Cuesta College struggles with debt
March 14, 2012
Cuesta College’s board will decide in three weeks if as many as 50 positions will be eliminated as the institution struggles to close a $3 million budget deficit.
President Gil Stork said Tuesday his plan also envisions shaving of courses in an attempt to save at least $1.4 million during the coming fiscal year.
Stork said at least 75 fewer class sections will be offered each semester, and teachers will be asked to absorb a three percent reduction in pay. Management employees will take a voluntary five percent salary reduction.
Cuts in state funding, debt repayment and automatic salary increases have accounted for the shortfall, said the school official.