The Board of Trustees approved taking $21M from the Retiree Health Care Trust Fund to pay for their willful negligence and poor fiscal management of the college and to avoid more class cuts during an election year.
They will be approving cuts totaling more than 1,200 classes a year under one of these four budget scenarios during Trustee meeting right after the November election.
They did the same thing in 2018, when they pretended City College was going to magically gain 2,500 FTES and their budget was going to be balanced during an election year. They lied.
CITY COLLEGE IS IN A DEATH SPIRAL OF DEFICIT SPENDING, ONE-TIME SOLUTIONS, AND CLASS CUTS
CUTTING CLASSES AND FACULTY IS NOT THE ANSWER
Time to elect new leadership to the Community College Board and make City College stronger for the next generation. They’ve had plenty of time to right the ship and we need experienced leaders during this time of crisis.
To be perfectly clear: this situation could have been avoided - it was the single biggest issue I ran on in 2018 - and nothing has changed (take it from the Interim Chancellor). Our students are suffering because of bad decisions and inexperienced elected officials.
Please help us spread the word and elect experienced leaders.