(mellow music) – Good afternoon. I’d like to call the April 18th meeting of the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees to order. Would you please join me in
the Pledge of Allegiance. – [All] I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. – Our agenda’s a little
bit different tonight in that we have the first
item as our budget workshop. This is a time when
when staff will present to the Board of Trustees
the proposed budget for the upcoming year. This is a workshop and
we’ll hear information and answer questions with the staff. Would remind the board that we will, we’re scheduled to vote on
a management budget in May. And then, following that,
and that allows the staff to be prepared to make buying decisions and so on over the summertime. And that budget will be
loaded, I believe it’s in June, and then in August, we
will have a budget hearing and we’ll vote on our legal
budget, I think, Rachel. So, with that, Dr. Larson, I don’t know if you have any introductions first, but let’s move into the budget workshop. We have three trustees
that are in transit, and will be here momentarily. – Thank you, Dr. Cook. For some of us, this is
the highlight of the year that begins in September when
we begin the budget process. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work on many people’s parts. We often talk about having a fairly decentralized budget process here. We have over 120 budget administrators who oversee I think over 400 cost centers or departments that the budget, work very hard and it takes
a lot of communication and cooperation throughout the year. We thank the board for your guidance. The fact that you
approve budget guidelines to set the framework for all of us as we work internally is very important. And the fact that you do it early in the process is for us is key. So thank you for that. I want to acknowledge the very hard work of Chandra Russell, our budget
analyst here at the college. We couldn’t do it without you, Chandra. And also of course, the great leadership of our CFO Rachel Lierz. And with that, I will turn the
presentation over to Rachel to take us through, first an
overview summary presentation and then she’ll take us through some of the key pages from this document. Thank you. – Okay, so as Barbara mentioned, I’d like to start this afternoon by going through a
PowerPoint presentation. It’s going to be very similar to the one that was presented
to the management committee earlier this month. And then from there we’ll take some time to walk through many of the details that are included in the
hard copy of the workbook that was at your table and will also be on the
college’s website after tomorrow. Just jumping right in here, I’d like to start off with
just a summary presentation of the proposed budget
for next year, fiscal ’20. It’s shown in this slide in comparison to the adopted budget for
the current year 2019. This budget has been based
on the preliminary guidelines that were approved by
the board of trustees back in December. However, we have adjusted those guidelines for a couple of items. We have adjusted the property tax revenue to include an increase
in assessed valuation that is higher than we
estimated back in December. The first, or the preliminary guidelines estimated that assessed valuation would grow by 4% for next year and when we met with the
county appraiser staff last month in March, we found out that that number was actually gonna be about 5.75%. So, we’ve adjusted the
budget to reflect that and that’s about an
additional $1.6 million of additional revenue in the college’s general
fund for next year. Similarly, our expenses have also been adjusted since December. Again, last month at the board meeting, the voluntary retirement benefit for full time employees was approved. And so, we have a one time expense item associated with that. That’s about $5.8 million and that’s been included in the salary and benefit line in this presentation. The capital allocation,
that $19 million there also includes a one-time
planned use of reserves. It’s about a $15 million cheaper for the facility master plan. So, again, when you’re looking
at that total expense budget of $173 million, keep in mind that $20 million of that is to nonrecurring one-time
planned uses of reserves for those two specific projects. So in total, we would have
pre use of reserves net of about 13 million next year if the budget were to be completely spent. Does that make sense? From there, getting into
some details on our revenues. This pie chart represents
sources of revenue in the college’s general
fund for next year. So again, with that
adjustment that we’ve made to the property tax revenue, we’re now at about 66% of the budget from ad valorem property taxes. And that’s gonna be about
1% higher than this year which was round 65%. 18% of our budget is generated
by tuition and fee revenue, 14% from our state funding,
and about 2% of our revenue comes from investment
income on our reserves. A few more details about
the property tax revenue. Again, I mention that we had made the adjustment in the assessed valuation, the increased from 4% planned up to 5.75%. The mill levy recommendation remains flat after a quarter mill reduction
in this current year. The recommendation for next year is currently to leave that in place. That’s primarily driven by the fact that we don’t expect for property values to continue to go up by five or six or 7% as they have in recent years. And also, there’s just
a lot of uncertainty that remains about what’s been referred to as the dark store theory, or the method for valuing
commercial properties. We hope to hear more about
that later in the summer when a couple of large cases that continue to be under appeal
will hopefully be resolved. But for the time being,
there is still quite a bit of just information that we
don’t have regarding those, the property taxes from those properties. I believe last month Trustee Musil, at the March board meeting had requested a specific analysis on the
mill levy rollback potential for basically taking
us back to the original property tax revenue
projection that we had when we assumed a 4% increase
in assessed valuation. So that map has been
done on this next slide. And there’s a lot of numbers on here but it basically boils down to is that with that additional 1.75% in assessed valuation growth, that basically equates to 0.15 mills. So, in order to get back down
to $103 million of revenue in the general fund, 109 million in total, we would have a mill rev reduction 0.15 which is about 100, er,
$1.6 million, excuse me. Okay. Additional revenue information,
tuition and fee revenue of $29 million for next year. That should be more than you
receive in the current year because, of course, we have adopted price increases for next year. However, our budgeted
revenue for next year is less than the current year budget because of our continued
decline in credit hours. What that basically
means is we over budgeted credit hours in the current year. We budgeted about 320,000
student credit hours. That should’ve been about 300,000. So that’s gonna change,
or lower the budget for tuition revenue for next year. Our state funding, the
budget will be $22.5 million which assumes that our funding levels would remain consistent with
where they currently are. With regard to expenses, again, we have about $173
million in total expenses planned for next year in the
general fund of the college. Salaries and benefits are the primary components
of our expense structure. That makes up about
71% of our total costs. Our current operating budgets are about 71 or 17%, excuse me, of the total. Those are utilities and licenses and fees, travel, supplies, things like that. We have a capital allocation
again of $19 million which is about 11%, and a
little bit of debt service, principal and interest
in the general fund. This is 1% of the
budget, about $2 million. With regard to salary and benefits, again, that’s the largest component, largest individual line
item in the budget. For next year, we have a 3% placeholder included for an average salary increase. And that’s pursuant to
the master agreement that’s in place with
the Faculty Association. We don’t have an increase in the number of positions at the college. We currently have about 910
budgeted full time positions so we’re not looking to increase the number of positions there. However, we do from time to time, we will certainly have some reallocations between departments or programs based upon need and kinda the
program review and assessment that happens from year to year. Next year will be the first time that we adopt a vacancy factor and this is really kind of
a budgeting best practice that a lot of institutions use to try to account for the fact that all of your positions
aren’t full all of the time. We always have kind of natural attrition. People come and go. And so to help account for the fact, again all the positions aren’t full all 12 months of the year, we’re gonna adopt a
vacancy factor of about 1% which basically means we’ll
put in a negative amount in order to try to bring the budget for salary and
benefit costs more in line with what we actually plan to expend. I mentioned the one time accrual for the new voluntary retirement benefit. And then we also have some
benefit cost increases related to our medical plan. I think we had about a 3.8% increase on the medical plan renewal. And then anytime that
salaries increase, of course, that means that the employers
portion of the payroll taxes, and 403(b) plan contributions
would increase as well. This is just kind of a look at the numbers associated with all of those things if you were to do kind of
an itemization of okay, how much is the salary part? How much is the benefit part? What does that look like? Because we’re talking
about an 8% increase there. That’s kinda how that $9 million breaks down between those
individual line items. Our operating budgets for next year, as Barbara mentioned are recommended by the budget administrators
around campus. And so we have a lot of people that are involved in this budget effort. We do require that they
provide justification for every line item that’s submitted. So requests for supplies or travel are justified, of course,
by their planned use. And in total, our operating budgets are only expected to
increase by about 1.3% over this year’s budget which is, is very low and most of those, in fact, can be attributed to some
of the specific priorities that I’ve tried to list
on these coming slides as they kind of connect as
well to the strategic plan, the strategic goals and
priorities of the college. So just a few examples here
of some new funding requests that we did receive from
budget administrators for next year. A new faculty chair development program connected to the new faculty chair model. We’re going to, for the first time, set aside some matching funds in the college’s general fund in order to enable us to
pursue grant opportunities more quickly without
having to perhaps wait until the next budget cycle to have some dollars set
aside to be able to attend to those potential needs quicker. Of course, we’ll have a
full year of operating costs for the new Fine Arts & Design Studio and Career and Technical
Education buildings. Those costs are primarily related to housekeeping contracts and utilities. And then we’ll be engaging
on a new community perception survey and
that’s the first time in a number of years
that we have done that. That will be led by our Office
of Institutional Research. A few additional funding
requests for next year. Just again some new items
and how they connect to the strategic priorities. 50th anniversary events, of course, we’ll continue to celebrate those as we move throughout
2019 and into fiscal 2020. Staff support, that includes, again, I mentioned earlier sometimes we do reallocate budgeted positions. This would be one example of reallocating a previously budgeted position to provide full time staff support
to address food insecurity and other potential student barriers rather than having other staff members work to attend to those issues in addition to their full time duties. And then the final item on this slide that I would mention is
the new U-Pass program, which I think will be a management
committee recommendation and we’ll get to that later in the meeting and have a detailed report about it. But that’s about a $25,000 item, actually in the student activity fund, not in the general fund, but it relates to the
potential for a new contract with the Kansas City Area
Transportation Authority to provide transportation assistance for students and faculty, and staff. Okay. Moving into our capital
budgets for next year, every year, we set aside dollars for new and also replacement funding for equipment, technology, classroom and office painting and carpeting. That’s about $3 million of
our total capital allocation. We have $1 million budgeted
for active learning classrooms. And this is the fourth
year of that initiative to refresh classroom learning spaces, new equipment and technology
provided in those spaces were able to attend to about
five or six rooms per year with those dollars. And then as I mentioned at the beginning, we do have a final allocation for facility master plan projects, and that’s a $15 million total. And this is really the
fourth and final year of contributions from
general fund reserves for the facility master plan. If you think back to that
$110 million pie chart from a couple of years ago
that listed all of the projects that we were going to
attend to in the master plan and the funding sources, we
had $50 million from bonds. Then we had capital campaign
from the foundation, then we had a contribution from reserves. This really completes the
reserve portion of that funding. Debt service, I mentioned this previously. We do have a little under $2 million of scheduled principal
and interest payment, that’s again on the funds
that were borrowed last year or in 2017 to get started
on the master plan projects. Each year, when we are
putting the budget together, of course, we do look at
our reserve projections and look at the board’s policy for the minimum level of reserves. And, of course, we have
recently updated that policy such that the requirement is
currently at the minimum point, the low point in the fiscal year reserves would still be at least 25%
of the operating budget. And so what this slide tells us is that even with those two
planned uses of reserves for the master plan projects, an the retirement benefit accrual, we would still be at about
28% of the budget for reserves in cash at the low point in the year which is typically December 31st. Of course, there are another, a lot of other factors that are included in the budget in those years 21 to 24. But as of this point in time, this indicates that even
with those planned uses of reserves, again, we would
still be within the policy, the reserve minimum policy. I wanted to talk a little bit about the capital outlay
fund budget as well. Of course, we have a half mill dedicated to the capital outlay fund and that generates about $6 million a year in tax revenue for the
capital outlay fund. Next year, our campus services staff have worked to prioritize
projects for those dollars. That would include things
like the HVAC and lighting and masonry that we do some of every year, as well as some new items
including campus signage. Of course, we have some new buildings and we’re looking to refresh our signage around campus attending to the gym lobby, and adding solar rooftops on two additional buildings next year which I believe would bring
our total to nine buildings on campus that would
then have solar rooftops. We will have debt service
in the capital outlay fund. This will be the fourth year
of the five-year maturity of the fund that we borrowed back in 2016 to attend to what we’ve referred
to as the turnkey project for campus infrastructure repairs. And then we have some capital allocations as well in the capital outlay
fund for the ATB renovation, and the resource center consolidation on the first floor of the library. Those two projects were
part of the master plan. So we will be spending down capital outlay fund reserves next year. And so you can see in 2019 and 2020, the reserve balance there would get down to about $2 1/2 million dollars if again, we expend every dollar that
budget that is planned. And then assuming that in 2021 when the capital outlay mill
resolution would be renewed, if that were to happen,
and then this estimates assessed valuation goes up by 3% a year, then you can see the fund
