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According to Palomar College’s demographic data collected by the school’s Institutional Research and Planning department, 45% of its student base is classified as economically disadvantaged. Courtesy photo
ESCONDIDO, CA — At its May 14 meeting, the Palomar College Governing Board considered a proposal from the Associated Student Government of Palomar Community College to allow homeless students to park overnight in designated parking lots.
The article goes on to state the following:
A follow up to a resolution passed in March by the Associated Student Government, the proposal calls for the college to make two parking lots available for the cause.
At Palomar College, which has an enrollment of 30,000, 45% of its students fall under the economically disadvantaged classification. Under federal law, that is defined as “individuals (other than individuals with disabilities) who have economic or academic disadvantages and who require special services and assistance in order to enable these individuals to succeed.”
Many community college students throughout North County, both at Palomar College and MiraCosta College, are homeless.
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