The Classified Senate represents all Classified Staff through the Long Beach Community College District in matters of shared governance. Through shared governance, the Senate supports the separation of governance and collective bargaining as it pertains to negotiable issues and governance issues.
Shared governance was designed to address non-negotiable items and establish an environment of participatory, consultative governance. The Classified Senate helps to improve the district and college-wide policies and services for the benefit of students and the community and, in so doing, to enunciate the classified governance voice in such manners. The Classified Senate is the vehicles for classified staff to contribute to the direction and health of the community college system for our students and community.