balance replenish from there. Okay, so before we go into the workbook, just again, Trustee Cook, you mentioned just a little bit earlier in your comments the remaining budget timeline
is such that the board would vote next month on
the management budget, that in July, we would publish
our notice of public hearing, have the hearing in August,
and then officially, the mill levy is set in October when the final abstract
of taxes is prepared. Any questions on that before
we move into the workbook? – Rachel, on the, two things. On the item where we
had funds appropriated for grant applications,
and I’ve asked this before, I think we have paid attention
to when a grant runs out and the program is really
good, and we wanna continue it, that we have budgeted accordingly to make sure that we can
continue with that grant program, are we okay with that? – [Rachel] Mm-hm. – Okay, and then secondly, you made the comment on the credit hours that we had budgeted 325,000
credit hours this year and 300,000 next year and you made the comment
we over budgeted the hours. Was that an anticipated number, and enrollments didn’t come through, or was there something else going on? – Yeah, it was just based on
the FY17 actual at the time. We didn’t have the FY18 year completed. And so it was lower than estimated, 18 was, and then 19 was also from there. And I think that makes more sense maybe when we get into the workbook and look at that chart over time. – So you feel better about the 300,000 this year than 325 in the past, okay. Any other questions at this point? Proceed. – [Rachel] Okay. – Thanks, Rachel. – All right, bear with me, I
have to change documents here. Okay. All right, so again in your workbook, I think I’d like to start
on what is page six, which I mentioned earlier, these were the preliminary guidelines that were approved in December. Page eight then shows the details of the changes that we
have made since then. So, again, we have updated
the assessed valuation estimated increase to the actual number and adjusted the credit
hour enrollment there in item number three. So, I just wanted to call
that to your attention as well and again, we’ll talk about this more as we move through the rest of the slides. From there, I wanted to go
to skip forward to page 15, which is, again, the general fund of the college revenues by source. We talked about in the pie
chart representation earlier the FY20 amounts, this chart
takes us back 10 years. And again, I think it’s
just helpful to look back at the change over time, specifically to look at the increase in the percentage in or revenue from ad valorem property taxes, how that’s grown from 56% of
the total to 66% over time, and in dollars, how that revenue has grown from about 120 million to nearly 160. And most of that increase, again, is the dollars in ad valorem
property tax category. The next page has a chart on assessed valuation and mill levy, and again, this goes back for 10 years. I talked earlier about the increases that we have experienced over
the past six or seven years. We’ve had a positive change
in property valuations in each of those years. Some five, six, and 7% annually. You can see that in the column
in the middle of the page. And then again, the mill
change over here on the sides. So, probably most importantly just noting that the three
quarter mill increase was done back in FY14, followed by a 10th of a mill reduction the following year in 15, and then again, the quarter mill reduction that we had this current year in FY19. The proposed flat levy amount is currently included on this chart. From there, I would like to, well, we’ll just go the the next page. Page 17, we have historical analysis of what would be property owner, Parcel college and Quivira, this would be a look at the total levies that would be in effect
for that residence, and just, again, to point out
that the college’s portion of their total levy has
really remained flat, very consistent at about 8% of the total amount
over the past 10 years. The school, and state, and county parks and rec levies are
listed on this page as well. On page 18, we have a look at
the average appraised value of a home in Johnson County increasing from 299 to
$317,000 from 2018 to 2019. So again, if the college’s
levy was to remain flat, that would be a change of about $19, an increase of about
$19, which is I think 6% higher for an average homeowner paying to the college for next year. Page 19, look at property
tax revenue in all funds. Again, I have talked a lot just about the college
general fund so far. I just wanted to remind every one of the special assessment’s
fund and of course, the capital outlay fund, and
that puts our total ad valorem tax revenue at about 109, $110 million budgeted for next year in FY20. The next slide, I think,
trustee Cook may do a better job than I did at explaining
the credit hour enrollment. This goes back to 2001 and shows our student
credit hours annually over that period of time. The peak year here on
this chart was in 2011, 379,000 credit hours. You can see that in 2017 again, which this current
budget was based on 328, that decreased to 319 and then the budget for
322 this year was just, was too high. And so having the budget
at 302 for next year is much more mindful of the expectancy. Graphical presentation of that information at the bottom of the page. Next, we have a look at
our credit hour enrollment percentages by residency and also the tuition revenue by residency. So this tells us, this is for FY18. It’s very similar to what we’ve
shown previously for FY17. 73% of our students last academic year were Johnson County residents. 17% of those, from other Kansas counties. 4% out of state and international and 6% utilizing the Metro Rate, bordering counties in Missouri. The revenue shakes out a
little bit differently, of course, because of the differential in the tuition pricing. Okay. On page 22, tuition and fee analysis, again, looking at our total cost. Well, our cost for 30
credit hours, I guess, for the current year versus next year with the tuition increases
of one, two and $3 based on residency. And then comparative purposes, the rates at KU, K-State and Metropolitan Community
College in Missouri which since the, I’ve listed
their FY19 rates in the book but their FY20 rates have
been published since then and just as an FYI, those are
increasing by $4 in district, $7 out of district and $9 out of state. Okay, the next slide I
won’t spend a lot of time on because we looked at these
quite a bit in the past. This shows the difference
between the tuition and the mandatory fees over time. This particular table is for
Johnson County residents. And again, we have the
$1 increase in place moving into next year. Kansas residents, those rates
will go up by $2 next year for folks living in the state but not Johnson County residents. Out of state and international rates will go up by $3 per credit hour. And then our Metro Rate on page 26, we’ve had that for four years now. This will be the first
increase for the Metro rate. It’ll be moving up by $3 per
credit hour from 135 to 138. Page 27 is our required student and fees. We refer to these as our
mandatory student fees. This is that $16 that you
see in out of the $93. These haven’t increased for, I believe, seven academic years. Just as a reminder, none of this revenue goes
into the general fund. These are funds that are
specific to student activities, scholarships, debt reduction,
parking and road maintenance, and then of course our sustainability fee goes into the Sustainability
Initiatives Fund. Course fees are listed on page 28. None of those are
increasing for next year. Again, those primarily are in the areas of floral and horticulture,
private music lessons, and then railroad courses. The next few pages, we
get this information from the Board of Regents website. These are the tuition and fee rates for all of the community colleges throughout the state of Kansas. You can see those on the next two pages, and then we’ve added the
high and low presentation on page 31 and kind of the green line here representing JCCC at $93 per credit hour with Dodge City and Coffeyville
being the two institutions with the lower per credit
hour price than ours. On page 32, we have included information from an annual survey that’s
published by the College Board. This is demonstrating the average public two-year tuition cost by state. Got five years of data and Kansas ranks down here
towards the very bottom among the most affordable
nationwide in total cost for a two-year public institution. And again if you look
at this chart closely, you can see this 14%. That is the change from FY15 to FY19, so whereas it’s 14% for
the state of Kansas, if you were just looking at JCCC, that number would only be 5.7%. We’ve only, we’ve
increased from $88 to $93 over that same period of time. So that would put the college anyway, lower than almost any state
listed on this report. And then the last bit I have
about revenue is on page 33. This information again, it’s available on the
Board of Regents website. This just details the tiered and non-tiered credit hour
funding for all of the community and technical colleges
for the current year, and also for last year, FY18. Our allotment did go up slightly. If you’ll recall the 4%
cut that we had in FY17 was partially reinstated this year. We got about 2.75 of the 4% back and that was about $570,000. Okay. From there moving on into expenses, again, we’ve looked at the pie chart in the other presentation but I wanted to look at page 37 again because it goes back for 10 fiscal years. And I think it does a
nice job of illustrating how really our total expenses, our total cost has
really held pretty flat, pretty stable from FY18 to FY, er, FY11 to 17, excuse me. And then started to increase
over the past two years as we’ve specifically
allocated more dollars for capital for the
facilities master plan. Again, $15 million planned for ’20, $7 million in ’19, three million in ’18, and I believe two million in ’17. So that really accounts
for most of the increase in total expenditures
over that period of time. I guess I would stop there. From there, there are a
lot of details in the book, we have budgets for
all of our other funds, we have the auxiliary fund, which is primarily our dining
and bookstore operations. We have our adult
supplementary education fund which is our continuing education unit, motorcycle and truck driving, all of those other funds that are required by statute that we account for separately. We have detail in the
book of every departmental operating budget and all of
the capital requests as well. So rather than trying to talk about each one of those individually, I guess I would pause and see if there are any questions at this point. – [Jerry] Would you refer
questions topically or by trustee? – [Rachel] However you wanna do it. – Let’s do it by trustee, I think might, and if we move around, that’s okay. Paul what questions do
you have regarding– – [Paul] None at this time. – Okay, Angeliina. – [Angeliina] Oh, you
need to come back to me. – I’m sorry. – [Angeliina] Can you
skip me for a second? – Yeah, Greg. – I’ve got more comments than questions, probably because I think
Rachel’s already answered some of my comments, or my questions. But are you talking about, she’s going through the
specific line item issues, I have no questions on the line items in that part of the budget book. – [Jerry] Make your comments or questions. Go ahead. Do you have any that you wanna talk about? – These wrap up kind of summary
of the whole budget process? – [Jerry] Maybe there’ll
be questions first and then we’ll come back for a wrap up. – Okay. – [Jerry] David. Lee, questions? – Thank you, Mr. Chair. I guess it’s probably
not fair to ask Rachel, but if the enrollment’s gonna
be down 6%, is that right? – That’s really a two-year total. It’s between two and three annually. Again what we’ve got for next year is kind of a two-year catch up. – [Lee] We were guessing in two? – Two to three, mm-hm. – Does it make sense to cut the mill so much if we’re gonna
have tuition down so much? I’m just the guy asking the questions. – [Jerry] Big question. – It’s a great question. – [Jerry] Excuse me– – [Angeliina] About cutting the mill. I mean I hear the
recommendation is staying flat. – That’s the recommendation that’s included in lines currently. – What is a 1% decline amount to? – A 1% decline in enrollment?
– Decline in enrollment, yeah. – Let’s see, so that’s, I don’t know, 3,000, no wait. Probably– – 300,000.
– $300,000. 300,000 would be 10%,
1% would be very small. – [Paul] 10% would be
three million, wouldn’t it? – Oh yeah, I’m sorry, yeah. – $300,000.
– That’s not fair. 300,000. – I think, Lee, back to your point, I think staff recommendations keep it flat but with the assessed
valuation being higher than what we budgeted, then the discussion is should we reduce the
mill levy accordingly because we’ll have excess revenue with the increased assessed valuation. And I believe the management committee talked a little bit about this. We may wanna come back
to that a little bit. But that’s a good point. Any other questions or
comments at this time? – [Pail] I got a lot
but not many, I think, I wanna make public at this point. – Nancy? – I just wanted to ask one question about how we arrived at the 4%. Remind me how we got the 4% when we were– – I think it was just
a conservative estimate at the time knowing that, or believing that we probably wouldn’t be at six or seven again. It was just kind of a very conservative, preliminary estimate. We didn’t have any firm
information until we met in March. – [Nancy] And that’ll be
the same process next year? – Yes, I mean that’s really the best that we have at the time. – [Nancy] Okay, and that
comes from the appraiser? – Information does. The other, the preliminary estimates are just developed by staff. – [Nancy] Thank you. – The credit hour issue is
always an interesting one in that I think all of us understand that when the economy does well, there’s a tendency for
our enrollments to be down because everybody is working. I think, Dr. Sopcich. at the Lenexa Chamber yesterday,
you made that comment, county unemployment is
probably what, around 3%? I’m guessing, is it 2.8, 3.2
unemployment in Johnson County? So as unemployment drops
and people are working, then our, we get impacted
negatively with enrollment, at least from the age bracket that we’re seeing the greatest decline in and as I understand it, that’s
kinda north of 25 or 26. When the economy is bad,
and people need to retool, then that’s when we see a resurgence in enrollment in that
age bracket at least. So it’s kind of a result of being in a really
strong economy right now. Angeliina. – Mr. Chairman, when
you were just explaining the flat versus the
rollback to Trustee Cross, that really confused me. So Dr. Larson, last board meeting you mentioned the
appraisal came back at 6.76 and that you’re gonna
budget on a safety net basically about 5.75. Tonight, I heard Rachel
said that the appraisal came back at 5.75. So, what is the actual appraisal rate? – [Barbara] The actual appraisal
is, as I said, about 6.76. – [Rachel] Yeah, appraised value is higher than assessed value. – Right.
– You have to apply their– – Appeals.
– Commercial assessment rates to get down to an assessed– – I mean 1%– – [Barbara] 5.75 is– – Pretty generous. I’m sorry. – [Barbara] 5.75 is based on the, our historical look at the difference between what we actually receive and the published appraised value. So we’re very comfortable with
the 5.75 based on appeals. – Okay, and then Trustee
Musil had mentioned he was just curious about
what the 4% would look like and that’s what this is. So, when you say the mill is gonna, you’re recommending the mill flat, what percentage are you talking about? – 5.75% increase in assessed evaluation. – [Angeliina] Okay. – And the mill levy, the levy
amount would remain flat. 9.266 mill is current levy. – [Gerald] If I may, Mr.
Chair, we would get more money if assessments and appraisals go up. – [Jerry] Correct. – Yes, let me go back to that slide with the math on it, excuse me. Here. So, our preliminary budget, then, I’m sorry that this is so small. This is $103.6 million
in the general fund. Okay? That was the preliminary
budget based on 4%. We updated it to 5.75
and it went up to 105.2. So the question was what would it take to get back to 103.6? And that’s what I’ve done here. I give or take $60,000. I wish I knew how to make
this a little bit bigger. Yeah, hold on. – [Jerry] Control + Plus. – [Rachel] Is that better? – [Angeliina] Yeah. – Yeah, thank you.
