Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Recap - February 21, 2017

March 1st, 2017 - 10:35am

Study Session

Topics of the study session included a discussion on Trustee compensation. The Board Policy committee will review Board Policy 2725 on Board Compensation and bring recommendations back to the Board for review. Dr. Coon updated the Board on activities happening at the College and around Marin County to inform and support our immigrant populations about their rights. He reviewed discussions that occurred during convocation, student support activities on campus, and reported on a recent meeting with Jared Huffman and county police representatives that discussed ICE activities in Marin County. Jared Huffman’s office has asked to use the College facilities as a venue for an upcoming event on this topic that will be broadcast. Trustees were also updated on the ongoing process to hire a program manager/construction manager for Measure B, The California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (CUPCCAA), Project Assignment Amendments, Solar Power Purchase Agreement, Measure B Project Stabilization Agreement for projects of $2,000,000 and over, and a review of Measure B related actions and activities that will be occurring over the next several months.


Public Hearing

There was a public hearing on Project Stabilization Agreements. A number of individuals spoke in favor of and against the use of these agreements for Measure B projects.


Chief Executive Officer's (CEO) Report

During the CEO report, Chief of Police Jeff Marozick was sworn in. Other topics discussed were the upcoming Accreditation visit, a report on the Student Success Transformation Grant and Promise Grant Application, the merge of SSSP, EP and Basic Skills Initiative, and a report on a proposed recommendation to institute an endowment fund for the Community Education Program.

The Board of Trustees passed all consent and action items on the February 21, 2017, Board meeting agenda with the following exceptions/changes:

Action Item I.2. Resolution #2017-5 Black History Month – At the recommendation of Trustee Long the text of the resolution will be changed.  The Resolution was approved as changed.

Action item I.5. COM Foundation Investment Policy – This item was pulled from the agenda because the investment policy was not attached.  It will come back to the Board in March.


Meeting Highlights include:

Employment Actions
The Board approved the appointment of the following employees:

John Adams, Acting Policy Lieutenant 
Sapana Acharya, Research Analyst, (.50 FTE)
Maridel Barr, Administrative Assistant to Dean/Director of Maintenance and Operations
Christelle Larre, Lead Custodian
Birute Gedrimaite, Temporary Children's Center Teacher



Board Policies and Administrative Procedures
The Board received the following Board policies for a first reading:
  • BP 3200 Accreditation
  • BP 4020 Program, Curriculum, and Course Development
  • BP 5040 Student Records and Directory Information
  • The Board received the following Administrative Procedure as information:
  • AP 3200 Accreditation
  • AP 3900 Speech: Time, Place and Manner
  • AP 5040 Admission and Concurrent Enrollment of High School and Other Young Students
Other Action Highlights

The Board of Trustees approved Resolution #2017-4 to reschedule Board of Trustee elections from odd to even years commencing with the 2018 election.  The Board also approved Resolution 2017-5 in Support of Black History Month as revised and authorized the superintendent/president to proceed with the development of an endowment in support of Community Education and Lifelong Learning programs.  


The full agenda and related materials can be found online under the “Meetings” tab > February 21, 2017, meeting.