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Coast To Coast

Coast To Coast

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

In an effort to improve communication with employees, the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees has promised to email a “Monthly Report” to faculty and staff members. The first “Monthly Report,” dated December 12, states that faculty and staff will receive a report each month about Board issues and decisions.

This month’s report explains that the CCCD Board cannot legally participate in negotiations with faculty and staff, but “it is still possible to tell our of our hopes, our concerns, and our plans as we now try to move forward in the improvement of every aspect of our Colleges’ operations. When we say ‘operations,’ we really mean PEOPLE, because there has been a long, long tradition at the Coast colleges that people make the place.”

The report states that the Board is struggling to balance complex issues to be fiscally and legally responsible to the community, students and employees. “We are struggling – like lots of people – on how best to fairly resolve many of the important concerns including improvement of morale” that encompasses concerns such as employee health coverage, faculty/staff hiring, cost of living and other issues.

In closing, the report states, “We hope you see this as a ‘fresh start’ and that, together, we will forge a vital and honest partnership.”

Faculty and staff were invited to send comments and responses to