Wednesday, January 27, 2010

They're baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

The Governing Board, that is.

With a mere 24 hours notice, the SWC GB has called an "emergency" meeting to "evaluate" Superintendent/President Raj K. Chopra.

Interestingly, the Board has made absolutely no effort to solicit input from community members, students, faculty, or staff.

With three members (Board President Yolanda Salcido and members
Jean Roesch and Terri Valladolid) up for a recall vote, we can't help but wonder about the motives underlying this latest move.

It's possible that the three are nervous about the recall vote and are going to finally take action against Chopra. Given their past actions, however, we guess this is unlikely.

More in line with the Board's previous behavior would be a commendation and another raise for Chopra.

Especially given that just-retired John Wilson (and publicly acknowledged boyfriend of GB Pres. Yolanda Salcido) received a 50K+ sweetheart deal as a consultant at the last GB meeting, it's not difficult to imagine Chop demanding his 50K+ too (in contrast to the "lousy 15,000" he got last round).

Meanwhile, students can't get the classes they need because of cuts due to the "budget crisis."

Tomorrow's Board meeting will begin at 5:30 in the Board Room (214 on the main campus), where public comments can be made. The meeting will then move to closed session in 100A. Apparently, any post-meeting announcements will also be made in 100A.

Here's the agenda.


  1. I'm sorely bored with this board and look forward to the deposing of the three who deserve to be thrown far, far from the confines of SWC.

    The recall efforts have been SO effective to get the public informed of the tomfoolery in which Chopra and the board have been engaged. It's just a matter of time before the voters' sentiment will dethrone Yolanda & Co.

    I look forward to the day when Yolanda and John "I love to bilk the district" Wilson ride off into the sunset, sputtering along in the 1993 Buick Regal he bought for her. I wonder who'll be behind the wheel and who'll be wearing the apron...

  2. Don't forget the Accreditation results are imminent. A warning will be a serious a hand slap, but it could be probation or worse which will clearly blow up in the board's face and strengthen recall position. Perhaps the Board is preparing to sacrifice Chopra to head of public ire.
    The letter from the Commission should come next week...Board Prez and the Superintendent/President receive the correspondence. They are expected to make the contents public. It is not to be a secret.