Prior to the Board Meeting:
6:30 p.m. – Tour of Showcase Theater, Activities Center Conference Rooms, and Activity Center entryway.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Hobble Academic Building, Board Room
7:30 P.M.

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes of August 5, 2008

III. Visitor Reports:
Introduction of New Faculty
B. Board of Trustee Comments

IV. Old Business

V. Hearings/Petitions

VI. New Business
Personnel report

B. Board Policy Manual
1. First reading of revisions to Policy 607 – Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens

2. Second reading of revisions to Policy #202, Legal Status

3. Second reading of revisions to Policy #619, Fringe Benefits

C. Program Review:
1. Respiratory Therapy Full Program Review

2. ABE Full Program Review

D. Establishment of outreach office for Kansas Small Business Development Center

E. PEI Bond Loan Fund Redistribution

F. Establishment of Petty Cash Fund at Technical School

G. Designation of voting delegate at ACCT Congress

VII. College Reports:
Director Poley
B. Associate Dean Reed
C. Dean Rapp
D. Dean Donovan
E. Dean Williams
F. Dr. Dunn

VIII. Bills Pending

IX. Other

X. Adjourn
The Board of Trustees for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School met Tuesday to approve the 2008-09 budget, following the official budget hearing.
The 2008-09 is $24,405,592 of budgeted expenses and transfers. The budget has an estimated Seward County mill levy equivalent to the mill levy in 1996.
The 2008 fall semester kicks off Monday, Aug. 18 with Welcome Day for new students and the first session of evening classes. Day classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC president, reported that the college is now able to benefit from a tax credit program offered through the Kansas Department of Revenue and monitored by the Kansas Board of Regents. Individuals can donate to the college and assist with identified deferred maintenance projects. The donors of these funds may then be awarded a tax credit equal to 60 percent of their donation with approval by the KDR. The board approved a recommendation to accept contributions at a minimum amount of $500. Funds must be used for campus deferred maintenance items and cannot be used for the purchase of property, for student dormitories or for athletic facilities. This year’s projects include the air handling system, the fire alarm system, boiler/chiller replacement, electrical system upgrades, concrete/sidewalk repairs and expansion of the agricultural building for wash rack renovation.
If a donor is interested in contributing toward a specific project, which is not on the deferred maintenance list, that project can be brought to the trustees for review and approval as long as it meets KDR guidelines.
The board directed the administration to pursue an agreement with the Kansas Small Business Development Center to establish a regional outreach center on the SCCC/ATS campus. The center would provide counseling services for any individual who is interested in starting a private business venture. KSBDC will provide the office equipment and furniture. The college will provide office space on the technical school campus and a match for the salary and benefits.
Dale Reed, associate dean of educational services, informed the board about the possibility of offering the Certified Nurses Aide and Certified Medication Aide programs to high school students. These courses would be offered to students in area high schools through the interactive television format. The courses were offered last year to a pilot group of students through the technical school with the potential to expand the program to more schools this year. The courses will be offered as a component of the technical school medical assistant curriculum and provided through the continuing education offices.
Cynthia Rapp, Dean of Instruction, provided information regarding the upcoming professional development activities which will include all faculty and staff. Those activities will conclude with a presentation and workshop by Dr. Mark Taylor. He will provide information on “Generation neXt” and the expectations and interactions which result in effective instruction and student services for young adult students.
Dean of Students, Celeste Donovan, reported on the schedule of enrollment clinics for students pursuing technical programs as well as those who are pursuing transfer degrees. She emphasized that enrollment is open and that the admissions office is available to provide information for any individual interested in attending classes this fall.
Following a Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference meeting, Dunn reported that all basketball games during the 2008-09 school year will be played at 6 and 8 p.m. this year. In addition, the college will consider developing a policy on lightening which has become a growing concern among community colleges in the conference, and to participate in a conference study for student athletic insurance.
In other action, the board
1. Accepted the resignation of Velma Martinez, Adult Basic Education assistant Director, and Greg Scruggs, assistant tennis coach/Physical Education instructor; and
2. Approved the capital equipment list as presented by the administration with $18,000 from the KBOR Technology Grant, $150,000 from the technology fee fund and $150,000 from the general fund.
The September board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 due to the Labor Day holiday.