The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees
met Monday. Aug. 2
The budget hearing for the 2010-11 school year was changed to 12:15 p.m.,
Monday, Aug. 13. Due to an error in the publication of the FY2011 budget in
the July 21 High Plains Daily Leader, the college¹s designated legal
publication, it was necessary to republish the budget and hold the budget
hearing on Aug. 13. There is no change to the recommended budget as
authorized at the July 19 board meeting so the budget will be republished at
One hundred twelve children attended Kids College this year, said Dale Reed,
associate dean of educational services. The college has kept its price per
class at $25 to allow more children to attend. Reed said prices for classes
in area communities are considerably higher.
The Automotive Technology is the latest program to receive certification
from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and
the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).
The American Volleyball Coaches Association recognized the Lady Saints
Volleyball Team as the recipient of the 2009-10 Academic Award for
excellence both on and off the court. The Saints Tennis Team was first in
the nation for overall grade point average and the Women¹s Tennis Team was
Dr. Duane Dunn, SCCC/ATS president, provided the Board with an update on the
development of a revised distribution formula for state funding of technical
education courses. Dunn explained the concept, which has been presented to
the Technical Education Authority and will be presented to the Board of
Regents and then further refined for the 2011 Kansas legislative session.
The formula is designed to reimburse all colleges on a consistent amount
based on credit hours generated. The amount of reimbursement is determined
using national and state data on the actual cost of instruction.
The EduKan consortium of the six western Kansas community colleges, which
provides online courses, is continuing to show growth, according to Dunn.
He explained to the Board that modifications are being developed to the
inter-local agreement among the six founding colleges, of which SCCC/ATS is
among those founding colleges. The modifications will allow for expansion
of the consortium.
In other action, the board
1. Adopted the Administrative Succession Plan;
2. Approved the employment of David Ingle as Diesel Technology
Instructor and Laurel Lahita, nursing instructor;
3. Accepted the registration of Cammy Harrold, Applied
4. Adopted a temporary Tuberculosis Prevention Plan for all
international and housing students, while the college waits for the
regulations from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment;
5. Adopted the FEMA-approved Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation
6. Adopted a Public Entity Authorization Resolution with Dr.
Steve Cauble as the new chairperson of the board of trustees; and
7. Approved the capital equipment list as presented.
The next board meeting is 12:15 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13 for the official
budget hearing. Adjunct Faculty Inservice will be at Saturday, Aug. 14.
First-year students must attend Welcome Day Activities beginning at 1:30
p.m., Monday, Aug. 16. Area businesses and organizations are invited to
participate in an Activities Fair at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16. Evening
classes also begin that evening. Day classes begin, Tuesday, Aug. 17.
The Athletic Department will host the first Alumni Baseball Reunion Sept.
3-5. For information, call 620-417-1550 or go to alumni.sccc.edu.
The Foundation Auction that raises money for scholarships is Saturday, Sept.
25. New or handcrafted items may be donated to the auction by calling
620-417-1131. Tickets are $20 per person for admission to the auction,
which includes dinner, and the live and silent auctions. Tickets must be
purchased in advance.