The state chancellor’s office overseeing California’s community colleges may soon intervene at the Peralta Community College District.
Previously a satellite campus of Reedley College, Madera now becomes an independent college in State Center Community College District.
Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley was also given broad emergency powers to ensure students continue learning amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In the budget request, California community college system reiterates support for a bill aiming to reduce students' total cost of attendance.
Community colleges remain a long way from the 2021-22 targets for students to complete degrees and transfer to UC or CSU.
The voting student representatives on governing boards of UC, CSU and community colleges advocate for more housing and textbook aid.