VGCC Board Approves New Rates for Day Care

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees held its bimonthly meeting on Monday, May 17 at the college’s Henderson campus.

During that meeting, the Board approved new rates for the college’s Day Care centers. VGCC offers child day care at the Main Campus and the Franklin County Campus. The new rate for one-year-old children will be $555 per month. For all other children (ages two through five years old), the rate will be $525 per month. The new rates will be effective July 1.

The Board also approved the year-round Pell grant policy for the 2010 transitional period. Beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year, federal policy states that students are eligible for up to two scheduled awards (200 %), or four semesters, per award year of Pell grant funding. For Summer 2010, VGCC will pay Pell grant awards out of the 2009-2010 award year, give no consideration for the 2010-2011 student eligibility requirements during the cross-over payment period, and no consideration will be given to academic progression requirements. Effective Summer 2011, consideration will be given to which award year’s regulations are most beneficial to the student, and the Pell grant awards will be paid from that award year’s funds. Also, there will be an academic progression requirement based on the award year’s regulations. The Pell Grant program is a federal grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education for post-secondary education. Grants are awarded based on a financial need formula. Approximately 79 percent of VGCC students receive some type of financial aid, including Pell grants.

In other business, the Board also approved the 2009-2010 meeting calendar. The regular meetings of the Board are held bi-monthly, on the third Monday, at 7 p.m. in the Board Room in Building 1 on Main Campus, unless otherwise noted. Committee meetings are held on the same day, beginning at 5 p.m. The 2010-2011 meetings will be held as follows: July 19, 2010; September 20, 2010; November 15, 2010; January 24, 2011; March 21, 2011; and May 16, 2011. The Chair of the Board sets and approves all agenda items that are to be presented to the Board. The Chair must receive agenda items for consideration by Tuesday, 5 p.m., the week prior to the regularly scheduled meetings. Such requests must include topics for consideration and any documents for presentation.

The next regular meeting of the Board will be held on Monday, July 19 at 7 p.m. in the board room on Main Campus.