ICCTA Board Highlights
Nov. 11, 2002

The ICCTA Board of Representatives took the following actions at its Nov. 9, 2002, meeting at the Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Endorsed the Illinois Community College Board’s FY 2004 operating budget request, which proposes a systemwide 6.9 percent increase over the FY 2003 budget;

  • Encouraged trustees to submit suggestions for ICCTA’s 2003 legislative agenda, which the Board of Representatives will adopt in January 2003;

  • Recommended that trustees and presidents make their hotel reservations early for ICCTA’s February 11-12, 2003 Fly-In in Washington, D.C.;

  • Heard that ICCTA’s January seminar will be a "Legal Update" on trends in college foundations and collective bargaining;

  • Discussed what the Trustees Association’s role might be in assisting colleges with presidential searches;

  • Learned that only two of nine community college referenda on the Nov. 5 ballot were successful;

  • Reviewed the implications of the November 2002 general election, which resulted in Democratic control of the Illinois General Assembly and the executive branch of Illinois government; and

  • Were informed that the state of Illinois now faces a $2.5 billion shortfall in current year revenue, and that Gov. George Ryan is expected to announce a 2 percent rollback in FY03 state funding. Education may be spared from this round of budget cuts. ICCB is recommending that colleges hold back 3 - 5 percent of their current budget in case of future budget cuts.
The next ICCTA Board of Representatives meeting will take place on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Renaissance Hotel in Springfield. For information, contact ICCTA at 1-800-454-2282.

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