2019 Woodland Community College Commencement
Chancellor Houston attended the Woodland Community College commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17th. Chancellor Houston extended a welcome and congratulations to the graduates on behalf of the Governing Board and expressed how proud the trustees were to serve Yolo County and the surrounding communities.
Yuba College and the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College also held commencement ceremonies on May 17th. Congratulations to all YCCD 2019 Graduates!
Woodland Community College 2019 Tenure Celebrations
On May 9, 2019 a reception was held at Woodland Community College (WCC) to honor the newly tenured WCC faculty members, Professor Brian Gillespie and Laney Mangney.
WCC Academic Senate President, Professor Christopher Howerton, introduced the newly tenured faculty to the Board during the Regular Board meeting and included a brief background and educational achievements of the honorees.
Professors Gillespie and Mangney, at the reception prior to the Regular Board meeting, thanked the Trustees, Chancellor Houston and WCC Faculty and Administration for their support.
2019/20 YCCD Student Trustees
Congratulations to Lizette Valdovinos from Woodland Community College and Brianna Yannez from Yuba College for being elected as the 2019-2020 Student Members of the YCCD Board of Trustees. Both students will take the Oath of Office at the June 13 Board of Trustees meeting.
Lizette is a 19 year old freshman representing Woodland Community College. Lizette graduated from Woodland High School and is currently studying Sociology. Brianna is a 20 year old sophomore representing Yuba College. Brianna graduated from Live Oak High School and is currently studying Psychology.
Appreciation Presentation to Departing Student Trustees
At the May 9 Regular Board meeting, outgoing Student Trustees Victoria Young and Michaela Christensen received a certificate of appreciation from President Teagarden and the Board of Trustees for their hard work on the YCCD Board for 2018-2019.
Victoria Young served one term as the student representative for Woodland Community College and will continue to pursue her education, transferring to Chico State. Michaela Christensen served one term as the student representative for Yuba College and plans to complete her education at Yuba College and transfer to a university.
The 2019 CEO Leadership Academy
Chancellor Houston joined subject matter experts and other experienced college CEO’s and presidents from around the state at the 2019 CEO Leadership Academy, hosted by the Community College League of California June 7 through June 9 at Granlibakken in Tahoe City.
Board-level CEOs and college Presidents engaged in a series of professional growth themes facilitated by subject matter experts – including college CEOs and presidents from around the state. Topics included conversations around financial resources for students, building civility, advocacy, fundraising and development, creating a culture of equity, and a structured dialog focusing on Contract Negotiation and Collective Bargaining.
As part of the League’s CEO Pathways Committee, Chancellor Houston continues to play an essential role in shepherding CEO’s and Trustees from around the state in continued development of this program to support new California College Presidents, Superintendent/Presidents and Chancellors.
Governor Releases May Revise
Governor Newsom released his May Revise budget proposal on May 9th indicating a healthy influx of revenues in the month of April put revenues for the year slightly ahead of January budget projections. The slight increase in revenues created an uptick in Proposition 98 as well. Relative to the January budget proposal, Proposition 98 is up $78.4 million in 2017-18, $278.8 million in 2018-19 and $389.3 million in 2019-20.
The May Revise did not include any proposed changes to the Online College or to the Student Centered Funding Formula outside of those proposed in the January budget, other than extending the “hold harmless” provisions by one additional year until 2021-22. This means the Administration continues to propose that the Student Success component of the formula remain at 10% and not move to 15% of the total funding formula in 2019-20. In the May Revise summary document, the Administration indicated their intent to work with stakeholders to “revisions and recommendations…with the intent that revisions will be considered for inclusion as part of the development of the 2020-21 budget process.”
Other adjustments included in the May Revise
For community colleges, the May Revise makes the following adjustments
- $39.6 million increase for deferred maintenance and instructional equipment and specified water projects.
- $5.2 million increase in the Community College Promise Program to address updated estimates to cover first-time, full-time students for two years.
- Decrease of $18.3 million to reflect lower COLA of 3.26% from 3.46%.
- $7.5 million increase to Student Success and Completion grant to reflect increased workload.
- Decrease of $1 million from Adult Education to reflect lower COLA.
- Decrease of $860,000 to specified categorical programs to reflect lower COLA.
- $400,000 increase to Foster Care Education Program to backfill decrease in federal funds.
