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Community deserves crisper vision for future of Treasure Valley Community College

The board of Treasure Valley Community College at a recent meeting. (The Enterprise/file photo)

That signatures have dried on a new contract at Treasure Valley Community College is good news for the community. But the long slog to labor peace has disturbed the community in ways that can’t be underestimated. College officials have a lot of work to do, and the public is owed some explanations.

The deal inked last week settled more than a year of arguing between TVCC administrators and the union representing 40 instructors. The college projects that the deal pushes down some costs while the union held firm on other items. Any bargaining is a give-and-get proposition. The community won’t know for a year or more how the contract in reality affects students.

One troubling aspect about all this is . . .