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The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

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Peralta colleges placed on probation

by Isis Piccillo/Editor-in-Chief, and Ryan Barba/Associate Editor

The state’s accreditation commission placed the four colleges of the Peralta Community College District on probation status this week for failing to provide sufficient evidence of improvement in the five-year integrated financial plan submitted in December.

Richard Winn, the president of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), sent individual letters to the four college presidents Jan. 27 stating that the colleges would remain accredited during the probationary period.

“In several areas of the special report, the College/District has responded with corrective intent, but no evidence was provided that corrective actions are being implemented to address the noted deficiencies,” Winn said.

Winn listed several “foundational issues” of concern to the commission, which include continued structural deficit, a lack of adherence to Board policies and administrative procedures, and unaddressed audit findings.

In response to the letter, the ACCJC has required the colleges/district to submit a special report by Nov. 1 addressing the deficiencies. A fiscal monitoring site visit will follow.

About the Contributors
Isis Piccillo, Editor in Chief
Editor-in-Chief Isis Piccillo was born and raised in the Bay Area. An avid reader and lover of libraries, Piccillo knows reading has been key to developing their writing voice. They are invested in covering and amplifying the voices of marginalized and underrepresented groups, especially in the areas of health and science. When not frantically copyediting or furiously writing, Isis can be found on the soccer field, or with food.
Ryan Barba, Editor in Chief
Ryan B. is an Oakland native who is following his passion of writing. It has led to his desire to expand his knowledge and insight in this profession by learning and sharing with others. Ryan attended primary and secondary schools in Oakland and has ties to various community outreach programs throughout the East Bay. Having spent his life in Oakland, he enjoys telling feature stories that are occurring in his community.
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