Five new clubs were chartered during Friday’s East Los Angeles Student Union meeting. One of the newly chartered clubs, the ISA will serve with the purpose to help international students adapt to a new lifestyle in America. It will serve to enhance their chances of being accepted to Cal States, UCs, and other universities. ISA plans on meeting Friday afternoons.
The Learning Center lost a grant that will start to affect staff by winter, which will result in fewer tutoring hours. It has already lost some CALWORKS tutors when migrating online.
Math tutors were not cut, but now they are down eight tutors and have decided to reduce their hours. Some tutors graduated and their positions were not filled.
The East Los Angeles College Budget Committee met over Zoom to discuss details about the budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Professors and students present in the meeting reported having difficulty with enrolling for classes. Some professors noted that students were wait listing for all sections of a class, while others couldn’t waitlist for classes that reached their maximum capacity.
The first student leadership roundtable covered the status of the Los Angeles Community College District financially and educationally through remote learning.
Friday, the LACCD Chancellor, Francisco Rodriguez, reminded students that the choice to return to on-campus classes is under the jurisdiction of the Public Health Department.
The East Los Angeles College Budget Committee announced plans to reallocate saved money to fund needed programs.
Los Angeles Community College District discussed economic and student issues in a virtual town hall meeting held on Thursday.
Governor Gavin Newsom released the revised budget proposal on Thursday that would increase the amount of funding going into education.
Assembly Bill 302, which would allow homeless students to sleep in their cars on campus parking lots, is gaining momentum. The East Los Angeles College Budget Committee discussed, on Monday, how it would fund AB 302.
The East Los Angeles College unrestricted general fund cyclical data from October reveals what the school spends its money on.
California Community Colleges should expand the Cal Grant program that gives to more than 300,000 students a year. The California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors voted to formally ask the next Legislature and governor to expand the Cal Grant in their 2019-2020 Budget and Legislative Request published in September.