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Kids, pets banned from Ventura campuses

May 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
On Tuesday night the Ventura County Community College trustees voted for a controversial move to ban children and pets from the district's campuses. Supporters of the plan say it's a liability issue.Administrators with the district say children are often left in cafeterias and libraries without supervision. It may have something to do with the economy. Students with young children may not have enough money for child care and may be bringing their children on campus while they attend classes.

The new policy allows children on campus for occasional visits. The policy excludes enrolled students under the age of 18.

Another proposal prohibits animals on campus, except for guide dogs and animals allowed to be at school for classroom instruction.

The Ventura County Community College District Board of Education voted unanimously for the two policies Tuesday night.


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