On Sept. 14 the Board of Trustees (BoT) unanimously approved Chancellor David Martin’s 2023-24 budget. It wasn’t easy.
City College of San Francisco’s administration and elected officials laid off hundreds of teachers in Spring 2022. Here’s how the college’s programs and future are impacted.
Other Post Employment Benefits, healthcare promised to employees in retirement, continues to be a point of contention in the ongoing budget debates around the college’s financial future.
COVID-19 and the ensuing unemployment crisis has demonstrated a need to improve the United State’s social safety net.
The request asks San Francisco for $15 million a year for the next two years and could be introduced to the Board of Supervisors as early as April 27.
About a month after formally announcing the start of City College’s search for a new permanent chancellor on Feb. 12, City College’s Board of Trustees announced the search will be put on hiatus as the board deals with the school’s budgetary crisis.
Despite Interim Chancellor Rajen Vurdien’s and City College administrators’ repeated promises that faculty layoffs and course cuts will not result in any academic programs being discontinued, many faculty members claim they will.
City College is on track to hit its $5.6 million budget deficit target for the current academic year, though 12 of 30 line items are trending above target spending, according to Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration John al-Amin’s monthly budget update to the Board of Trustees on Feb. 25.
The pandemic has exacerbated the College’s financial woes, with decreased tax revenues and delayed funding from the state, but it is not the genesis of the problem.
Interim-Chancellor Vurdien announced January 21st that City College intends to issue pink slips to a yet undisclosed number of employees.
Under the watchful eye of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the City College Board of Trustees contemplate their financial strategy for the next five years and beyond.
Facing budget constraints and continued accreditation pressures, the College’s Multi-Year Budget and Enrollment Plan outlines steep cuts, including at least 600 fewer class sections.
Former City College President Dr. Carlos Brazil Ramirez, passed away earlier this month at the age of 75. This article discusses both his challenges and successes, and former friends and colleagues recall the man himself.