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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Faculty Senate discusses text books and construction

The Faculty Senate held their meeting Tuesday, Jan. 27 and talked about future construction on campus and future bookstore pricing changes.

Faculty Senate meetings are held Tuesdays, except every third Tuesday during the Fall and Spring semesters.

After construction on the math and cis buildings is complete the Burnight Center is next on the list.

Vice President of Business Services Dr. David El Fatal said that since 2006, the Burnight Center has been waiting for state approval for funds to start construction.

Faculty Senate discusses bookstore pricing contract on this Tuesday's senate meeting.
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Faculty Senate discusses bookstore pricing contract on this Tuesday’s senate meeting.

The problem is that the state never came through with their promise and voting to approve its construction never made it on the ballot.

As a final option, Burnight Center’s construction dollars will come from local funding. The Burnight center’s construction is set to begin in June 2017.

Local funding is provided by tax dollars from the surrounding cities that voters agreed on. This is the G.O. Bond which was approved by voters on November 6, 2012.

$350 million was approved by voters to renovate the nearly 60-year-old campus.

These local taxes will help fund the new Burnight Center’s construction, which should begin shortly after construction of the math and cis buildings is complete.

There are plans to renovate and construct the child development center, the health and wellness complex, and to make parking improvements on campus.

Also discussed in the meeting was a new contract for the Cerritos College Bookstore.

The contract is currently waiting for approval. It would lower prices for textbooks sold at the bookstore. If approved, it will take effect starting February 1st.

Dr. Fattal said that students will be able to save two-percent on books. That percentage is the cost of shipping and handling cost and will be absorbed by the book company Follet.

There will also be a lower cost on digital textbooks and access codes that can be purchased from the bookstore. There wasn’t an exact number given but the term “substantial savings” for the students was used.

The next faculty meeting will meet on Tuesday, February 3rd. at the Cheryl A. Epple Board Room.

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