ASB discusses potential changes to constitution

Between spring events and fall announcements, ASB prepares for constitutional revisions


On April 9 the Associated Student Body of American River College announced upcoming spring events and discussed potential changes for the constitution. ASB will vote for the constitutional revisions on April 16. (Screenshot via ASB meeting)

On April 9 the Associated Student Body of American River College announced upcoming spring events, updated the senators on the fall 2021 semester, and discussed potential changes to the constitution.

ASB President Naomi Dasari started the meeting by encouraging the senators to apply for the new student design team positions. The deadline to apply on Handshake, ARC’s job and internship platform, was pushed back to April 16.

ASB Supervisor Brett Sawyer also announced that the recently released fall 2021 schedule is final. Shortly after the schedule was released, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that California would fully open up on June 15.

“It threw the district a little curveball,” Sawyer said.

According to Sawyer, the district decided against altering the fall schedule. To avoid confusion, ARC is going to stick to their original plan of mostly remote courses with some hybrid courses. This way, ARC students can confidently choose their fall courses.

Students graduating this spring can participate in the drive-through graduation ceremony on May 19. ARC is working with Uber to provide cars for students without cars. According to Sawyer, the administration is most concerned with the behavior of the graduates.

“Biggest fear is folks getting out of the car to take pictures,” Sawyer said. “As soon as you see one person getting out of their car to take pictures, everyone is going to want to get out to take pictures.”

ASB also focused on upcoming revisions to the constitution. According to Dasari, the student body would have to vote on the proposed revisions in the upcoming election, and then the board of trustees would have to approve the revisions.

Senator Stacey Burrows proposed putting the revisions on the website for the student body to read through before the upcoming election. Burrows pointed out that linking the revisions directly on the ballot would familiarize the student body with the new ASB website.

ASB will vote on the proposed changes during their April 16 meeting in time for the proposed revisions to be on the ballot. Student elections are April 20-21 from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.