Last night, Chaffey College’s governing board announced that based on their research and community input, they have decided to investigate ways they can provide vocational training programs for students with disabilities.
This is fantastic news!
Good job, all of you! Your phone calls, emails, and letters really helped! Students and families weren’t the only ones to express their concerns; local state agencies and schools also weighed in. Also, about 50 disabled students, their families, and supporters showed up at the board meeting last night, many of whom gave impassioned, informed speeches about the need for vocational programs and inclusion on the main campus, the value of these students to our community, how hard our students have worked, and our moral duty as a community to help them.
At the meeting, Chaffey’s board members and administration were welcoming of all input. After public comments were given, the outgoing board president, Mr. McDougal, said they had learned a lot from everything we told them. He announced that in January, they would start investigating how the college could provide vocational training for our students. He and the other board members seemed committed to helping our population and happy to do so.
Again, good job you guys!! You had a big impact on the lives of not only the current Chaffey College students with disabilities, but our future students as well. Thank you!!