An additional $150 million to decrease the employer contribution rate in 2019-20 to 16.7%
No additional facilities were proposed for approval.
The next step in the process is for the budget subcommittees to meet to hear the Administration’s May Revise proposals and put together their own budget packages. The budget bill will need to be voted on by both Houses on the floor and sent to the Governor by June 15th.
The Senate Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education voted on their community college package in May. Under the package that they will send to the full budget committee there are additional dollars for Proposition 98 when compared to the Governor’s proposal because they propose to put less into Proposition 2 rainy day fund. Additionally, the Senate Budget Subcommittee’s actions true up the Proposition 98 split on the settle-up funding for K-14 education. The package also makes slight changes to the Student Centered Funding Formula. The Subcommittee adopted the following changes to the Student Centered Funding Formula:
- Approve the Governor’s proposal to postpone, for one year, the scheduled changes to the share of apportionment funding linked with the base allocation and student success allocation – i.e. keep the formula percentages at approximately 70%-20%-10%;
- Extend hold harmless by an additional year, through 2021-22;
- Implement a three-year rolling average of the student success allocation;
- Only count the highest award obtained.
The Assembly also adopted changes to the Student Centered Funding Formula which are different than what the Senate adopted. The Assembly made the following changes to the funding formula:
- Cap performance funding at 10%;
- Cap growth in performance funding for a college at 10%;
- Approves the Governor’s Budget definition of transfer student;
- Extends hold harmless period by one year, through 2021-22;
- Directs the funding formula oversight committee to review instructional service agreements and make recommendations on funding for these student by January 1, 2020.
The Senate subcommittee actions will move to the full Senate Budget Committee for adoptions before differences with the Assembly move to the Conference Committee. Conference Committee members include:
Assemblymember Phil Ting, Vice Chair
Assemblymember Chad Mayes
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty
Assemblymember Jay Obernolte
Assemblymember Shirley Weber
Senator Holly Mitchell, Chair
Senator John Moorlach
Senator Jim Nielsen
Senator Richard Roth
Senator Nancy Skinner
The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released an initial assessment of the administration’s May Revise. The LAO notes that compared to the January budget proposal, revenues are up by approximately $3.2 billion. This is due in large part to higher-than-anticipated personal income and corporate tax revenues. Personal income taxes are up by $1.9 billion and corporate taxes are up by $1.7 billion. However, the increase in revenues reflects some changes in tax policy to conform to certain federal tax policy changes. The May revision reflects approximately $1.7 billion in additional revenues (up from $1 billion) from those tax changes. The entire LAO analysis can be downloaded here: LAO Budget Analysis
The full Higher Education portion of the 2019-2020 May Revision can be found here: May Revise – Higher Education
The District Newsletter is intended to share updates from various participatory District-wide decision-making groups, Board Policies and Administrative Procedures, updates from Cabinet, District Services, Fiscal Services, Information Technology, M&O, and Human Resources. The May 31, 2019 District Newsletter is available here: District Newsletter
Bills of Interest
AB 2 (Santiago) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. It would expand the California Promise Program, contingent upon appropriation, by authorizing community college districts to waive fees for all first-time, full-time students for two years.
AB 6 (Reyes) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would replace the Early Learning and Care division at the California Department of Education with the Early Childhood Education branch by January 1, 2021. The responsibilities of the branch would include coordinating services between agencies that provide early education programming and providing leadership in the child development community to ensure the availability of high-quality early childhood education programs. The bill also states the intent of the Legislature to adequately fund the branch.
AB 15 (Nazarian) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would establish the Children’s Savings Account Program, under the administration of the Scholarshare Board, for the purpose of expanding access to higher education through savings. Subject to available moneys in the fund, the bill would require the board to establish one or more Scholarshare 529 accounts, and at the end of each fiscal year, make a seed deposit of moneys from the fund into a Scholarshare 529 account established pursuant to the bill’s provisions in an amount determined by the board, designated and separately accounted for each California resident child born on or after January 1, 2020, who is a California resident at the time of birth, except for children whose parents or legal guardians have opted out.
AB 30 (Holden) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill streamlines the process of entering into a CCAP dual enrollment partnership by reducing the number of meetings that need to be held in order to approve the partnership. The bill would also move up the date of the State Chancellor’s Office reporting requirement. We have heard from the Chancellor’s Office that they might not be able to reach the new deadline, but as of now, the expedited date remains in the bill.
