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Support of Childcare Availability for HSU Student Parents

Resolution in Support of Childcare Availability for HSU Student Parents

Approved April 10, 2006

Whereas,    The mission statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states, “The specific purpose of (Associated                   Students) is to ... provide an official voice through which students’ opinions may be expressed…”; and,

Whereas,    Humboldt State University does not offer many general education classes in non-traditional formats (online, distance learning) that increase the availability of higher education to student parents,

Whereas,    The Child Care Center at Humboldt State University estimates that there are approximately one hundred children of students currently on their waiting list to receive child care; and,

Whereas,    Many student parents are forced to bring their children to class, are unable to take many classes at the times available, or end up postponing their educational plans due to lack of child care; and,

Whereas,    The lack of child care at Humboldt State University dramatically and negatively affects student parents and, potentially the entire campus community; and,

Whereas,    Student parents generally have a greater financial burden in order to provide for child care; therefore be it

Resolved,    That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University formally supports the availability of adequate, low cost or subsidized child care for all students and urges the administration to solve this issue immediately; and be it further,

Resolved,    That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University believe that

                either child care should be provided to all student parents on campus or that child care grants be provided for student parents to obtain outside sources of child care; and be it further,

Resolved,    That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to HSU President Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate,

                The California State Student Association, the HSU Child Care Center, the Child Development Lab,

                the Lumberjack Newspaper, and the local media.

Authored by: Colleen Roberts, All University Representative, Associated Students

                       

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        Colleen Roberts, Representative                   Jennifer Gordon, Representative

                All University                       College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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  David Backues, Legislative Vice President                 Nicole Alvarado, President