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Community college board to consider tuition rates
On Wednesday, the board will meet in private executive session from 12:05 p.m. to
12:55 p.m. for a staff performance review. The meeting will open to the public beginning
at 1 p.m. and will feature a discussion of tuition rates, allocation of state funds
to the 34 two-year colleges, and progress toward achieving Mission Study recommendations
and developing next year’s operating budget.
On Thursday, the board will reconvene at 8 a.m. to take action on tuition rates and
budget allocations, and to discuss parenting education waivers and the Student Achievement
Initiative. Thursday will also feature a presentation from Bill Bonaudi, who will
retire June 30 after 17 years as president of Big Bend Community College.
The 2011-2013 state operating budget approved by the Legislature authorizes the board
to increase tuition by up to 12 percent for the 2012-2013 school year to help offset
Big Bend Community College is located at 7662 Chanute Street N.E. Meetings will be
held in the Library in Building 1800, and in the Grant County Advanced Technologies
Meeting agenda and background materials are posted at the State Board Web site: http://www.sbctc.edu/about/board/meetings.aspx
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About the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges:
The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is led by a Governor-appointed
board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system
of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, nearly 500,000 students
train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and
English skills, or pursue continuing education. Visit our website at SBCTC.edu.
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