By now, you have undoubtedly heard the grim details of Governor Corbett’s proposed budget. Faced with the task of a $4 billion deficit, the Governor has projected difficult cuts. At the brunt of a large portion of the cuts is education.
The Community College proposed operating allocation is to go from $235.741 million in 2010-11 (which included Federal stimulus monies) to $212.167 million for 2011-12 – a decrease of 10% in operating funds. However, other line items that relate to the Community Colleges have either been reduced or eliminated.
A proposed 10% cut in operating funds from the Commonwealth translates into a loss of $843, 707 for Butler County Community College. We are still evaluating the impact of potential losses from the other budget line items.