LCC Early Childhood Education on chopping block: Can you help? Email, letters, etc.

Pass along if you can: This is from Nancy Wood, faithful SWV NOW member and faculty at LCC. She apprised us last night that dangerous cuts were being made to the curriculum at LCC; including Early Childhood Education, which means there will be no source for Early Childhood Educators get certified or receive training in a all of Lane County. That, combined with the shortage of Early Childhood Educators in our community, will have a detrimental effect on child care and day care locally.

From Nancy: Here is some more information regarding the LCC Programs being considered
for elimination. I have included both op-eds and letters from faculty as
well as dates and times of meetings if any NOW members would like to
attend a meeting and comment. I have also attached the names/emails of the
LCC Board and Budget committee members, if anyone would like to email the
Board directly.

Here is some information for our members to read in the forms of guest
viewpoints from various faculty:

Early Childhood Education:

http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/35492337-78/keep-lccs-early-childhood-education-program.html.csp


Philosophy:
http://eugeneweekly.com/20170427/guest-viewpoint/philosophy-dangerous

Respiratory Care:

http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/35518628-78/losing-rt-program-will-cost-dearly.html.csp


If anyone in the community would like to comment, here are the times and
dates of the meetings:

This week on May 3rd, Wed, starting at 5:30 p.m. in CML, Rm 104, the
second of three scheduled Budget Committee meetings will be held.  Public
comment will be accepted.Sign up for public comment begins at 4:30.

05/03/17 - Second Budget Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m.  (Public comment
accepted)

05/10/17 - Third Budget Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.  (Public comment
accepted)

05/10/17 - Board of Education monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m.

06/14/17 - Annual Budget Hearing at 6:30 p.m. followed by regular Board of
Education meeting.

 Thanks for sharing this information widely!