Tuesday, June 28 , 2016, 3:18 am | Fair 62º

  • Follow Noozhawk on LinkedIn
  • Follow Noozhawk on Pinterest
  • Follow Noozhawk on YouTube
 
 
 
 
Posted on February 18, 2013 | 5:58 p.m.

Williams Introduces Assembly Bill to Empower College Trustees

Source: Josh Molina for Assemblyman Das Williams

California Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, has introduced a bill to expand the rights of student trustees throughout the California Community College system.

The legislation, Assembly Bill 447, would transform what are currently trustee privileges into rights.

“Our student leaders are important, and their voices should be more than just symbolic,” Williams said. “Our student representatives have a deep understanding of the issues that matter most on our campuses.”

Now more than ever, the voice of our students matter. With college cuts, rising tuition and low graduation rates, elected board leaders can benefit greatly from the advice of students and those they represent.

The bill would authorize student members to:

» Make motions and seconds.

» Cast an advisory vote (new authority, this was not previously authorized).

» Attend closed sessions except for those sessions dealing with litigation, personnel issues and collective bargaining.

» Receive a fee waiver. The bill would waive fees for the term they serve. If the student receives a fee waiver already, the student would receive a stipend in the amount of the waived fee.

— Josh Molina is a communications specialist for Assemblyman Das Williams.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.

 

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >