BMCC FACES $410,000 CUT IN STATE FUNDING

Press Release Date: 
06/03/2010

NEWS RELEASE
Blue Mountain Community College,

Date: June 3, 2010
Contact:  Karen L. Hill, Public Relations, 541-278-5933 or 541-379-2753

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BMCC FACES $410,000 CUT IN STATE FUNDING

 

The Board adopted the 2010-2011 budget, after making changes to reflect the reduction in state revenue.

The Department of Corrections’ contract for the delivery of prison education to EOCI, TRCI and PRCI for 2010-2011 is approved and signed.

Spring term enrollment is up 18% over last year.

Instructor Preston Winn gave an academic update on the agriculture department.

Faced with looming budget cuts, the Blue Mountain Community College Board of Education met Wednesday night, June 2, to discuss a $410,000 cut in state revenue for the 2010-2011 academic year. President John Turner announced a pay freeze for exempt/technical staff to save $95,000, cancelled plans to fill two vacant associate vice-president positions saving $155,000, and reduced $200,000 from the materials and services budget for the information technology department, for a reduced spending strategy totaling $450,000. 

Based on Oregon’s economic forecast, Turner told the Board this cut might not be the last in this biennium and that the college would continue to find places to reduce spending in an effort to protect college reserves and ensure long-term fiscal solvency.

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