"SOLANO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT"
SOLANO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD UNADOPTED MINUTES 1. CALL TO ORDER A meeting of the Solano County Community College District Governing Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in the Administration Building, Room 626, Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, CA 94534-3197, by Bill Thurston, President. 2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA At the request of Board President Thurston, Trustee Willie McKnight led those present in the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. 3. ROLL CALL Members Present: Bill Thurston, President James M. Claffey, Vice President Pam Keith Phil McCaffrey Willie McKnight Lisa LaFarga, Student Trustee Paulette J. Perfumo, Ph.D., Secretary Members Absent: Denis Honeychurch Vacancy from Area #1 – Vacaville, Winters, Dixon Others Present: James Bracy, Vice President of Student Services Kathryn Campbell, Ed.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs Willard Wright, Vice President of Administrative and Business Services Sandra Dillon, Director of Human Resources Patricia Y. Cordry, Executive Coordinator, Superintendent-President/Governing Board Solano County Community College District Governing Board Unadopted Minutes— July 23, 2003 Page 2 4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Moved by Trustee Willie McKnight and seconded by Trustee Pam Keith for approval of the agenda. The motion passed unanimously. 5. COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC No comments were made from the public. 6. REPORTS (NO ACTION REQUIRED): (a) Associated Students of Solano College (ASSC) No report was made. (b) Academic Senate Dr. Kevin Anderson presented the report on behalf of the Academic Senate in the absence of Senate President Barbara Pavão who asked Dr. Anderson to present the attached letter (see Attachment A) regarding the proposed timeline for hiring the Director of Human Resources and requested that the letter be entered into the record. Dr. Perfumo supported the Senate request to extend the hiring timeline to the September 17 or October 1, 2003 Board meeting to assure full faculty participation. Ms. Dillon is available during the extended timeline. Board members expressed the desire to fill the position by the September 17 meeting. Dr. Anderson thanked Dr. Perfumo and Dr. Wright for including the faculty in the process for selecting the program manager for the bond. (c) Superintendent It was noted that a request was made to remove item 9. (b) Agreement to Provide Automation Services to Solano Community College Library by County of Solano Library Department from the agenda until a future Board meeting. There were no objections from the Board. Board Member Replacement A special Board meeting will be held next week to appoint a person to fill the vacancy from Area #1 - Vacaville, Winters, Dixon. Nine individuals inquired and four individuals submitted their applications by the deadline. Dr. Perfumo summarized the interview process. The appointed term would run to November 2004. Superintendent-President Perfumo reported that: --two Louisville Slugger Bats were sent to Dr. Willard Wright and Dr. Paulette Perfumo engraved with their names and the following: “Solano County Community College District $80 Solano County Community College District Governing Board Unadopted Minutes— July 23, 2003 Page 3 Million General Obligation Bonds Election of 2002, Series 2003A, Senior Manager UBS Financial Services Incorporated” (Paine Webber). The bat symbolizes a “home run” for the District receiving a triple (AAA) rating on our bond. --Professor Jim DeKloe has been asked to become the new Director of the Northern California Biotechnology Center. A grant would fund 40 percent released time for Mr. DeKloe to perform this leadership role. Dr. Perfumo stated that we are proud of Mr. DeKloe and the real distinct honor he has brought to the College. Mr. DeKloe spoke about the evolution of biotechnology in the United States and the need to interact with other colleges to exchange ideas and curricula. The National Science Foundation has funded a five-year and $5 million program called Bio-Link to set up regional centers in biotechnology clusters throughout the United States. Mr. DeKloe has been asked to serve as one of the regional directors for the national program. There is also a comparable state program funded through the economic development Ed Net Program. The state program has six regions of which Mr. DeKloe has been asked to serve as the Director of the Northern California Biotechnology