Students to protest at board meeting

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Concerns include majors, performance of chancellor.

By Katherine Garcia

kgarcia203@student.alamo.edu

The Student Leadership Coalition at Palo Alto College plans to bring 500 students, faculty and staff to Tuesday’s regular board meeting in Room 101 of Killen Center.

Jose Perez, business management graduate of Palo Alto and coalition member, said the coalition plans to address issues such as majors and the lack of trust for Chancellor Bruce Leslie by students, faculty and staff and District 1 trustee Joe Alderete during the March 17 Audit, Budget and Finance Committee meeting.

Alderete addressed his own concern during Tuesday’s Student Success Committee meeting.

He said the district’s fiscal budget lacks transparency, questioning in particular the “back charge” included in each college’s budget.

The charge is set aside to fund the district’s information technology department, said Diane Snyder, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

Citizens-to-be-heard sign-up is 5-5:50 p.m. Tuesday outside Room 101 of Killen.

The citizens-to-be-heard segment of the meeting is usually the eighth item on the agenda.

Each person has three minutes to speak, and representatives speaking on behalf of an entire group will have five minutes.

Board members cannot comment on the topics discussed during the segment unless they are also mentioned in an agenda item.

Call Sandra Mora at 210-485-0030 or visit https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicHome.aspx?ak=1000015.

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