keep budget cuts at SBCC away from core classes and vocational programs
We need better leadership that is focused on educating our students and providing opportunity with adequate core class offerings and strong vocational programs.
Summer school for SBCC was almost cancelled this year. It is on the table for cuts this next year, together with a possible 50% reduction in Vocational programs and a reduction in class offerings.
SBCC has 117 fewer credit classes this fall than last fall, a drop to 1,982 sections from 2,099, per SBCC public information officer Joan Galvan.
The school had received 2,784 wait-list requests as of Aug. 27 and won’t be offering a winter session — a shorter session between the fall and spring semester
Please join in with a grassroots group of nonpartisan students and community members that hope to keep cuts as far from these programs and core classes as possible.
At a special board meeting The newer trustees voted to to transfer close to half a million dollars (in addition to 7 million already into reserves) to support non credit enrichment adult ed classes. At the same time there have been cuts made to programs and classes in the credit sections. By this action they have failed to honor the primary mission statement as a community college.
The newer members of the board of trustees that ran on a platform of transparency have failed to improve relationships between the community it serves and the college. The college was placed on accreditation warning due to actions that resulted in violations by the newer trustee members who's terms will not be up until 2014.
We want the politics off the board and the "community"put back in our community college.
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keep budget cuts away from core classes and vocational programs.
We need leadership that is focused on educating our students providing opportunity with adequate core class offerings and strong vocational programs.
We are urging you to keep severe cuts away from these areas.
Core classes are critical for students both starting and completing their academic goals. They also are necessary for prerequisites for other classes, transferring to higher education and vocational programs that put people directly into the workforce.
Now more than ever with the high cost of the U.C. and Cal State Systems, we urge you to find creative solutions moving towards a more self supporting model.
The State budget funded by taxpayers can not keep up with the funds necessary to meet the financial demands of Community Colleges and ours is no exception.
Thank you for preserving educational opportunities.