Board Candidates Sought For LBCC Political Action Coalition

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The Long Beach City College Political Action Coalition (LBCC PAC)* is soliciting community residents who may be interested in running for the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees’ positions in Districts 1, 3 and 5. While the filing deadline is not until early 2014, the LBCC PAC is seeking to do an early endorsement of candidates.

LBCC is undergoing major structural changes initiated by the Board of Trustees and administration. These changes are adversely impacting students, staff, teachers, and ultimately, the community. Not only have 11 vocational programs been discontinued but the budget reallocation redirects the mission of the community college to a 2-year transfer institution. Additionally, the morale amongst students, staff, and teachers is at an all time low; teachers surveyed in 2012 indicated the majority of the Board of Trustees are not teacher friendly. Since almost everyone in Long Beach has some connection to LBCC — whether a former student or employee or a family member of a former student or employee, you may be experiencing or witnessing the impact of these changes.

Perhaps you or someone you know would like to serve on the Board of Trustees and help restore the composition of the board to meet the needs of the community that you know and love. For a map of the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees’ Districts, please see this link:

Interested individuals should send an email to by August 5. Interested individuals will be sent a questionnaire that should be emailed back by August 12. Interviews will be scheduled for Saturday, August 24. The election is scheduled for April 8, 2014.

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