A resolution urging the administration of CCSF to present a construction plan for the seismic retrofitting of the Civic Center campus, and urging that CCSF provide temporary classrooms in the Central City/Tenderloin area for all classes that have been displaced by the decision to close the Civic Center campus passed unanimously on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. In addition Supervisors Christensen, Yee, and Avalos requested to be added to the resolution as co-sponsors.
Thank you Supervisor Kim for sponsoring this resolution!
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Tell statewide Chancellor Brice Harris and the California Community College Board of Governors that we demand the immediate return of the City College of San Francisco democratically elected Board of Trustees! No STWEP!
Brice Harris announced on February 23rd that the board will not be given back their powers until July. He appointed a new STWEP (Guy Lease) to replace Robert Agrella who unexpectedly announced his retirement. Harris did this despite his own testimony during the trial last fall on the original appointment where he said that had he known then what he knows now, he “would not have asked the Board of Governors to take the extraordinary step of setting aside the locally elected Board of Trustees and elevate the special trustee to one with extraordinary powers.”
Monday, February 23rd
Protest at 10:30 am
Press Conference at 11:00 am
Ocean Campus Wellness Center Room 103
State Chancellor Brice Harris and his Board of Governors appointed a Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers (STWEP) and removed CCSF’s elected board based on the ACCJC decision to terminate CCSF’s accreditation.
The Superior Court of California has since ruled that this termination decision was based on illegal processes.
Now that STWEP I has unexpectedly retired, it would be a perfect time to re-empower our democratically elected BOT. However, Brice Harris, not content with merely two years worth of treating the San Francisco voters to taxation without representation will announce STWEP II who will once again have complete control over City College.
The full empowerment of the democratically elected Board of Trustees is crucial for the well-being and future of the school and its tens of thousands of students.
COME OUT TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
WE WANT DEMOCRACY!
NO STWEP II!
Wednesday, February 11th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm / Mission Campus – Room 162
Brief CCSF update: On the first day of classes in the new Spring Semester Civic Center Campus was closed and students were turned away. They were told their classes would be late-start and that they should show up at the Gough Street facility. On Thursday, Chancellor Tyler announced that Gough Street facility will be closed. Once again students will show up for their “first day” of class and be turned away.
Please come to help organize against what is happening at CCSF and to higher public education across the nation. Resist downsizing our college and fundamentally changing our purpose and mission. Resist privatization of public education.
Protest 4PM Monday!
The $88 million Performing Arts Education Center (PAEC) was twice voter approved but former Special Trustee Dr. Robert F. Agrella unilaterally cancelled the project on September 17, 2013.