California colleges may limit recreation subsidies

California’s community colleges may limit access to low-cost P.E. and fine arts classes to focus scarce resources on students seeking degrees, certificates, transfer or job training. Under the proposal, students would be barred from repeating the same P.E. or fine arts class more than once, reports California Watch. Instead, colleges could create “community education” enrichment classes: Students pay the full cost and can take the class as often as they like.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District, for example, offers a $60 class called Total Body Workout for Older Adults, which receives no state subsidies. Foothill College’s state-subsidized Aquatic Fitness class costs $36, by contrast.

College athletes would be able to repeat courses in their sport and music majors would be allowed to repeat choir class if needed to meet transfer requirements.


POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON May 2, 2012

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