The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees
met on Monday, July 19 for the annual organizational meeting and to
authorize publication of the FY2011 budget.
The Board authorized publication of the FY2011 budget of $15,313,316. The
budget includes a recommended increase in local tax mil levy of 0.527. This
will be a similar mill levy increase from 2009 but is only the second time
since 2004 that the mill levy has increased. Due to reduced county assessed
valuation the college will realize a decrease in county tax levied by
approximately $1,040,000 and a reduction in state aid of approximately
$50,000. The public hearing on the budget will be held on
Monday, August 2.
New employees Kylee Harrison, admissions coordinator, and Jay Cyriac,
assistant men¹s basketball coach were introduced and shared their activities
regarding recruiting and preparation for fall semester. The Board approved
the personnel report indicating the employment of Veda King as director of
nursing/division chair of allied health, and accepted the resignation of
Alana Rowland, assistant volleyball coach.
The Board elected Dr. Steve Cauble as chair of the Board for FY2011 and Ron
Oliver as vice chair. Board clerk is Dr. Duane Dunn and college treasurer
and vice treasurer are Tina Call and Mike Brond, respectively. The Board
entered into an agreement with Kerry McQueen to serve as Board counsel and
designated the High Plains Daily Leader as the legal publication for the
The Board adopted the institutional goals, which address the strategic
planning objectives including Employee Development, Creating Awareness of
the College; Addressing Diversity; Addressing Student Learning; Addressing
Technology; and Addressing Workforce Development. The Board designated the
architectural firms of Bartlett & West and
Architecture One of Topeka to develop a master land use and facility plan.
The development of the master plan has been a component of the college¹s
strategic plan and, with the merger of the area technical school in 2009, it
has become a priority to address the capacity and technological needs of the
college. The Board approved the construction of a storage building for the Shank
Humanities building in the amount of $42,600 through Mid-Plains Construction
of Plains, Kansas. The storage building will provide necessary space for
the theater and other fine arts departments.
Rainbow Players will hold its production of ³Bye Bye Birdie² at the Showcase
Theater on the SCCC/ATS campus Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July 22, 23,
The next Board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2.
Dunn announced the first Saints Baseball alumni game will be Sept. 4 and
will include a home-run derby and alumni game as well as a dinner and
auction as a means of developing an alumni base with baseball players.