– Thank you. – [Rachel] Which is still,
even if we are at 103.5, that’s still $4 million
than we got last year. $4 million more than we got last year. Does that make sense? – [Angeliina] But the mill would be, are you talking about the
gray column right now? – [Rachel] Yes. – [Angeliina] So but
the mill would be 9.116. – [Rachel] Yes. – [Angeliina] So that is a rollback. – [Rachel] You’re right, that’s the gray. – [Angeliina] Okay, that’s what
I was trying to figure out. So you’re recommending the
middle column at 9.266. That’s black. – [Rachel] The recommended in the middle and the what-if is on the right. Yep. – [Jerry] Mr. Musil, you have any– – [Greg] Well, I don’t know when if ever you wanna hear from me but– – [Jerry] This would be a good time. – [Greg] I think this is a good time. – [Jerry] Do we have a choice? – No, you don’t. You gotta hear from me. My point that I made in March that will make here in
April and I will make in May and I’ll make in August, absent some change in the circumstances is that if we keep, if we assume a 4% assessed valuation, appraised valuation increase, we get $4 million, the more dollars from property taxpayers this year or in ’19-’20 than we did in ’18-’19. – [Rachel] Yes. – If we assume a 5.75%
appraised value increase, then we’ll get $5.6 million. So we have an additional
1.6 million even over above what we projected in December. – [Rachel] Correct. – And if the appeals and other issues that don’t take the 6.76
actual total down to 5.75, we will get even more money
from property taxpayers. There’s a possibility we could get less, it could drop below 5.75. Over the last, if we count fiscal year ’19-’20 as the fifth of five fiscal
years in that period of time, we will have increased our
general ad valorem tax revenues from 85 million to 105 million. 23% over five years. The amount that is, of our budget that is funded by taxpayers will have gone from 60 to 66%. Every homeowner, every business person, every consumer in Johnson
County is paying more because of the property tax levies, not just for Johnson
County Community College but for the librarian for the county and for the city and for the
for the school districts. I’ve expressed my concerns before, I will express them here
briefly today that we, I believe in December,
staff brought us a proposal that they thought would
adequate fund this college for ’19-’20, for fiscal year
20 at 4% increased value. And just as I asserted last year, when we get appraised values
that are more than that, more than we projected that we needed and in the previous December which I understand were
preliminary, were projections, I don’t think we should
accept that additional money, the additional 1.6 million over an additional new $4 million without some kind of
compelling rationale for that. The rationale, Rachel I heard you stated, and I think it’s been
stated before is that we expect slower increases in
assessed value going forward. Well, I think there’s always
a yin and yang to that but we probably can’t
expect five six and seven and 8% increases to continue. But during that period of time, we have done very well in our reserves and our reserves over the
next five fiscal years according to the projections will go from $48 million in 2019-20
to $74 million in ’23-’24 as of the low point of the year. I know our regular budgets
going up, so that the 25% level goes up as well but two
things I confirm with Rachel is that if we reduce
the mill levy by 0.15, so, we only take what we said we were gonna take last December. We do not fall below 25%
in reserves in any of the, either fiscal year 20 or the out-years based on our preliminary pro-forma. We don’t drop out of the ideal range in any of the financial ratios. – [Rachel] Correct, with the FI ratio. – And to take extra money
because of the dark store theory or some other calamitous economic event. Now, I don’t think it’s necessary. We can respond to that
if and when it happens. So as we move forward, I
will continue to advocate that we only take an additional $4 million for property tax payers
instead of 5.6 million for fiscal year ’19-’20. – [Jerry] Trustee Cross. – Yeah, thank you, Mr. Chair and thank you, Trustee
Musil for his comments. No, quite not to do with this
issue and really wanna work it here to the nonpartisan principles we’re all elected to uphold. So if the economy is good now, and attendance is down now, I mean would we rather raise the mill when unemployment is worse? I don’t understand. I mean, and to say that
there’s been no significant or compelling reason offered and putting up, with all due
respect, a fake straw man. I don’t know the dark store
theories come out of my mouth except asking, what is it? So I haven’t offered
the dark store theory. No one here that I’m aware
has offered dark store theory as a possible rationale, perhaps, staff. – Rachael just said a little bit ago, no, whether it’s right or wrong but it has been offered during the– – I apologize, Rachel. No, I’m not throwing Rachel under the bus. But I’m just saying it is, with all due respect, just
a disagreement we have. Like I would rather keep the money and reinvest into college for what is, by all appearances is, you listen to Bloomberg or
watch Bloomberg every day, they’re worried about the downturn. Everybody’s waiting for a downturn. This has been a bubble popping, means the famous last
words in September of 1929. It’s been good for so
long, it’s gonna keep good. Well, great, but with all due respect, some of us just do disagree and think that we should keep the money and reinvest in the college,
reinvest in our students, reinvest in the faculty. That’s all. – I appreciate the disagreement. I think it’s good to have the discussion and I’m willing to take
an additional four million from taxpayers because
I think we contribute to the growth of the college. The disagreement we have is
whether that extra 1.6 million ought to be left in their
pockets or brought to you. – And this is no issue with you. With state funding down
and that’s a conundrum and we’re in a difficult
spot to be able to argue or go either which way but
that’s an elephant the room that we never really address, right? And so our taxpayers are stuck
with an increasing burden. Well, I hear you. Like, their burden has gone up and that’s to be paid attention to. So, thank you Mr. Chair. – [Jerry] David, do you have any comments? – I just think, I agree with Trustee Musil. We mentioned that in the, at least I mentioned that at the end of the management meeting when this discussion came about. My colleagues, it appeared
to me my colleagues on the management committee
agreed with that comment or supported that comment. I think, Trustee Cross, to your comment, I think this board has shown
the courage over the last, since I’ve been here, seven years now to do what we need to do to protect, or interests of the college. So, if in the future, there are issues that call for us
to make hard decisions that impact this community
to protect the college, I think this board is willing to do that. – [Jerry] Paul, do you have
any comments at this point? – Just I would concur with Greg’s comments as I did with commissioner
in the management committee. I guess just that the notion, we certainly need to be sensitive about enrollment dropping. I’m reminded, in my day job, I spent a lot of time on energy policy. So what what’s happening
with electric prices is there are fewer units
of energy being sold so therefore, they’re raising the rates and I would hate for us
to be put in that scenario where we’re thinking about
having to increase cost to people because we have fewer
people buying our product. I’d much rather see us figure out a way to reinvent ourselves and
come up with new ideas to be sustainable. – [Jerry] Angeliina. – I’m confused because I
mean I certainly believe that property tax owners
should get a break, that’s why I voted last year to roll back and help assist
Johnson County homeowners. This winter, this board had
several discussions about potential recessionary forces as the cause to increase
student tuition rate. But then according to the
Federal Reserve studies, there is nothing impact
by recessionary forces like property tax values, property values. So, as a result, I’m beginning to worry that the board that we’re offering a conflicting policy here. On one end, we are punishing
students with the rate increase saying that under the assumption that there’s the recessionary forces and now, we’re proposing a
significant mill levy reduction going down to 9.116 under the belief that it’s not about recessionary forces but about dark story
theory or other factors. So the administration had been asked in the management committee
which I attended as a citizen, members of this board
that we should consider this new information. I asked now that we have
this new information why are we not reconsidering this conflict that we’ve created. – Let me just react
with a couple of things. I don’t know that a 0.15 mill
reduction is significant, but that’s a fair assessment on your part. Leaving the luncheon yesterday
at the Lenexa Chamber, a person came up to me
who has a lot of history in this county. And when the numbers were shown and I think the numbers you
use, Dr. Sopcich yesterday was 65% local tax support. And now, we’re proposing
66% for next year. His question was a good one. Would this count he have approved the community college 50 years ago. And by the way, it was strongly
supported by the citizens as it has been each year but would they have voted as they did if they knew that the cost of the college would be at the burden of 2/3 on the shoulders of the taxpayers? And question that a lot
of us have had over time, I’m in my 10th year now on the board and it was a discussion
we had 10 years ago. What is an appropriate ratio
of support to the college? And at that time, we’re talking
perhaps 50% local taxpayers, 25% tuition, 25% estate tax. Well, we’ve seen those
numbers change quite a bit. And when I looked at the chart, Rachel, and thank you for putting
in the presentation about the historical ratio of balance of where we get our revenue, there was a time when we
were a lot closer to 50% from local taxpayers than we are today. So, we have a month to discuss, we have a month to just to ask questions and answer these questions. I think to the issue of the
support of the tax payers and what was it, ’14-’15, I
think you said when we asked for an increase in the middle levy, we approved it and the
voters supported it. And I think now when we
have the potential of excess would be prudent to lower that 0.15 mill. So that’s really kind of where we are and it’s good to have a
difference of opinion on that. – [Angeliina] So, I’m
sorry, can I have more– – Go ahead. – So, can you go back to
the slide of the percentage of what the 4% would actually be? You’re saying–
– Oh, yeah. – The one point– – [Rachel] Over here? – There’s a lot of numbers. – [Jerry] The reduction
would actually be 0.15 mill. – So, I’m curious. So, I would like to see the
stakeholders treated equally. So, if we’re giving back
percentage to the homeowners in this 9.116 what if scenario, what would that same evaluation
be for the a rollback in the student tuition rate? – [Rachel] What would
a $1.6 million rollback in tuition look like? – Mm-hmm. – That’s what you’re asking? Yeah, I mean it’ll depend
on the blend of residences as far as we looked at those charts on the different rates per, in state, out of state,
out of district, et cetera. You have to go back and– – Because when I think about
having a sale on tuition, I mean we’re seeing a continual drop, another 2% in enrollment, what better way to boost enrollment to have a sale on tuition? – However, I’m not sure that even with the increase in the dollar over four years has
created the enrollment drop as it has the economy itself. – But if we’re gonna give
back money to one side– – I hear you.
– Why are we not giving back money to the other side. – [Barbara] Rachel,
could you go to the page on the what the homeowner pays? – The $319? – [Barbara] Right. – This one? – [Barbara] Right. We just wanna be clear that
there’d still be an increase in what property tax
owners pay year-over-year. It would not be the $19 change. – [Rachel] It would be $13. – [Barbara] It would be a
$13 increase for homeowners. – [Angeliina] Right, but the
mill does change to 9.116. – [Barbara] Right, but the
average homeowner would pay an additional $13 to the college. So it’s not a– – [Jerry] So they’re not
getting a reduction– – [Barbara] They’re not
getting a reduction. – [Angeliina] But we reducing the mill to 19.116, that’s what I’m saying. – Just so, I just wanna make sure that because assessed valuations
have gone up on average, the average homeowner would pay more. – [Angeliina] I heard. – We’re going to move into our regular board meeting at five. – [Greg] I’ll make one more comment on that.
– So we’ve got about four minutes in the budget workshop. – I just wanna explain my view on the fallacy
that we are giving back something to property tax payers. In the last five fiscal years, we have taken 20 million more
dollars in property taxes, 85 million to 105 million. In that same period of time, our tuition has gone up a couple dollars and our tuition revenue has gone up several hundred thousand dollars. So to try to equate
those two and to act like by not taking 5.6 million
and only taking four million, we have benefited property tax payers at the expense of students, when our property taxes make
just up 66% of our budget and our student tuition only
makes up 18% of our budget. you try to make this your anti-student if you want them to pay a bigger share. I’m fine with the, I supported the $1 credit
hour tuition increase. And I’m going to support
a $4 million increase in property taxes. All I’m saying is I’m not comfortable supporting $5.6 million
increase in property taxes. So don’t make this anti student or pit students against
property tax payers. They have been treated differently
for the last five years to the tune of about probably
$18 million of difference. And that’s why I’m uncomfortable taking more from property tax payers and we’ve already said we
were gonna take in December. – I just wanna clarify. So, when we say taken, I wanna
make sure that we understand. I mean when we are, this is a social contract
having a community college. Everyone is pitching in to be able to give
education to the community. It’s cheaper to pitch in than to each individual person had their own community college. So it’s a social contract
that everyone’s putting in. When we have a assessed values that go up, this is a percentage, we do get more. So I feel like I wanna be careful about the works taken as if were received. I wanna make sure that we understand and we make sure the public knows we are investing this money properly to the social contract of
providing public education. – Okay. Any other comments? Rachel, can you sing a
song for two minutes? Anything else you wanna sum
up on the budget workshop? – [Rachel] No, I’m good. This concludes my materials. – [David] Thank you for the information. – So, Rachel, we had a couple
of the trustees come in late. Could you quickly review our next steps? – Yeah, let me go back to that very quick. The last slide on here. All right, so, next month, we’ll do the vote on the management budget for ’19-’20 and as Trustee Cook
mentioned, we do that in May so that we can proceed
with procurement of goods and services to get started
on the new fiscal year. They notice the public hearing and then the public hearing
itself will take place in August and that provides tax
payers or anyone really to attend a public meeting and address any concerns or questions that
they may have on the budget. And then again, the final tax levy has actually set at the end of October. – [Jerry] Good, thank you
very much, appreciate that and trustee, thanks for your
questions and your viewpoints and we have a month to study
further and clarify answers. With that we’ll have the, thanks, Rachel, appreciate it very much. We’ll have the roll call
and recognition of visitors. Ms. Lierz. – [Rachel] Okay, this evening’s visitors include Katie Bergen, Jamia Haynes, Sean Shufflebarger, Roberta Eveslage, Dick Carter, Lincoln Carter, Mary Funke and Sheryl Shaw and some of our guests are
still out in the lobby, if we could– – Okay. – [Rachel] Bring them in. – Should we ask the people
that are out there to come in? We have awards and recognitions and so, I think we have them in the hallway. (board members chattering) – [Joseph] Jerry. (board members chattering) – [Board Member] Nope. – [Jerry] Dr. Sopcich, as soon as you’re. As soon as you’re ready, Dr. Sopcich, we’ll go ahead with
awards and recognitions. – [Joseph] We’d like to ask Karen Martley to do the introductions here. Karen is our vice president of Continuing Education &
Organizational Development. Karen. – Right, our first two awards tonight are for the League for Innovation, John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards, and we have two people
receiving awards tonight. I’d like to ask Pamela
Hulen to come forward first if she would, please. And this award is through
the League for Innovation and it’s for teaching and
leadership excellence. The award came out around 2012 and the recipients are
recognized at the league meeting which was in February
this year in New York. And it looks at
communication to the scholar, excuse me, commitment to scholarship of teaching and learning,
motivates others to learn, respects diverse talents
and ways of learning, develops positive relationships
and models leadership throughout collaboration and support. I just wanted to read a couple of things on Pamela’s application. One of the things that talked about is Pamela’s not only a
motivator of the faculty or the students that she works with but she’s also a motivator for faculty. She’s encourages the adjunct faculty to learn new things about industry and crosses disciplinary lines to encourage full-time faculty and other programs to work together. A good example of this
is Pamela saw a need to incorporate more writing into the marketing management courses and so she worked on
getting funding through that through a Carls Grant and
then collaborated together to do seminars and
brought in outside experts to work with the students as well. The other thing that she does is she’s quick to bring in outside people to come and work with the students. We all know that a good
majority of our students are working as well as going to school so to be able to access learning online is a very good option for them. But in addition to the online, Pamela wanted them to also
have the work experience so she developed an
experiential marketing program which is online but the
students also participate four different afternoons and experiences that take them to Hallmark, Sprint’s YellowFan Studio, KSHB-TV because there’s really that importance of making that connection
to the marketplace. And what I so appreciate
that I see Pamela do is the opportunity for students to come in and take the networking seminar. So, where they come
in, they get a network, they learn how to do it,
they receive the resources but most importantly, you
serve them food and drinks so they have to learn to juggle all that why they’re doing the
networking as well too which is something they’re
going to do in the workplace so I really respect that
they’re learning that early on. So on behalf of the
college, congratulations, we appreciate all you’re doing
to not only engage students but faculty and the community. – Thank you. (board members applauding) All right, so first I
just wanna take a minute to kind of take in the room
because as she was reading, I started catching people
out of the corner of my eyes and I’m like that I was all fantastic what was written for the award. But it really, I wanna thank everyone who
helps make all of that happen. She talks about the networking event and many of you get the
email like please come network with our students,
let them practice but it really, it takes
a lot of coordination to get that to happen. Invitations have to go
out, it’s information plan, we have to have space, the CoLab has just been fantastic for that and they actually helped co-sponsor it. We do a lot of great things
and we work with industry and so in order to pay for, I’m kind of jumping for a second, but in order to pay for
the writing consultant to come in and work with us and help us bring up the marketing and help the students be a better writers, that was Perkins Grant. So Perkins comes into
play with that a lot. And then as you all know, it’s
hard to find funding for food so, you know, the CoLab said,
hey, we’ll step in this time for the food for the students because I feel like if they’re gonna be in a realistic situation
and then that might sound a little silly to you but
it’s a skill to hold food and have a conversation at the same time. That is really important. So again, I just really wanna say, I was talking about, like awards ceremony. I wanna thank you all. I do, I really wanna
thank all of you at JCCC, it’s such a fantastic place. There’s some colleagues in
here that we talked about too that it’s almost hard to
settle down indoor and work because there’s so many
great opportunities out here that the college brings for
us and for our students, so thank you. – Congratulations. (board members applauding) – You know, it’s interesting. you just behaved like you won the award because you were very
good at giving recognition to all the others around you
which a good leader does, so thank you very much for
your leadership, appreciate it. – Our second recipient
tonight is Dr. Heather Seitz. And Heather is being recognized as well and also attended the
League for Innovation. These are the medallions they received at the Innovation
Conferences past February. But in her application,
it talks about Heather not only being a responsive,
dedicated professor but she’s also willing to
always share her expertise. Heather doesn’t just do this at JCCC. If you’ve been to PDD and
seen the symposiums that we do or numerous workshops
and gathering of faculty but she also does this throughout the Kansas City area and nationally. She’s a leadership fellow, an ambassador in the Partnership for Undergraduate Life Science Education, and as part of her role as, she travels to colleges and universities to help biology and life
