Student tuition now 55 percent of budget, up from 36 percent a decade ago.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sent to Patch from MCCC: Montgomery County Community College’s Board of Trustees approved the institution’s 2012-2013 operational and capital budgets on June 18 during the board’s monthly meeting. The budget, which reflects the $5.25 million cut announced by the Montgomery County Commissioners on June 6, calls for an increase of $9 per credit hour for in-county residents, along with a $1 increase in fees, for a total percentage increase of 8 percent. This brings the cost of one, three-credit course to $405 for in-county residents, and it brings the annual cost for full-time students to $3,240 (12 credits/semester) or $4,050 (15 credits/semester). “The Board recognizes that the College cannot offset a 25 percent budget cut from the County …
The district must now work to rebalance the 2012-13 budget.
The Upper Dublin School District has a half million-dollar budget gap to close for 2012-13, after district administrators announced revised revenue estimates at a Board of School Directors meeting Monday night. However, the deficit amounts to less than one percent of the district's $85 million budget and officials anticipate closing the gap without reductions in staffing or major cuts to programs. In a presentation to the board, district business administrator Brenda Jones Bray explained that several revenue items had been revised from preliminary 2012-13 budget estimates. The biggest reduction came in reimbursement from Holy Family Institute, which is supposed to be a budget neutral item for the district. Upper Dublin in required by the …