A.S. president asks Board for more student consideration of task force recommendations
Benjamin “Brutus” Gruey, Layout Editor
December 15, 2011
SRJC Associated Student President Jessica Jones encourages students to engage the Student Success Task Force and is waiting to see what happens with the Pell Grants. “For now it’s a waiting game to see what gets cut,” Jones said.
Jones said she “stated publicly” at the last SRJC Board of Trustees meeting that the Student Senate encourages the board to review the recommendations and “allow [the] campus constituents time to understand and discuss [the recommendations] before [the board] decides to endorse or speak out against it.”
The recommendation would require students to take basic skills courses before they can take other courses, while not addressing the issues of social equity that need to be in the K-12 system, Jones said. Also, there isn’t funding to do most of the recommendations in the report, she said.
“We need to continue to have students read the recommendations and post their comments on the website,” Jones said. The task force is officially dissolved and we must work with FACCC and lobby our legislators, she said.
Associated Students of SRJC will be taking a group of students to advocate for its stance on the recommendations at the Jan. 9 meeting in Sacramento. At the meeting, the California Community College Board of Governors will vote on whether to implement the recommendations.
Student Success Task Force
To comment on the task force’s recommendations go here: http://tinyurl.com/czfcvxo
Jessica Jones with Associated Students
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