Rancho Santiago Community College District cuts over 400 classes

RSCCD Trustees

The Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustees have utterly failed

“About 400 classes have been collectively canceled for the fall semester at Santa Ana College and at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, affecting thousands of people looking to do everything from get job training to earn transfer credits  to four year schools to take a basic course in mathematics,” according to the O.C. Register.

A lot of this is because the state is broke – but the Rancho Santiago Community College Board and the college administrators have been making dumb moves for some time.

They connived voters into passing a construction bond a few years ago, then put a PLA (project labor agreement) on it, which reduced bidders, raised prices and slowed down construction.  I warned them and they still did it.

Then they blew a ton of bond money building a sheriff training academy the county did not need.  Don’t believe me?  Click here for a list of such academies.  The list includes programs at Fullerton College, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Whittier, Riverside, and San Bernardino.  Did we really need ANOTHER Sheriff training academy in Tustin?  NOOOOOOOO!!!!

Too late now.  The money has been blown.  Many of the fixes we were promised at Santa Ana College never happened – and now they never will.  Even worse, now classes are being slashed left and right, hurting central Orange County’s working families the most.

Before they keep cutting classes and firing teachers, it is time to start slashing administration!  Get rid of all the dead weight at the RSCCD headquarters!

I don’t trust the RSCCD Trustees one bit.  Here is a link to their website.  Thanks to pressure that this blog put on them, they now list their email addresses.  Click on their respective bios and tell them to cut administrators, cut salaries, etc.  Cut the B.S., not the classes!

The head rat has already jumped ship, “Edward Hernandez, Jr., who oversees Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College, is retiring after 13 years as chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College College District,” according to the O.C. Register.  Imagine how much Hernandez will be making of his public pension?

Why is it that no other community college district in Orange County is in such dire straits?  And how is it possible that a college board that represents Central Orange County has exactly ONE Latino representative and ZERO Vietnamese representatives?  The only other Latino is the student Trustee.  Shameful!

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