Here's a summary of several of the Board's actions and/or discussions from the October 3 meeting.
Recognition of Trustee RIce. President of the Board Sally Biggin recognized Trustee Barbara Rice for her valuable contribution to the District and honorable service on the College of the Redwoods Board of Trustees for the last eight years. Trustee Rice was presented with a gift of appreciation and a card signed by the Trustees and the executive leadership.
Personnel Actions. The Trustees approved or ratified the employement of several employees. Two new classified employees were approved: David Desso, Custodian I and Hart Mendenhall, Financial Aid Processing Specialist. Several associate faculty were added to our academic community today: Esteban Avila – Coaching – Eureka, Emily Chang – Math – Eureka, Todd Curry – Interdisciplinary Basic Skills: Noncredit – Eureka, Cindy Finck – Nursing – Eureka, and Vida Hofweber – Counseling – Eureka. Also approved was the change of status for Aimin Huang from Custodian I to Library Technician, Kristy Seher from Senior Payroll Technician to Payroll Manager, and Bob Brown from Professor Physical Education and Athletics to Interim Director of Physical Education and Athletics.
Compensation Increases. The Board unaminously approved the new Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). In order to maintain equitable pay and salary compensation between employee groups, the Board also unaminously approved salary increases for unrepresented employees (Confidentials, Managers, Directors, and Administrators) to mirror the increases contained in the Faculty CBA.
Effective July 1, 2016, all cells will be increased by 2%.
Effective July 1, 2017, all cells will be increased by 2%.
Effective July 1, 2018, all cells will be increased by 2%.
Education Protection Account (EPA) spending plan. Proposition 30, The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 passed in November 2012. Proposition 30 temporarily raises the sales and use tax by 25 cents for four years and raises the income tax rate for high income earners ($250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for couples) for seven years to provide continuing funding for local school districts and community colleges. The Education Protection Account (EPA) is created in the General Fund to receive and disburse these temporary tax revenues. The Trustees approved the District's plan to use the full amount it recievied--$3,694,864--for instructional activities.
Informational Reports. Several information reports were provided to the Trustees including an update on our preparation for the October 9-12 accredidation site visit, data on the increasing fall-to-fall persistence rate of full-time and part-time students, and information on how the District is using Strong Workforce funding to improve our CTE programs.
Reminder: the November 7 Board meeting will be held at our Klamath-Trinity site. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1pm.