Minutes April 14, 2010
Logan Bahr called the meeting to order at 5:39 p.m. and attendance was taken.
Logan Bahr, Jack Baker, Ed Day, Kay Kenison, Scott King, Caitlin Morrison, Brad Nelson, Scott Robinson, Wendy Williams, and Teri Willard. Absent: Kiley Baker and Chris Goehner.
Approval of the minutes from April 7, 2010: Caitlin Morrison moved to approve the minutes as submitted. Scott King seconded. Motion carried.
Public Comment: none
Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)-Janie Charlton: ECLC program provides child care for infants and children up to 8 years old (after school program). There are two centers one at Brooklane and the Rainbow Center in Michaelsen Hall. These centers serve about 90 children. Parents can choose ½ time a.m., ½ time p.m. or full time. ECLC is funded by S&A, grants, CWU students and faculty—they are no longer getting funding from the President’s office. The average student worker hourly rate is $10.25. The student employees get hands-on experience with the children. Many parents and children attended tonight’s meeting to give testimonials for the benefit of having ECLC available to them and the experiences that having their children close to their work in safe, quality learning facility.
Supplemental Requests: none
The Bridges Project – Lisa Garcia-Hanson: The Bridges Project is requesting $50,000.00 for FY 2010-2011 to fund student employees, travel to various activities, and goods and services--student employee wages ($30,000.00); employee benefits ($2,500.00); goods and services ($17,500.00).
MOTION: Caitlin Morrison made a motion to fund $40,000.00 in supplemental funding for the Bridges Project. Brad Nelson seconded.
Amendment: Brad Nelson made an amendment to the motion to fund $25,000.00 in supplemental funding for the Bridges Program for FY 2010-2011. Wendy Williams seconded. (4 approved 1 no, 1 abstention)
FINAL MOTION is to fund Bridges Program $25,000.00 in S&A supplemental funding for FY 2010-2011. Motion Carried.
Discussion: Last year when Bridges came to S&A requesting one-time stop gap funding, it was approved. S&A should not be used when grant funding runs out. Bridges is under new management since January and this is their first time coming to S&A for funding. Everyone agreed Bridges is a wonderful project and helps support under-represented students in the community with enrichment activities for these students. Bridges provides support for students on campus as well as support in the community schools as mentors. Bridges will be working in Kittitas County this coming year as well as the other areas, which are grant funded. Bridges provides other benefits to Central students by providing opportunities in leadership, communication skills, mentoring, community service, retention and recruiting.
Caitlin Morrison moved to adjourn, Ed Day seconded. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.