sciences departments implement and align the AAAS vision and changed call to action of 2011. She is also a Biology Scholars
Program research fellow with the American Society of Microbiology. And in all of her work, she’s very dedicated to that scholarship of teaching and learning. What I wanna specifically
mention in her application, the nominator said that
Heather is a motivator. She’s the one that motivated
me to participate in the work. I’m an extreme introvert and
under most circumstances, I want no part of leading others, yet Heather knew I was passionate about teaching and learning and she was able to
coax me out of my shell to not only serve on the grant but she facilitated my involvement with a nationwide biology grant as well. This is done by Heather’s enthusiasm and passion and drive and her
ability to motivate others. Heather is in high esteem
of others on campus, she’s known for her ability to produce a high quality product and guide others into a path of success. Heather is not only doing grant work that she designs and conducts herself but she works alongside
the cohort participants modeling the process and
collaborating with them to solve problems faced along the way. And does that nationally very quietly. We’re just so proud of the
work that you’re doing. I love that Heather rather
than tell us how to succeed, she shows us how to succeed. So on behalf of the college,
congratulations on your award. (board members applauding) – I couldn’t have said it better myself. The people in this room are
really what makes things happen. So thank you for all the support. The grant writing team to
help succeed get funding, the CoLab to help post a lot of the events that I helped participate in. My crest cohort which one
of them was here as well and of course, the
supportive administration has been really key in
allowing me to do this work so I just wanna say thank you. – Congratulations, Heather. (attendees applauding) Two words I think I heard out of all that, you do it nationally
and you do it naturally. So this morning, on the news broadcast, you’re well aware of the bacteria that is in water theme
parks that is brain-eating, it’s a brain-eating bacteria and I think there’s a great opportunity for you there to solve that problem. Congratulations, thank you very much. – [Karen] I’d like to
introduce Farrell Hoy Jenab who’s director of the
faculty development program and she will present the
Innovation of the Year Award. – Hi, thank you, everyone. I’m here to present the
Innovation of the Year Award. The League of Innovation
Innovation of the Year Award has been given up for the last 30 years and it’s designed to reflect
the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon
which the league was formed and it’s especially designed to recognize innovative programs,
practices, partnerships, policies and activities
that improve the ability of institutions to serve
students and the community. And so I think we could not
have a more deserving winner than the two people who
created the MealSHARE program. Claudia, you wanna come on up? Claudia Martin-Ayoade and
Jason Arnett helped her. He couldn’t be here tonight. His step grandchild was born. – [Woman] Oh! – Wow. – But I first met Claudia serendipitously, when I first met her
I think it was the day she met with financial aid to find out that this
was actually gonna work and her enthusiasm was so palpable, it about knocked me over. And they didn’t just stop
there, so that made it so that students who receive financial aid could use their financial aid for food but didn’t just stop there, then I know has worked tirelessly, worked with the grant’s
office, gotten grants, worked with the foundation for students who maybe don’t qualify through
the federal financial aid but do need the meal support so they can participate also. So, congratulations. The league hasn’t sent the certificate but congratulations to Claudia and Jason. (attendees applauding) – Tell us why you have
such a passion for this and the good work you’re doing, please. – Being somebody that grew up in a country that I grew up with nothing, almost, and by the grace of God, I’m here because an American tourist gave me the opportunity to come
to the US to go to college, because I was smart but I couldn’t afford
to go to college there and she offered to help
me to come to the States to go to school here. And so I know that for a lot of people, you just need an opportunity. A lot of people have the
talent, they have the ability, they just need the opportunity, and it’s just someone
not being able to eat that will keep them out of college. We’re taking away a potential for something greater for their life and the inexplicably affect other people down the road because they can be better people, they’re more successful and we all benefit from that as well. That was part of my thinking because I’ve known people who, we’ve caught people in
the food court stealing or we’ve known of people
who are struggling to eat while they’re on campus and end up dropping out of school. So that’s kind of where it came from and because I know personally
what that feels like, I’m passionate about this and I’m passionate about helping people because I wanna give people
a chance that I’ve got because we can be better that way. So that’s my story. – Claudia, thank you. (attendees applauding) Thank you for sharing your passion and reminding us that
there are always people who have a need even though we think everybody’s quite comfortable and we really appreciate what you’re doing for all the people you’re
helping in yourself. Thank you, Claudia. – Thank you. (attendees applauding) – [Joseph] Next, we have Kate Allen. Kate is our associate vice president for Institutional Advancement
and Government Affairs, Kate. – Thank you, yes, I have a
special presentation tonight. For the last roughly year or so, I’ve had the pleasure of
working with Chris Gray to co-chair our 50th anniversary
activities on campus. This is included working
with more than 75 employees who you’ll see here in the
wonderful turquoise shirts, you’ll see them around campus
more and more this year. And we have one group who has
worked very hard on a project that they’re excited to present to you. We have the Cavalier Quilters here. So they have a 50th anniversary quilt they’ve been working on for months. They have hand-stitched this and I’m pleased to introduce Mary Funke. Mary’s a retired professor
of English from JCCC and I’ll have her say a few words. – Hold this around. You are, okay. In 2008, before the 40th
anniversary of this school, the diversity office
gave us an opportunity to participate in that and we created the 40th anniversary quilt
which hangs in a case at the top of the
circular stone staircase. It took us a couple years
to get it framed and covered and it’s in a prominent place. I’ve heard that this one will
also be somewhere hanging and I’m gonna check on it because it’s very expensive to hang. Hanging quilt, potentially,
that no one would touch that but what we did and these are my doers. Two of them are missing. One is traveling and one is at a funeral on
Hutchinson today, not hers. But we wanted to share this and we are thankful for the opportunity for you to know what we do. I’ll give you a little
bit of history about it but if you raise this up and move over, you will see that we have
primarily copied our 1940. Our 40th anniversary quilt. Totally different colors. Sunflowers, burgundy, gold and brown. So that was so good, but we mostly have copied
this in the new colors and we now have other techniques as far as labeling and printing and so it’s identified
well and on the back is a label which will
probably never be seen that calls our names and we’re at the Johnson
County Community College Cavalier Quilters who have been in
existence for now 11 years and nobody knows that. We meet every other Tuesday
for an hour and a half at noon, these are all hand done,
we have no machines. And we come as we can
and create not just these but at least one quilt a year that’s used as a foundation
for a scholarship fund. We have created two quilts, we’ve donated a red white and blue to the veterans’ club. One year, the proceeds
that selling chances on it, they went to their National Conference. Another year, they had money
to buy their own textbooks. We also have twice, you
wanna move over that way so those people can see them? – [Kate] Get closer to it. – Over there. Yeah. And twice, we have done a
huge child’s crayon quilt for the Children’s Center and they have begun to
buy equipment for that. Two different years, we
had scraps left from one so we made it again. – [Board Member] Get up
so I can see better view. – But the in the year
2010, we did a big quilt for the live auction for the
foundation scholarship fund and we did that for several years. And this is all handmade. There’s not another one
in the world like it. The Cavalier Quilters meet twice a month to make quilts by hand for
scholarship and benefit books beginning in 2008. We also have made small quilts for the silent auction in November that it’s no longer taking place. The baby quilts and lab coats and some of you people may own one. I hope you do. The other thing I wanted to say is I am only, Jana Willner
who is not here tonight was an asset, counselor
and an interpreter trainer. She’s vacationing. She and I are the only two left from the one that was built
for the 40th anniversary. Three of us are retired. I’ve retired after being
here from ’85 to 2015 as a college English teacher, instructor, professor and I retired and then I came and working in the Writing Center for 2 1/2 more years because I just can’t leave and finally, I was asked if I wanted
to return to being a tutor to the Writing Center and I
said you know you retire twice. Isn’t that enough? So now, I’m tutoring at first grade. But I’m proud of what we do and I want you to give us all an applause. (attendees applauding) In our history, we have created things. I almost brought one quilt
that I still have in my house. It was made in 2012 because my
husband bid on it and won it. A silent auction and so I have one. And there is one other story. One summer, we’re asked if
we would help hand quilt, an 85-year-old woman had finished a quilt and given it to her daughter, her niece who was in the achievement center and we said oh, we’ll take a
little break in hand quilt, that lovely big quilt. And we presented it to her on her hundredth birthday, finished. It’s now hanging in her niece’s house but then I had to do a
little write-up about it for a publication and I said
we only do hand quilting for 100-year-old people. So that cut us down. – I have some bad news for you. – Come on. – You have missed your calling. You should be teaching
extemporaneous speech here. And because you’re really good at it. – Well, you know, I was trained
to be a better teacher here. – Well, thank you. (attendees applauding) I was 17 and I broke
my leg playing football and while I was
recovering, I made a quilt. – Good. – And I just know it’s not, yeah. It’s not nearly as good as yours. – Would you like to come join us? – I’d love to. – [Board Member] Would you
like to chair the meeting? (laughing) – There’s a special talent
that goes into a handmade quilt with special passion, sensitivity
and you gals are great. Thank you very much, we appreciate it. – Some of these started here without doing more than
threading the needle. – That fellow right there’s Chris Gray. He’ll see that it gets
hung in a timely fashion. – Where can I check on that? Okay, thank you.
– Thank you. (attendees applauding) – All right, Dr. Weber. – Potentially, behind door number one, we still have our men’s basketball team. So if they’re there, I’m gonna let them parade in real quick. When I do awards, I like
to bring a lot of people so we don’t steal a lot of chairs. – [Jerry] Are they as quick
on the basketball court as they are coming into this room? – They’re definitely not
as quick as the quilters. Here they come. – [Board Member] No. – All right, as they’re
making their way in, I’m gonna go ahead and share a little bit. This evening, we are recognizing our second athletic team of the year. our as you remember our
women’s volleyball team finished third in their
national tournament in the fall. This month, we’re
recognized in our 2018-19 men’s basketball team for their season that concluded with a second-place finish at the NJCAA national tournament in Danville, Illinois last month. In order to get to the
national tournament, the men had to win our
region and in doing so, they beat the number one team, ranked team in the country
Highland Community College. So that was an accomplishment in itself but the tournament was
a 16-team tournament. They made it to the championship game. The semifinals, I was there for both the semifinal and the final, was a terrific game in its own right but the championship game
was really interesting and they kind of had
some ebb and flow to it. We took an early lead, we ended up losing the
game to Kirkwood, 64 to 58 but we took an early lead. They came back and had a lead a half time and led by as many as about 15 points early in the second half and our guys battled back and scrape back and just found a will in a
way to get it to two points within a couple seconds left in the game. Kirkwood made some critical
free throws at the end to make it a six-point spread. But one of the things
that I really remember about this season and this
team was that early on in the season, I was asking coach, how’s team looked this year? How are we gonna be? And he said, you know, we’re really deep and I’ve got to find the right five and I said, what’s that gonna be? What’s gonna make up the
chemistry of the right five? And what he said is we’re
focusing on one thing with this team and it’s be a good teammate and if you’re a good teammate, you’re gonna find a way onto the floor. And I think that that held true. I got to watch them
numerous times this year and in every game that they played in, they were they were very unselfish, they thought about the team first. In addition to finishing
with a second-place finish at the tournament, we had a
couple individual awards there. Sophomores David Turner
and General Williams made the All-Tournament team along with sophomore Nick Larkin who received the Cistriano Best
Small Man of the tournament and has also recognized as an NJCAA Second Team All-American. So this evening, we’re
recognizing our well-deserved and well-accomplished
second place in the country men’s basketball team. Thank you guys for representing us. (attendees applauding) – First, I wanna say it’s a pleasure to be able to bring
this group of young men into the board of trustees meeting to have them recognized
for their accomplishment. For them, it’s a lifetime of work. Not just a long-term goal
from August to March, it’s from, probably a
lot of these young men from the time they’re eight years old to be able to work and get in a situation where they have an opportunity to play on the very last day of their season and to play for a national championship. They may never pass this
way again in their careers whether it’s here or as they move on to a four-year school. So I’m really proud of this group and what we talked about with
Dr. Weber early in the year and about our depth. We lost Isaiah Sears
with three games to go in the regular season to a knee injury which subsequently had
surgery and is rehabbing and should be ready to go for
us in ’19-’20 by next fall. But we were able to sustain an injury to a critical starter and
still fill in that spot like next man up and finish
from conference co-champs, win the region, get to
the national tournament and get all the way to the
last day of the season. Along the way, they won 31 games, set a new school record
for wins in the season. Nick Larkin was second team All-American. And they understand with team success comes the individual awards. And this this group a
by far a great example of team, teamwork, team
chemistry, being great teammates and, I know for myself
being here since May of ’91, 28 years and being able to put
our team in a position where, for the third time play for
a national championship, win two and then with this
group, being runner-up, I don’t know if they really, I think they heard the coaches
at the beginning of the year saying hey, we have the potential to play for a national championship. Sometimes, it takes a while
for that to sink in with teams even though the coaches
know it, we believe it, getting them to believe that. And I think we came back second semester and have some good wins along the way and then all of a sudden it was like, you know, we can do this. We can go out and win the whole
thing and we had a chance, we had our shot, we did, we had a shot and it just wasn’t meant
to be for us this year but we appreciate Johnson
County Community College, the board of trustees, our administration for
supporting our program, Randy Stange, our athletic
director, Dr. Weber, Pam Vassar, Dr. Sopcich, that this could not be made possible without a tremendous institution like Johnson County Community College standing behind this group
and our team because, I mean, we travel around and when we play even if it’s just go to Quincy, Illinois or to West Plains, Missouri. It’s a big deal for those schools to have Johnson County Community
College on their campus. We go to Danville, Illinois,
play in a national tournament. It’s a big deal for Danville
Area Community College and the Nationals for Johnson
County Community College to be there, that means
something to those people in those communities especially
at the national tournament. They really embrace us and they understand who we are and what we represent and I think this group
has really represented Johnson County Community College in a first-class fashion this year. Appreciate all your support, thank you. (attendees applauding) – David, would you do me a favor? – [David] Yes, sir. – Would you stand up, please? – [David] I am standing. – So, for the benefit of
the team, how tall are you? – [David] I’m just tall as Isiah. – Well, as many of you maybe know, David played professional football but there’s a story about
him when he was in his youth in the neighborhood playing basketball. And David’s nickname is You Take Him because in those days, you’d
have two captains, right? And they’d choose up sides and David would always be the last one and one captain looked at the other one and said, you take him,
so that’s his nickname. I share that because nobody understands the right five better than the
coach and Trustee Lindstrom because David has always
been a team player and when we talk about the
right five at the moment, you’re all part of the
right five at the moment. So on behalf of the
trustees and the college, thanks, coach, for a great season. Appreciate it. Broke the record and guys,
good luck to you all. Thanks for all what you do. Great job. (attendees applauding) Next item on the agenda is open forum. The open forum is a time
for the board agenda for members of the community to provide comments to the board. There will be one open forum period during each regularly
scheduled board meeting. Comments are limited to five minutes unless a significant number
of people plan to speak and that instance, the chair
may limit a person’s comments to less than five minutes. In order to be recognized, individuals must register at the door at each board meeting prior
to the open forum agenda item. When addressing the
board, registered speakers are asked to remain at the podium, should be respectful and civil and are encouraged to
address individual personnel or student matters directly with the appropriate college department. As a practice, the college does
not respond in this sitting when the matter, in this setting, when the matter concerns
personnel or student issues or matters that are being addressed through established grievance
or suggestion processes or are otherwise, the subject to review by the college or board. We have one speaker tonight. Please come to the podium, David Krug and state your address for the record. Hi, I’m Dave Krug, I’m a
accounting professor here and I’m live at 6014 West 157th Place in Overland Park, Kansas 66223. I wanted to take this opportunity
just to come up real quick and just tell you how much
personally I appreciate all the changes that were recently made in regards to some of
the human resource issues that were discussed and supported at the recent trustee meeting. Specifically, I’m talking about the voluntary employee
retirement benefit or VERB. We have a new acronym now, that’ll be fun to have on campus. We always love our acronyms. And also, especially that the
personal annual leave benefits and the holiday pay benefits
for part-time, regular and hourly employees. I wanted to take this opportunity as a representative of the faculty of JCCC and as the Faculty Association. Just to say some positive things and some words of gratitude
for what you all did. I wanna thank the board of trustees for approving these changes. As an accounting professor, I know that there are costs to this but I really do thank you. I know in your positions as trustee, you hear a lot of criticism
and complaints at times when you do something
that someone doesn’t feel is the best decision. And I know none of you
get paid for this role. You do it to serve the community, so– – [Jerry] Do we get paid? – You do not. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. So thank you and I also
want to thank Becky, and Becky Centlivre and
Jerry Zimmerman who I know, in the human resources area who I know are two
very, very big catalysts in those changes. They advocated very strongly for these. They worked very hard
to come up with those with a proposal and a solution that is sustainable and workable and it wasn’t easy and
it took a lot of time so thank you to you. Jerry’s not here but
thanks to him as well. One last thing and I wanna say this and I know that this is no
unique observation on my part or nothing that hasn’t
been said many times but it certainly is, we certainly can say it again but we know that the
backbone of this college is in many ways the part-time and the regularly hourly employees who work behind the scenes at the college, and they just do fantastic work, and I’m a teacher and
teachers get thanked a lot in public forms and you’ll
see bumper stickers, if you can read this, thank a teacher. You have students who
email you to say thank you but I know a lot of these
