marquees. All private
funds raised by each college to defray the marquee costs will be directed by the district to facility
expenses at that college.”

        The amendment failed:

       Ayes                           Noes                            Abstain
       Mr. Conley                     Dr. Chapel                      Mr. Amezcua
       Mr. Hanna                      Mr. Labrado
       Mr. Yarbrough                  Mrs. Woolery

       Mr. Amezcua directed the chancellor to bring a report to the board within 30 days
regarding the status of the foundations’ capital campaign.

       Mr. Amezcua then called for a vote on the original motion.

       It was carried unanimously to authorize the chancellor or his designee to enter into a
contract with National Sign & Marketing Corp. for Bid #1015 for the college marquee signs as
presented.

AWARD OF BID #1016/SOCCER FIELDS AT SANTIAGO CANYON COLLEGE

        It was moved by Mrs. Woolery and seconded by Mr. Conley to authorize the chancellor
or his designee to enter into a contract with USS Cal Builders, Inc., for bid #1016 for the soccer
fields at SCC as presented.

         Mr. Yarbrough expressed concern with having only one bid. He noted that 18 companies
were present for the job walk. He understands the project needs to go forward, and his question
is not intended to delay this project.

        Mr. Partridge explained there is an extremely tight time frame, and the soccer fields must
be relocated quickly. The market is inundated with work, and companies will go with the $20
million project instead of the $2 million project.

        Mr. Yarbrough asked if the $1.486 million figure was fair. Mr. Partridge believed the
dollar value was commensurate with the work.
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       Mr. Yarbrough indicated that this project was important to SCC, and he would move for
approval.

       Mr. Partridge added that staff has an extensive outreach program, and notices were sent
to more than 100 firms.

        Mr. Hanna indicated that the summer is a busy time for these contractors. We are under
tough time constraints because we need this project done for the soccer season, and he believed it
drove many of the contractors away.

        Mr. Amezcua asked what would occur if we were to re-open the bid. Mr. Partridge
indicated that the soccer season would be in jeopardy. Dr. Hernandez added that we must do this
now or we will not have a soccer season.

       It was carried unanimously to authorize the chancellor or his designee to enter into a
contract with USS Cal Builders, Inc., for bid #1016 for the soccer fields at SCC as presented.

BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS AND REQUESTS OF THE CHANCELLOR

        Ms. Coury thanked everyone for attending the dinner at her home. She indicated that she
will be participating in a speech contest in the near future.

      Mr. Conley attended the AACC annual convention in Long Beach. He enjoyed
networking with CEOs and national leaders.

       Mrs. Woolery indicated she had no report at this time.

        Mr. Hanna thanked Dr. Martinez, Dr. McMillan, and SAC for their hospitality. He asked
that his personal thanks be extended to Coach Sneddon. Mr. Hanna was fortunate to attend the
record-setting game.

       Mr. Hanna thanked Ms. Coury and her parents for their hospitality.

       Mr. Amezcua was pleased to see the students at this meeting. Mr. Bravo and Ms.
Uriostegui have asked the board to support their issue. He believes this district has developed
leadership to be responsive to the students in our community. The district has always been in the
forefront of the student movement. He asked if the board could take action at this meeting
regarding the requests made by Mr. Bravo.

       Mr. Didion indicated that the board could not take action tonight, and 24-hour notice was
required.

         Mr. Amezcua indicated that the students should be advised of future efforts in relation to
board action. Dr. Hernandez indicated that the college presidents will work with student
activities.
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       Mr. Amezcua attended the West Ed dinner. He also attended the dialogue with President
Bush to chat on the immigration issue.

        Mr. Yarbrough stated that he was on vacation last week and unable to attend Ms. Coury’s
dinner. He complimented her on the great job she has done as our student trustee.

      Mr. Yarbrough thanked Dr. Martinez and the Inter-Club Council for hosting this meeting
at SAC.

        Mr. Yarbrough was impressed with SAC’s Early Decision project and believes this is one
of the reasons for increasing enrollment. These events make our district very unique.

       Mr. Labrado enjoyed the dinner with Ms. Coury and her parents.

       Dr. Chapel thanked Ms. Coury for opening her home. He thanked the SAC staff and
students for hosting this meeting.

        Dr. Chapel indicated that KOCE TV is moving its headquarters to our district. He asked
if the chancellor could determine if there is a non-financial mutual benefit program with our
students using their TV studio.

        Dr. Chapel indicated there is a new federal law that eliminates the 50% rule requiring
colleges to offer at least half of their courses in a brick and mortar classroom. There is
speculation that many colleges will offer online classes. If we are concerned with FTE, we need
to be concerned with distance learning. He asked if the board could get an assessment of this new
federal regulation and how it might affect our district.

        Dr. Chapel discussed Santa Ana Unified School District’s annual report to the
community. Dr. Chapel attended the district’s foundation meeting and received a financial
update and assessment of our economic portfolio. Our portfolio is in a very profitable and secure
state with more than $3,570,000 of investment value.

       Dr. Chapel indicated he has enrolled his son in summer classes at Santa Ana College. He
noted that his son was greeted with great respect and kindness.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

       There were no public presentations.

NEXT MEETING

        The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, May 8, 2006,
at the district office at 2323 North Broadway, Room #107, Santa Ana, California.
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ADJOURNMENT

       There being no further business, Mr. Amezcua declared this meeting adjourned at 7:10
p.m.

                                    Respectfully submitted,


                                    _________________________________________
                                    Eddie Hernandez, Jr., Ed.D.
                                    Chancellor


Approved:________________________________
            Clerk of the Board

				
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