Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has always supported removal of barriers to student access and success, and
Whereas the average cost per year of community college textbooks is $861, thus creating a barrier to access and success for low income students, and
Whereas AB 2496 (Washington) provides that students receiving Board of Governors' fee waivers will also receive grants for textbooks,
Resolved that the Academic Senate support the concepts in AB 2496 (as of February 24, 2000), which provides textbook grants to low-income students who are eligible for Board of Governors' grants.
The Senate adopted Textbook Issues: Economic Pressures and Academic Values, completing this resolution.