folks that I mentioned, they don’t get near as much
appreciation as they should, yet, we couldn’t even open the doors, literally, we couldn’t open
the doors without these folks. And again, I know this
is not something new that’s never been said
in here but all of us, no matter what role we play, all of our efforts go into
creating an environment where learning can occur. And I see Rex and the facility folks did a fantastic job this winter. When I was sleeping, they
were in the dark and the cold clearing the sidewalks. The custodial staff are
always here very late at night while we’re sleeping, getting the campus ready for the next day. The computer help desk are
the best computer help desk. I wish all the help
desks I called in my life were as good at JCCC as
far as being responsive and talking to real people. I see Dane here. Dane has literally been behind the camera and taped probably over 150 of hours of my accounting lectures,
so god bless Dane. No one should suffer so much. We mentioned the MealSHARE program. People prepare that food. There’s just so many people. I can’t name, the test, I think of
the test facility folks. Our hallways are always
clean, our campus is safe. I’ve seen the outdoor
people planting new things, getting ready for spring and we are, I’ve been in community colleges before that were covered with graffiti. We’re having graffiti on this campus. I mean it’s a beautiful campus but these folks really are wonderful. They are part of our mission and these changes that
you made really, really, it’s worthwhile. The benefits of this will be
much greater than the cost because these are awesome
people and I know I’m babbling. But thank you Becky and Jerry for this. It’s the right thing. These folks who will benefit from this, especially the part-time folks
are part of our JCCC family and I just wanted to express my gratitude as a faculty member here. – David, thank you. Both of my parents have deceased. Both of my parents were custodians and were those people that
work behind the scenes. So as you were talking about that, you brought them top-of-mind. Thank you very much for your sensitivity to all of the the team that
it takes to serve students. We appreciate that very much, thank you. (attendees applauding) I’ll do that later. I’ll do that at the right time. I’ll do it right now. So everybody’s wondering
what he’s talking about. We have a special guest in the audience and it seems to me that he’s
got a Boy Scout uniform on. So, if you would stand
up and tell us your name and what you’re working on. – My name is Lincoln Carter. And I’m here to work on. (Lincoln speaking off mic). – Very good, good luck to you and make sure you pay attention to the lobbyist’s report upcoming. That could help you with the merit badge. This time, we have the
student senate report. Mr. Harris-Webster. While you’re coming up here, Tiger, I’ve had sleepless nights for two months. I missed the March board meeting and I believe it was in
the February board meeting. You were talking about you
wanting my cowboy boots and so I need to connect with you after this meeting or tomorrow and we’ll see if we can’t
get that taken care of. – We’ve already sectioned
off a particular area for those boots, so it’s
ready, it’s waiting. All right, what do we have here? So today, I have quite a bit for you. We have the clothing pantry,
we have the budget allocations, we have the remaining budget
of the student senate. We have our new executive board members because we had our election. We’re also gonna be opening up and starting a new ad hoc committee and we have some constitutional changes and some announcements on Clubbies and some activities that we’re doing. So to kick it off, so we’re
changing the clothing pantry and calling it the career closet because we’re really just taking clothes that are more professional
aware for students for interviews and it’s up and running. So if you go to the Get Involved page and you type in career
closet or clothing pantry, you can see there’s lots
of pictures of the clothes so the students and each
clothing item has like a number so you just choose a few
numbers that you like. You can come in and try them on and yeah, we’re excited to get that started. So that is that. So waiting for those cowboy boots. So budget allocation, since last time, I’ve seen you, we’ve delegated $7,895 to five different groups. Interior Design group
club, Veteran’s Club, the Center for Student Involvement, we helped them with an event
which was pretty fantastic called Start by Believing and we also had the International Club which Dave Krug is one of
the main advisors for that. We helped them with an event and the Honors Association
which was pretty fantastic. So yeah, any questions on this? It’s pretty fine. You know, budget, we’ve
had enough of that, so. No, I’m just kidding but anyways. So, total budget, 38,000 a year. Fall semester, spent about
19,500 and this year so far, we spent 12,600 so now, we’ve
still have 5,700 remaining. Our goal is to spend every cent because the account just gets refilled, so trying to delegate as much
as possible to the students. These are new executive members. We had many of them here today but they all had other
things to go to, so. But we still have our
new secretary, Caroline. So you wanna stand with me? So she’s gonna be our new secretary and very happy to have her. Our president’s gonna be Ankeet, vice president, Dalal,
parliamentarian, Lisa and our treasurer is gonna
be Soniya, so very excited. We’ll have Ankeet and the rest
of the new exec board here for the next meeting. Oh, we also broke a new record in votes. So we had more votes than
we’ve ever had before for more records. The ad hoc committee. So this is pretty great how much we’ve been talking about
the MealSHARE program because this is one thing that we know just as a student senate as well that we wanted to help address, so we’re just kind of
formulating this and next month, I’ll come back with a bit
more of an action plan to set up our new executive board members. But one of the main goals is
to actually help fundraise for the MealSHARE program
and figure out avenues. We’ve already had a senator meet with Rob from the foundation
to work with everydayhero. We’re thinking about trying
to set up a crowdfunding tool or utilize that crowdfunding tool, reach out to other sponsors. And from my understanding, they’ve only been able to really accept a little bit more than
50% of the applicants just because of the shortage of funding so we really wanna bring that number up. And so, that’s what we’re working and I’ll bring an update
on that next month. Constitutional changes. We’ve tried to figure out a way
to get back to our senators. So one thing that each of our
committee has a vice chair when they help a lot
with delegating tasks, taking notes, helping
organized, getting us coffee, all the essentials. Joking about the coffee thing but anyways. So, we’ve tried to delegate, what we’ve come up with
is this scholarship, instead of creating a new
executive board position, we’ve come up with a scholarship system to where we just wanna give
three-credit scholarship to each one in the vice chairs because all the executive board members get a 12-credit scholarship. So that works out to be about the same and we’re gonna benefit a few more people. That is our goal for that. And the Clubbies. So one thing that we’ve been
working on with the foundation is a time capsule,
pretty excited for that. So we’re gonna be at the
Clubbies which is gonna be May 8. Of course, you’re all invited. We hope to have some of you here. It’s a time where we can also just honor professors, faculty and students
which is pretty fantastic. So anyone can submit. We have all the different awards and anyone can submit
their recommendations for who should receive those awards. So that’s when we will
be handing that out. That’s also when we’ll be
doing the time capsule. We’re still not quite sure on
where the location is gonna be for this time capsule. I’ve been told it’s probably
gonna be implemented in the Center for Student Involvement. But, yeah, so that’s
where we are currently. And for final updates, I just wanna also say
thank you to Dr. Weber for inviting myself and
my Vice President Caleb to the PROMISE Program talk. That was really a fantastic opportunity. We’re right now, student
senate actually working on a support letter, so we’re drafting a
support letter for that because we think it’s a
really fantastic opportunity for students. So yeah, I look forward
to hearing more about that and hopefully it gets
implemented in the future. Thank you. Is there any questions? – Thanks, Tiger. Great job, you guys are really
doing a lot of good work. Appreciate it very much. – [Tiger] Yeah, thank you. – [David] Tiger, what
size shoe do you wear? – Well, Dr. Cook, what
size shoe do you wear? (board members laughing) All right. – [Jerry] Thanks, thanks. I didn’t hear that. Where was I? I got distracted. – [David] I didn’t say anything. – Okay. Would the real Carter
lobbyists come to the podium? – Thank you, Dr. Cook
for introducing Lincoln. One of the requirements
for the citizenship in the community merit badge is that you attend a public meeting. And the second item in
that same requirement is that you find an issue
where there’s disagreement and report on that issue in
your report and take a side. So we probably should have
come a little bit earlier for the budget workshop but
we caught the tail into that and I promised him that we would leave when we got to old business. So if you could not disagree on anything for the next part of the
meeting, that would be great. The legislature adjourned their first adjournment on April 5th and so they’ve been on their spring break for the past couple of weeks. And it won’t be until May 1st when the body comes back for
the veto slash omnibus session, typically, we would
call it the veto session but because there are many
budget items still open, we’ll dual-hat it and call
it the veto omnibus session. And the 90th day then goes to
May 15th or May 17th, rather. There are some topics that
I’ve included in the report. I’m not going to go over them. I’m just gonna highlight
a few important areas. But there are some issues that
I’ve included in the report that maybe don’t apply to the college but I’ve included them
because those are the items that are going to be
driving the conversation when legislators come
back to town on May 1st. The governor vetoed the tax bill. I think we’ll continue to
have some conversations about tax policy when
legislators come back. There still is the issue
of Medicaid expansion that is a leverage tool out there that some people want and
some people don’t want. The K-12 budget issue has been
decided by the legislature. The bill is signed by the governor and now goes to the
Supreme Court for review. They will be taking up arguments just about the time that the legislature is scheduled to go home,
a little bit before that. And so we won’t have an outcome on what the school finance
decision looks like before the legislature
hopefully goes home. they don’t have to conclude
their business on the 90th day. We’re hearing that it
could be a short session although with some
news, that I’ll tell you here in a little bit that we just learned while I was sitting here scanning social media during the awards and recognition piece. There’s going to be some
interesting conversations when legislators come back
regarding budget items. The consensus revenue estimating process just concluded their meaning
today and issued their report. But before the legislature left town, they left the budget open, we call it the mega budget because it deals with
pretty much everything. Typically, they could handle that business before they go home on their break. They had a couple of items that they were in disagreement
on and left that open. Right now, as higher education sits, they have agreed to
about 7 1/2 million more than what the governor recommended. That’s mostly good news. The House had five, or rather 10 million more than what the governor recommended. The Senate had five and so they’ve arrived at the halfway point
there with 7 1/2 million more than what the what
the governor recommended for higher education. Of that 7 1/2 million, that
goes to the whole system. And so only about a little
more than a million of that would be spread across
the 19 community colleges and the six technical colleges and I don’t know what
that formula breaks out but it would be based on the formula that the Board of Regents uses. So we’re not talking about a
great deal of increase here but we’re not going to complain either. The Senate did have a
position in their budget to consider an additional 33 million during the omnibus session and so that would be a
great conversation to have. I hope we have that conversation, but given the outcome
of the consensus revenue estimating process, I’m not
sure how that’s going to look. Just just a few minutes
ago, the budget director along with certain folks from the Consensus Revenue
Estimating Group issued their, they had a press conference
at about 4:30 p.m. And it looks like income
taxes, individual income taxes, the estimate is about 162 million more for the next three
years but other revenues are down about 147 million. And so when we say other revenues, we’re talking about sales
tax and some of the fees or other income that the
state counts as its receipts. When you look at the combined totals, the consensus revenue
estimates were increased by about $15 million, $14.9 million over the next three fiscal years. so that’s a very flat budget. With some conversation at the
end of the budget workshop about dark store theory,
property tax valuations and how the trends have been
going, I would say that, I would urge caution as we
continue to move down this road. We’ve had one year or so of new tax policy where we’ve seen some increased revenues but by no means is that setting a trend. And so we are still in the process of kind of watching how the
Kansas budget is stabilizing. I’m not sure we’re there,
I’m not sure we’re there yet. So that is all brand new as
just about a half hour ago that is just coming out and we’ve not had the
opportunity to pour through the short version of the memo. It’s about a six-page memo that looks at the revenues for the state and we’ll be looking into
that in greater detail as the as the weeks continue before the legislature returns to Topeka. I already talked a
little bit about the fact that the Supreme Court
will be reviewing soon the K-12 education funding plan. One of the big pieces of
legislation the did talk about at the last meeting was
the Community College Transparency Bill and that was a bill that when it was originally
introduced was quite onerous, was cleaned up considerably in the House and then further amended
in the Senate committee at our request. Some things that we wanted to make sure were contained in there namely, extending the implementation date so that all the community colleges could make sure that they
were on the same page as they were moving forward
and putting different pieces of items on their website. Most of most of the information
that the bill requires, we already put on our website but there were some different pieces that we wanted to make sure
that we had the opportunity to all be on the same page. The governor signed that bill yesterday. The house concurred
with the Senate changes and so that sent the bill
straight to the governor’s office. Another bill that I wanted
to chat briefly about, I don’t think it’s going to go anywhere for the rest of the session but it came up on General
Orders in the House and that was a bill on
concealed carry reciprocity in other states. That makes the bill what we called germane to add amendments for
any gun related issue. And so there was an attempt to amend on Representative
Ballard’s bill which is HB 2297 that would allow for
local control on campuses for concealed carry. That amendment failed, it was mainly, the votes were mainly party-line. That amendment failed. There was an attempt than
to further ammend the bill to have concealed carry training for anyone who chooses or chose to carry concealed on campus. That amendment failed and there were a number
of other amendments that were offered but ultimately failed. The one amendment that did pass was to lower the concealed carry age from 21 to 18 in Kansas. So that bill passed the House. It is over in the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee. We’re told that the Senate
doesn’t really have an interest in taking up that issue
before the end of the session when legislators come back. Neither body really intends
to go on General Orders in either the Senate or the House and so that makes it real difficult to figure out how to move different pieces of legislation forward that
may be stuck in the process. It’s good news for us, however, the bill has the life of extending
into the next sessions as a carry over year and so that’s one of the exempt committees and that bill will still
be around next year. Let me close with a
little bit of good news and then I’ll see if
there’s any questions. One of the things that we’ve
been working on for some time is to bring the governor to campus and in addition to when she was just here a couple of weeks ago for the town hall, she will be on campus for the
Annual Foundation Luncheon and the ribbon cutting on the 26th. So, we’re very much looking forward to the governor and her staff when she comes back at the end of April. So, I would stop there Mr. Chairman. Mr. President, see if
there’s any questions. – [Jerry] Questions, comments? – [David] Dick, thanks for your work on the Transparency Bill. That could have been a
nightmare for all of us and you and Kate did a great job staying on top of that one so thank you. – [Dick] Thank you. – If there is no difference
of opinion on topics tonight on your way home, Mr. Carter, disagree with your dad on
something and take a side, you can get that merit
badge taken care of. – That happens every evening in our house. – Thanks, we appreciate it very much. Next item on the agenda
is the audit committee. The minutes are included in your packet on pages one, two, three. Trustee Ingram gave a report
at that at the March meeting so the minutes are
there for your approval. Next item is college steering. College steering did meet. I don’t have the date on front of me. It’s in your packet, first Tuesday. And the whole session was attributed to the InfoHub discussion. InfoHub is a new technology platform to communicate more efficiently among in between and
throughout the college. I think the plan is for
that to be fully in place as much as possible in May but certainly, also to work toward fall. A lot of questions,
representatives were there from Faculty Association
and Faculty Senate and Educational Affairs
and the administration. And so I think Gerb was there
and did a really great job of presenting from the administration side on behalf of Dr. McCloud. Dr. McCloud, anything you wanna say? I think it’s basically designed to improve the operations
of the college, so. – Yeah, I think all in
all, I think InfoHub will be a good opportunity for us to communicate better and more clearly, the minutes of what’s
happening in committees and meetings around the campus
of two interested parties. So one of the biggest issues that you have in an
organization of this size is maintaining kind of clear communication about what’s happening as
decisions are being made and so I think this will go a long way towards helping us, I’m sure that’ll help. – [Jerry] Good, thank you. Trustee Ingram, any comments about? – [Nancy] I’m okay. – [Jerry] You good, okay, thank you. Next item is the Human Resource
Committee, Trustee Lawson. – You are sifting through,
thank you so much. Trustee Musil and I we’re in
the Human Resource Committee and we looked at some
review of the CLEAR program which is on page four of the
minutes of your board packet. I was actually pretty
excited to go over that and learned a lot about how
the courses are about $5 that we charge and that was based on the JCCC Leadership
and the Board of Trustees in previous years so I’m
very grateful for that but that there also have opportunities for autistic families to enroll and I remember a few months ago, there was a father who
came and spoke to us in the open meeting who asked us for an institutional program
for his autistic children and so that was something
that was on my mind when we had this presentation and I was very pleased to know
that there is quite a pathway through CLEAR program for
families with autistic children that are aging out of K through 12. And then also, there’s
an internship program that we have on campus now that we also have students
from the CLEAR program that are in the vocational
internship side, that through the bookstore as well as the CVS store on campus that they pay the minimum wage. And so after some review
before this committee, I looked into that and
several organizations do not do minimum wage. Just usually sub and so
it was very nice to know that we keep the equality
of fair labor standards for our interns as here as well. We heard about the wellness incentives and that was doing really well and then we reviewed a policy update that I had talked about
and brought up in January, and that is a recommendation that’s coming through
the board right now to, you can look on your
board packet of page five, six and seven. The intention of this was mainly to insert the gender identity words in our policy and after our legal counsel reviewed it, there was two policies
that needed to be reviewed, so those are also in your packet. so it is the recommendation of
the Human Resource Committee of the board of trustees
accept this recommendation of the college administration to approve the modifications
to the discrimination, harassment and retaliation and
the nondiscrimination policy as shown subsequently in the board packet. – [Greg] I accept that motion. – [Jerry] We have a motion
and a second, any questions? Any questions? – Wanna make a quick comment, Mr. Chair. I wanted to just thank Trustee Lawson for her leadership on this issue and raising the issue and commend
the college administration and I thank the board and its continuing atmosphere of tolerance like this school is known for. Thank you for raising the issue. – [Jerry] Okay, any other
questions, comments? All in favor, signify by saying aye. – Yes.
– Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. Any thing else, Trustee Lawson. – [Angeliina] I don’t have anything else. Do you have anything else? That concludes our report. – [Jerry] Learning
quality, Trustee Snider. – Thank you, the Learning
Quality Committee met April 1st at 8:30 a.m. We started with the
sabbatical presentation, English teacher Ted Rollins
was granted sabbatical in the fall of 2017 and the
purpose of his sabbatical is basically to learn how
to help students transfer or apply their writing
knowledge and skills beyond their independent
composition courses. So basically, how can we transfer and unlock knowledge from
one area to the other and keep that that rolling. I don’t know that there’s
a solid answer for that but he’s continuing to explore that topic. Next Vince Miller, dean
of academic support introduced the directors
and chairs from his division and provide an overview of the many things that the academic support
division is responsible for. Next, Randy Weber presented
several policy changes that are mostly minor in nature and they are outlined in the packet. And for that I have a recommendation. That is the recommendation
of Learning Quality Committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendations of the college administration
to approve modification to the following policies. Advanced Standing Credit Policy 314.03. Grade Review and Appeal Policy 314.08. Continuing Education Units Policy 314.09 and Non-Student Classroom
Participation Policy 314.10 as shown subsequently in board packet. – [David] Second. – [Jerry] We have a motion and a second. Any questions? Any questions? All in favor, signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – And that will conclude my report. – Thank you, Trustee Snider. Management report, Trustee Ingram. – Yes, thank you, Mr. Chairman. The management committee met at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3rd in the boardroom. The information related
to the management meeting begins on page 15 and runs through page 36 of the board packet. The management committee
received several presentations from staff. Rachel Lierz, associate vice president of financial services, CFO, provided a report on the
2019-2020 budget development. Her report was a preview of
a more comprehensive overview that was provided earlier this evening during the budget workshop. I wanna thank Rachel and her staff for the excellent work they do in preparing budget
information for the board and for the campus community. We appreciate the clarity
and the transparency of the college’s financial information. Tom Pagano, vice president,
Information Services, CIO and Dr. Phil Mein, information
technology security officer presented an update on the college’s cybersecurity initiatives including benchmark data from other higher education institutions. We appreciate our staffs’ diligence in protecting our vital information. Janelle Vogler, associate vice president for Business Services and Jim Feikert, director Procurement Services
presented a summary report on procurement card
activity from the past year. The procurement card
program provides means to accomplish smaller dollar purchases in an efficient manner. There was also information
on the travel card program. Travel cards or tea cards were
issued to all JCCC travelers beginning in mid-2018
with 311 cards now issued. Ms. Vogler also presented the
single source purchase report. Rex Hays, associate vice president Campus Services & Facility
Planning gave a monthly report on capital infrastructure projects and this report is found
on page 30 of the packet. He also gave an update on
the construction projects across the campus and reviewed report on
the financial status of the facility’s master plan. That report is in your packet on page 31. On pages 20 and 21, is a
report on college memberships. Staff prepared the report
in response to a question from Trustee Lawson at last month’s board of trustees meeting. At this time, I will ask Barbara Larson to take us through that report. If you would, Ms. Barbara, thank you. – Thank you, Trustee Ingram. Yes, that report is in your board packet. We did run a report on memberships
paid in fiscal year ’18. Last year, they totaled
$370,000 and that comprised, was made up of 271 distinct memberships. And those memberships run the gamut from the Society of Interior Design or the Council of Practical Nursing. So we have many memberships that are the result of our academic programs and the professionals in those programs being engaged in
professional organizations. As Dr. Sopcich stated last month when Trustee Lawson asked the question, we have a number of several
college wide memberships that are paid for from the
board of trustees budget and they are among our largest memberships in terms of cost. Those are the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees,
the League for Innovation, the American Association
of Community Colleges and the Association of
Community College Trustees and those four memberships
and the amounts paid are based on the size of the institution, generally, based on student headcount. Those four memberships
last year cost the college roughly $120,000. So those made up roughly 1/3
of our total memberships. In addition, we have a
number of partnerships in the community that
are very key to our work especially as it relates
to workforce development. We are members of various
chambers of commerce across Johnson County, whether
it’s Leawood, Overland Park, Gardner, Edgerton, Northeast
Johnson County, De Soto and a number of economic
development councils. Those partnerships
totaled $52,000 last year. And the remaining memberships again are based on professional
affiliations that many of us have whether it’s the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Officers or the American Association
of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Certainly, all of our faculty and staff take advantage of the services provided by these organizations whether it’s professional development, advocacy or just a chance to
network with other colleagues across the nation or the world that are involved in like professions. As Rachel mentioned during
the budget workshop, all memberships along with
all of our budget submissions, whether it’s new or
continuing must be justified by our budget administrators
in preparing their budgets. – I have a question. I asked for you to provide me with the top $15,000 memberships and there’s a couple that
are not on this right here, what does the Kansas
City Area Dev Council? That’s 25,000? – Kansas City Area Development Council. – Development Council, what is that? – It is our participation in the regional Kansas Economic Development Council. – Okay, and then the American
Culinary Federation is 19,800. – And that’s generally
a pass-through amount. We actually have, our students
in the culinary program become members or affiliate members. – They do become affiliate members and that also pays for some of
the testing required to gain aside from a degree from Johnson County, you actually become a
certified sous-chef and chef through the ACF because
that is a national body. So those dues actually go to
pay for a lot of the testing for the certification that
comes along with the degree, so students get both. – [Angeliina] Okay, so what
do we get with the 25,000 at the Kansas City Area
Developmental Council, Development Council, what is that? – [Barbara] I’ll let
Karen to respond to that. – That is really the Regional
Economic Development Council for the city. So the way we work with them primarily, primary way to work with them is all of the new businesses, when they come into Kansas City, when they’re looking at
whether it be site locations, the employee base what
they’re gonna draw from, that’s where it starts. So, if they’re looking at, they make, their kind of the convener so it might be looking at
three different cities. So we sat at the table
and present on the college and share the data on our students. – Excuse me, it’s about
economic development, Metropolitan Community
College is a member, Kansas City Kansas
Community College member, University of Kansas,
University of Missouri, I mean, education is a
very important component of economic development
in the Kansas City region. It’s a regional enterprise, not just solely dedicated
to Johnson County. – They also have the Kansas City SmartPort is included in that as well
the supply chain logistics for the big hub in Kansas City, so they support all our
curriculum in those areas too. – So the college really has
three foundational pillars in terms of its offerings. Career and tech education is one of them but through this Economic
Development Council, we work very closely
with all the chambers on bringing business to town, workforce development gets a piece of that and it’s just been pretty foundational to the purpose of our college. Trustee Cross, Trustee Musil. – [Gerald] Thank you, Mr. Chair. I think we invest in these associations in large part to have relationships not only with the associations but with many of the key
pillars and stake holders in those associations, right? – [Joseph] Exactly. – And then they become, not necessarily become but
many of them already are stakeholders in our institution. Donors, people who provide, I’m blanking, what do
we call the committees that need to advise different– – Advisory committees.
– Advisory committee. – Right, that’s we– – [Joseph] Yes, we all work
together for the betterment of the Kansas City region. This is–
– And one more thing for me. – [Joseph] Oh, sure. – I’m sorry. This includes travel for
administration and trustees, all these memberships? – [Jerry] No. – [Angeliina] No. – [Jerry] Just the membership. – [Gerald] Can we look at travel costs? – In what way?
– We can but– – [Gerald] For any of these memberships associated with these. – [Jerry] We would– – Well, that’s one thing I had asked. So I asked for information on the number of what it is we pay, who attends and then the quality of like
a satisfaction survey back to find out the people
who are attending these, do they actually feel it’s worthwhile? We haven’t gotten that. – [Jerry] I believe that
there’s a process for that in terms of when we approve the budget. I think we have to rely upon
our deans and department heads and all the people that develop the budget that they make good judgments about where people travel to and from. So I don’t know that that’s something that we wanna get involved
with in trustee meetings but we certainly can deal with that when we deal with the budget. Trustee Musil. – I don’t know anything
else but I think we do, if I remember from audit committee, we do look at trustees’ travel. – Correct.
– Correct. – Twice a year, once a year, whatever but we do look at that, so, but if you try to look at every employee that traveled on all of these groups, that would be a monumental task, I think. I don’t know anything further. – [Jerry] I think we leave
that up to our department heads and that’s why we have them to do that. – [Gerald] Thank you, I appreciate it. – [Angeliina] Is there
a way to be a member of the National Association
of Community College Trustees without having to be a part of the Kansas Association of
Community College Trustees? – Yeah, I guess you can
belong to ACCT without KACCT but I’m not sure what– – [Joseph] That is something
we have to check on. – [Staff] You have to be a part the local if you want to be part of the national. I’ll check it. – [Angeliina] I appreciate it. – [David] What would be the interest of being one and not the other? – [Jerry] I’m sure
there’s several reasons. Everybody might have one. – Okay.
– I can’t see any right now. Recommendations, Trustee Ingram. – Okay, the management committee has a number of recommendations
to present this evening and I apologize, I’m gonna
skip backwards, thank you. Forgive me. The management committee
has several recommendations to present this evening. Dr. Larson presented
information on changes to the data classification
and security policy. The recommended update serves
as a minor clarification to reference that applicable laws will be followed with respect to college data storage and security. We do have nine recommendations,
this is the first one, it is the recommendation
of the management committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendation of the college administration to approve modifications
to the data classifications and security policy and
I will make that motion. – [Gerald] Second. – [Jerry] We have a motion
and a second, any questions? Any questions? All in favor signify by saying, aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – There was also a
recommendation for changes to the safety and security policy, infectious disease policy and national incident
management system policy which have undergone a
regularly scheduled review. The recommended updates
include minor clarifications and language updates for consistency with current College terminology
and processes, sorry. It is the recommendation
of the management committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendation of the college administration
to approve modifications to the safety and security policy, infectious disease policy and National Incident
Management System Policy and I will recommend that. – [David] Second. – [Jerry] We have a motion
and a second, any questions? Any questions? – Questions, yes. This the policy here at page 16, right? I think I’m for it, I just think
it’s fairly broad language. This one to be the
lawyer pointing that out, like it gives the, it seems to give the administration pretty broad discretion in terms of providing a safe
environment for its students, employees, visitors
through the establishment of reasonable practices that support a safe and secure environment in all buildings and grounds zone, leased and operated by the college. Essentially gives our police the authority to do whatever they feel
necessary, is that right? Does the members of the committee? I’m not on that committee. – [Greg] I think it says the
college is committed to that. I don’t think it authorizes
any specific actions by police or otherwise. – [Jerry] Tonya. – [Tonya] I think not that. (speaking off mic) Some of that, requirements that we need to
represent that organization, the international and the national– – [Barbara] Incident management system. – And the result for other requirements that may have that national level to show that we have acumen in that. – I guess that leads to
this because measles. – [Tonya] No, they all did not knew. They put in a red line. In effect for quite some time now. 2012. (Tonya speaking off mic) Decision really requires that statement. (Tonya speaking off mic) – [Jerry] Thank you. Any other questions? We have a motion and a second, all in favor signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – [Nancy] Next, Dr. Larson
presented information on an agreement with a KCATA to provide free or
subsidized bus transportation on certain routes to
students and employees. As this is a new program,
I’m going to ask Dr. Larson to take us through the
highlights of the proposal before I make that motion. – Thank you, Trustee Ingram. As we’ve discussed earlier tonight, a lot of our budget focus this year has been about removing
barriers to student success, and one of those barriers may be, is in some cases we know, transportation. We also have a tremendous
commitment here at the college to sustainability and to
our sustainability goals. As part of that, in recent months, administration has spent
a considerable time discussing with Kansas City
Area Transportation Authority the proposal to begin a U-Pass program here at Johnson County Community College. Several similar programs
are in place at UMKC, at KCK Community College and at Metropolitan Community College. And under these programs,
anyone with a valid ID, whether it’s an employee
of the college or a student can ride certain routes under that KCATA operates for free. We’re proposing that we
begin a U-Pass program here effective August 1st. Currently, we have five routes with 72 daily stops on a normal weekday coming to our campus. We know that ridership is not huge here. We’re largely a commuter campus but we would hope that
a program such as this would really begin to increase ridership on the transit system. In addition, KCATA has piloted what’s called the
microtransit program this year and so for the first year of the contract, the microtransit services
would also be available to our students. This program as we are proposing, it would exclude the K-10 connector route. So this would not be limited
to the five bus routes that we’re discussing here
that do come to the college. They would be available. Once you have your ID and with some work between KCATA and our
information services staff so that there are card readers
that can read our ID cards, students or employees
would be able to ride many other routes in the KCATA
system on a Sunday afternoon. The cost for this in year one is $25,000. It would come from our
student activity fees and that’s slightly more than 1% of our student activity fee budget. So, we’re really excited about this in terms of what it can
mean for our students that may have difficulty
with transportation needs that take the bus currently and what it could mean
for future ridership. Ridership currently was estimated
based on KCATA observation and so we think that our
average ridership per day is about 140 individuals when you exclude that K-10 connector. Again, not huge but once we
have the program in place, we’ll have real data and
we would also receive twice annual reports from
KCATA about ridership, about those swipes on the bus. – [Jerry] So, do you have a motion? – [Nancy] No, there is no motion. – [Barbara] Yes. – [Nancy] Oh, I’m sorry. Yes, I do. – [Jerry] Could you share it with us? – It’s the recommendation
of the management committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendation of the college administration to approve a contract with the Kansas City Area
Transportation Authority, KCATA for college participation in KCATA’s RideKC University Pass Program
and I will make that motion. – [David] Second. – [Jerry] We have a motion and a second. Trustee Snider will abstain
for conflict of interest on the KCATA board. The question that I have is if 140, this is going to go from
August 1 to July 31st and if it ends up that we have 280 daily, will that price be
adjusted during the year or we guarantee that price? – We guarantee that price.