AB 48 (O’Donnell) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would create the K – community college Education Bond Act of 2020 and 2022, placing measures on the March 2020 ballot and the November 2022 ballot.
AB 130 (Low) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would establish the Higher Education Performance and Accountability Commission, composed of six public members with experience in postsecondary education.
AB 147 (Burke) – This bill passed out of the Senate and will go back to the Assembly for concurrence in Senate amendments. The bill would specify that a retailer engaged in business in this state includes any retailer that, in the preceding calendar year or the current calendar year, has a cumulative sales price from the sale of tangible personal property for delivery in this state that exceeds $500,000.
AB 211 (Calderon) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would allow under that law a deduction against gross income in the amount equal to the monetary contribution made by a qualified taxpayer to the California qualified tuition program established pursuant to the Golden State Scholarshare Trust Act not to exceed either $5,000 or $10,000. The bill would require the Scholarshare Investment Board to report to the Legislature, on an annual basis, specified data related to this deduction and Scholarshare accounts.
AB 253 (Stone) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would repeal an obsolete reporting requirement regarding the collection, use, storage, and retention of social security numbers.
AB 302 (Berman) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would require community college districts to allow homeless students in good standing to stay overnight in their cars in college parking lots.
AB 314 (Bonta) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would expand and uniformly apply time-off without loss of compensation to public employees to engage in specified activities related to employer-employee relations.
AB 376 (Stone) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would create the Student Borrower Bill of Rights imposing new requirements on persons engaged in student loan servicing within California.
AB 500 (Gonzalez) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would require that school districts, charter schools, and community college provide at least six weeks of full pay for pregnancy-related leaves of absence taken by certificated, academic, and classified employees.
AB 540 (Limon) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would create the Cal Grant B Service Incentive Grant Program for AB 540 students under the administration of CSAC.
AB 612 (Weber) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would authorize the State Department of Social Services to enter into a statewide memorandum of understanding with the CCC Chancellor’s Office to allow a qualifying food facility on a campus to participate in the Restaurant Meals Program.
AB 644 (Committee on Public Employment and Retirement) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would revise the definition of compensation earnable for the purposes of STRS to be the sum of the average annualized pay rate, as defined, paid in a school year divided by the service credited for that school year and the remuneration paid in addition to salary or wages. The bill would make various conforming changes in accordance with the revised definition of compensation earnable.
AB 695 (Medina) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would extend the authorization for community college districts to enter into design-build contracts to January 1, 2030.
AB 703 (Weber) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would prohibit community college districts from collecting mandatory systemwide tuition and fees from persons exonerated of crimes by writ of habeas corpus or pardon.
AB 706 (Low) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would eliminate limits on the time during which an employee of one school year or more is entitled to transfer the employee’s accrued leave.
AB 720 (Muratsuchi) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would fund Instruction Service Agreements outside of the new funding formula.
AB 806 (Bloom) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would add former homeless youth to the students to be granted, or requested to be granted, priority enrollment. This bill would add former homeless youth to the students with whom a Homeless and Foster Student Liaison works. This bill would add former homeless youth to those served by the specified financial aid programs. This bill would add persons who are, at the time of enrollment, former homeless youth to those eligible for an enrollment fee waiver.
AB 809 (Santiago) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would require postsecondary institutions to post on each institution’s internet website, and to provide to an expectant parent through on-campus health clinics, notification of protections under Title IX for pregnant students and parenting students. This bill would encourage child development programs established by the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California, to give specified priority to children of students who are unmarried and meeting specified income requirements.
AB 843 (Rodriguez) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would repeal the loan assumption benefits that rely on API rankings, and instead provide additional loan assumption benefits of an unspecified amount to a person who holds credential appropriate for teaching, and who teaches, mathematics, science, special education, or career technical education in a school district that is determined to be in need of differentiated assistance. The bill would express the intent of the Legislature to restore the funding for the Assumption Program of Loans for Education to its 2011-12 fiscal year level. The bill would require the commission to award 7,200 new warrants for the assumption of loans under the program in the 2019-20 fiscal year. The bill would appropriate $5,000,000 from the General Fund to the commission for the funding of warrants for the assumption of loans under the program for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
AB 943 (Chiu) – This bill passed out of the Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would authorize the use of funding for student equity plans, up to $25,000 of apportionment funds per campus, or both, for the provision of emergency student financial assistance to eligible students to overcome unforeseen financial challenges that would directly impact a student’s ability to persist in the student’s course of study if emergency student financial assistance is included in an institution’s plan for interventions to students.
