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Delta College trustees at odds with president over approval of eight stipends

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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009 12:00 am

After learning that Delta College President/Superintendent Raul Rodriguez approved eight stipends for managers without the school's board of trustees' knowledge, the board members have formed a subcommittee to investigate if the school's policies have been violated by Rodriguez.

While two of the trustees, Steve Castellanos and Janet Rivera, said they were aware of the stipends, the extra wages that total over $94,000, the remaining five trustees only found out about it recently. The issue came to light during Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.

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  • posted at 6:24 am on Fri, Oct 30, 2009.


    DeltaConfidential...I love what you write. We should elect you to the Board, if you aren't already.

  • posted at 7:50 am on Thu, Oct 22, 2009.


    reality1 the leadERS do what they want(costellanos - rivera)costellanos' good friend got $40,000 contract last year to do essentially nothing and riveras' unemployed good friend landed a $25,000 contract and got it renewed this year. how many ceos can increase their managers' basepay without board approval? listened to the february tapes, not one word about stipends, how stupid does rivera and costellanos think we are? (yes mr. castellanos, you're on tuesday's tape saying you heard rivera bring it up last february). the employees have heard enough from all three of you. read ed. code, the dr. is toast.

  • posted at 4:58 am on Thu, Oct 22, 2009.


    Delta College cut numerous courses this year to save money but the president has stipend money? What the heck is going on down there. Seems like the leader just does what he wants when he wants and doesn't care that students are being turned away do to cuts. Isn't this a COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Seems like it's a good old boy deal going on here.Sounds like the banks that got the bailout and six months later had bonus pay.



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