Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents
Your ACCES Committee held a meeting on November 13, 2017. All members were present, except for Regent Cashin, who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
2018 State Budget and Legislative Priorities – the Committee was presented with the 2018 potential budget priorities for the Office of ACCES. These priorities include: a $5 million dollar request for Independent Living Services; a request to fund the Bridge to College and Careers Pilot Program; a request to invest in Adult Education programs to offset an $8 million shift from English Language Civics to Workforce Development within the federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act; a grant program to support the Reasonable Accommodation needs and services for individuals with disabilities enrolled at degree granting institutions of higher education; and, a Reader’s Aid request to expand to those with print disabilities. The committee discussed support of last year’s proposals and reviewed new proposals for inclusion in the Board’s 2018 State budget and legislative priorities.