Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents
Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on November 14, 2016. All members were present.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Regents 2017-2018 State Budget Priorities – Your committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve budget priorities for Bridge to College and Careers Pilot Program and Independent Living Services. The Bridge Program is requesting $10 million in new state funding to continue the program. Independent Living Services is requesting a $5 million increase in state funding to support the expansion of independent living services and supports to maximize opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live and work in their community.
2017 State Legislative Priorities – Your committee recommends that the Board of Regents approve the legislative proposal for the 2017 session on the Reader’s Aid Program. The proposed legislation would increase the annual aid cap per student, expand eligibility to include non-degree granting proprietary schools in New York State, provide eligibility for students with learning disabilities and print disabilities, and authorize the use of up to half of the funds for the purchase of assistive technology.