Center. Mr. DeKloe would make additional contacts with the business community and forge these alliances. Solano has started a model for the way biotechnology is taught in the United States. A copy of Mr. DeKloe’s letter was provided to Board members. Board President Bill Thurston recalled that Jim DeKloe was presented with the national faculty member award in San Antonio a few years ago for his leadership in biotechnology. Mr. DeKloe stated that the award made him uncomfortable as it was really a team effort with support from the Board and administration, especially Jim Mills, former Dean of Math/Science. Mr. DeKloe highly lauded the facilities staff for converting the old metal shop into the present biotechnology center. The Executive Council has discussed Mr. DeKloe’s letter and whether Dean David Redfield was able to find the back up faculty for Mr. DeKloe’s released time. The Executive Council supports Mr. DeKloe’s request. Dr. Perfumo read a letter from Nancy Sabbatini, mother of one of our students who comes to Solano from Alameda to attend our DSPS program, commending the outstanding performance of Ron Nelson as counselor in the DSPS program. Dr. Perfumo reported that: --she has worked with the Administrative Leadership Group (ALG) on the strategic planning process and the changes through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation. The Accrediting Commission has moved from 10 very specific standards into four broad-based standards or silos. Management has spent time in getting the wheels in motion for accreditation. Dr. Perfumo will ask one commissioner to join SCC for the mid-year Flex Cal activity for training/in-service on the four program standards. Priorities and area goals have been discussed by the Vice Presidents with their respective groups and will be brought back to the Governing Board. Dr. Perfumo proposed combining a strategic planning workshop with a Board meeting Solano County Community College District Governing Board Unadopted Minutes— July 23, 2003 Page 4 for a review of the goals and objectives prior to seeking Board adoption of the District initiatives for the year. --she held an all day retreat with the ALG on July 14 in an effort to become better acquainted with members. Trustee Keith was excused from the meeting at this time. 7. CONSENT AGENDA – ACTION ITEMS Superintendent-President (a) Minutes for the Meeting of June 18, 2003 Human Resources (b) Employment – 2002-03; Employment – 2003-04; Request for Reduced Workload; Request for an Unpaid Leave of Absence; Gratuitous Service (Attachment B) Administrative and Business Services (c) Warrant Listings (Attachment C) (d) Authorization to Increase General Fund Budget, Resolution No. 03/04-01 Academic Affairs (e) 2002-03 Through 2003-04 Child Development Services Contract FCAP-2278, CCDF CAPACITY PROJECT, Project No. 48-7055-00-2, Resolution No. 03/04-02 (f) 2003-04 Child Development Services Contract GWAP-3066, Full-Day Preschool, Project No. 48-7055-00-3, Resolution No. 03/04-03 (g) 2003-04 Child Development Services Contract FCTR-3158, CCDF Center Child Care, Project No. 48-7055-00-3, Resolution No. 03/04-04 (h) 2003-04 Child Development Services Contract GPRE-3413, State Preschool, Project No. 48-7055-00-3, Resolution No. 03/04-05 (i) 2003-04 Child Development Services Contract GCTR-3455, General Center Child Care, Project No. 48-7055-00-3, Resolution No. 03/04-06 (j) MESA Renewal Grant Agreement Solano County Community College District Governing Board Unadopted Minutes— July 23, 2003 Page 5 (k) Subrecipient Project Agreement Between San Francisco Community College District and Solano County Community College District Benefiting the Biotechnology Program Student Services (l) 2003-04 Student Health Services Contract Moved by Trustee Phil McCaffrey and seconded by Trustee Willie McKnight for approval of the Consent Agenda. The motion passed unanimously. 8. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA No items were removed from the Consent Agenda. 9. NON-CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS – ACTION ITEMS Administrative and Business Services (a) Appointment to Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) Moved by Trustee Phil McCaffrey and seconded by Trustee Willie McKnight to appoint John Nerland to fill the taxpayer group position on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. The motion passed unanimously. Academic Affairs (b) Agreement to Provide Automation Services to Solano Community College Library by County of Solano Library Department This item will return to the Board at a future meeting. 