WAC

New policy changes could shut the door on SCCD transparency

By Josh Kelety As promised, the Seattle Community College District (SCCD) has recently released their proposed policy changes regarding citizen records requests, changes which could limit public access to vital information. The proposal was submitted to the Washington State Register, a publicly accessible directory of past, current, and pending state legislation. While the ideas for […]

SCCD Administrators Say Transparency to Come at a Cost

By Josh Kelety When it comes to tinkering with sensitive parts of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), the Seattle Community College District (SCCD) administration just can’t get enough, and is trying to change the portion regarding public records requests. Though the official policy proposal is still in the works, it is guaranteed that it will […]

ACLU Dubs Seattle Colleges’ Free Speech Policy ‘Unconstitutional’

By Josh Kelety The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently took a stab at the Seattle Community College District’s attempts to rewrite free speech policies at college facilities by calling their amendments ‘unconstitutional’. In this ongoing negotiation between the district, faculty, and free speech advocates, the administration is once again running up against opposition for […]

No One Shows Up: Public Hearing for WAC Changes Has Underwhelming Attendance

No One Shows Up: Public Hearing for WAC Changes Has Underwhelming Attendance

by Nate Leese & Alia Marsha We walked into the conference room in the Mitchell activity center several minutes before the opening comments after receiving our information packet, and expected there to be more of the SCCC community attending as about 15 came and went from 3 to 3:50 with 4 speakers. The hearing officer […]

More Potential WAC Changes Coming, And You May Not Like Them

More Potential WAC Changes Coming, And You May Not Like Them

Today, April 9, from 3-4:30 pm in the Mitchell Activity Center the Board of Trustees will be having a hearing regarding upcoming changes to the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) that covers our Community College District. We have, in the right hand corner of the NCC, had an advertisement placed their by the SCCD for just […]