Couldn’t get a Valentine’s Day reservation at your favorite restaurant? Treat that special someone to tonight’s PCCD board of trustees meeting, set for seven at 333. E. Eighth St. Among the more savory agenda items:
*Consultant Jim Grivich will lead the board in a study session focusing on several revised board policies and administrative procedures, among which is proposed board policy 3900, an ill-considered attempt to restrict free-speech rights at the colleges. BP 3900 would make the colleges “non-public forums” and limit free expression to designated areas. PFT has voiced its strong opposition to BP 3900, and will continue to fight any policy or procedure that attempts to stifle open inquiry, academic freedom, and speech on our campuses.
In other news:
*Enrollment for part-time faculty eligible for the 50/50 medical program ends Thurs., Feb. 16. Download forms at http://web.peralta.edu/benefits <http://web.peralta.edu/benefits> and submit them to the district benefits office.
*Join faculty, students, and community groups headed for Morgan Stanley today at 4 p.m., as they demand an end to Peralta’s high-cost swap deal with the Wall St. giant. The group will meet at Snow Park, across the street from Morgan Stanley (250 19th St., downtown Oakland).
*A retirement planning workshop with PFT and the Peralta Retirees Organization (PRO) is set for Wed., Feb. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the PFT offices, 500 E. 8th St., Ste. B, Oakland. Considering retiring ? Don’t miss it!
Matthew M. Goldstein, President
Debby Weintraub, Communications Director