– Like we could assume that there would be an
adjustment in the following year. Trustee Musil. – [David] I was just gonna
mention something along that line that this is a one-year pilot and we’ll evaluate at the end of the year, see what kind of success. – Two things I’ll evaluate
at the end of the year to me would be, I understand we wanna make this successful so students can get to campus. It’s also for employees so I’ll
be interested in the ratio. And I’ll also be interested
in the ratio of rides that have nothing to do
with campus directly. I mean, and people that take the bus from wherever to the zoo or whatever. But when I first learned about this and I asked you some question that I support the idea of finding ways to get students on our
buses to get to our campus, I think another program
we got to think about is maybe a specific designated fund for those who have specific
transportation emergencies. I know we have some of
that in the foundation. I don’t know if Kate’s still here but, this is broader than I thought and I assume the employee thing is part of our sustainability issue, not because of accessibility or curls. So I’m interested, I’ll be interested in seeing what it turns out to be. – [Jerry] Trustee Lawson. – For me, I don’t like that
it’s attached to student fees. I feel like we had a big thing
last year about the track and how student fees were going into that so I just feel like if there’s another way
that this could be funded without having to have
students pay for students. So, that’s my job.
– We’ll let the administration deal with that. Yes, sir, Trustee Cross. – [Gerald] The K-10
connector remains in place? – [Barbara] Yes. – Yes, just wanna comment
that Trustee Ingram, it was an excellent motion. – [Jerry] We have a motion and a second. Any other questions? – [Gerald] Good second, good second. – [Jerry] All in favor
signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – Next, Rex Hays and Jay
Antle reported on an agreement that KCP&L has offered customers for a renewable energy option allowing schools and other
large commercial customers to displace current energy
production purchases with a higher level of renewable
energy sources up to 100%. Both Rex Hays and Dr.
Antle are here that tonight and I would ask the board if
there are questions of them before I proceed with motion. – [Jerry] Let’s do the motion and a second to get it on the table
first and then we’ll– – [Nancy] Okay. – [Jerry] We’ll deal with questions. – [Nancy] All right, it is recommendation of the management committee
that the board of trustees accept the recommendation of
the college administration to enter into a 10-year Renewable Direct Participation Agreement contract with Kansas City Power and Light, KCP&L and I will make that motion. – [Jerry] We have a motion and I, did you make a second Trustee Cross? – [Gerald] Second. – [Jerry] Okay, so, is Dr.
Antle gonna speak to this? Before you have a question? – [Nancy] They’re here if
there are any questions. – [Jerry] Okay, Trustee Cross. Question? Question? Nobody has a question? Everybody just scratching their head. – [Jay] Nobody wants me to the floor. They don’t want that. – [David] Second that. Sorry. – [Jerry] Looks like
you wanna say something. You have 15 seconds. – [Jay] Thank you to the great question for the previous issue. The microtransit helped
that issue a little bit. That microtransit system is
in first year is part of, we negotiated that with KCATA. And so at least for the first year, the students who were in
that area supposed to. They will have that emergency, take care of the matter. – [Jerry] Thank you, thank you. – I will say something about
the computation right here. Assuming that we’re able
to land the final details of the contract which we believe
we’re going to be able to, this will mean that
the college will reduce carbon footprint by about 85%
from what we started before. And it will really have a
big deal in our section. – [Jerry] Thank you, that’s great job. We always pay attention when you speak. Thanks, Dr. Antle. Again, the record would
show that Trustee Snider will abstain. Any other questions? We have a motion and a second. All in favor, signify by saying aye. – Yes.
– Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – There were five
recommendations based on this. The first was for search engine marketing and search engine optimization services. It is the recommendation
of the management committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendation of the college administration to approve the proposal from Rank Fuse for search engine marketing
and search engine optimization for a base year of $90,996
for fiscal year 2019-2020 and a total expenditure
not to exceed $454,980 and I will make that motion. – [David] Second. – [Jerry] Motion and a second. Any questions? Big ticket item, any questions? No? All in favor, signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – The next bid is for digital advertising. It is the recommendation
of the management committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendation of the college administration
to approve the proposal from Centro for digital advertising for a base year of $135,000
for fiscal year 2019-2020 and a total expenditure
not to exceed $675,000 and I will make that motion. – [David] Second. – [Jerry] We have a motion and a second and I guess I would make a
comment for the public again. These are large ticket items
but they have all been vetted and reviewed in management
committee meeting and in department meetings and a lot of discussion has
been held over these items. Any questions? Any questions? All in favor, signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – Investigative background checks and drug test screening
services as the next bid. It is the recommendation
of the management committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendation of the college administration to approve the new contract award to CastleBranch Corporation
for an initial one-year total not to exceed $62,230 with
an estimated five-year total not to exceed $311,150 for the
college’s health occupations and practical nursing department. Each year, total may vary in cost, dependent upon student
enrollment quantities and the type of background or drug screening services performed and I will make that motion. – [Jerry] We have a
motion, is there a second? There’s second. Any questions? Any questions? All in favor signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – Next is active classroom renovations. It is the recommendation
of the management committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendation of the college administration
to approve the low bid from KBS Constructors, Inc.
in the amount of $299,348 with an additional 10%
contingency of $29,935 to allow for possible unforeseen costs for a total expenditure
not to exceed $329,283 and I will again make that motion. – [David] Second. – [Jerry] We have a motion and a second. I happen to go by the CoLab today, it was packed with students and faculty and all kinds of people engaging and I’m assuming I think the implication is these interactive classroom, our model of that and I’m really pleased that we’ve taken this step to do this. I think it’s very positive
for student learning. Any questions? All in favor, signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. – Our final bid or the
student center campus store retail fixtures. It is the recommendation
of the management committee that the board of trustees
accept the recommendation of the college administration
to approve the low bid from Nebraska Book Company, Inc. doing business as Campus Store Design in the amount of $285,989.70
and I will make the motion. – [Jerry] We have a
motion, is there a second? – [Paul] Second. – [Jerry] Trustee Snider, seconds. Any questions? Trustee Musil. – I don’t know who is in charge
of this, Barbara or Randy but we’re building a new bookstore as part of the student center, had to relocate the other
one, it’s gonna be smaller. – [Barbara] Yes. – It seemed $285,000 just for the fixtures for kind of the shelves and
stuff seemed to hide it. I mean I don’t have any background in that but we were not able to reuse anything and really for purposes
of making this efficient? We had to go out to this bid? – [Barbara] Yes, in terms of the design and I’m actually gonna ask Janelle Vogler to respond to that more
specifically if she could. Thank you. – We are able to reuse the
shelving pieces to go this way but that it’s the fixtures
that hold the shelves that they’re the original fixtures from when we opened over
in the student center so we are replacing all of
that and the display pieces and what holds the clothing
and things like that. So, we did bid it, we
had one bid come back and then another one that
wasn’t a viable bid for that. It’s a pretty narrow market but that was the price that came back. So, to answer your question,
we are reusing parts. The shelving pieces, we are
reusing because they stuff it. – [Greg] Okay, thank you. – [Jerry] Any other questions? Thanks, Janelle. All in favor, signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? The motion carries. – Thank you and that concludes my report. – Next item is the president’s
recommendation for action. Treasurer’s report, trustee. – [Angeliina] I just have a question on the network infrastructure
and equipment services. I know there was a
presentation that was done. Can I ask some of the, I just have three questions
about the network. – [Jerry] Okay, go ahead. – So one of the items that I heard from the local IT companies in this area and my own research is we use entirely about Cisco based in the
presentation, correct? Meanwhile, in the public market, we’re seeing a pretty
aggressive rise in product for Arista and Juniper? So the mid market solutions
by Ubiquiti and others, I mean there’s nothing
wrong with Cisco, so, but do we have a plan for our students to at least interact with
these other technologies? – In academic things we provided, we replaced the products
that are. (speaking off mic) Academic side os there’s a shift in market on academic program. (speaking off mic) (speaking off mic) Infrastructures for daily
operations and so on. Staff and faculty, that
comes through Cisco. – [Angeliina] Okay. – [Michael] We use a separate set of, we house the academic
pieces on different servers so that while students are testing things, trying to break things,
working on cybersecurity that they don’t interrupt the
normal commerce of the campus. – Okay, and we have a plan four-year plan. Do we, that includes a past, no, I’m sorry, do we have
four-year plan that includes to 200, 400 gigabits as
far as fiber installations as we are projecting based
on gigabits only solutions? – Everything we do based on the need. (speaking off mic) One campus, the other campus, based on the bandwidth needs,
students, faculty and staff. Speak about specifics. (speaking off mic) What that need is. – Okay, and then in the
presentation that there was, you talked about blade server maintenance, and what is included in that
or are blade server runner like Hyper-V or MV where– – The blade servers are used
for infrastructure again. (speaking off mic) Internal service storage, internal storage,
internal processing needs. We also have storage for processing for extra academic things, so depending on what those programs need versus sole need for our internal work. (speaking off mic) – [Angeliina] I appreciate
that and thank you so much to your department for the
amount of work that you put in. Appreciate it, thank you. Thank you, Mr. Chair. – [Jerry] Treasurer’s
report, Trustee Musil. – Mr. Chairman, the
board report at page 37 includes the treasurer’s
report for the month ended February 28, 2019. Some items of note on page one was the general post-secondary technical education fund summary. February was the eighth month
of our 2018-2019 fiscal year. In March, we received $3.4
million from Johnson County from an ad valorem
property tax distribution that will be included
in next month’s report. The unencumbered cash balance
as of the end of February was $112 million,
approximately $10 million lower than the same time last year and all expenditures in
the primary operating funds are within approved budgetary limits. And with that, it’s a recommendation of college administration
that the board of trustees approve the treasurer’s
report for the month end at February 28th, 2019 subject
to audit and I will so move. – [Jerry] We have a
motion, is there a second? – [Gerald] Second. – [Jerry] Trustee Cross seconds. Any questions? All in favor, signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? Motion carries. Monthly report, so thank
you, Trustee Musil. Monthly report to the board, Dr. Sopcich. – Thank you, Trustee Cook. We’re gonna do a little
lightning around here to kick things off, so,
Karen, you’re first. – I just wanted to report on, we have a pretty broad audience. We serve in continuing in
and we’ve put a lot of focus on our youth programs in the summer which are getting ready to start again and we’re really excited as
we’ve changed that format to the middle school, high school range and more focused on
STEM and programs that, they’re interested in
going to the college route, getting them on campus. Those numbers are up again
this year, another 8%, we’ve taken close to 1,100 enrollments over the last 60 days. So, we’re really excited about that. And personal enrichment is also at 22%, so we’re excited about that. If you were on campus on April the 11th, I wanna mention, we hosted the Microsoft which is a DigiGirlz event
that they do around the country and there were 150 middle
school and high school girls here on campus
participating and mentoring and breakout workshops and networking. So, I don’t see, I don’t have Dr. Warner’s here but I think she might have
been one of the speakers in one of those breakout sessions. So, anyway, it’s always
nice to have youth on campus and let them meet with the faculty that are teaching in
programs and meet staff. So, we’re really excited
about those numbers. I have our new youth catalog
if anyone doesn’t get that or know someone that might be
interested in a youth program. I’d be glad to pass out. – [Joe] Thank you, Karen. Randy. – All right, thanks. I’m gonna take this opportunity. I like to take lightning around and brag about the work of others. I want to talk about
the work of the college on a really innovative initiative we did but fortunately, John Clayton and myself were able to present at the ACC Conference we spoke too early earlier,
it was in Orlando last weekend and we did a session
called transforming lives, telling our stories through wage data. And the concept really behind
this is as community colleges, we used to be about access
and then after a little while, it’s like it’s nice that
you’re getting students but you really should be about completion. So then we move to the completion agenda and all of a sudden, it’s like it’s great that you’re completing students but are they really earning a living wage? And so that’s always kind of
that what’s that next thing? What’s that next thing? Well, through our office, we were able to do a
partnership with Equifax to get some wage data on students who attended Johnson
County Community College and the impact of completion, so not just attendance but completion for various student groups. John could speak to the
methodology all night if you’d like him to. But I wanted to point out some key points of interest for us. It’s a really in-depth
report but some things that really will help us inform the way we guide and support students. So, for example, one of the things that we’ve learned through this data is we have certain programs and one, I’ll use example of Computer Science Information Technology, so CSIT. And CSIT, when our students are hired, there’s not really a
consequential difference in their hiring range whether
they complete it or not. However, when you fast forward five years and they’re five years
removed from attendance here, those who graduated are earning 56% more than those who didn’t. So those are the kinds of
stories that we can tell students to say the impact of completion. It may not be in your beginning salary and those students are
making north of $80,000 with associate’s degrees. Those are compelling stories
as we talk about recruitment and getting students to enroll. There are stories that are less glamorous that we’re learning as
part of this as well. So, for example, our students who come in who are not need-based as we
define it by Pell eligibility. The impact of completion
a student who graduates who’s not need-based five
years out earned 7% more than a student who doesn’t graduate. That’s important to know
but even more meaningful is for the students who come in need-based and are Pell eligible, those who graduate earn 23%
more than those who don’t. So what that says is that
our need-based students, the importance of graduating
for them is significant and so what kind of supports
and services and wraparound things do we do as we start
to learn some of these things about our students? And so we’re kind of just
digging into the data. There’s a lot of other compelling
information that’s there but those just a couple examples. We received tremendous feedback
from those in attendance and a lot of folks because
as I shared with the group, years ago, we used to always say, well, community colleges are doing fine, the problem with when
you use our iPads report to tell our story is that
a lot of our students aren’t graduating but
they’re transferring. That’s why we had a group called National Student
Clearinghouse come out and say, well, they’re graduating, some and even more are transferring but maybe there’s still work to do and that’s really what
we’re saying with wage data as we start to look at this to say yeah, our students are completing and maybe they’re even
going to work in their field but let’s look years
out as is it impacting and for us, for our mission,
are we transforming lives? And so we’ve got some of this information, you’ll see a lot more
around it in the way. We really plan to use it is
to help navigate students into certain programs
and success strategies. – [Jerry] That’s great, thanks, Randy. Mickey. – Well, I’d like to give you three pieces. The first, you got to hear
from Professor Krug tonight thanking you for some
work that we have done, that you guys have done as a board. I will toot his horn a
little bit because he won’t. He’s been accepted to present a case study that he developed specifically for two-year accounting students at the conference for the
association for accounting, Teachers of Accounting
at Two-Year Colleges which they call TACTYC. And so he will be one of
the first in the country to actually have developed something that we will use for two-year students. Most of these sorts of
scenarios are reserved for junior, senior classes and so he’s given our
students an opportunity to take on some of these
real-life scenarios earlier on in their career. I told him to copyright it
