Board Highlights June 27, 2013

The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees adopted a tentative $56.4 million General Fund budget for 2013-14 during its meeting on June 27, 2013.
The $56.4 million unrestricted General Fund pays for operations, materials, supplies, salaries and benefits, among other things. The District’s total $107.9 million budget includes funds that are restricted for use in specific areas.
The passage of Prop. 30 and 39 will help MSJC to offer 1,341 classes, one percent more than Fall of 2012. MSJC will serve 10,459 full-time students in 2013-14, an increase of nearly 300 over the previous year. The increase in state revenues restores some of the budget cuts MSJC experienced from the state each year since 2008, but does not restore all of the funding cuts.
The board also adopted the District’s proposal to begin negotiations with the California Schools Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter 767. The adoption allows the District to sunshine its intent to eliminate the MSJC Police Department.
The board also approved changing its regular meeting start times from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate the professional commitments of the Board. It also agreed to reschedule the August meeting to August 22 to allow for faculty to return from summer break. Regular meetings will continue to be held the second Thursday of the month.
The Board routinely does not meet in July due to summer vacations.