AB 963 (Petrie-Norris) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would require each campus of the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and request the University of California (1) to include on all print and online academic calendars all civic-related dates, including specified voting- and registration-related dates, (2) to engage in an information campaign relating to civic engagement, and (3) to designate one faculty member, staff member, or administrative person as the Civic Engagement and Voter Director with specified responsibilities.
AB 1051 (Smith) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would authorize nursing faculty at a community college to exceed the 67% load cap placed on part-time faculty.
AB 1090 (Medina) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would require community colleges and CSUs to excuse any mandatory campus-based fees for those surviving spouses and children of a deceased person who was a resident of the state and employed by or contracting with a public agency, whose principal duties consisted of active law enforcement service or active fire suppression and prevention, and who died as a result of their duties.
AB 1150 (Gloria) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would require a candidate for election as a member of the governing board of each of these district to comply with the procedural and substantive requirements for filing nomination papers that apply in municipal elections, as specified, and would prohibit a candidate from filing nominations papers for more than one governing board position for the same governing board in the same election.
AB 1153 (Wicks) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would establish the Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Employee Training Act of 2020, which would require each governing board of a community college to: (1) annually train, using the online training module developed by the State Department of Education, or other training, as specified, employees and administrators of the district who are mandated reports on the mandated reporting requirements, as specified; (2) develop a process for those persons required to receive training under the bill to provide proof of completing this training within the first 6 weeks of each academic year or within 6 weeks of that person’s employment; and (3) develop a process to identify the students who are minors enrolled in classes at the community college district and provide that information only to faculty members and other employees who are mandated reporters.
AB 1278 (Gabriel) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would require each campus of the California State University and the California Community Colleges, and would request each campus of the University of California, to include on the internet website-based account for an enrolled student notification of, and a link to information on, specified public services and programs, including CalFresh program, county or local housing resources, and county or local mental health services.
AB 1303 (O’Donnell) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would, among other provisions, terminate the appropriation for the K-12 component of the Strong Workforce Program after the 2018-19 fiscal year. The bill would move provisions of the K-12 component of the Strong Workforce Program to the elementary and secondary education part of the Education Code, would render these provisions inoperative on July 1, 2020, and would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2021.
AB 1308 (Cunningham)- This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would allow a qualified student to taste an alcoholic beverage and exempts the student and the qualified academic institution in which the student is enrolled from criminal prosecution if the qualified academic institution has established an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in hotel management or culinary arts.
AB 1313 (Rivas) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would enact the Educational Debt Collection Practices Act and prohibits any California postsecondary educational institution from using practices that withhold transcripts or registration privileges from a current or former student because that student owes money to the institution.
AB 1314 (Medina) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill will go to the Assembly floor. This measure would overhaul the Cal Grant Program by consolidating the Cal Grant A, B and C programs along with the Middle-Class Scholarship program into one grant program that reduces barriers to access and focuses on total cost of attendance.
AB 1353 (Wicks) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would shorten the maximum length of a prescribed period of probation from not exceeding one year to not exceeding six months or 130 days of paid service, whichever is longer.
AB 1466 (Irwin) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would require the Governor to convene a taskforce on the establishment of a statewide student longitudinal database, with specified representatives from various segments in, and representatives or, the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education systems in the state and from the state agencies relating to the workforce. The bill would authorize the taskforce to establish working groups that include outside stakeholders to address topics as determined by the taskforce. The bill would require the taskforce to initially meet on or before July 1, 2020, and would specify objectives for the taskforce to meet within timeframes set forth in the bill, including developing a plan for a scope of work and preparing a report with recommendations by the taskforce of an implementation plan for the structure of, governance of, access to, and metrics included in, a database system. This bill would require the taskforce to submit the report to the Legislature and the Governor on or before July 1, 2022.
AB 1504 (Medina) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would require the officials at a community college, if a student body has been established at the college, to collect a student representation fee of $2 at the time of registration and would eliminate the authorization for a student election to terminate the fee. This bill would require that $1 of that $2 fee be expended to establish and support the operation of a statewide community college organization for all student representation fees collected, rather than only for those fees adopted on or after January 1, 2014. The bill was previously a spot bill.
