The Community College League of California’s 2023 Annual Convention plenary session speakers will address a variety of topics during the three-day conference from Thurs., Nov. 16 – Sat., Nov 18.
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The League Blog is written by the Community College League of California featuring California's 73 community college districts. The blog provides a platform for the League and its stakeholders to address timely and relevant issues that impact higher education and California's Community Colleges. We invite you to read our latest post.
The staff at the Community College League of California had our share of envy with our colleges' "new" features this fall: new CEOs, new residence halls, new programs, and new students. We were inspired to create a new format for the League's news-to-you emails, reducing volume and making information easier to find. Here's what's ahead:
Urgent Action Alert
RE: AB 1699 (McCarty)/ As Amended September 7, 2023
Status: Awaiting Senate Floor Vote/Would Then Head to Assembly for Concurrence Vote
The Community College League of California is requesting your urgent advocacy in opposition to AB 1699, authored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty, upending the hiring process of classified employees in K-12 and community colleges.
The Community College League of California and the Foundation for California Community Colleges invite CEOs, Trustees, and partners to the California Delegate Reception at the ACCT Leadership Congress. The event will be Monday, Oct. 9 at the ARIA Resort & Casino's Bristlecone Ballroom 8, Level 1. Meet your fellow Pacific Region conference attendees and colleagues at a League/Foundation-hosted reception. There will be an opportunity to hear from California trustees who are running for national seats on the ACCT Board and its Committees
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Sierra College student Maya Moseley had no idea that her community college journey would end with a Yale acceptance. But let’s rewind— how did she end up there? Moseley started her journey at Sierra College by getting involved with as much as she could on campus right away.
Action Alert: Regarding the Joint Legislative Audit Committee
The Community College League of California, on behalf of the 116 colleges and 73 districts, is actively advocating for the California Community Colleges before policymakers in Sacramento, and we need your help in this process.
On June 15, the Legislature approved SB 101 (Skinner) by lopsided partisan majorities in the Assembly and Senate to serve as a placeholder while negotiations take place between the leadership and Administration on the final 2023-24 budget act. More procedural than substantive, passage of SB 101 allowed legislators to continue collecting their salaries past the June 15 legal deadline as details on the actual budget are being worked out.
Final discussions are underway for the 2023-24 Budget Act, with the expected result to be approved between the middle to end of June. Following more recent precedence, the Legislature has abandoned the formal Joint Budget Conference Committee in favor of behind-the-scenes negotiations with the Big Three, Governor Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins.