Butler County Times Gazette
  • Butler Community College Trustees begin budget cuts

  • During their May 14 meeting, the Butler Community College Board of Trustees voted to notify six employees their contracts would not be renewed for the 2013-2014 school year.
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  • During their May 14 meeting, the Butler Community College Board of Trustees voted to notify six employees their contracts would not be renewed for the 2013-2014 school year.
    On Tuesday, the Trustees held a special meeting to approve a resolution to officially non-renew the six contracts.
    Several of the employees whose contracts are not being renewed are in the marketing department, and one of the employees had decided to retire.
    Following the cuts, Butler will not continue to have its own in-house marketing department.
    "Nobody likes budget cuts," said Interim President Dr. Karla Fisher. "It's very difficult for those who have to walk away and for those of us who have to watch them walk away."
    According to Fisher, the college will still have marketing, it will just be different than is has been.
    The decision to non-renew the employees' contracts is part of an effort to cut $725,500 from the college's budget due to declining state funding and declining enrollment.
    This resolution dealt with administrative staff. Adjunct faculty contracts will be discussed by the Trustees in June.

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