Community and technical college board to take action on 2015 legislative agenda
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges will convene its regular business meeting Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in Centralia. Board members will take action on the State Board’s 2015 legislative agenda. The agenda requests an additional $176 million which would go to preparing students for college and careers through Basic Education for Adults programs, keeping students on track toward degrees and certificates, closing skill gaps and filling jobs in STEM and the workforce, and providing salary increases to help retain high-quality college faculty and staff members.
The board will hear a recap of the student Legislative Academy held in November. During the two-day workshop, community and technical college students identified their legislative and college system priorities for the coming year. Students also learned about communication, advocacy and the legislative process. The Legislative Academy was developed in 2004 to help students advocate for community and technical college student-related issues.
The board will also hear an update on the 2017-19 capital budget development process. In addition, it will take action on capital projects at Centralia College, Clark College, Green River Community College, Highline College, Seattle Central College, Skagit Valley College and Yakima Valley Community College.
The business meeting will be held at Centralia College, Hanson Building, 600 Centralia College Boulevard in Centralia. The meeting is open to the public.