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Treasure Valley Community College slices $1 million without losing faculty, classes

By Les Zaitz

The Enterprise

ONTARIO – Adapting to fewer students, Treasure Valley Community College has cut $1.2 million from its current budget, warning of more austerity ahead.

College officials say they were forced to act after enrollment dipped by 11 percent for the current school year, eroding income. The college had forecast its enrollment to stay even with last year’s.

But the budget cutting exercise that started last fall may not be very noticeable.

“We were able to find savings in this year’s budget without eliminating any current positions or requiring furlough days for employees,” said Kevin Kimball, interim vice president for administrative services.

“It is not doom and gloom and we are open for business,” said President Dana Young.

What budget documents have been released only generally describe what . . .