AB 1518 (Chu) – This bill passed the Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would authorize a student athlete to enter into a contract with an athlete agent without losing their status as a student athlete, if the contract complies with the policy of the student athlete’s educational institution and the bylaws of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The bill would authorize an athlete agent or their representative to offer or provide money or any other thing of benefit or value to a student athlete if it is authorized and complies with the policy of the student athlete’s educational institution and the bylaws of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
AB 1645 (Rubio) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would, commencing with the 2020-21 academic year, require the California Community Colleges and the California State University, and request the University of California, to designate a Dreamer Resource Liaison on each of their respective campuses to assist students meeting specified requirements, including undocumented students, by streamlining access to all available financial aid, social services, state-funded immigration legal services, internships, externships, and academic opportunities for those students.
AB 1727 (Weber) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would authorize community college districts to utilize census date attendance accounting methods for managed enrollment CDCP courses.
AB 1729 (Smith) – This bill passed out of Assembly and will go to the Senate. This bill would exempt from the 5% limitation pupils who are enrolled in community college dual enrollment courses, and would explicitly provide that the 5% limitation applies to pupils enrolled in physical education courses at the community college.
AB 1774 (Bonta) – This bill passed Assembly and will go to the Senate. The bill would authorize CSAC to postpone an application deadline for financial aid up to 30 calendar days for regions that have experienced natural disasters, states of emergency, or labor actions.
ACR 14 (Limon) – This concurrent resolution passed the Senate and has gone to enrollment. The measure recognizes the week of March 17, 2019, to March 23, 2019, inclusive, as Dual Enrollment Week in California and would encourage colleges and universities to visit high schools and take action to help pupils register in dual enrollment courses.
ACR 31 (Limon) – This ACR passed the Senate. The measure recognizes April 2019 as California Community College Month.
SB 2 (Glazer) – This bill passed out of Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would express the intent of the Legislature to establish the Statewide Longitudinal Student Database to collect and store data regarding individual students as they matriculate from preschool through entry into the workforce. The bill would require the Office of Higher Education Coordination, Accountability, and Performance, proposed to be established by SB 3 of the 2019-20 Regular Session, to convene a review committee for purposes of advising the office on the establishment, implementation, funding, and ongoing administration of the database. The bill would require the office to review the committee’s recommendations and develop a database plan that would include, among other things, requirements on state agencies, public schools, private institutions of higher education, and private schools to submit data. To the extent the requirement to submit data would impose additional reporting requirements on public schools, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
SB 3 (Allen) – This bill passed out of Senate Appropriations and will go to the Senate floor. The bill would establish the Office of Higher Education Coordination, Accountability, and Performance. The bill would give the office specified functions and responsibilities for purposes of statewide postsecondary education planning, oversight, data collection, and coordination.
SB 150 (Beall) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would authorize the Student Aid Commission to make initial award offers of Chafee Educational and Training Vouchers Program of up to 200% of total state and federal program funding available for all awards, with the number of initial award offers and the amount of the award to be determined based on the historical rate of award acceptance. The bill would provide that if the acceptance rate of the wards offered exceeds the program funding available, the commission shall deduct the overage from the following year’s program funding allocation. This bill would also take away Chafee grant eligibility from a student who fails to demonstrate satisfactorily academic progress, as defined by the institution where the student tis enrolled, for two consecutive years, with specified expectations. The bill would require that institutions provide an appeal process in writing and reinstate the student’s Chafee grant when certain conditions are met. The bill would also provide that a student who loses Chafee eligibility and subsequently is not enrolled for one or more terms shall regain eligibility upon reenrollment.
SB 291 (Leyva) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would establish the California Community College Financial Aid program. The bill was passed with amendments to delete the Legislative findings and declarations. It is anticipated that only one financial aid measure will ultimately move through the Legislature. That will be either this measure or AB 1314 which completely overhaul’s the Cal Grant program. The Senate Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education Finance did not approve funding to fund SB 291.
SB 296 (Allen) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would provide eligibility for a Cal Grant to a noncitizen who has filed a designated application for asylum, has a valid employment authorization document and social security number, and has signed an affidavit.
