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Services and Activities

Minutes - March 7, 2007

Attendance: David Boyd-Farmer, Adrian Elmo, Victoria Gutierrez, Alexander Kobrianov, Jamese Johnson, Kathryn Ruth, Penglin Wang, Wendy Williams, Scott Robinson, Kevin Kimball, Ed Day, Jack Baker

Excused: David Reynolds

Meeting called to order: 5: 10PM

Additions/Corrections: For good of the order: correct what Kevin Kimball moved to adjourn the meeting

Approval of minutes from February 28, 2007

  • Adrian Elmo moved to approve the minutes from February 28, 2007 with amendments
  • Kathryn Ruth seconded
  • All in favor
  • Motion passed

Reports:

1. SURC Flat Funding report to S&A Committee re: Business Plan- John Drinkwater

  • Business plan committed money: $2,557,838: $1,278,919 for 2008 & $1,278,919 for 2009
  • Not requesting any more money, just informing committee about business plan again
  • Funding has already been approved by S&A for the business plan
  • Operating plan for new SURC building includes continued funding for: Campus Life Administration, SUB Custodial, SUB Engineering, University Recreation Administration, Intramural Sports & Open Recreation, and Outdoor Pursuits & Equipment Rentals
  • Will be coming back to request money in the next biennium
Biennial Requests to be heard


1. Early Childhood Learning Center- Janie Charlton

  • Requesting $611,244: $265,622 for 2008 & $345,622 for 2009
  • Dedicated to create a safe, caring, and nurturing anti-bias environment
  • Teach to the whole child, not just day care needs
  • ECLC is licensed for 47 children with a maximum of 15 cents per classroom with ages ranging from one month to eight years
  • 45 slots at ECLC and 23 slots at Rainbow
  • There are currently 97 children enrolled in the program
  • Students have first priority for enrollment
  • Full-time needs take priority over hourly needs, hourly needs are met as available
  • 56 student parents are being served, 26 faculty staff parents are being served
  • 4-8 hours in care per child per day
  • Average length of care 3 to 4 years
  • Increases in budget include: increases in minimum wage for student employees and performance recognition, increase in services-open during summer sessions and breaks, Early Childhood Specialist IV position, increases in Civil Service staff contracts from 9 to11 months to cover summer and break sessions
  • Plan to raise rates in 2007, have to remain competitive with the community
  • University funding from President McIntyre of $80,000 to support faculty and staff use
  • Cut back on goods and services, using carry over dollars to supplement cost through out the next biennium, plans to submit a state money request for baseline money during Spring 2007
  • Trying to continue finding other forms of receiving money
  • Senate Bill that was formed by WSL to support childcare and match money needed has been dropped
  • Provides great experience for students majoring in Education or Family Studies
  • Cannot add more slots to add more children, only have a certain amount of space per child
  • No grant revenues coming in, but will continue to apply for grants
  • Need larger facility to be able to care for more children
Supplemental requests to be voted on


1. Contingency funding request from University Recreation

  • Open to discussion
  • If money is not used they will give it back to S&A
  • Money is used in case of things coming up, for example building a fence around the course
  • Students might have to pay full rate to use ropes course
  • Adrian Elmo moved to approve the full amount of $32,000 for the Challenge Course- Project Contingency
  • Alexander Kobrianov seconded
  • Opened for discussion
  • Kathryn Ruth called the question
  • 8 in favor
  • 1 abstention
  • Motion passed
  • Jack Baker informs committee that there are no more meetings until after spring break and we are on a tight schedule to get things finished
  • Kathryn Ruth moved to adjourn meeting
  • Wendy Williams seconded
  • All in favor

Meeting adjourned at: 6:18 PM