WSGA proposes cut to childcare budget

WSGA has proposed a $5,000 cut to its childcare budget.

The budget cut from $25,000 to $20,000 was proposed by Antonio Martinez, WSGA president, and Tevin Asamoah, WSGA vice president, during the all-senate meeting April 26.

“Only six technical students use the program,” Martinez said. “There are more kids in the daycare, but the other ones are faculty and staff kids.”

Martinez said they felt that student money should not be used for childcare for faculty and staff, and that is what prompted the proposed budget cut. Money from the student activity fee is used to offer students childcare services through University Child Development, a childcare center near the Washburn University campus.

The senate voted to decline the budget proposal. Martinez and Asamoah will meet with their advisors to rework the budget to present it to the senate again.


Edited by Christina Noland and Aja Carter