The school is facing not only a $1 million shortfall because of state cuts through the next four months, but also more problems from proposed state funding problems. If no cuts are made next year, IVC will fall $2 million in the red with its reserves.
The school has five academic service dean positions, and the two competing proposals would drop the number down to three or four deans. The ad hoc committee — made up of members of the college’s Academic Senate, vice presidents and classified staff — recommended having three deans and one of the current deans dropped down to a director position. The president’s recommendation is to eliminate one of the dean positions, leaving four for the 2012-2013 school year.
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The item is set for discussion, though the location of the meeting has been moved. IVC officials expect a lot of people at Wednesday’s special board meeting, said college spokesman Bill Gay. There are a lot of important items on the agenda.
In addition to the reorganization, the board is set to vote on accepting the citizen bond oversight committee’s annual report and supporting the governor’s November ballot initiative for a temporary tax to fund education.
The board will also set goals for 2012-2013. The proposal on the agenda includes sustaining a balanced budget, working with outside groups for student programs, increase communication with the community and keep the college’s accreditation.
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If you go
What Imperial Valley College Board of Trustees special meeting
When 6 p.m. Wednesday
Where College Center, Building 600, Imperial Valley College, 380 E. Aten Road, Imperial