Meeting Notes - June 8, 2010
1) Approval of Notes May 25, 2010
The notes were approved.
Richard Galope will be attending College Council on June 10, 2010. Presently there is no defined process for approval/review of grants.
The team reviewed the notes from the grants discussion from the April 27, 2010 meeting. Jeanpierre asked the team for input on how the process should look at De Anza.
Disabled Student Services, Jim Haynes, brought a grant proposal to senior staff for review. The grant was for $250k over five years for helping place DSS students with employers.
Questions/comments from the discussion:
3) Measure C
Jeanpierre passed out a half-sheet handout that reflected the latest report for the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee quarterly meeting. She updated them on the dollars spent. The money is for a 15 year period. There is currently $5M in unspent dollars. Citizens Bond Oversight Committee is asking the colleges to account for what they have spent and what remains unspent. The Citizens Bond Oversight Committee also require a plan for what the colleges will be spending the allocation on in the future. This is an opportunity for divisions to go back and review and update their plans. The original plans were done approximately 5 years ago.
What is the process for allocating the next tranche? De Anza needs to show the campus has gone through a thoughtful process. The team reviewed the 2006 prioritization process.
All existing equipment is on a five-year replacement plan. If divisions wish to change the plan they are able to do so but must show a thoughtful plan that reflects the goals of the division.
For existing allocations, Jeanpierre will provide a report of how existing resources have been used. Divisions will produce updated plans for unused balances. Divisions can request additional monies in accordance with existing guidelines.
All of the classrooms will be remodeled into smart classrooms using Measure C dollars. The current process is that the Deans bring requests to the prioritization meeting.
This proposal would be taken to College Council for review.
4) Parcel Tax
The Board approved going out for a parcel tax on the November 2010 ballot. The study done by Godbe Research showed that the ballot test resulted in a positive response of approximately 49% of respondents indicating they would answer “definitely yes” and 26% saying “probably yes”.
Parcel tax dollars are more flexible but dollars must still be spent as indicated in the ballot proposal. It will bring in approximately $6.8M over 4 years.Godbe used information from college of San Mateo and adapted it for our needs. San Mateo's parcel tax is being voted on today. (note: the parcel tax was passed) The questions were quite specific and some areas were notable missing e.g . life long learning and PE. Districtwide cuts were approximately $15M but the parcel tax money might not be in the areas that we lost money.
How would De Anza like to move forward? This is an opportunity to reevaluate our direction and use resources to
East cottage collapse.
Present: Gerard, Sims, Argyriou, Schroeder, Michaelis, Jeanpierre, Bloom, Reza, Irvin, Lee-Klwander
Contact: Pippa Gibson