On Wednesday, July 21, the Board of Trustees met in regular session and approved salary schedules for the 2021-22 fiscal year, reflecting a 5.07% cost-of-living adjustment for faculty, classified and confidential staff, and management. Hourly employee salary schedules were also updated to reflect a $15 minimum wage. The new salary schedule and hourly rates were made effective July 1, 2021.
Trustees also celebrated faculty tenure awards and other employee milestones, commending all those who continued to do excellent work throughout the pandemic. The 236 classified staff members, faculty members, and managers recognized have served a collective 3,035 years in the District. The longest serving honorees were Charles Oostdyk (50 years with Coast), Nathalie Ferrero (40 years), and Rip Profeta (40 years).
Vice Chancellor Andreea Serban provided an update on the status and progress made towards the objectives of College Student Equity Plans developed in 2018-19 with goals extending through the 2021-22 year. Dr. Serban also provided a report on the status of Career Technical Education programs and grants. Vice Chancellor Andy Dunn advanced Diana Carey (at-large representative), Ellen Riley, (at-large representative), and Fredrick Phu Nguyen (at-large representative) for reappointment to the Measure M Citizens' Oversight Committee. Trustees approved the reappointments.
Associated student organizations from Coastline College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College each provided their reports to the Board of Trustees. The Board found all three student auxiliary organizations to be in good standing.
Trustees approved a letter to California Assembly and Senate budget committees urging flexibility in deferred maintenance funding.
The Board adjourned in memory of Coastline College student Lorelle Knight Valenti, Robert "Bob" Patterson, higher education advocate and brother to Trustee Jerry Patterson, and Michael De Herrera, friend of the District.