The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Board of Trustees met Monday, July 20, in a special board meeting to authorize publication of the 2009-10 budget.
The budget includes a 0.51 mil increase to help stabilize uncertain funding from the state of Kansas. The college has reduced or eliminated items due to state budget reductions and in anticipation of future reductions. The college has realized an approximate 20 percent reduction in state aid already and the Governor’s office has indicated another reduction is likely. The board approved the budget with the official budget hearing scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3.
The board hired Diane Miller as a nursing instructor and Justin Morales as the assistant director of Adult Basic Education.
The college will hold a surplus auction, Saturday, Aug. 1 on the technical school site, 2215 N. Kansas. Items will include vehicles, desks, chairs, various shop equipment items, and other items, which are no longer used in the instructional classrooms and labs.
The next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3 in the board room. Faculty will return Aug. 10 for professional development. New student orientation will be Monday, August 17 and the regular session of evening classes will begin the evening of Aug. 17.