Saturday, March 19, 2011

Long Beach City College Announces Cuts, Layoffs

Below is Ann-Marie Gabel, Vice President for Administrative Services, speaking on the fiscal situation last month. Turns out the college administration is making haste on those reductions she's talking about. Budget chopping begins right now. At Long Beach Press-Telegram, "LBCC to Cut 222 Courses Next Fall":

LONG BEACH - About 1,000 fewer students will be able to attend Long Beach City College this fall due to a string of budget cuts that include the elimination of 222 course sections, college officials announced Friday.

The cuts for new academic year also include layoffs, furloughs, salary reductions and the suspension of the golf and tennis programs.

Like schools across the state, LBCC is experiencing one of its toughest financial years in its history. Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget calls for a minimum of $290 million in reductions to community colleges and $1 billion in cuts to the University of California and California State University systems.

LBCC, which serves more than 30,000 students between its two campuses, is facing a $7 million shortfall in its roughly $110 million general fund.

And that's the best-case scenario.
More at the link.

The college faculty union reached agreement with the administration in January.


Opus #6 said...

I maintain that CA is in a depression. That is what socialism does for you.

Norm said...

LBCC must have a huge number of alumni. Time to hit up the alumni for the bucks. My alma mater is sending me emails for money almost daily. I donated.

Dave said...

Damn, I actually chased a link on one of Dr D's threads.

After seeing this twerp:

I'll be praying that her ilk doesn't hold sway, and that Dr. D remains employed, as I am pretty sure what is taught in his class is far more valuable than anything passed along in Women's Studies, Basket weaving, Nose Picking, and Shoe Tying combined.

Best of luck to Dr. D.