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Ventura County Community College District Facing Probation

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 11:26am

The Ventura County Community College District is facing probation at its three campuses from the commission which oversees accreditation for colleges, not because of problems with educational programs, but because of concern over the way the district is governed.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges notified the district in a letter, saying that its board of trustees failed to deal with the inappropriate, and disruptive behavior of one trustee.  It also raised questions about the management of the district by the board as a whole.

There have been reports of interference, and even threats made to district employees if they didn’t follow the agenda of the unnamed trustee.

After the District’s chancellor raised concerns about the situation, the entire board started training sessions to insure they are following proper policies, and procedures.

The board is going to hold a special meeting February 22nd to look at the concern.

The accreditation is critical for Ventura, Oxnard, and Moorpark Colleges, because it allows the use of federal funds on the campuses, and allows students to transfer class credits to most other institutions.

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