SFAC: A.D. Bruce Religion Center falls short of support for their one-time request
The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, A.D. Bruce Religion Center and The Children’s Learning Center were all praised by the SFAC committee in their released report for the 2017 recommendations, which approved all of the centers’ base budget requests.
The A.D. Bruce Religion Center’s FY 2017 base budget of $214,839 was approved, giving the center a base augmentation of $2,256 from FY 2016.
The center initially requested a $17,172 base augmentation that would be used for a “Graduate Assistant”. Their FY 2016 one-time allocation requests totaled to $685,454 according to their student service fee request report.
Although SFAC did approve their one-time request of $9,881 for new carpeting, the committee denied their one-time request for other repairs, including replacing the center’s deteriorating 51-year-old roof due to budget limitations.
“When weighed against additional increases in the Student Service Fee, renovation of the center’s roof was not a project the committee deemed fiscally feasible in the current financial climate,” the report said.
SFAC board member Nathan Alsbrooks said the funds needed to make the repairs would have required a $9 increase in the student fee.
The CRWC base budget of $474,154 was approved by the SFAC committee, whom applauded their new wireless network implementation and the completion of the center’s Natatorium and Leisure Pool renovations this year.
Also approved was the recreation center’s one-time FY 2016 request of $74,000 to expand Wi-Fi services among other renovations, including the CRWC’s Leisure Pool.
“SFAC commends the center for making strides in apportionment of space and equipment such that fitness is accessible to those of all backgrounds and ability levels,” the report said.
SFAC “enthusiastically” approved the Children’s Learning Center’s annual base budget request of $113,329, as the committee commended its continued excellence and academic enrichment this year.
“Particularly, this committee draws special praise to the language enrichment programs that enable children to master a skill that will serve them for a lifetime,” the report said. “We cordially anticipate the day when CLC is able to modernize their facility and consolidate their educational effort into one building.”