because after he presents it, it’ll everywhere in the country because other people will borrow liberally from what he has done. In terms of our academic
teams, the debate season which we talked about
a little bit last month actually wrapped up. We did quite well. After getting our berth in
the national tournament, we actually also received
word that we had a team that made the Nationals
of Lincoln-Douglas debate which is the first time
that that has happened in about 20 years, and so those
folks were quite successful. Sadly, we lost in the Sweet
16 to the number one seed after we won three preliminary rounds and then three regular rounds
against teams seated higher. We came in as a 14 and won
our way into the sweet 16 where we lost at University
of Oklahoma by two ballots at the end of the round,
and yet, in doing so, we were actually 16th out of 104 teams that actually made the tournament and we receive the Joy-McClintock
Community College Award which gives us our third straight regular season sweepstakes
win at the national level but also gave us the
national best team award, so. (board members applauding) So, Stout did a did a phenomenal
job of getting that done and then on the more local front, after we have worked diligently to kind of produce what
we have with KU Edwards and to increase our opportunities
for students to transfer, I’ve been asked to head up a group including Pratt and Highland
or who will take the next step and look at the inauguration of Associate of Fine Arts degree which will allow our
students, the music, theater and fine arts to be able
to transfer directly into bachelor’s of fine
arts programs in the state. We currently do not statewide have an AFA and so those students have
a much more difficult path and it is more one-off connections between schools that
allows them to transfer so we’re gonna try and
create a singular degree that allows all students
at the community college who are interested in fine arts to be able to transfer more seamlessly. So we’ll start working on that this month. – [Jerry] Cool. – That’s great, thanks Mickey. Today, while we were all doing what we would normally do in an afternoon, our Model UN team was being honored in the United Nations
General Assembly Hall for their success at the
International Model UN. Our college achieved an Overall
Distinguished Delegation and Outstanding Position Award for the commission on the status of women and that is a great tribute
we represented Tanzania, and this is something that we’ve done over the years in New York City. We have great success doing this. I always like to read the
students who were a part of this. These were three students
who were especially honored and they called them for staff positions. Marouane Bakit, Overland Park, originally from Casablanca, Morocco. She was a chair of the General
Assembly Second Committee. Jessie White from Paola,
president of the JCCC Model UN and rapporteur of UN women. Cina Murray from Olathe, co-chair of the General Assembly Third Committee and I’d like to read the
other members of the team. Jazmin Birch from Shawnee, Deagan Kingery, the team vice president
from Overland Park, Joshua Toy from Olathe,
Miroslava and Sophia Corral-Vale from Overland Park, originally
from Juarez, Mexico. Blake Steinmetz, Lenexa,
Braden Jones, Olathe, Megan Dietz, Lawrence Analim
from Kansas City, Missouri originally from Seoul, South Korea, Faith Manchin, Overland Park, Hunter Richardson from Roeland Park, Joy Carpenter from Overland Park and David Ardaburn from Overland Park. These accomplishments by this group represents 15 years of
success for a Model UN program and credit goes to Dr. Brian Wright. When you talk about an
advisor of a program and I had one of these with him, Brian was one of the advisors
who was there constantly with the team at any
hour of the day or night. He’s incredibly dedicated to this and he’s also a great
promoter of his program. Additionally, and this has all
been about student success, this past week we’ve had Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, he
was on a listening tour, he came to our campus. That was an opportunity
that we turned around in a very short period of time. Jeff Chris, everybody
jumped on board, Sean. Probably and around, we probably
had about maybe 24 hours to make that happen. Mr. Schultz presented his
positions on many things and then he opened it up for questions. The first question came
from one of our students, Colin Gustin, and the second
was from Joshua Sanders, another one of our students. These questions were
impressively presented, perfectly phrased well-reference,
they were of great depth. We were also proud that our
students roasted that occasion. Later, Mr. Schultz approached me and he commented about the
incredibly high quality of the questions from our students and he was really impressed
by Joshua’s recitation of a lengthy George Washington quote that he included in his question. It’s absolutely terrific,
we feel so proud for that. So I’ve talked about the UN and I’ve talked about the
students answering questions. Day in and day out, we are amazed by what our students can do. And it doesn’t just happen. They’re not miraculously, by walking in this in this college, it doesn’t happen that way. It happens because of the instruction that goes on in the classroom,
the incredible faculty and the staff and every
single aspect of this college. That is the result when
everybody comes together and that is the benefit
and the accomplishment that our students get to enjoy. Yes? – [Gerald] Mr. Schultz, Governor Kelly, I know Ted Cruz came here, Sam Brownback, do they get to use our
facilities for free? – No, that’s a great question. I think we’re really proud of the fact on how that’s worked out. For example, on one side, I know there’s a local institutions having some challenges with that. We had Betsy DeVos, right? Now, that was the secretary
of education, boom, it’s quite a, it’s an honor at that level. We’ve never had that happen before. When Ted Cruz came here,
he rented the facility. It was a campaign stop. When Laura Kelly came here,
I’m not sure, does she rent? She rented the facility, Howard
Schultz rented the facility. So it depends upon on
how that all sets up. If it’s related to a campaign,
they they will have to rent. – [Gerald] Okay, thank you. – Sure, and that concludes our report. – Thanks, Dr. Sopcich. I don’t believe we have
any old business tonight. I don’t believe we have
any new business tonight. That takes us to Dr. Harvey. Faculty Association
reports and board liaisons. – Hello. So, I often feel like I should get up here and tell you all the great
things our faculty are doing but we’ve already heard
so many great things that our faculty are doing tonight from several who we’re here tonight. From Dr. Heather Seitz. the
two faculty got an award and Dave Krug and then, of course, Jay Antle is one of our faculty. And so I think you’ve already heard so many wonderful things our faculty do but I did have a couple of
things I wanted to share of an update from the Faculty Association. So we have lots, I also wanna say, we have
lots of presentations that you’re probably gonna get
invited to in the next month. Student presentations, the CoLab
will no doubt be full daily of fantastic things that
our students have been doing maybe all year or all semester and so if you get a chance
to see any of those, thank you for coming and seeing them because our students, we
want them to be supported and we want you guys to see what they do. It’s really exciting time of year. So, I just thought I’d say that too. So we had the KNEA
Representative Assembly. It’s an annual event and that was the first weekend in April, we sent five delegates this time, actually we had six faculty from Johnson County Community College but one of our faculty
is a representative, has an office in the region
regional group of KNEA so there was actually five
technical delegates from here. And it’s a great opportunity
for us to connect with KNEA locals from all over the state. So a lot of them are K
through 12 but not all. There are other community
colleges that that come and are represented. We’re probably one of the more active ones but we’re not alone in that. And at this event, the governor
or governor Laura Kelly came and sort of started it off
which was kind of exciting and then she’s had saved signing
the education funding bill for that day so that the
K through 12 teachers could all go over and be
there when she signed it. So that was also kind
of an exciting moment because I think they’ve been waiting for something like that for a long time. And so that was kind of exciting. We had some breakout sessions. There was two that several
of us attended together on social and racial justice
and it was kind of good to see. It looks a little
different in K through 12 than it does in higher ed but it was good to have conversations and see some of the
resources and discussions and opportunities that
are being put together for those areas. There’s a sort of a conference of sorts that’s a workshop that
they held this last January and they’re gonna be having
one again in the fall so it’ll be a statewide
event for educators to come and discuss issues related
to social and racial justice. And you know, as a teacher
what that looks like in a classroom and the
training that you need to be able to fully support your students no matter what background they come from, it’s really critical. And so, when I personally
reflect on my own experience in that, I have to say that I
don’t often feel confident that I’ve had adequate training to really fully meet support
my students and my colleagues that belong to underrepresented areas. Now, I’ve been somewhat underrepresented from times in my life in
being a woman in science. I’ve worked in research
groups there were all men and I was the only woman. I’ve experienced that small bit but there’s so many
different types of diversity and just really fully
understanding what we can do to help our students succeed
and our colleagues succeed that belong to those groups
is an important thing. And so, I just wanted to take a minute and talk for a second about that. I’m sure that the college
has done some things that I’m not aware of,
particularly in response to the HLC report that noted, that they noted that
consistent support of clubs and organizations promoting diversity was an opportunity for
improvement for our college and then they also noted
they inquired about diversity and hiring
practices of staff and faculty and noted there were
not specific initiatives to promote diversity of
employees and faculty and that this was an area
that we could focus on moving forward to help
our faculty and staff better reflect the diversity
of our student population which we know is increasingly
more and more diverse. And so there’s a lot of
different levels in here. There’s supporting students,
there’s training our faculty and staff to better be
able to support students at every level, everyone who
is interacting with people. There’s hiring, training
people on hiring committees in a way that they are really thinking beyond their own internal biases that they don’t even realize to help increase the
diversity on our campus. And then this in turn
will help our students. But then, I also think we have
to have more conversations about how we support our diverse employees that we do hire more diversity, how do we support people who belong to an underrepresented
group when they work here. And so I think there’s
definitely a lot of work that we can do and I’m sure there’s, I know there’s lots of different
efforts that are being done but having maybe a more awareness of those and sort of a more
coordinated and organized way would be one thing that would be helpful. I know that next week, there’s a couple of events,
for example, that I saw, there are three
transgender awareness talks that were organized by the
Department of Sociology. And so again, there’s these little kind of individually organized events but sometimes it’s hard to, when something’s happening
when you’re in class or sometimes, it’s hard
to access all of them. But I did wanna take a minute
and also point out to you in case you’re not aware that there has been
some grassroots efforts from some of my colleagues. So the Faculty Senate formed a task force last September and it was to look at
diversity equity and inclusion, and specifically here at the college. And I would say that once that formed, it sort of took a life of its own in the sense that they
invited anybody and everybody that wanted to participate
to be part of this. And so it was very inclusive
in the organization of this group. And so, I recognized early on that it was not particularly sanctioned by the administration as a committee, when you call a task force, I
just want faculty to realize whether the administration
asked it to be formed or whether it’s being formed by employees that see a need that they want addressed. And so that is the case here. But I have to tell you
that they have put together that currently, they have a need statement that they have published and shared and they’re requesting signatures and letters of support from others and they’re also holding a
town hall meeting on May 1st at 11 o’clock in the
CoLab to discuss this. And I read their report, their
document that they produced and it was well-researched. It looks at other K-board institutions and community colleges in Kansas as well as the League of
Innovation schools and looks at, do these other institutions have a designated resource person or place for sort of a clearinghouse for diversity, equity and inclusion. And they did a lot of research and that is really what
they’re are asking for is for a designated resource
on our campus for that. So I think you’re gonna
be hearing more about that and I wanted to put that
forward that I do support that, that what that looks like, I think that we can be creative in solving an issue or a problem but I do feel, as I feel as a faculty member too that we have not made enough
of an intentional effort to really, in an organized way,
address some of the issues and with that comes
training and information and sometimes people will self-select into going to certain events but they may not even be the people that most need to hear
some of those things. So I would like to see our campus do more to foster an inclusive environment where it’s a safe learning environment, a safe working environment
and supportive for everybody. So I just wanna share that
and that concludes my report. – Any questions? Thank you Dr. Harvey, appreciate it. Trustee Lawson. – I don’t have a question
but more just a comment. I mean I sit on the National Committee for the colleges of trustees for diversity equity, inclusion
and coming back in January, I mentioned to the board the
importance of bringing in some of these policies specific around our diversity of our RFP language so that small business
owners have an opportunity to partake in these large
contracts by breaking them up. The other one was the equity was the anti-bullying policy
that addressed power dynamics which is different than conduct policies. And then the inclusion was for having a student trustee policy that could sit on our board
because we talk about students but we really need to be talking
with them and not at them. So I think these are things that, I’m excited to hear the
grassroots efforts coming up because I think this is very important especially having diversity
in our hiring practices. – [Jerry] Okay, thank you. Trustee Cross, Johnson
County Research Triangle. – Yeah, thank you. The JCERT has not met. since we last spoke, we’ll
meet this Tuesday actually, April 22nd, 7:30 a.m. at
the KU Edwards Campus. I have more report next
month for the first time as I serve as a liaison there
and that concludes my report. – [Jerry] Thank you,
KACCT, Trustee Lawson. – [Angeliina] They have not met and I have not received to
a meeting of the next time. – [Jerry] Okay, thank you. – [Jerry] Trustee Musil, foundation. – Well, I think everybody’s
probably heard by now, Chris Gray and his marketing
team who’ve done a great job of getting the word out
that Mr. Frank Devocelle has been named as the Johnson
Countian of the Year for 2019. Mr. Devocelle retired from
Olathe Health Systems as a CEO at the end of the year in 2018 after almost 50 years of
service to Olathe Health System. Basically built that hospital. I know Trustee Ingram was
employed at the hospital and has served the hospital
and it’s been an amazing in the 32 years I’ve lived here to watch that hospital system grow into Miami and Linn County with clinics and elsewhere in Johnson County. As Johnson County of the Year, Mr. Devocelle will be recognized at Some Enchanted Evening
scholarship gala on November 9th. Mike and Susan Lally are
serving as the co-chairs for that gala. Last year, it raised more than $800,000 for our student scholarships. So if anybody wants to
help student scholarships, they should buy table to this event where the proceeds go
directly to scholarships. Sponsorship solicitations have begun under the leadership of Pam Popp who chairs the sponsorship committee. The next item is that the
Cohen Community Series will present Roots & Boots
’90s Electric Throwdown on May 4th in Yardley Hall. The community, Cohen Community Series was inaugurated in 2008 by
former Trustee Jon Stewart as a legacy in an honor of
the late Barton P. Cohen. All proceeds for the event go to Johnson County Community College scholarships and educational programs. The event this year features
country legend Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin. More than 800 tickets
have already been sold. Aaron Tippin’s most famous
for his original hit which was You’ve Got
to Stand for Something or you’ll fall for anything. I’m sure the chair remembers that. 1992. – I thought it was 1892
and I do remember it. – Finally, the Foundation
Board will meet on Friday, April 26th as part of the
foundation’s annual luncheon and the Fine Arts and Design Studios ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony, all trustees are invited, you should have already
received your invitation. Please RSVP to the foundation. It’s 11:30 in the arts courtyard adjacent to the new FADS building and that concludes my report. – Thank you, any questions
of Trustee Musil. – [Gerald] Did they do
the football in 1892? – They did and they didn’t lose a game. Consent agenda is an item on the agenda where we deal with a
number of routine items. Does anyone have an item they’d like to pull from the agenda? Anyone like to pull an
item from the agenda? If not, I would entertain
a motion to approve the consent agenda. – [Greg] So move. – [Jerry] We have a motion and a second. Any discussion? All in favor signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – Opposed? Motion carries. We have no executive session
tonight that I’m aware of. And so I would ask for an
adjournment of this meeting. Motion?
– Motion to adjourn. – [Jerry] We have a motion and a second. All in favor signify by saying aye. – [Board Members] Aye. – [Jerry] Opposed? We are adjourned, thank you. (mellow music)