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TVCC initiates cuts, trims programs as money woes continue

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect new information and comments from TVCC president Dana Young at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

By John Braese and Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

Treasure Valley Community College took steps to lay off faculty in the face of declining enrollment and budget shortfalls.

College officials on Friday confirmed the news, indicating six tenured faculty. Union officials said another six instructors, referred to as provisional faculty, could lose their jobs as well. College President Dana Young said Friday afternoon the college has made no decision on those positions.

Under the contract with faculty, layoffs would take effect Sept. 1, and the impact on the current school year is uncertain.

The cuts, however, would eliminate the college’s music, welding and foreign language programs.

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