TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING
Notice of Tax Increase
In compliance with section §15-1461.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, Navajo County Community College District is notifying its property taxpayers of Navajo County Community College District’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year’s level. The Navajo County Community College District is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $760,750 or 4.8%.
For example, the proposed tax increase will cause Navajo County Community College District’s primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to be $175.05. Without the proposed tax increase, the total taxes that would be owed on a $100,000 home would have been $167.08.
This proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction. The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter-approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.
All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (M.S.T.) at the Holbrook – Painted Desert Campus Tiponi Community Center, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, Arizona.
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
Notice is hereby given to the residents and taxpayers of the Navajo County Community College District that the District Governing Board will conduct a Public Budget Hearing for consideration of the proposed budget for the 2022–2023 Fiscal Year at the Tiponi Community Center, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, Arizona, 86025, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. (M.S.T.). The hearing may also be attended remotely using the link: https://npc.webex.com/npc/j.php?MTID=mada0e43b7e0c3b2c2b1ed9a2aa033a41 (password May22DGB – if needed), for both public viewing and comment. Additional access to the hearing is available by phone: dial-in +1-415-655-0001, meeting number (access code): 2624 232 6647.
A Special Board Meeting for the purpose of adopting the District’s 2022–2023 budget shall be held immediately following the Budget Hearing at the same location and with the same access information.
Budget data conforms to mandates of law specified in Arizona Revised Statutes §15-1461 concerning the advertisement and publication of budget information. The budget is posted for public review on the college’s website, www.npc.edu/fy2023-preliminary-budget.
Dr. Chato Hazelbaker, President, Northland Pioneer College.
Questions and comments about the budget should be directed to Maderia Ellison, Vice President of Administrative Services, Chief Financial Officer, (928) 532-6743 or be submitted online at www.npc.edu/public-comment-form.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
PUBLIC NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: Northland Pioneer College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, age or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The Affirmative Action Compliance Officer is the Chief Human Resource Officer, 2251 E. Navajo Blvd., Holbrook, Arizona 86025, (928) 524-7471. The Section 504 Compliance Officer is the Coordinator of the Office of Accessibility and Inclusion, 1611 S. Main Snowflake, AZ 85937, (928) 536-6246. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in vocational education programs.
- NPC procedure 2710
Affirmative Action and Title IX
Northland Pioneer College is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender, age, Vietnam Era Veterans’ status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. The college is required by Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto in the Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 not to discriminate in such manner.
Also see, NPC's Harassment and Unlawful Discrimination Procedure 2762.
Americans With Disabilities Act
Northland Pioneer College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in any activity or service operated or funded by state or local government (similar to the Section 504 requirement for services operated of funded by the federal government). Inquiries regarding either of these acts should be directed to the Vice President for Learning and Student Services.
Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE)
The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act represents a turning point in our nation’s handling of sexual misconduct on college campuses and universities. Introduced by U.S. Senator Bob Casey and House Representative Caroline Maloney, SaVE will complement the Title IX Guidance by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
The Campus SaVE Act seeks to address the violence women face on campus: the highest rates of stalking, the highest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence, and 20-25% of female students experiencing rape or attempted rape. This legislation will update the Jeanne Clery Act to create:
SaVE requires that incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking be disclosed in annual campus crime statistic reports. Additionally, students or employees reporting victimization will be provided with their written rights to:
- Be assisted by campus authorities if reporting a crime to law enforcement
- Change academic, living, transportation, or working situations to avoid a hostile environment
- Obtain or enforce a no contact directive or restraining order
- Have a clear description of their institution’s disciplinary process and know the range of possible sanctions
- Receive contact information about existing counseling, health, mental health, victim advocacy, legal assistance and other services available both on-campus and in the community
SaVE clarifies minimum standards for institutional disciplinary procedures covering domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to ensure that:
- Proceedings shall provide a prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution and are conducted by officials receiving annual training on domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking
- Both parties may have others present during an institutional disciplinary proceeding and any related meeting, including an advisor of their choice
- Both parties will receive written outcomes of all disciplinary proceedings at the same time
SaVE instructs colleges and universities to provide programming for students and employees addressing the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Education programs shall include:
- Primary prevention and awareness programs for all incoming students and new employees
- Safe and positive options for bystander intervention
- Information on risk reduction to recognize warning signs of abusive behavior
- Ongoing prevention and awareness programs for students and faculty
SaVE establishes collaboration between the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services to collect and disseminate best practices for preventing and responding to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Photo & Videotape Notice
NPC takes photos and video footage of students throughout the year. These photographs often include students in classrooms, study areas, music and theater productions and other events. NPC reserves the right to use these photographs as part of its publicity and marketing efforts. Students who enroll at NPC do so with the understanding that these photographs might include them and might be used in college publications and for publicity.
For any course presented via interactive television (video) and multimedia classroom, each student’s voice, physical presence and participation in classroom activities will be transmitted to distance-learning sites. Similarly, student’s participation in Internet courses, including written assignments, could be accessible to others via the internet. By registering for these classes each student agrees that the transmission of his/her voice, presence, assignments and participation in these classes will not be in violation of his/her personal rights and each student hereby releases any claim for the use of such for the duration of the class.
- Also see NPC's Notice of Directory Information.
As required through the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, Northland Pioneer College is obligated to annually disclose graduation and transfer-out rates to current and prospective students. Individuals seeking this information should contact the office of the Vice President for Learning and Student Services at (928) 532-6141.
Also see, Plan for Crime Awareness & Campus Security, NPC procedure 2555.