“MSJC trustees on Thuraday approved redrawn trustee areas that reflect the populations shifts in the district indicated by the 2010 census.”
“Trustee Area 1 (Kadow) remains the largest geographically, stretching from Cherry Valley through the San Jacinto Mountains, south to the San Diego County line, to lower HIghway 79 on the outskirts of Temecula.”
“Geographically, Trustee Area 4, (Motte) has shrunk as more people have moved into the area. The area will lose parts of Murrieta and Temecula west of Interstate 15, but now includes Perris, Lake Elsinore and Wildomar.”
County growth figures clearly indicate that the population growth pattern the previous ten years has been along the I215 corridor and the southwest county area. The Banning Campus outreach center is a “nice to have” but not a “need to have” and a staging center of this type would have better served students if located within the highest population corridor of the I215 where most enrollments are.
Political decisions are often made in self interest rather than the highest/best interest of students throughout the district with consideration of data and facts. Merely shifting class sections to Banning from the main San Jacinto campus requires students from San Jacinto to drive further. Due to state budget cuts, there are no “net new classes” to offer at Banning, and many sections offered in previous years have been drastically cut.