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ASDVC bails out DSS tutoring

Patrick Ehrhard, vice president of Inter Club Council (The Inquirer/2010)

Associated Students of DVC approved a funds request March 16 that will give Disability Support Services $5,000 for tutoring services that were cut because of the state’s budget crisis.
Virginia Richards, interim DSS manager said that some students with disabilities were using other services on campus.

“We simply don’t have the money,” Richards said.
Patrick Ehrhard, vice president of the Inter Club Council, presented the proposal for funding, saying more than 100 DSS students were affected by the lack of tutoring.
Although the funds request passed unanimously, ASDVC representative Brian Donovan cautioned that other school groups would begin looking to student government for funding.
“If a bunch of these requests come up in the foreseeable future,” Donovan said, “we’ll have to prioritize or this student government will become bankrupt.”

But ICC President Francisco Hinojosa disagreed.

“For all those other starving programs out there I hope they do come to ASDVC,” Hinojosa said. “I hope they ask us for every little penny we have, because that’s the students’ money.” 

The $5,000 will cover a semester’s worth of tutoring; DSS will not have to rely solely on volunteer tutors, as it has done this semester. 

The money is for next semester, Hinojosa said.  

There is no long-term plan to fund DSS tutoring services, however.
“[ASDVC] is the voice of the students,” Hinojosa said. “For any starving program out there, come. Come and make your case.” 

The ASDVC meets at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the Student Union conference room.


Contact Jonathan Roisman at [email protected]

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