Lack of transparency continues to be theme of public comments.

Cardiff, CA - The March MiraCosta Board meeting was standing room only as associate faculty and members of the public aired concerns about the lack of transparency provided by MiraCosta’s administration regarding associate faculty contract negotiations and its handling of the Adult Education Block (AEBG) Grant. MiraCosta has come under increased scrutiny in recent months in connection with its compensation study that recommended freezing the compensation of its associate faculty, as well as its failure to notice that its adult ed block consortium had failed to hold public meetings required by the Brown Act and Education Code for over a year. The associate faculty union has been without a co

MiraCosta admits use of adult ed block grant to pay for a $71,000 grant supervisor for federal WIOA

After months of public comments challenging MiraCosta's use of its state Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) to pay for its grant supervisor for the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunty Act (WIOA) grant, MiraCosta has publicly acknowledged that funding of the WIOA position was "not an allowable expense." Board action is expected on March 15, 2018 to eliminate the position after an internal review by a representative from the California Community College Chancellor's office confirmed that the use of the state funds for the WIOA position was questionable. This latest development is but another demonstration that the public seems to know more about what the consortium has been doing tha

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