“Temcula officials say the city is talking to three colleges—-Cal State San Marcos, Mt. San Jacinito College and San Diego State University—-about setting up in the 30,000 square foot facility on Business Park Drive, the old City Hall Building.”
As a trustee at MSJC, I am uninformed re these discussions. This is symptomatic as to the non-transparency of the MSJC current administration and two elected board members who control the majority.
The November election in Trustee/Area 5 (Temecula/Murrieta) is critical for new transparency on the board of trustees at MSJC.
Leasing and/or rental of facilities by community colleges is not the mindset of higher education in California. Such campus sites CANNOT be approved as “state approved centers” and thus do not qualify for capital construction dollars or increases in operational dollars/growth of FTES. However, due to current state budget restrictions, the state is not honoring growth in FTES for new facilities due to workload reductions in FTES in which hundreds of class sections have been cut and student access to educational opportunity greatly compromised.