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Laney College Baseball held a naming ceremony April 26 for its stadium, now called the Tom Pearse Diamond. The name change was approved by the Peralta Board of Trustees at its April 23 meeting. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)

Laney names baseball stadium, FabLab to relocate and more at 4/23 meeting for PCCD trustees

Eliot Faine, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on April 23. District achievements and strategies were discussed, contracts approved, and several former PCCD employees...

PCCDs classified employees pose for a pic at the first-ever professional development day for classified professionals. PCCD Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson reflected on the event in her report to the Board of Trustees. (Source: PCCD)

Peralta’s leadership search, CCC public safety earmark, and “rumors” discussed at 4/9 meeting of PCCD Trustees

Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting April 9 at district offices in Oakland. During the 50-minute meeting, the board approved funds towards a number of...

VC of General Services retires

VC of General Services retires

New security survey, search for PCCD General Counsel, and more announced today
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer April 22, 2024
Interim Vice Chancellor of General Services, Atheria Smith, has retired effective April 19.
Activities at the meeting ranged from honest discussions about shared governance to creating posters, such as the one pictured above. (Source: PCCD)

PCCD budgeting council discusses changes to shared governance

New budget calendar aims to increase involvement of faculty, staff, students
Sam O'Neil, Associate Editor April 8, 2024

Following the approval of a new Budget Development Calendar, the Peralta Community College District held a Participatory Governance Retreat March 22. At the 3.5-hour long public event, faculty, classified...

(Photo: wiredsmartio/Pixabay)

Knowledge Saves Lives to receive new contract for security study

Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor April 8, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees is expected to vote tomorrow on a new contract with Knowledge Saves Lives (KSL) to conduct a districtwide “public safety feasibility study.” The...

A PCCD board meeting held during spring break included really good news for the funding of retiree benefits, as well as the approval of $1.36 million for the new Laney Tower elevators.   Pictured: New designs for CoAs revamped aviation facility, which were approved by the board. (Source: AE3 Partners)

‘Really good news’ for retiree benefits, Laney Tower elevators set for replacement, and more at 3/26 meeting for PCCD trustees

Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer April 7, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting March 26, during the district’s spring break. The meeting focused heavily on retiree benefits, while also touching...

(Graphic: Li Khan and Desmond Meagley/The Citizen)

Peralta Board of Trustees Brief 2/27: Budget updates, BCC expansion, administrative contract extensions

Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer March 12, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held a regular meeting Feb. 27. The meeting included an overview of the most recent state budget proposal, and the announcement of a new...

Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson shared new changes to the districts organizational structure in a March 1 Youtube update. (Source: PCCD)

PCCD Chancellor announces decision to hire new Chief Operating Officer

Organizational changes will eliminate VC of Finance, General Services
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer March 9, 2024
Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson shared her decision to hire a new Chief Operating Officer and eliminate two district leadership positions in a March 1 Youtube update.
(Graphic: Li Khan, Desmond Meagley/The Citizen)

Peralta Board of Trustees Brief 2/13: city grant for childcare centers; BCC hires MESA director; Measure H endorsement

Facilities item tabled to January yet to appear on agenda
Ivan Saravia, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

The Peralta Community College District (PCCD) Board of Trustees held its second regular meeting of the year Jan. 13. Topics on the meeting’s agenda included new grant funding for childcare centers and...

The state flag of California flies underneath the American flag on the west side of the Laney College campus. Behind, the Tribune Tower, which once housed Oaklands daily print newspaper, sits in the city skyline. Both California and the United States have open government laws that establish the publics right to information, but the Peralta Community College District consistently lags behind in comprehensively fulfilling requests for public information made by student journalists at The Citizen. (Photo: Li Khan/The Citizen)

We sued our district over public records and won. Here’s what we learned

Li Khan, Editor in Chief February 22, 2024
We asked our district a question in the form of multiple Public Records Act requests, but got incomplete answers. It's still happening.
(Graphic: Li Khan/The Citizen)

How $11.2 million in state funding led to a $6.2 million deficit for PCCD

A semester-long push and pull regarding cost-of-living raises culminated in budget cuts to address a $6.2 million deficit.
Sam O'Neil and Li Khan December 25, 2023
Faculty at the Peralta Community College District wanted to see the $11.2 million state Cost of Living Adjustment funds used towards employee cost-of-living raises, but district officials determined that granting cost-of-living raises of any amount would still require substantial cuts elsewhere in the budget.
(Graphic by Li Khan/The Citizen)

Peralta Board of Trustees Brief: Board elections, public comment, facilities updates, and budget cuts

Satch Alvarez, Staff Writer December 23, 2023
PCCD's governing board held its final regular meeting of the year on Dec. 12. The four hour meeting covered detailed updates to facilities projects and budget cuts, as well as the swearing in of a new student trustee and the election of a new board president.
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