AB86 Adult Education Consortia Sub-Committee Meeting
Program Area 2: ESL
Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Clovis Community College Center – Herndon Campus, Room 305
Meeting Minutes
In Attendance:
Raine Bumatay, Fresno Adult School
Jeff Burdick, Clovis Community College
Liset Caudillo, Proteus Inc.
Nancy Frampton, Madera Community
College Center
Alejandra Juarez, SER Jobs for Progress, Inc.
Susan Mann, Fresno County Public Library
David Nippoldt, Reedley College
Nancy Penny, Sanger Unified
Crystal Rodriguez, Clovis Adult
Sherri Watkins, State Center Consortium
Handouts: May 29, 2014 Meeting Minutes, Save the Date Flyer for State Center AB86 Adult
Education Consortium Regional Summit, Regional Comprehensive Plan for Objectives 3, 5, 6, and
7, State Center AB86 Adult Education Consortium Plan Development Structure
Welcome and Introductions
All members in attendance introduced themselves. Sherri Watkins reviewed the Plan
Development Structure, which will also be included in the October 31, 2014 report.
Objectives 1, 2, and 4 were addressed in the 5 sub-committees. Objective teams will
address Objectives 3, 5, 6, and 7 by cross-collaborating in program areas.
First Draft of Regional Comprehensive Plan – July 31, 2014 Report
Sherri reviewed what was submitted in the July 31, 2014 report. Members were asked to
review the document and information under Program Area 2 for accuracy. Any
questions, concerns, and/or corrections should be directed to Sherri. The report can be
found at:
Review and Approval of Minutes from May 29, 2014 Meeting
Minutes were reviewed per Jeff Burdick’s request.
Question: Is there more recent data in terms of the undocumented immigrants?
Answer: The information is from what Jesus sent us.
Question: Anything more recent than 2008?
Answer: If you know of more recent data, please send to Sherri.
Minutes approved unanimously.
Regional Comprehensive Plan Objectives & Objective Teams
It is highly recommended by the State AB86 group that the consortia cross-collaborate to
discuss the remaining objectives of the grant, as per below (and handout):
Objective #3: Plans for consortium members and partners to integrate existing
programs and create seamless transitions into post-secondary education or the
Objective #5: Plans to employ approaches proven to accelerate a student’s
progress toward his or her academic or career goals, such as contextualized basic
skills and career technical education, and other joint programming strategies
between adult education and career technical education.
Objective #6: Plans to collaborate in the provision of ongoing professional
development opportunities for faculty and other staff to help them achieve
greater program integration and improve student outcomes.
Objective #7: Plans to leverage existing regional structures, including, but not
limited to, local workforce investment areas.
Question: First column of the chart for Objective 3 says “transition to be addressed”.
What would an example be?
Answer: An example would be getting a person from an adult school ESL to ABE to GED
to CTE. It is about transitioning adult school to community college or the work force.
Question: Do you have any baseline data from adult schools about the cost for
someone to complete ESL and transition to CTE?
Answer: Depends on whether or not they qualify for financial aid. Fresno Adult does not
offer financial aid. One person said their number is about $3700.
Question: Didn’t the June report include this info?
Answer: It did, but not broken down by student.
Dan Griffin at Fresno State has a document that may be helpful in identifying
stakeholders for Objective 7. He retired in June and will only be working part-time.
Contact information will be given to Sherri.
Homework is to identify any partners you think should be invited to an Objective Team.
Please give name and contact info to Sherri.
Sign-up sheets were circulated to members in attendance.
Proposed Team meeting dates: Weeks of September 8th–12th / September 22nd–26th
An email will be sent to survey Objective Team members on the best meeting date for
each team.
If you would like to help with the Objective Team meetings as a facilitator, please let
Sherri know.
State Center AB86 Regional Summit
Save the date! The regional summit – Creative a Collaborative Culture - will take place
on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at Clovis Veteran’s Memorial District. There will be funds
available for subs. If you’d like to be on the planning committee for this event, please let
Sherri know.
Other Items
Upcoming General Consortia Meeting Dates
Friday, September 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, November 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, February, 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, May 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Next Area 2 Sub-Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:30 p.m.