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College plans to slash spending to meet projected enrollment drop

College leaders are planning on a 2 percent, across-the-board cut as enrollment continues to fall at the local institution. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – Treasure Valley Community College is planning for another drop in enrollment in the coming school year, prompting plans for reduced spending.

President Dana Young advised the college staff recently that she is planning on cutting spending by 2 percent, or about $350,000. The new budget year starts July 1.

“Given that our enrollment numbers have been declining, we feel it is prudent to budget for a decrease in enrollment for next year, instead of flat enrollment,” Young said in an email to staff. “Planning for budget reductions on the front end will help us reduce the need to make the mid-year cuts next year.”

In recent years, college officials have . . .