10. INFORMATION ITEMS – NO ACTION REQUIRED (a) Proposal to Increase Children’s’ Program Tuition Rates Dr. Doyleen McMurtry explained the two types of enrollment in the children’s program— subsidized and full-cost tuition. The proposed increase is to account for the COLA increase received last year in the subsidized program. Dr. Perfumo stated that child care was one of the programs threatened at the state level. Scott Lay from the Community College League of California (CCLC) has been able to help colleges get an extension on their Tax Revenue Anticipation Note (TRAN) until the state budget is passed for this year. This will assist colleges in being able to continue to make payroll and provide child care for students who need it on an ongoing basis. Dr. Perfumo expressed appreciation to Solano County Community College District Governing Board Unadopted Minutes— July 23, 2003 Page 6 Dr. McMurtry for all of her work in the Children’s Programs and the grants she brought forward for Board approval of the funding. This item will come back for action at the next meeting. (b) Bond Update Dr. Perfumo reviewed the timeline of bond activities contained on page 48 of the attachments. The bond is the highest priority listed in strategic planning as the Board will see in the upcoming Strategic Planning Workshop. Dr. Perfumo stated that a meeting with the top firm being considered for the Bond Program Manager will be held on July 24. It is anticipated that an item will appear on the next regular Board agenda meeting as a result of the negotiations and to bring closure on the selection of the Bond Program Manager. Dr. Perfumo reported that Dr. Wright and she met yesterday in negotiations on the proposed Vallejo property with the land developer and staff, two individuals from the land appraisal firm, Ray Ogden and Elizabeth Hearey, the District’s real estate attorney. Dr. Perfumo informed the Board that Gary Mandarich has notified her that they now want to put the college center back on the original property site (on Ascot Parkway) proposed to the College. Dr. Wright reviewed the aerial view of the site and provided background on the reversion. The District will continue negotiations on the original piece of property as it appears to better meet our needs in terms of location, topographical reasons, less traffic congestion and no costs associated with landscape maintenance. The City of Vallejo is interested in generating sales tax and would like to place an auto mall on the other piece of property. Both properties are 10 acres. Gary Mandarich has indicated that the sale of bonds on other parcels will begin on September 1 and he would like escrow to be closed by that time. It is anticipated that 90 percent of our Environmental Impact Report (EIR)and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Report will hold for the original property. Dr. Perfumo stated that John Nerland will be notified of his appointment to the CBOC. The initial organizational meeting of the CBOC will be held on August 11, 2003. At this meeting the CBOC will select its chair, vice chair, set the time and location of meetings and receive basic information on the bond and committee guidelines. 11. ANNOUNCEMENTS No announcements were made. 12. ITEMS FROM THE BOARD No items were presented from the Board. Board President Thurston recessed the regular meeting at 8:03 p.m. Solano County Community College District Governing Board Unadopted Minutes— July 23, 2003 Page 7 13. CLOSED SESSION (a) Conference with Labor Negotiator Agency Negotiator: Sandra Dillon Employee Organizations: CSEA, Operating Engineers, Stationary Engineers, Local 39 (b) Conference with Dr. Paulette J. Perfumo, Superintendent-President – Administrative Leadership Group – Meet and Confer (c) Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release Board President Thurston called the Closed Session to order at 8:12 p.m. and adjourned the Closed Session at 8:22 p.m. 14. RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING Board President Thurston reconvened the regular meeting at 8:23 p.m. 15. REPORT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION Board President Thurston reported that the Board took action in Closed Session to extend the salary reduction over a six-month period for Rob Nielsen, Grounds Supervisor (currently, Grounds Maintenance Technician) and Charles Madden, Facilities Supervisor (currently, Custodian). No action was taken on items 13. (a) or 13. (c). 16. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m. PJP:pc Attachments: 3 BDMIN072303 APPROVED BILL THURSTON, PRESIDENT PAULETTE J. PERFUMO, Ph.D., SECRETARY