LBCC employee Layoffs may be just another symptom of the disease
Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 7, 2012 19:05
The layoffs of 55 LBCC staff and employees have definitely devastated LBCC students and employees.
Seeing the two funerals for the “death of education” about how many people the layoffs have affected and angered all of us. The school’s hierarchy had better start taking notice and should start by cutting their own overblown salaries and put that money into student areas.
Laying off staff and eliminating classes is not the solution. It’s more like a tragedy. When employees and students build a mock graveyard and stage two funerals, complete with a real casket, then the school has some very serious problems. Take for instance the Summer school semester at our school, which is a complete joke. If you do not have priority registration, it will take an act of God to get enrolled in a class.
If you believe everything the administration tells us about the reasons why the layoffs are happening and the school’s dismal budget, then LBCC should have filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy and just lock the doors permanently. Be very wary of the current administration and make your voices heard any chance you get. Have a funeral every day for all 55 positions until they’re all dead and buried.
It is not a good sign when the school’s president sought a position at another college.
Another footnote to add would be the searching of backpacks at the LBCC Board of Trustees meeting on April 24. Sounds like they know something they are not telling us, such as death threats about the issue and it’s quite possible. What other reasons could they have for the searches and the more than the average security presence.
We can all help the situation by voting yes in November on the tax increase proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown and encourage others to do so.