Chancellor Kanter: May 14 Update on Foothill-De Anza's Budget
To: All Faculty and Staff
From: Chancellor Martha Kanter
Date: May 14, 2009
The effects of the state's dire budget situation and our own internal operating deficit have placed Foothill-De Anza and many of our sister community colleges and K-12 schools in the unfortunate situation of needing to eliminate filled positions in the coming year. This is devastating news for all of education and we wish it were not so.
Over the past six months, our colleges and Central Services have worked hard on solutions to preserve as many people and positions as possible as we seek to educate the most students we can. In the months ahead as the state's financial news changes for better or worse, we will take advantage of every opportunity to preserve people and positions. We are providing the list of filled positions to be eliminated now to give us all as much time as possible to work on effective transitions.
It is with great regret that we propose eliminating these positions. You may view the positions by clicking on this link: http://fhdafiles.fhda.edu/downloads/homefhda/positionslist.pdf
We have prepared answers to some frequently asked questions, which you may view on the district's budget update web page: http://business.fhda.edu/budget/budget_faqs
As new information becomes available to us, we will update this list to let you know what steps we are taking to address this crisis. We will also continue advocating at the state level to preserve educational opportunity for all, the mission of our district since its inception.
Assistant to the Chancellor
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, California - (650) 949-6106
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