Add Established At-Risk Student Groups to Exemptions under Board of Governors Fee Waiver Policy

Spring
2014
Resolution Number: 
13.02
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Category: 
General Concerns
Status: 
In Progress

Whereas, In January 2014, the Board of Governors (BOG) of the California Community Colleges approved new minimum academic and progress standards that a student qualifying for a BOG fee waiver must meet in order to retain eligibility, but allowed an exemption to those standards for foster youth;

Whereas, Based on a California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office simulation report[1] on a cohort from 2011, as many as 31,342 (4.8% Extended Opportunities Programs and Services (EOPS); 4.7% California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs); 6% Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) at-risk students could be subject to loss of the fee waiver for failure to meet the new academic and progress standards;

Whereas, Students who participate in EOPS/CARE, CalWorks, and DSPS programs, as well as veterans, qualify as at-risk students and therefore should receive the same exemptions from the new academic and progress standards as foster youth; and

Whereas, Students who participate in EOPS/CARE, CalWorks, and DSPS programs are already held to established academic and progress standards through such instruments as the EOPS Mutual Responsibility Contract;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that the Board of Governors amend §58621 of Title 5 to grant EOPS/CARE, CalWORKs, DSPS students, and veterans the same exemptions to the new academic and progress standards currently granted for foster youth.

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[1] Analysis presented to the Board of Governors by the Chancellor’s Office, March 3-4 2014

http://extranet.cccco.edu/Portals/1/ExecutiveOffice/Board/2014_agendas/March/3_3_BOG_Fee_Waiver.pdf

Status Report: 

We have tried on this numerous times, so far without success. It ma be unfeasible at this time.