Thursday, December 29, 2016

Pima College raises specter of big spending cuts, possible layoffs - Carol Ann Alaimo Arizona Daily Star

Pima Community College’s enrollment has fallen so low that record high tuition hikes are on the horizon unless the school starts making major spending cuts, its employees heard Wednesday. Layoffs, campus closings, program elimination, reduced hours and fewer employee benefits all were laid out as potential cost-cutting measures as PCC comes to grips with its inability so far to reverse declining demand for its classes. “The status quo is the path to doom,” Governing Board member Scott Stewart said as PCC finance staff showed how enrollment has dropped to a 25-year low, roughly akin today to what it was in 1991.

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