LACCD Board of Trustees Approves MOU on Student Housing

Endorsement: Four for Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees

By: John G. Rizzo

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees unanimously approved the recommendations of the District Academic Affairs Task Force, which held a closed-door meeting on November 16, 2012.

What is the current status of student housing at Los Angeles Community College District?

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees and the Student Housing Authority have completed a series of measures designed to further develop student housing at the three colleges and at least 20 community college students who use the LACCD system. In addition to providing adequate student housing opportunities and services for LACCD students and staff, the measures have helped ensure that the LACCD system can efficiently and effectively manage the cost of housing.

Based on the recommendations of the Academic Affairs Task Force, the LACCD Board of Trustees is taking numerous steps to implement a number of the recommendations outlined in a recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) on student housing. At a closed-door meeting on November 16, 2012, the Board approved the MOU, which will be placed on the November 2013 agenda for approval by the full Board.

The following are the measures that were approved by the Board of Trustees at the November 16 meeting:

The Board has approved the implementation of the MOU on student housing on the following campuses:

The MOU requires the following:

The LACCD District would pay a portion of the annual cost of housing, and the money would be used for the following:

Providing student meals, health services and other student programming that help provide adequate nutritional support for all students.

Providing student transportation and making it available for students to attend classes.

Providing access to health services with a focus on wellness and prevention.

Providing and providing at least one student apartment and/or room on each of the campuses and on other campuses of the district.

Providing, but not limited to, 24-hour health services, 24-hour security, 24-hour administrative offices, 24-hour food service, 24-hour laundry, and a 24-hour business center.

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