Solano College trustees to hear bond audit reports – Daily Republic

By Susan Winlow

Solano Community College board members on Wednesday will hear both a Measure Q and a Measure G bond update pursuant to state law.

Proposition 39 was passed in 2000 to allow issuance of general obligation bonds by school districts, community colleges and county offices of education. Among other allowances, the bonds allowed for the construction, rehabilitation or replacement of a variety of school facilities.

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Solano Community College announces first Courses – Dixon Tribune | Facebook

Solano Community College announces first three classes to be offered in Dixon

Free tuition for all Dixon High students.

Hot off the press! The following Solano Community College (SCC) courses will be offered through the College Advancement Program (CAP) for Spring 2014! Please remember to contact Sandy Johnson, CAP Coordinator, at sandy.johnson@dixonusd.org, to sign up.

Anyone planning to take classes should attend the CAP/SCC Orientation and Application on Wednesday, December 4 at 1:00 PM, conveniently located in the Dixon High School Library. For further information, contact Sandy Johnson at sandy.johnson@dixonusd.org.

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SCC Accreditation report close to finished – Daily Republic

By Susan Winlow

Solano Community College is ready for Oct. 15.

That’s the day the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges is expecting a follow-up report to be mailed from the college regarding the four areas of concern it asked the college to address. Areas of work included diversity data gathering, distance learning, student learning outcome effectiveness and a clearly written code of ethics for personnel.

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Solano College board to discuss bond measure management – The Reporter

Details about the voter-approved Measure Q bond measure are on the agenda when the Solano Community College District governing board meets tonight.

Trustees will consider the “recommended structure” for the measure, formally called the SCC District Student/Veterans Affordable Education Job Training, Classroom Repair Measure. It is a $348 million bond measure, approved by county voters in November. Trustees will consider whether to hire a consultant to oversee the spending of the bond money, keep the job in-house or use some combination of those arrangements.

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College governing board to hold study session – Daily Republic

By Susan Winlow

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College Governing Board will hold a study session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 360 Campus Lane on the first floor in the “West Lobby.”

On the agenda is a second reading of an administrative leadership group proposal for a revised board policy regarding student learning and service area outcomes. This satisfies one of the recommendations put forth by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges during the findings of an evaluation team visit in November 2012. In order to increase institutional effectiveness it was recommended that the college “develop and implement appropriate policies and procedures that incorporate effectiveness in producing student learning outcomes into the evaluation process of faculty and others directly responsible for student progress,” according to staff reports.

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PLAs are discriminatory – Daily Republic Letters

With regard to the column by Solano Community College’s superintendent and president, Jowel C. Laguerre (July 14, “Solano College considers PLA pros, cons”), I personally have sat in on some of these meetings concerning project labor agreements.

Union and nonunion companies all agree that there is a need for further education for the trades at the private, high school and college levels. From the sound of the column, if a PLA is not passed, the union would not be very involved in this furthering of education for the future labor pool. This thought is rather foolish due to all of the training centers that the unions have in Fairfield alone and the labor pool involved for future membership.

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SCC board to consider agreements – The Reporter

Two memorandums of understanding and renewal of a children’s program are on the agenda when the Solano Community College governing board meets tonight in its new temporary offices in Fairfield.

The memos include an agreement between the college and Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District for students and faculty to use the automotive techonlogy lab and classrooms. The other is one between the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies and Solano Community College District for BACWA to provide classes for its memor organizations.

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Solano College board to discuss automotive program – Daily Republic

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FAIRFIELD — An agreement between two school districts could pave the way for Solano Community College to once again offer automotive technology.

The governing board will consider a memorandum of understanding between the Solano College district and the Fairfield-Suisun School District when the college board meets Wednesday. The agreement calls for the college to use the automotive technology lab, classrooms and equipment at Armijo High School.

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Jowel C. Laguerre: College weighs pros, cons of PLA – The Reporter

By Jowel C. Laguerre

After the passage of Measure G in 2002, the Solano Community College Governing Board approved, and successfully implemented, a project labor agreement (PLA) for some of the bond’s projects.

Recently the college passed Measure Q by a wider margin (almost 64 percent) than Measure G’s 55.7 percent. Nevertheless, during the Measure Q campaign, some critics claimed that since adopting a PLA for Measure G had allegedly not been in the college’s best interest, they opposed the measure.

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College facilities plan moves forward with stakeholder input – Daily Republic

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FAIRFIELD — First an idea, then a concept, a plan and finally reality.

That could be said of the evolution of Measure Q, Solano Community College’s $348 million bond passed by voters in November that has given way to tangible update and expansion plans for the main Fairfield campus and the two centers in Vacaville and Vallejo.

The latest Facilities Master Plan update presented to the college’s governing board lends visualization to the ideas coming from stakeholders as to what they would like to see at the three locations.

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Solano College OKs tentative deficit budget – Daily Republic

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FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College governing board approved a tentative $47 million deficit general fund budget for 2013-14 with a public hearing and adoption of the permanent budget tentatively set for Sept. 4.

In a recap of the previous governing board study session, Yulian Ligioso, the vice president of finance, reviewed the upcoming revenues and expenditures and continued to caution the board to move carefully despite the fact that the state budget sees a stability not recognized in about a decade.

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Solano College to hear update on academic affairs reorganization – Daily Republic

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FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College governing board will hear an update on the current academic affairs reorganization.

A  couple of years ago, the college consolidated its divisions from six down to four “schools” to save money. The college is now looking to expand again because of savings in learning-management-system costs.

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Daily Republic: Solano College board looks at past, future at retreat

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College governing board will conduct its annual retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The retreat gives the board a chance to establish upcoming goals, discuss the previous year and it’s also the time the superintendent receives his annual review in closed session.

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Daily Republic: SCC board discusses past and plans for future at annual retreat

ROCKVILLE — Hoping to develop a more cohesive team and spawn ideas for how to achieve goals, the Solano Community College Board of Trustees gathered Saturday for its annual retreat.

On the agenda was a closed session to deal with the performance evaluation of college president Jowel Laguerre.

No action was taken and the evaluation process is ongoing, said board president Sarah Chapman.

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The Reporter: Solano Community College officials unveil budget with no cutbacks

By Richard Bammer/ RBammer@TheReporter.com

Solano Community College officials on Wednesday unveiled a $48 million budget for fiscal year 2013-14, one with a nominal cost-of-living adjustment instead of cutbacks in programs and instructors.

Speaking to the eight-member board in the administration building on the main Fairfield campus, Yulian Ligioso, vice president of finance and administration, said expenses would exceed revenues by about $1 million in the coming year. Additionally, he estimated the ending fund balance will be $3.4 million, or about 7 percent of the general fund.

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Daily Republic: Solano College views financial future with cautious optimism

FAIRFIELD — Among the promising budget news for Solano Community College, Yulian Ligioso offered a cautionary tale for down the road.

Ligioso, the college’s vice president of finance, gave a presentation to the governing board Wednesday on the tentative budget for fiscal year 2013-14, which begins July 1, a short overview of the current year’s budget and highlights of the May revision of the state budget and what it means for Solano College.

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SCOE’s Facebook Wall: The Solano County School Boards Association held its annual dinner (photos)

The Solano County School Boards Association held its annual dinner at SCOE on April 29. The Association is made up of school board members from Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield-Suisun, Travis, Vacaville, and Vallejo school boards. Dr. Jowel Laguerre, Superintendent/President of the Solano Community College District (SCC), and members of the SCC staff, gave a presentation on future facility plans for the college under recently passed Measure Q and recent legislative changes to the California community college system. After Dr. Laguerre’s presentation, the Association awarded scholarships to high school seniors who are planning on attending SCC in the fall.

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Vallejo Times-Herald: Solano College partnership with airline firm discussed tonight

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College District board meets tonight to hold a study session tonight on a partnership with an airline company near the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville.

The board meeting starts 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building at 4000 Suisun Valley Road in rural Fairfield.

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Daily Republic: Solano College board schedules study session

ROCKVILLE — The Solano Community College District’s governing board will discuss a partnership with an airline company in public and land near an airport in private.

The board meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Administration Building at 4000 Suisun Valley Road in rural Fairfield.

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