CCC News Issue 40 - Maas Companies

NEWS

$15 Billion School Construction Bond to be on 2020 Ballot

An agreement between the Governor and Legislature has been reached to put a $15 Billion School Construction Bond, Assembly Bill 48, on the 2020 ballot. Changes made to the bill to secure wider support include updates to funding allocation and revisions to the the way schools will be selected to receive funding.

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Articles of Interest

The State of New Mexico is proposing to offer free college to any resident regardless of income or immigration status.

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Assembly Bill 302, intended to allow homeless students to park overnight in community college parking lots has been set aside by it’s sponsor in response to significant opposition from community college administrators. Though tabled for now, assemblyman Marc Berman will seek to reintroduce the bill next year after more time can be dedicated to complete revisions that would garner more widespread support.

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According to a recent article in Forbes, the true cost of a college education continues to be severely miss-represented by press outlets seeking to “dramatize the issue”. It’s true that the cost of education has spiraled, but in an effort to set the record straight, the contributor breaks-down the “real” cost of going to college and urges students and parents to check the facts before writing-off college as too expensive.

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Finally

California Community Colleges may refer to the first official day back for faculty, staff, and administrators by different names, but there is always a sense of excitement surrounding the schedule of events that mark the beginning of a new academic year. Hear what Los Rios Chancellor Brian King says at the Folsom Lake College Convocation Day.

MAAS Update

Foundation work continues in earnest at the two wings of the New Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Building at Cypress College. Concrete has been poured for all grade beams and pile caps connected to driven piles installed over the summer. Then building will go vertical, with the first steel components projected to be erected on site in November 2019.

This project is being funded by NOCCCD’s Bond Measure J, a $574 million ballot measure passed by North County residents. MAAS is proud to work alongside NOCCCD on the Program Management of this bond measure.

Comings & Goings

Norco College
Monica Green has been selected by Riverside Community College District to serve as interim president pending a national search for a new president. In June, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to remove the acting president of Norco College despite pleas from the college community to keep him.
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Peralta CCD
The Board of Trustees have announced Dr. Reginia Stanback and Dr. Bryan Reece as the two finalist to become the next Chancellor of the four college District.
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San Mateo CCD
College of San Mateo President Mike Claire has been appointed to serve as Acting Chancellor replacing the retiring Ron Galatolo.

Skyline College
Former Chabot – Los Positias Chancellor Jannett Jackson has been appointed Interim President replacing the retiring Regina Stanback.
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