Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Recap - September 20, 2016

September 21st, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Board of Trustees passed all consent and action items on the September 20, 2016 Board meeting agenda with the following exceptions/changes:

Consent Item G.3. Classified Personnel Recommendations (Revised):

Marjorie Harris will work as a temporary hourly employee (sub leave) 1.0 Accounting Technician effective October 4, 2016.

Consideration and Possible Action Item H.9. Notice of Completion for Voluntary Barrier Removal IVC Pomo Complex (411A)

This item was pulled from the agenda



Highlighted consent and action items passed include:

Resolution #2016-23 in Support of Hispanic Heritage Month

The Board of Trustees recognizes the expanding prominence of Hispanic contributions to American history, values, and culture. In honor of the millions of Hispanic men and women who have migrated to the United States from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other Latin American countries in search of peace, freedom, and a better future a resolution endorsing Hispanic Heritage Month was passed and adopted.


CTE Data Unlocked Grant

Trustees approved the award of a $50,000 CTE Data Unlocked grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office to perform work through October 31, 2017. CTE Data Unlocked, part of the Chancellor’s Office actions on the Strong Workforce Task Force recommendations, will help colleges find, understand, and use CTE data. By providing tools, training, technical assistance, and funding, CTE Data Unlocked will support the development of regional workforce plans, prepare for $200 million in new CTE funding that will be available in 2017, and strengthen local processes like program review, accreditation, and integrated planning.

Funds will be used to convene internal stakeholders (such as Information Technologies, SSSP, CTE; and Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness) to discuss the key types of career technical education data required for state and federal funding, describe best practices for tracking and entering data for funding, and examine local data tracking and entry processes. Upon establishing validity of the data, outcomes will be reviewed to determine how this information could inform advisement and communications about workforce outcomes for CTE students.


Firehouse Subs of Novato Donate Three AEDs to Campus Police Department

The founders of Firehouse Subs continued with their commitment to heartfelt service and public safety by donating three Automated External Defibrillators to the Campus Police Department. Valued at $3,900, the AEDs will be equipped in campus police vehicles. This is an important tool for police to have on hand as they are often the first responders to emergencies. Studies from the American Heart Association show use of an AED within three to five minutes of a victim's heart stopping improves odds of survival by nearly 70 percent.


The agenda and related materials can be found online under the “Meetings” tab and opening the September 20, 2016 meeting.

September 20, 2016 meeting agenda