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Questions linger for TVCC students, officials

By Pat Caldwell
The Enterprise
ONTARIO – Roger Findley said he was more than a little surprised when he learned that Treasure Valley Community College was preparing to lay off six instructors.
The community learned about a plan to slash staff and programs – in a process dubbed “retrenchment” - last week and Findley said he found out about it from a Facebook post by the Malheur Enterprise. So did a lot of other people. But Findley believes he probably should have had a heads up a little sooner. That’s because he serves on the college board.
“I never guessed we’d retrench six positions,” said Findley.
Findley said at the January board meeting there was a brief discussion about retrenchment but no set plan was agreed upon.
“We probably didn’t spend five minutes on it,” said Findley.
Findley said further discussion of retrenchment was set for the board . . .