Judge rules that City College’s accreditors violated law – Oct. 27 trial looms!

JudgeKarnow-Sept10Hearing-SMALLOn Friday September 19, 2014, Judge Karnow issued a decision that rejected all of ACCJC’s motions and upheld a significant argument made by City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s team. This case will proceed to trial in October.

Here is a link to the City Attorney’s press release which includes a link to the full 40 page Summary Adjudication Ruling:
http://www.sfcityattorney.org/index.aspx?page=610

And here is a good summary of his ruling:
http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/09/23/71707.htm

Be sure to come to the trial which starts October 27th.
9:00 am
Judge Curtis Karnow
California State Superior Court
400 McAllister St at Polk Dept 304

 

SAVE CCSF COALITION GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING                      

October 1st, 5:30-7:30pm

Mission Campus — Room 107/108

Come to the General Assembly Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10th

Mission Campus 
Room 107/108
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WE HAVE MADE TREMENDOUS GAINS!
However, the fight is not over. We are still fighting for the college we want and the college all of our students deserve.  We agree with the City Attorney who says that the issue at City College is the principle of ‘open access education for all’ versus ‘success for a few.’ 

COME TO HEAR UPDATES
Restoration, the legal suit, Board of Trustee status and elections, etc.

COME TO SET DIRECTION AND PLAN ACTIONS
To influence the BOT race, to lobby the Board of Governors to bring back our democratically elected BOT, etc. etc…

COME TO HELP SAVE OUR CITY COLLEGE
Keep our college a community college!

CCSF should just say “NO” to Restoration

It is still unclear whether or not the CCSF Administration will decide to apply to the new status of “restoration” from the ACCJC. Some think it is a trap as reported in the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The California Federation of Teachers submitted a comment on the policy to the ACCJC explaining their concerns. 
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As the deadline approaches (July 31st) we need to let our administration know what we think about it. In addition to emailing the Chancellor (chancellor@ccsf.edu) or the STWEP (ragrella@ccsf.edu) you can attend the Chancellor’s listening session or make public comment for the next non-board meeting.  (see below)

In the meantime, please write to Congresswoman Jackie Speier, one of our greatest allies, before it’s too late. Thank her for advocating for CCSF as we have struggled to save our college and urge her to tell the City College administration not to fall into the trap of applying for “restoration status.” The ACCJC already has the authority to grant a two-year “good cause” extension and has done this for many other colleges. Under “restoration status” the future of the 80,000 students who depend on CCSF remains in limbo while the ACCJC continues their preposterous bureaucratic brinkmanship. Click here to edit and send your message to Congresswoman Speier: help us prevent our college from falling into the trap of restoration status!

CHANCELLOR’S LISTENING SESSION
Come to one or both one-hour listening sessions scheduled with Chancellor Art Tyler to discuss any and all issues regarding the changes taking place at City College. Everyone is encouraged to participate – students, classified, faculty, and administrators.
Friday, July 18th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Ocean Campus MUB 140
Friday, August 1st, 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Ocean Campus MUB 140
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PUBLIC COMMENT AT THE NON-BOARD MEETING
Thursday, July 24th, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Ocean Campus MUB 140

The STWEP must GO! Join us at the Board of Governors meeting

resolution to continue the STWEP (Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers) for another year is on the agenda of the next California Community Colleges Board of Governors meetingWe need to stop it!

Check out the Op Ed in  the Examiner:
City College’s Board of Trustees Should Be Restored  (http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/city-colleges-board-of-trustees-should-be-restored/Content?oid=2840093)

Join CCSF Trustee Rafael Mandelman, AFT 2121 President Tim Killikelly and many others at the meeting:

July 7th at 12:00 pm
1102 Q Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-8752

During public comment we will demand:

  • that the BOG implement a process to restore our democratically elected BOT.
  • that the BOG remove the ACCJC monopoly for California Community Colleges.
  • that the BOG ensure a fair and transparent accreditation process
AFT 2121 will be organizing car-pools.
Please contact Ona if you need a ride or can give one.
okeller@aft2121.org
612-210-1056 (cell)
415-585-2121 (office)