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C-GCC budget increase under 1 percent

Jul 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Columbia-Greene Community College is projecting an increase of less than one percent in its operating budget for the coming school year. Greene County lawmakers recently discussed the college's proposed 2019-20 budget totaling $17.24 million. Columbia and Greene counties make separate annual contributions to the spending plan depending upon student enrollment, College President Carlee Rader Drummer said. “Columbia County’s share is 51.2 percent and Greene County is 48.8 percent based on [the] fall 2018 enrollment,” Drummer said. “The bulk of our students come from Columbia and Greene counties but we also have some from Ulster and Dutchess.” In the fall of 2018, 39 percent of enrolled students were Greene County residents and 39 percent were from Columbia County; 21percent were residents of other New York counties, and the remaining 1 percent were out-of-state residents, according to information provided by the college. Greene County’s contribution increased $190,000 over last year, Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden said. The Greene County Legislature will hold a public hearing on the college’s 2019-20 budget at 6:25 p.m. Wed., Aug. 21. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.