Thursday, June 23, 2016

JJC adopts budget, avoids layoffs - Alicia Fabbre, Daily Southtown

Despite uncertainty about state funding, Joliet Junior College trustees adopted a budget that avoids layoffs and allows for the completion of the City Center Campus in Downtown Joliet. The $88.94 million budget takes into account the likelihood that state funding will come in significantly less than anticipated. The college last year expected roughly $10 million in state operating funds and grants, but only received about 25 percent of that, according to JJC Interim President Judy Mitchell. This year, state funding is anticipated to be $9.5 million, but will likely come in at a much lower amount if lawmakers can't address the state's financial issues. "I am sure students are extremely frustrated," Mitchell said. "We're going to look at what we can do to help them get through these difficult and challenging times.

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