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NE SGA discusses dance rooms, evening child care

By Remy McCool/reporter

The NE Student Government Association considered practice rooms, child care and bike racks during a meeting Oct. 7.

Dance club president Shara Janolo proposed additional practice space for her club.

“We have 213 dance club members right now,” she said.

Not only do the dance club members not have adequate room for practice, but they also tend to disrupt other students because of lack of space.

“Our dance department is growing stronger every year,” she said.

Student representatives voted to take the issue to the administration.

Another topic brought to the table was that of child care during evening hours. The Children’s Center located on NE Campus is open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. However, many students with children attend evening classes, which do not give them the option of child care on campus.

It was mentioned that this causes children to be left to roam campus while their parent attends class. Safety of the children and the potential for legal trouble for the school were concerns.

TCC police officer Jeff Lang confirmed that leaving children outside the classroom is not a criminal offense unless it presents a dangerous situation. However, doing so is against school policy.

“We are here to not only to enforce the law, but to enforce the policies,” he said.

It was proposed to provide a full-functioning day care to students. 

Other issues discussed included providing more bike racks for students’ convenience outside of additional buildings.

Lang said it would be necessary to consider the safety of the locations for new bike racks.

“Assess where you need to put the bike racks,” he said. “Make sure they are in a safe place.”

Members agreed to decide exactly where to place new bike racks before taking the proposal to the administration.

Other ideas explored were the possibilities of conducting SGA meetings twice a month rather than once, creating a discussion board online for those students who cannot attend meetings and making sure to start meetings on time. These ideas would provide for more frequent opportunities for students to voice concerns and ideas, the group concurred.

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