Jackson Community College Board Approves $3.7 Million In Cuts That Include Layoffs, Closing Of Downtown Jackson Center

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Jackson Community College will close its downtown Jackson center, give layoff notices to 14 support personnel and stop additional construction at its North Campus to offset revenue lost due to declining enrollment.

With a 6-1 vote, the college’s Board of Trustees on Monday approved about $3.7 million in budget reductions for the 2012-13 year. Trustee Phil Hoffman cast the dissenting vote, saying his priorities don’t match those presented by President Dan Phelan.

Hoffman particularly noted that subsidies from the general fund that go to the Potter Center and athletics were not considered.

“We do a fair amount of subsidizing programs, and he chose not to go into those,” Hoffman said. “I want a better look into those before we lay off people.”

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