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Columbia-Greene Community College unveils its $17.2M budget for 2021-22

Jul 26, 2021 6:00 am

Natasha Vaughn is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media representatives of Columbia-Greene Community College last week presented the school's proposed 2021-22 operating budget to the Columbia County Board of Supervisors’ Education Subcommittee. The spending plan totals $17.2 million, an increase of almost $169,000 over the 2020-21 budget. Columbia-Greene President Carlee Drummer and Vice President for Administration Dianna Topple presented the proposal to the supervisors. The budget will be considered by the full Board of Supervisors at an upcoming meeting. The plan does not raise the amount of money to be contributed by Columbia and Greene counties. But while the total combined sponsor share for both counties will remain at $6.45 million, the amount to be contributed by each county based on enrollment will change, Topple said. Columbia County will pay $3.34 million, a decrease of $135,000 from last year, Greene County will pay $3.12 million, an increase of $135,000 from its 2020-21 assessment. Tuition for students will remain at $4,968, for the 2021-22 academic year. The upcoming fall semester will be a hybrid, Drummer said. Thirty percent of instruction will be conducted in person this fall. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.