SB 297 (Pan) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would alter the Field Act to require the submission of the plans to the Department of General Services before commencement of any construction or alteration of any school building instead of before adopting the plans. The bill would also require under the Field Act, the written departmental approval of the plans, specifications, and estimates before the commencement of any construction or alteration of any school building instead of before the letting of the contract.
SB 390 (Umberg) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. This bill would require school security officers and security guards for school districts and community college districts to complete a training course regardless of the number of hours worked per week and to complete the training course annually. The bill would require, by January 1, 2021, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, in consultation with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), to update the training to reflect current school district and community college district security standards.
SB 461 (Roth) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. This bill would expand the total period of eligibility for Cal Grant awards by establishing eligibility for an additional Summer Cal Grant award for purposes of timely completion of a baccalaureate degree program at a public postsecondary institution. This bill would also expand Summer Cal Grant eligibility to a student who has transferred to a 4-year qualifying institution (public or private) from a California community college.
SB 462 (Stern) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. This bill would require the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, working in collaboration with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, to establish a model curriculum for a forestland restoration workforce program that could be offered at campuses of the California Community Colleges.
SB 484 (Portantino) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. This bill would require the governing board of each community college district to direct the appropriate officials at their respective campuses to (1) identify those students who have completed an associate degree for transfer, (2) notify those students of their completion of the degree requirements, (3) automatically award those students the degree, and (4) add those students to an identification system at the end of each academic year that the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall maintain and that can be accessed electronically by the California State University and University of California. The bill would authorize a student to affirmatively exercise an option to not receive an associate degree for transfer or to not be included in the identification system.
SB 554 (Roth) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. This bill would authorize the governing board of a school district and the governing board of a community college district to authorize adult school pupils who are pursuing a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate to enroll as special part-time students, and receive credit in one or more community college courses during any session or term. If either governing board denies an eligible pupil’s request for special part-time enrollment, the bill would require the governing board to issue, at its next regular board meeting, its written recommendation and the reasons for the denial.
SB 563 (Roth) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would extend the existing CCAP program by five years, until January 1, 2027, and create a CCAP Grant Program, administered by the Chancellor’s Office on a competitive basis with the goal of demonstrating effective models of fully-funded CCAP programs.
SB 568 (Portantino) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would establish the College-Focused Rapid Rehousing Program which would provide housing options for homeless college and university students and ensure that policies are in place at California’s public postsecondary education systems to support students experiencing homelessness in transitioning into stable housing and remaining in college.
SB 575 (Bradford) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would repeal the statutory prohibition preventing individuals who are incarcerated from being eligible to receive a Cal Grant award.
SB 660 (Pan) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. This bill would require the Trustees of the California State University and the governing board of each community college district to have one full-time equivalent mental health counselor with an applicable California license per 1,500 students enrolled at each of their respective campuses to the extent consistent with state and federal law. The bill would define mental health counselor for purposes of this provision.
SB 716 (Mitchell) – This bill passed the Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would require a county probation department, in collaboration with the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California, to ensure that juveniles with a high school diploma or California high school equivalency certificate who are detained in, or committed to, a juvenile hall, ranch, camp, or forestry camp have access to a full array of postsecondary academic career technical education programs of their choice. This bill would also require the Division of Juvenile Facilities, in collaboration with the California Community Colleges, the California State University, and the University of California, to ensure that youth with a high school diploma or California high school equivalency certificate who are detained in, or committed to, a Division of Juvenile Facilities facility have access to a full array of postsecondary academic career technical education programs of their choice.
SB 777 (Rubio) – This bill passed out of Senate and will go to the Assembly. The bill would require a 5% improvement toward 75% full-time faculty and would make its implementation contingent upon funding for the issue.
4 – Meetings of the Facilities/Audit and Finance Committees
4 – District Consultation and Coordination Council (DC3)
5 & 6 – YCCD Leadership Summit
7 thru 9 – CCLC CEO Leadership Academy
11 – Chancellor’s Cabinet
12 thru 14 – ACCCA Board Retreat
13 – Tentative New Trustee Orientation Session
13 – Policy Committee Meeting
13 – Retiree Reception
13 – Meeting of the Governing Board
17 – Meeting with Trustee Teagarden
18 – Chancellor’s Cabinet
18 – Meeting with Dale Scott, Financial Advisor
20 – Meeting with Trustee Hastey
24 thru 28 – Tentative Vacation